Leviton enters Strategic Alliance with Zensys


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Little Neck, NY, September 7, 2004 -- Leviton Manufacturing has entered into a Strategic Alliance with Zensys, a leading provider of wireless networking technology for residential applications, to develop, manufacture and market a portfolio of products based on Zensys’ breakthrough Z-WaveTM Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The new Leviton products will include wireless switches, dimmers and receptacles that will be fully interoperable with other Z-Wave enabled devices including USB dongles, blinds/drapes, thermostats, and garage door systems.

“The market for integrated home automation and control systems is growing and will continue to increase in size as more products become available to the mass market at prices points that drive adoption,†said Bob Becker, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton Integrated Networks. “Zensys’ Z-Wave Technology meets Leviton’s requirements for end-user cost-effectiveness, interoperability of a comprehensive and evolving product line, and future-proofing with its bridge to UPnP. Our new suite of Z-Wave products reinforces Leviton’s leadership in the integrated home networks market,†he added.

Zensys’ Z-Wave Technology has been adopted by a growing number of leading edge companies, creating a wide range of products that can be networked to reshape today’s home control and home automation offerings. Z-Wave’s ease of use and simplicity of integration across manufacturers makes it the preferred choice in home automation technology.

“Having the leader in lighting control announce a portfolio of products based on our Z-Wave Protocol proves that the technology is living up to its promises and that it is becoming the de-facto industry standard. We are very pleased to add Leviton to our list of partners. We are also pleased that Leviton will become part of our Z-Wave Interest Group (ZIG). This group of Z-Wave customers will manage the interest of Z-Wave in the user community by helping to identify market requirements and promoting interoperability,†said Per Nathanaelson, Chief Executive Officer of Zensys.