Leviton Announces Strategic Alliance for Energy Management Monitoring with EFT Energy and Obvius

Leviton offers a complete package of fully integrated, single source energy management solutions that now enable commercial customers to monitor, analyze and manage energy usage in real time

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 30, 2011 - Leviton today announced a strategic alliance with EFT Energy, a leading supplier of enterprise energy monitoring and reporting software, and Obvius, a provider of cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions for collecting energy information. Combined with Leviton's complete line of submetering and energy management products and worldwide distribution and sales channels, the alliance will enable Leviton to offer its customers the most complete line of revenue grade submeters with the ability to generate comprehensive reports and energy use information. A complementary strategic addition to Leviton's current line, Leviton now offers solutions to meet all measurement and verification-based opportunities such as smart metering, load management and LEED rating achievement.

"The addition of energy management tools from EFT Energy and Obvius expands Leviton's leadership in providing lighting and energy management solutions," said Richard Westfall, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton's Lighting and Energy Solutions. "Our continued expansion into the measurement and verification market supports our customers' efforts to validate and optimize the performance of their systems in pursuit of LEED credits and reduced energy use. This positions Leviton as a single source solution by providing an integrated approach for tracking, monitoring, reporting and verifying lighting consumption and energy use and implementing cost and carbon footprint reduction."

"We are very excited about partnering with Leviton. Integrating EFT's fifth generation Energy Manager software with Leviton's electric meters provides a very compelling product offering," said Craig Ennis, CEO and founder of EFT Energy. "EFT software is a powerful and easy to use solution that will allow Leviton's customers to monitor, analyze and manage energy usage in real time."

"Our strategic alliance with Leviton is an essential next step to satisfy customer demand for a simple, cost-effective energy monitoring solution," said Jim Lewis, CEO of Obvius. "With the addition of Obvius' data acquisition technology, Leviton can now offer a fully integrated, single source energy management solution to their established distribution channel. We are excited to reach such a large audience with a scalable solution that helps customers manage their energy usage."

About Leviton

Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings and homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals. For more information, visit leviton.com.

About EFT Energy

EFT Energy Inc. (www.eft-energy.com) is a leading supplier of enterprise energy monitoring and reporting software to business and government customers. Since 1998, EFT's Energy Manager has empowered its customers to measure, monitor and manage energy consumption and carbon emissions in real time. EFT products are client focused based on a commitment to listen, learn, develop and deliver. Most important, EFT solutions are exceptionally easy to use by both technical and non-technical personnel, enabling both operations and management decision makers to have the most advanced, intuitive energy reporting readily available.

About Obvius

Obvius provides cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions for collecting energy information. Our proven technology allows users to monitor electric, water, gas, environmental and renewable energy information all on one platform--accessible through any web browser. Perfect for any energy management or Smart Grid application, Obvius continues to deliver world-class data acquisition hardware. For more information, visit www.obvius.com

SOURCE Leviton

CONTACT: Bob Freshman, Marketing Manager, +1-503-404-4751, bfreshman@leviton.com

Web Site: www.leviton.com


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