Leviton Expands Commerical Networking Operations into India


Leviton India to offer complete data center connectivity solutions

Melville, New York, February 23, 2010 -- A year after entering the Mid-East market with operations headquartered in Dubai, Leviton Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce its expansion into India. Headquartered in Bangalore, Leviton Network Solutions, Pvt. Ltd., officially opened for business last month with satellite offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. In his role as Regional Director, Prasanna Kumar heads up Leviton's India operations, and will focus on the sale of Leviton's full line of commercial networking products and systems.

"The opening of Leviton India reinforces our commitment to expand our worldwide presence as a leader in the commercial networking technology space," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's Chief Operating Officer. "Through our mix of high quality networking products, human capital and strategic partnerships we aim to establish ourselves as a worldwide leader in data center connectivity infrastructure. Plans are underway for Leviton's entry into other key overseas markets, including locations in South America and Europe."

Leviton's commercial networking products consist of data infrastructure components used throughout commercial enterprises and their data center operations. The offering incorporates copper and fiber connectivity solutions for high-speed data transmission and Leviton's Fiber Connect line of pre-terminated systems and components, including products that offer interoperability with Cisco's Data Center 3.0 networking architecture. Leviton's Fiber Connect Group joined Cisco's Technology Developer Program last year. The program unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software that deliver tested, interoperable solutions to joint customers.

Leviton's new Banglore facility is equipped with an Executive Briefing Center which showcases the Company's commercial networking product offering. The Center provides an ideal venue for customer and installer training as well as conferences and meetings. To pave the way for the company's introduction into the India, Leviton India Network Solutions recently participated in the Interop and BISCI trade shows held in Mumbai and Banglore. Additional Leviton products, including the company's lighting energy management systems, will be introduced in India sometime next year.

About Leviton Network Solutions

Based in Bothell, Washington, Leviton Network Solutions offers the industry's most complete line of telecommunications and high-speed data technologies, and is dedicated to producing complete network infrastructure systems for the enterprise, data centers, government institutions, health care organizations and residential markets.

Last month, Leviton Network Solutions' Brian Hansen was appointed President of BISCI (Building Industry Consulting Service International). BISCI provides information, education and knowledge assessment to the Information Transport Systems (ITS) industry on a wide range of topics, including the design, integration and installation of copper and fiber distribution systems that support transmission of information and information gathering systems.

About Leviton Manufacturing Company

Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Leviton has grown to become one of the most preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Leviton operates on six continents across 100 countries. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference.

For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, www.leviton.com.

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