Leviton's New Vizia RF +(TM) Installer Tool Integrates User-Friendly Features

Advanced Software Helps Certified Installers Optimize, Integrate and Maintain Vizia RF + Home Automation Systems with Ease

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Leviton Manufacturing has introduced a new system programming software for its revolutionary line of Vizia RF + home automation products. The Vizia RF + Installer Tool, which offers a variety of advanced features, assists professionals with the programming of Vizia RF + wireless lighting and home control technology. Users can create and modify Z-Wave networks, program controllers with dramatic scene transitions and zone lighting control and set industry standard 2-way status updating. Additional features include network optimization, integration with 3rd party devices and onsite network maintenance features.

"The Vizia RF + Installer Tool incorporates functionality that is simple and intuitive, making programming a network faster and easier than ever," said Amanda Mancuso, Product Marketing Manager for Leviton. "We listened to what certified installers needed most, and aimed to provide them with a premier software package that provides superior usability."

With the new software, installers now have the convenience of operating system features from any Windows®-enabled PC (the software supports Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP; Windows 7), and later transferring and updating those specifications to the home system at a job site. Once the system is installed, the software allows for on-site troubleshooting.

Along with the ability to work with other wireless Z-Wave® products, the software eases the process of creating and saving networks and defining lighting events and areas - the robust tool utilizes Windows "drag and drop" functionality familiar to most users.

In addition, installers can perform a variety of functions using the new software, including:

-- Set up and program an unlimited number of Z-Wave® systems with unique home IDs
-- Inclusion or exclusion of Z-Wave® nodes
-- Utilize Windows "drag and drop" functionality
-- Use a checklist that guides them through a Vizia RF + installation or advanced programming
-- Generate device, controller and area reports
-- Optimize, repair, and recover Z-Wave® networks
-- Perform diagnostic tests on a network
-- Scheduled events including dawn/dusk timers
-- Full syncing of areas, times event and profiles
-- Supports Z-Wave BASIC command set

A true integration of household electrical devices, the new Vizia RF + Installer Tool is part of the Vizia RF + Line, a home lighting automation system providing enhancement to new construction or upgrades and value to existing homes. Leviton's high-performing Vizia RF + Line is equipped to create up to 128 areas, 255 scenes and 16 custom profiles.

The programming software is available free for download for certified installers at www.leviton.com/rfinstallertool. Programming USB flash drives are sold separately at Leviton's network of electrical distribution locations.

About Leviton Manufacturing Company

Leviton Manufacturing Company (www.leviton.com) 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 pre-eminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them, and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the smart choice for professionals seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world.

Jay Sherman, Director of Marketing,
Leviton Residential Business Unit

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