Leviton announced that it has renewed its partnership with audio equipment manufacturer HARMAN to continue production of a line of JBL advanced speakers and speaker packages exclusively for Leviton.
"HARMAN's focus on providing beautiful sound and a premium listening experience aligns with Leviton's emphasis on high performance solutions for its customers," said Ross Goldman, Executive Vice President, Leviton Network Solutions. "The growth in multiroom audio and in-home theater systems, combined with the desire for quality, low-profile sound in every room give both HARMAN and Leviton the opportunity to meet customer demand in the right place at the right time."
The Leviton Architectural Edition® Powered by JBL line of speakers features indoor in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, all-weather outdoor speakers, home theater speakers, subwoofers and a complete surround sound home cinema system. The Leviton systems help builders differentiate their houses in the market with comprehensive entertainment packages, and offer homeowners an extra level of technology and comfort in their homes.
"JBL is a trusted name in home audio," said Sachin Lawande, EVP and Co-President, Lifestyle and Infotainment. "The power of the brand, combined with Leviton's reputation with builders and strong relationships with distributors and contractors, creates a perfect solution for equipping homes and MDUs with reliable home networking connectivity and quality entertainment systems."
All of Leviton's Connected Home solutions, including JBL home audio solutions, are available through the company's residential products reseller network. For more information, visit Leviton.com/connectedhome.
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Leviton Network Solutions (leviton.com) delivers complete network infrastructure systems for enterprise, data center, government, education, health care and residential markets around the globe. Solutions include copper and fiber optic connectivity, power distribution units, and much more. All Leviton products are engineered to exacting standards, offer industry-leading performance and are backed by the industry's best service and support. Builders, contractors and other industry professionals consistently rank Leviton products as the most preferred brand in the industry. Make the smart choice for a better network.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2012. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.
Leviton (leviton.com) is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety.