Leviton Provides New Resources for Integrating Smartphones and Other Devices into a Home Network

New videos and wiring diagrams make it easy to connect to a home entertainment system

Apr 17, 2012, 15:33 ET from Leviton

BOTHELL, Wash., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today launched a series of new videos, diagrams and equipment lists to help contractors and customers seamlessly integrate iPhone® and Android smartphones and other media-streaming devices into a home network. The new materials provide detailed information on connecting devices using a set-top box like Roku® or Apple TV®, or through a Wi-Fi connection using an Apple AirPort Express® or AirPlay®-enabled receiver. 

The new wiring scenarios are designed to provide smartphone convenience and connected home performance. Each scenario features a Leviton Structured Media® enclosure to serve as the nerve center of the home network – the hub for Internet, video, voice and multi-room audio distribution. From there, Leviton connectivity equipment such as network routers, audio modules and speakers help homeowners integrate and easily share music, videos and photos throughout their entire home network.

"Starting with a Leviton Structured Media enclosure makes the initial installation quicker and easier," said Yuna Shin, connected home product manager for Leviton Network Solutions. "It also provides homeowners with a unique opportunity to easily make moves, additions or changes as their home network evolves."

Example setup configurations include:

  • Leviton Home Theater with Apple TV – using Apple TV, wirelessly stream music or video from a smartphone or tablet and get movie theater-quality sound with Leviton's line of JBL architectural speakers and amplified subwoofer.
  • Leviton A-BUS® with Apple AirPort Express and Local Source 4-Zone Multi-room Audio – with A-BUS technology mounted in a Leviton Structured Media enclosure and individual volume controls, it's easy to share a smartphone's playlist throughout the whole house, or in just a single room.
  • Leviton System Matching Module with Apple AirPort Express – seamlessly stream music to every room in the house with Leviton's six-zone system matching module and an Apple AirPort Express wireless router.
  • Leviton Distributed Audio with an Airplay-Enabled Receiver – play music wirelessly from a smartphone for everyone to hear with an Apple AirPlay-enabled receiver, a Leviton Gigabit Router for high-performance connectivity and Leviton's line of JBL loudspeakers for professional-quality sound.

Detailed wiring diagrams and demonstration videos for all of the configurations above are available at www.leviton.com/connectedhome.

About Leviton Network Solutions

Leviton Network Solutions 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. Learn more at leviton.com/ns or twitter.com/LevitonNS.

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Leviton 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. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/levitonmfg or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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