Leviton Manufacturing in April 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, the company said. 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. Detailed wiring diagrams and demonstration videos for all of the configurations are available at www.leviton.com/connectedhome.