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Schneider Electric recently signed an agreement with Leviton to explore the development of a residential structured media system for existing homes. The move is part of a stated attempt on the part of the Palatine, Ill.-based switchgear manufacturer’s to enter the expanding V/D/V industry.

With the goal of providing “simpler, more affordable information and media networking technology” to existing homes, the two company’s have begun work on developing a feasible prototype system. The team undertaking the project is made up of members from both companies. The completed system will be marketed and sold independently by both manufacturers.

Future direction and initiatives of the partnership has yet to be determined.