Delta Faucet spotlights its Touch2O® Technology at showrooms globally
INDIANAPOLIS-June 29, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Delta Faucet Company has been at the forefront in research and design of touch and hands-free faucet technologies in the home for more than a decade. Since 2008 when the Delta® brand introduced Touch2O® Technology, the first faucet technology of its kind, Delta Faucet has continued to enhance the way consumers interact with their kitchen and bath faucets. In recognition of this five-year milestone, hundreds of showrooms across the globe now demonstrate the wide breadth of Delta kitchen and bath faucets with Touch2O and Touch2O.xt™ Technologies.
“As a global leader in kitchen and bath innovation, we've seen our Touch2O® and Touch2O.xt™ Technologies continue to grow in popularity among consumers by improving their experience and helping to make their interactions near the sink more convenient for the whole family,” said Catherine Roper, director of Delta® brand management. “We're excited to celebrate this important milestone at showrooms where customers and consumers can connect with our brand and learn more about what makes Delta touch technologies unique.”
Delta Touch2O Technology is based on highly responsive, precise and reliable capacitance sensing technology, similar to that found on smart phones, tablets and other touch-activated devices. Unlike with infrared sensors, outside factors such as lighting conditions, color and highly reflective objects do not interfere with capacitance sensing capability.
Through its research, Delta Faucet found that while certain tasks may benefit from hands-free functionality, the majority of people gravitate to the control and responsiveness of touch activation in the kitchen. Touch2O Technology affords consumers the ability to precisely control the activation of water exactly when and where it's needed - even when hands are full or messy. With Touch2O Technology, users can simply tap anywhere on the spout, hub or handle of the faucet to turn the water stream on or off. Water temperature and volume is adjusted easily above the deck using the faucet handle.
In 2011, Touch2O Technology was introduced on lavatory faucets and was expanded to include Touch2O.xt Technology, providing the option of hands-free functionality in the bathroom, where proximity sensing was found to be desired. Today, five kitchen suites and three bathroom suites feature Touch Technologies in international markets. These offerings address three unique style categories – genuine, versatile or modern – to fit different style preferences. The Delta brand's award-winning Touch Technologies also have been recognized globally for innovation and design, including the Edison Awards, ADEX Awards, Green Product Awards, American Business “Stevie” Awards and Building Products magazine MVP Awards.
Globally, Delta Touch2O Technology can be experienced through working displays in:
• The United States with hundreds of showrooms, including the company's flagship Dream2O® Showroom
• Canada with more than 150 showrooms
• Brazil with more than 50 showrooms and at the Brazil Expo Revestir, which took place March 2013
• India with three showrooms
• China with five showrooms and at the May 2013 Kitchen and Bath China exhibition
• The Middle East with five showrooms
• Asia with five showrooms
• Mexico with five showrooms
• Latin America with more than 20 showrooms
• The Caribbean with eight showrooms