New MicroTouch Control by ThermaSol Utilizes Infrared Technology and Capacitive Touch Technology – Both industry firsts!

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ThermaSol®, the industry leader in steam shower products and technology for more than 55 years, unveiled the latest technologies for use with their Steam Shower generators - an in-shower, simple to operate steam shower control: MicroTouch. Channeling capacitive touch technology (CCT) used on mobile devices and adding Infrared Temperature Sensing (patent pending), ThermaSol’s MicroTouch is not only high tech but an uncomplicated simple-to-operate control system.

ThermaSol's MicroTouch Control

Technology is changing at the speed of light,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “It’s our business to stay ahead of the technology curve, and we’re committed to having a steam shower experience beyond compare.

MicroTouch channels capacitive touch technology (CCT), used on mobile devices, and adds Infrared Temperature Sensing abilities into their new control, offering users ease of operation and the refinement of world-class electronics.

The sleek control works in the same manner as a smartphone or tablet: with just the touch of your finger, you control the screen. Using capacitive touch technology (CTT), users can easily control their steam shower experience, including; on/off, temperature, PowerFlush system, or recall their last steam setting. Along with its technical capabilities, MicroTouch was designed with a low profile, crisp and clear screen display to enhance its high-end visual appeal. It is offered in Modern, Modern Recessed, Regency, Contemporary and Traditional styles in 14 finishes to match nearly any faucet or plumbing fixture on the market today.

“Technology is changing at the speed of light,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “It’s our business to stay ahead of the technology curve, and we’re committed to having a steam shower experience beyond compare – any time we utilize technology to benefit our systems it benefits our patrons as well. MicroTouch is just one of a many innovations we will be unveiling over the next few weeks.”

Innovative features of MicroTouch include:

  • Precise Infrared Temperature Sensing* (patent pending), reads temperature more accurately and much faster than standard contact temperature sensors – in milliseconds!
  • CAN-bus digital cable connection, the most up-to-date technology.
  • Preset 45 minute time setting with enhanced diagnostics.
  • Compatible with ThermaSol’s innovative Solitude Wireless Module and Solitude App from the App Store and Google Play.
  •     Minimum size/low profile yet incredibly elegant-looking, particularly in the modern recessed and contemporary styles as it was designed for people who do not want to draw attention to the controller.
  • Available in five styles and 14 finishes.

*This patent pending infrared technology is currently only available from ThermaSol.

To learn more about ThermaSol’s MicroTouch controls, or to interview Mitch Altman about ThermaSol’s innovative use of technology, please contact David Schlocker or Jocelyn Hutt at DRS and Associates.

About ThermaSol®

In 1958, ThermaSol® created the first steam shower unit for the home and the company has been designing and building the finest and most technologically-savvy steam shower and sauna equipment ever since. As a true ‘Made in America’ company, ThermaSol is considered the dependable choice for the contract hospitality industry, world-class spas such as Burke Williams and the residential market, offering one of the only 100% digital, fully networked steam systems in the world. With more than 10 patents, including FastStart™ and SmartSteam™ technologies, and the first retractable steamhead, R+D is tied to well-being and the user experience constantly drives its success to be best in class. ThermaSol is also one of the only steam shower manufacturers to include Bluetooth® technology in its packages as well as mobile applications for controlling the complete in-shower experience. Additionally, controls and steam heads are available to match the style and design of the most popular plumbing fixtures available. ThermaSol manufactures high-performing residential and commercial steam equipment, light and music systems for the bath, and a collection of Fog-Free mirrors. As an ecologically conscious company, ThermaSol continues to design components such as their SmartSteam™ technology, which offers efficiencies in power consumption and the company’s equipment requires low water usage for average enjoyable steam sessions. 2014 marks their 56th year of manufacturing premium steam shower products.

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