Delta Faucet Celebrates Five Years of Leadership in Touch and Hands-Free Technologies

Delta Faucet spotlights its Touch2O® Technology at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans, April 19-21

Apr 19, 2013, 08:00 ET from Delta Faucet Company

INDIANAPOLIS, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, Delta Faucet will celebrate its leadership in touch faucet technology at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans, April 19-21.

The brand's booth (#2734) will showcase the wide breadth of Delta kitchen and bath faucets with Touch2O and Touch2O.xt™ Technologies and features promotional activities to commemorate the anniversary.

"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 KBIS by inviting show attendees to 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 are 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, the Delta brand offers eight kitchen suites and three bathroom suites featuring Touch2O Technology, as well as two bathroom suites with Touch2O.xt Technology.

This year at KBIS, Delta Faucet will introduce extensions on two of its collections featuring Touch2O Technology. New models include new pull-out and waterfall configurations on its Cassidy kitchen suite and a pull-out kitchen faucet on its modern Trinsic collection. Delta Faucet also is expanding its selection of electronic lavatory faucets with the introduction of optional hands-free and Touch2O Technology on its Dryden™ bath collection. 

About Delta® Products  
There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic® shower technology that sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, giving you the feeling of more water without using more water, Delta products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful and inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization that offers kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit

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