September 27, 2013 by Julie Jacobson
Step inside the Bathomatic tent at CEDIA Expo 2013 and you’ll be begging for a bath. Bathomatic, which makes shower- and tub-automation systems, is showing a prototype of the most high-tech tub ever: the Bathler.
Via a console on the tub, users can control the television and its motorized lift, surround sound (the invisible speakers are in the tub), RGB lighting, and a motorized cavity for a bottle of bubbly. Of course, water flow and temperature can be controlled as well.
Water fills from holes in the bottom of the tub, so there is no unsightly hardware— just one cool slab of Corian.
Fredy Vasilev, managing director for Unique Automation, which markets Bathomatic, says the company surrounded its demo to ensure guests indulged all of their senses.
Vasilev demos the system in this CEDIA video:
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Julie Jacobson is co-founder of EH Publishing and currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro, mostly in the areas of home automation, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. She majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. Julie is a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player with the scars to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson.
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