Following a full-scale property renovation and rebrand in September 2020, Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood, Burbank’s newest luxury boutique hotel, announces a partnership with Knoxville, TN-based Inspectra Thermal Solutions (ITS) to bring a first-of-its-kind, non-invasive technology that reads body temperature upon entry to the hotel. Hotel Amarano is the first hotel in the United States to deploy this state-of-the-art infrared thermal imaging and fever detection system in partnership with ITS, elevating the hospitality industry standard for customer service, as well as guest and employee safety.

“We are committed to providing the safest environment for our guests and staff. This groundbreaking technology allows us to deliver a message of reassurance in real time,” said Tom Whelan, General Manager of Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood. “The system represents the best of what technology can offer for the wellness of all who visit the property.”


The MEDICAS thermal imaging and fever detection system is manufactured in Europe and packaged, distributed, and installed in the United States by ITS, a leading company advancing multispectral imaging through science, technology, and innovation. MEDICAS is an advanced, non-invasive infrared body temperature scanner that reads body temperatures up to a 40-foot distance, or 1,200 square feet. The system is located on the lobby level of the hotel and automatically scans guests and staff upon entry. MEDICAS is highly accurate, detecting less than half of a degree temperature difference, and sends discrete and encrypted images of individuals with abnormal body temperatures to the hotel’s health and safety officer who notifies the individual about their potential health issue.

“The ownership and leadership at Hotel Amarano have been laser-focused on the safety and wellness of their guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season,” said Randal Buckner, Chairman, President, and CEO of ITS. “We are honored to provide a reliable and extremely accurate technology to their team so they can meet their objectives.”


In addition to its newest endeavor in the hospitality industry aimed at supporting hotels and resorts with additional health safety precautions, ITS provides thermal imaging technologies to NASCAR teams, construction companies, associations, event management companies, foundations, schools, the military, and biomedical research and hospitals.

“Not only I am using the ITS thermal imaging system in my neurosurgical practice but also I encourage the use of it in my hospital for pre-screening of visitors, patients and staff,” said  Jason Cormier, President-Elect of SBMT, Board Certified Neurosurgeon, CEO and Founder of Motorsports Safety Group, CEO and Founder of Motorsports Brain and Spine Foundation, FDA Consultant to the Neurological Devices Panel, Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee and Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

“We have used the technology across industries, from working with racecars, to finding horsepower in engines, to using the cameras to visualize blood flow in the brain,” said Chris Dunn, Director of Technology and Chief Thermographer of ITS. “We like to find new ways to use the technology and the pandemic has led us into a direction to help new industries such as hospitality.”

About Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood

Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood—the only Four Diamond luxury boutique hotel in Burbank, California—enters its second act as a modern sanctuary evocative of Old Hollywood history and modern-day glamour. In Summer 2020, the 132-room hotel debuted a revived brand identity and property-wide refresh overseen by hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). A tranquil hideaway where it’s easy to relax, play, dine, and meet in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Hotel Amarano offers convenient access to Hollywood Burbank Airport and is around the corner from Warner Bros. Studios Tour, one mile from Universal Studios Hollywood, and minutes from NBC Television Studios, The Ellen Show, and Disney Animation Studios.

About Stepstone Hospitality

Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality specializes in management of boutique, full, and select-service hotels and restaurants, to maximize value to StepStone clients. The company provides a unique combination of strong, hands-on operations, strategic management, and food and beverage expertise, while maintaining a balanced focus between revenue enhancement, margin expansion, and guest satisfaction.



Our mission is to lead in developing, manufacturing, and advance multispectral and thermal imaging, to provide accurate and state-of-the-art data for healthcare, industrial maintenance, the automobile industry, conference & events, entertainment, academic institutions, and training facilities, security, the military, and other related industries. Inspectra Thermal Solutions’ vision: To advance multispectral imaging through science, technology, and innovation.