Articles by Jeremy Palacio
Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC (National Accessibility Technology Centre of Spain) and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, have signed a collaboration agreement for 2018. This alliance will contribute to creating and promoting accessible and usable goods, products and services in order to make elderly people, or people with different types of disabilities independent. FERMAX joins CENTAC On 28th November 2017, the Spanish company FERMAX joined, as collaborator, the National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC). Both entities signed a collaboration agreement which contributes to the accessible technological development to improving the autonomy of elderly or disabled people. The objective of this agreement is to obtain social benefits by creating realities, which means accessible and usable products and services that will improve the life of many people. This will also have an impact on the economic point of view. The event was attended by Fernando Maestre, president of FERMAX, and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director, accompanied by Jesús Gutierrez, Claudia Torrico, Antonio Torrubias and Mónica Gil, members of FERMAX team, with Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC and his team. Juan Carlos Ramiro said that FERMAX is a great ally, leader in the sector of door entry and access control systems: "Together we can generate autonomy within homes, public spaces and buildings. FERMAX will play an essential role in the projects and actions of CENTAC, especially providing accessible goods, products and services in the Smart Integrated Spaces”, added Juan Carlos Ramiro. FERMAX will begin in 2018 to be part of CENTAC and its projects from 2018. Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, outlines different lines of work in which it is necessary to make an influence. Palacio states that: "It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions”.It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions” Social benefit and economic advantage This alliance will contribute to promoting the development of accessibility technologies in the sector of door entry systems, access control systems and all possible areas. The aim is facilitating social integration and equality in the access to Information Society Technologies, which is one of the main objectives of CENTAC. Both the National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain and FERMAX maintain a faithful commitment to society, convinced that the social benefit must be accompanied by economic advantage, generating autonomy and equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their capabilities. FERMAX is a Spanish company from Valencia founded by Mr Fernando Maestre in 1949, specialising in audio and video door entry systems and access control solutions, which enjoys a prominent position among the most important brands in the world. Currently FERMAX has 7 subsidiaries in Belgium, China, France, Poland, Singapore, Spain and United Kingdom, and 4 representative offices in Colombia, Dubai, Portugal and Turkey. It is also remarkable for its extensive network of international distributors that reaches more than 70 countries. Promoting development of accessible technologies The National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC) is a foundation whose aim is to promote the development of accessible technologies at the company, industry and services levels. It is an example of public-private cooperation by having in its Board entities the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (through the Royal Board on Disability), El Corte Inglés, ONCE Foundation, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Red.es (belonging to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda), the State Reference Centre for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aid (CEAPAT), the Spanish Representatives of People with Disabilities Committee (CERMI), and the State Disability and Dependency Reference Centre (CRE).
More than a hundred people, including customers, associations and friends of the company, attended the opening of Fermax Madrid's new commercial office in Leganés (Madrid) on 24th September. A spacious and elegant 300 metre space that has been designed according to Fermax's business vision and is based on the principle of proximity to the customer. Fermax’s Madrid commercial office The new commercial office will attend to the entire market of the Spanish Central Zone in a more agile way Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, and the Management team, wrapped in this opening act Fermax Madrid's team led by Claudia Torrico. The new commercial office will attend to the entire market of the Spanish Central Zone in a more agile way thanks to the advantages of having this strategic location. Furthermore, this new office has a large training area for their clients. In his welcome speech, Jeremy Palacio highlighted the importance of 2019 for the company, a special year because of Fermax's 70th anniversary. In this regard, he reminded affectionately the words of Fermax's founder, Mr Fernando Maestre Martínez, who recently passed away, "A great businessman, great person, humble and close, who always committed on building relationships in the medium and long term, with employees, customers and suppliers". Changing the video entry paradigm In addition, the Managing Director also stressed the company's ability to adapt to change and that the 2020-2021 biennium will be key for Fermax as the company is working to ‘change the video door entry paradigm’. Finally, he pointed out that the objective of the new Madrid's office opening is to grow business volume in the central zone of Spain, which "thanks to the ambitious schedule of planned product's launches and the high quality of customers in the area, we are sure that we will achieve". After the speech, guests enjoyed together with all Fermax Madrid and Fermax Headquarters team a cocktail in a festive atmosphere and a fun personalised photocall to take a souvenir of the event. The address of the new Fermax Madrid headquarters is Av. de Manuel Azaña esquina Av. del Conde de Barcelona, 28914 Leganés, Madrid. Global expansion The inauguration of this space is proof of how the company is able to combine the attention to the national market, in which it is a global player, with an ambitious international projection that has led Fermax to implant the company in the whole world, with 7 subsidiaries in Belgium, China, Spain, France, Poland, United Kingdom and Singapore and 4 representative offices in Colombia, Dubai, Portugal and Turkey as well as distributors in more than 70 countries.
Fermax unveiled their latest technology, including home automation systems and video door entry systems Fermax took part in Intersec 2017, the trade fair for security and safety in the Middle East. Fermax used this opportunity to unveil their latest technology, which offers equipment that integrates home automation systems and video door entry systems for safe, comfortable and efficient homes; their objective being to turn the video door entry system screen into the technological heart of the home. New video door entry system At the 19th edition of Intersec, Fermax proposed new video door entry system devices that integrate home automation solutions. For this reason, Fermax’s stand was situated in the ‘Smart Homes’ pavilion. Using a large but minimalist space with oriental influences, Fermax displayed different technologies for audio and video door entry systems, video door entry and access control systems, advanced outdoor panels and indoor terminals, as well as home automation solutions integrated in video door entry system monitors. All this was presented under the umbrella of the Made in Spain design, showing a commitment for innovation and technological convergence. Fermax home automation Without a doubt, the focus for hundreds of visitors to the Fermax stand was DOMINIUM, the Smart Living system presented by the company. This system has been very well-received in the Middle East, where premium quality and design, together with top features in residential constructions, are highly sought-after. The company presented the SMILE TOUCH DOMINIUM monitor with BUSing technology, compatible with KNX and with a 7” touchscreen, whose design is one of the most awarded in Fermax. Thus, the Fermax home automation range includes a new system to manage the home security, comfort and energy efficiency. IP technology Fermax offers possibilities in terms of contemporary design and IP technology with the new VIVO+ and LYNX monitors Fermax made the most of this occasion to showcase its latest developments in terms of TCP/IP technology and MDS Digital system. The new HI-LINE outdoor panel, as part of the luxury market, offers a sophisticated style, high-durability materials and perfect usability with two touchscreens and dual access control system. Indoors, Fermax can offer a wide range of possibilities in terms of contemporary design and IP technology with the new VIVO+ and the SMILE TOUCH LYNX monitors. VIVO+ further highlights the pure lines and state-of-the-art design of the VIVO monitor with a 10” touchscreen. A new version of the SMILE monitor with IP technology and 7” touchscreen was also exhibited. Both LYNX video door entry systems can integrate home automation management and include DOMINIUM applications into their operative system. MDS digital technology The MDS (Multiplexed Digital System) digital technology was also present, as it is a widely-known and recommended system in the MENA region. Combined with VDS, Fermax builds on a differentiated offer: the VEO monitor, with audio handset and 4.3” TFT touchscreen, and the TOUCH version of the SMILE monitor with 7” touchscreen. Specially designed for the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, Fermax presented a gold version of the SMILE VDS. Outdoors, the new element of the MDS system is the URBANLINE panel, with a clean design in anodised aluminium and touchscreens. Fermax's solutions demonstrate the company’s adaptability to the global context and its strong commitment to innovation Centralised access control systems Finally, Fermax also included a new product line specialising in Access Control Systems. On this occasion the focus was placed on the IP technology for Centralised Access Control Systems. Keeping in line with the stand, the IP AXES system was presented as an advanced, intuitive and flexible solution, ideal for medium to large smart buildings and complexes. Fermax representatives Fermax integrates all the communication, security and comfort technologies for homes and for residential and commercial buildings. The solutions presented at Intersec 2017 demonstrate the company’s adaptability to the global context and its strong commitment to innovation with a complete range of products and systems for all types of facilities and installations. The stand was attended by the Fermax team from the Middle East and Turkey. The main representatives from the headquarters attended Intersec 2017: Sergio Maestre, Board of Director’s Advisor, Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director, Jean Paul Navarro, Corporate Sales Director, Francisco Alapont, Solutions Director and David Lucas, Area Sales Manager.
The Rhône-Alpes region is a prime location to offer a closer service to Fermax's professional clients Having been present for many years in the French market, Fermax France has seen a continuous expansion and a constant positive turnover. The General Management decided to reinforce its presence in French territory and naturally, it has chosen the Rhône-Alpes region, one of the areas with more prospects for advancement, and a prime location to offer a closer service to its professional clients. Rhône-Alpes office team Fermax opened its new office at 13 Edison Street, in Bron (Lyon), in order to welcome clients and offer training or product demonstration days. The Rhône-Alpes office team is composed of Cédric Lengelé and Jérôme Duffoux, two professionals equipped with a wealth of commercial, technical and social skills, who convey the values of service and reactivity, which are important for Fermax. The commercial office’s opening day took place Wednesday the 29th of June in the company of more than 60 clients of the brand in the region. For this occasion, the General Director of Fermax group, M. Jeremy Palacio, was present as well as the French subsidiary management and the Rhône-Alpes team. M. Palacio thanked clients for their confidence in the past, present and future. New Fermax products The launch of the new office has also been an opportunity to present the latest Fermax products that have recently been launched on the French market: the new DUOX system – a fully digital technology using 2 non polarized wires, the VEO monitor and the new Extra Digital Display for the DUOX panels with a 3.5” screen. The buzzing event marks the official start of a new stage for Fermax in the Rhône-Alpes region and the French market.
Visitors showed great interest in Fermax DOMINIUM video door unit and its remote control via smartphones and tablets feature Fermax participates, once again, at the new edition of Intersec, the largest international trade fair for the security industry. Intersec is the most important business platform of the Middle East and North of Africa regions. Fermax took the opportunity to present its wide range of video door entry systems and home automation integrations, and to introduce its latest launches. DOMINIUM video door unit In this 18th edition, numerous visitors and professionals from the safety and security sectors showed great interest in the home automation solutions integrated into the video door unit DOMINIUM, by Fermax, and, particularly, in its innovative features of remote control via smartphones and tablets. That is because, this year, the focus of INTERSEC Dubai was on home automation proposals for smart, safe and energy-efficient homes. DUOX video system The event was the opportunity to introduce the DUOX technology to the Middle East region. DUOX is FERMAX's novel video system. Its communications and transmissions are entirely digital, and its simplified installation makes it capable of functioning on two non-polarized wires. This pioneer technology attracted visitors, who were able to test its capabilities through monitors and street panels. WAY KIT video door entry On the other hand, the WAY KIT for residential properties was also centre of attention at the Fermax's booth. It is the first product launch of the WAY Series. The kit offers a very attractive and interesting design for professionals, and multiple features for the final user, which range from image recording and sound selection to do not disturb function or call recording, everything managed through a 7'' TFT digital touchscreen monitor. This is why distributors from all over the world have joined this robust and differentiating option: a complete kit with a simple non-polarized 2-wire installation and pre-programmed equipment. Lastly, the monitors from the SMILE Series and the SKYLINE street panel were also present at this must-attend event. The new Smile monitor has been largely enhanced with a significant interior transformation. This generation of monitors offers greater response capability than the previous one, in addition to an improved, simpler configurator, and lower energy consumption. SMILE continues to be admired and demanded among the professionals of the industry and final users. The SMILE series, along with the infinite applications of the SKYLINE street panels, the only panel able to meet the needs of any market, are essential products at any event attended by Fermax. The main representatives of the headquarters travelled to Dubai to attend this event, key to Fermax's global strategy: Sergio Maestre (Board of Director’s Advisor), Jeremy Palacio (Managing Director), Jean Paul Navarro (Sales Corporate Director), and David Lucas (Area Sales Manager), along with representatives from the Middle East Office, Fermax Turkey, and Fermax India.