At the end of April, the most important multi-sectorial event on robotics and innovation held in Europe took place: The Global Robot Expo in Madrid. Fermax, sponsoring the event, revealed the most human side of technology in the Smart Home space, the place reserved to show how smart homes are already within our reach and that we can control them from our mobile phones. Considered the technology fair with the most promising future in the European market, Global Robot Expo has become an attractive meeting point, attended by top international lecturers and exhibitors from 30 countries belonging to an industry in full bloom. Exhibition of AI-based solutions Drones and bionic prostheses, an android that does the shopping, submarine robots, 3D printers, industry 4.0, driverless cars and a lot of artificial intelligence were the protagonists. We are talking about an event that has become, in its third edition, a window through which to contemplate this future that is already here, ready to transform everything: from the aerospace industry to education, not to mention our daily life at home. Housing had its own space designated Smart Home, a stand for all those innovations designed to make family day-to-day living more comfortable, safe and sustainable. There were the ergonomic sofas from FAMA, controllers for dependents from Asistae, smart mattresses by FLEX and the lawn-mowing or barbecue-cleaning robots manufactured by Smart Box. Fermax presented its latest touch monitors, interactive panels, home automation systems managed by voice recognition Home automation systems with voice recognition Not to mention the Dominium home automation systems from Fermax and the latest proposals from Hommax, which apply facial recognition technology to enhance security in its video surveillance systems. And, of course, Fermax also presented its latest touch monitors, interactive panels, home automation systems managed by voice recognition and its all-round access control systems and video surveillance cameras for the home. As experience is highly valued at this type of events, Fermax set up its stand with a permanent link-up to its facilities in Valencia. This way, it was possible to demonstrate to visitors directly how you can control a smart home remotely from a mobile app. Raising blinds, changing the temperature, turning lights on and off or opening the door are some of the many functions that we can control from any mobile device" Controlling smart home through mobile “Raising blinds, changing the temperature, turning lights on and off or opening the door are some of the many functions that we can control from any mobile device”, explained Jesús Gutiérrez, in charge of Fermax Spain’s Prospection. The same expert commented that the brand has built up significant experience with facilities of this type rolled out in the powerhouse Asia-Pacific market and which are now becoming par for the course in Spain. With its presence in this special event, Fermax once again shows its ability to keep its philosophy alive: democratising the most innovative technology by placing it at the service of society as a whole.
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).