History

From 1949 until now, meeting people’s needs

1949
Patent

Patent

FERMAX set out on its business trajectory with the launch in the Spanish market of the interphone radio, the first ever radio intercom for industrial and professional use.

1952
Brand

Brand

The FERMAX brand name was registered, made up by combining the Company founder’s name and surname.

1963
First entry system

First entry system

Launch of “Fonoporta”, an electronic intercom for buildings, considered the first electronic entry system from Fermax, the first of its kind designed in Spain and for years, the only one.

1970
Generalization

Generalization

Intercom entry became widespread throughout Spain. One example is the Series 24 intercom panel, in 4mm aluminium with high powered amplifying circuit, auto-regulated, flush-fit box and pushbuttons with card slot. Fermax starts to export.

1973
Ramón Benedito

Ramón Benedito

Barcelona 1945. National Design Award.
Outstanding designer of industrial products and consumer goods in the fields of electronics, IT or scientific and technical instruments. He has worked for companies such as Vieta, Balay, Indo, Carlsberg, Compak, Fujitsu, Grok, Henkel, Rank Xerox, Renfe, Repsol, Roca and Volpak.

1974
T-1 Telephone

T-1 Telephone

Ramón Benedito designed his first product for Fermax: The T-1 wall telephone. Until 87, around 4,500,000 units were manufactured, with one on display at the Reina Sofía museum as the benchmark in Spanish design of the 70s.

1980
Video entry system

Video entry system

The Fermax videophone came out, the first Spanish video entry system. World-wide patented invention of digital video entry system, designed for residential complexes. Fermax starts to make inroads in the international markets.

1986
Intel Monitor

Intel Monitor

Flush-fit monitor, manufactured in high-impact ABS plastic, curly cable with vandal-proof grip, extendible up to 0.50m. With 5’ anti-reflection screen and automatic on switch. Very well accepted in the markets.

1990
Colour

Colour

A new generation of video entry systems came in, providing colour images and the first prototypes to include security and telecommunications concepts.
The 1st monitor in this series was called Citymax.

1991
Cityline Panel

Cityline Panel

Fermax launches Cityline. Ramón Benedito’s design was to revolutionize the market as the first electronic door phone panel to use a curved-convex aluminium profile. Installed in more than 1,500,000 buildings, it would also be acknowledged in 1991 with the Valencia Award for Innovation in Industrial Design.

1994

MDS Digital

MDS is a Digital video entry system aimed at buildings and residential complexes with several entrance points. Installation is done with bus type wiring that enables intercommunication in the building and access management by means of readers and elevator control.

1999
Trim Frame

Trim Frame

The trim frame began to be marketed, an aesthetic complement for the Citymax door phone, a highly successful model. In extra-flat format with mirror polished finish, it covers up the gaps left by former equipment and avoids the grubby marks on the wall that can appear through frequent use.

2000
Bruto Panel

Bruto Panel

Bruto, the continuous profile and modular composition vandal-proof panel, integrates all the best qualities: resistance, technology and beauty. Made by aluminium injection system to provide maximum resistance.

2004
Loft

Loft

The company presents its new Loft monitor for surface installation, the first product designed to be manufactured by robotic production lines, to be made in high-impact ABS plastic, with textured easy-clean finish and ultraviolet protection. In time, it would become the top-selling video entry system.

2005
Halo

Halo

The video entry system by Ramón Benedito was acknowledged in 2007 by ADI-FAD with the seal "DELTA Selection 2007", recognizing its innovating value, conceptual renewal, formal elaboration and manufacturing quality.

2007
iLoft, extraflat flushfit Monitor

iLoft, extraflat flushfit Monitor

Compact and extra-flat, the design is distinguished by a transparent polycarbonate lamina covering a neutral surface, a singular audio output, chromed pushbuttons and top quality and clarity screen. It was recognized by ADI-FAD, with the "DELTA Selection 2007" seal.

2008
City Kit

City Kit

The new City digital video entry kits came out. They include the CITYLINE panel from FERMAX for detached family homes.

2009
Cityline

Cityline

Evolution of Cityline with waterproof buttons and digital version; projected to replace the previous model. Its main feature is the durability of all its components.

2010
Biokey Reader

Biokey Reader

The thermal fingerprint reader is the first ever biometric access control from Fermax.

OneToOne

OneToOne

OneToOne is the culmination of FERMAX Access Control systems evolution. A world-wide standard that welcomes all: children, young people, adults and the elderly, as well as people with hearing or visual difficulties.

Skyline Digital with proximity reader

Skyline Digital with proximity reader

Skyline integrates mechanical and biometric access controls and information devices in the same colour video entry equipment. Skyline lets you configure any composition required in a residential complex, building, detached home or office with only 28 different modules. It is a global product, able to respond to all the market needs.

2011
iLOFT Telephone

iLOFT Telephone

The iLOFT telephone is a compact and extra slim door entry system that works in hands-free communication with the outdoor panel.

2013
SMILE

SMILE

Smile is a new video entry experience. It is cool and smart. With a design that allows its perfect integration in any surrounding.
An advanced management monitor, with hands-free communication, high-performance features and user friendly.

2014
VIVO Monitor

VIVO Monitor

IP Technology. Video door entry monitor with a high tech 7-inch capacitive touch screen. VIVO provides comprehensive and effective control over communication, security and comfort.

2016
VEO Monitor

VEO Monitor

Simple and functional. Comfort and ease.

The VEO monitor is made of high-impact ABS plastic. Texturised finish for easy cleaning and ultraviolet protection to get more resistance to the light.

VEO incorporates a 4,3” colour TFT screen. Its unique handset design incorporating a magnet enables the user to put it back into positon correctly when the call is finished.