Fobis Technologies Inc. was incorporated in June of 1998. We released our first product for young children called the weemote® in Jan. 2000. The weemote® allowed parents the ability to provide a simple remote control for their young children. While the weemote® was designed to be easy for kids to use, it allowed parents to actually program only the channels they wanted their children to watch. While the weemote® is simple for kids to operate, it features powerful programming capabilities so that parents can fully customize it to meet their specific needs.
In 2003 based feedback from our customers, the company introduced the weemote® Sr. The weemote® Sr. designed for the elderly market offers the same simple user experience and programming options as the original weemote but without the channel restrictions.
Over the years, we have designed other simple, user operated remote controls with powerful customization features. These remotes provide simple user interface control for a range of applications. In 2005, we released a simple to use remote control for devices using on-screen menu navigation called the weemote® dV. The remote is primarily used with DVD players and excels at allowing users to easily control interactive content.
Fobis also custom designs remote controls.
In January 2003, we developed a really cool remote control that is used in conjunction with iN Demands NASCAR IN CAR package. This package allows NASCAR fans on race day to view up to seven different channels on their digital cable where they can see specific views of drivers and the track!
In July 2011, the company released a major update to the weemote® series of TV based remote controls. Over a year in development and ten years of experience has resulted in a new line of weemote® X remote controls. These remotes are now fully compatible with HD tuners and feature the most extensive learning available. The extended learning features now ensure near 100% compatibility with virtually any device on the market.
You can learn more about our history by going to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weemote
We are always exploring other areas for developing handheld devices with simple user interfaces. We see many opportunities to develop simple user interfaces to address the needs of the elderly market.
If you are interested in working with us on projects involving simple user interfaces for either children or the elderly, please get in touch with us.