The successful delivery of the first project in Mexico and the demonstration project in Portugal opened up a new page for Insight Robotics in these continents and partner network.
HONG KONG, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Insight Robotics, a technology company that was founded in Hong Kong, with mission to safeguard natural resources and infrastructure through automation and early-warning threat detection, is pleased to announce the expansion of its business in Mexico, Portugal and Spain by establishing Distribution Partnership with Robotics Galu in Mexico and Leitek Innovative Solutions in Iberia respectively, which ensures an increased geographic sales footprint and broader access to maintenance and support resources for better client’s engagement.
The first five Wildfire Detection robots have been installed in the main forest in Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico. The robots are currently being monitored by state and federal authorities controlling forestry, an institution that provides assistance and resources at the national level — throughout 32 states. The potential for replicating the project across the State of Jalisco and at the national level is high.
Meanwhile, the Portugal’s demonstration was carried in March at the Europe’s largest laboratory for wildfire studies, LEIF (Laboratorio de Estudos de Incendios Florestais) and got national exposure and attention to Insight Robotics Early Wildfire Detection system to the Portuguese stakeholders, policy and key decision makers, as an effective solution to counter the recurring threat of wildfires that the country has been battered with.
The demonstration had a dedicated reportage in the major TV news channel in Portugal(SIC). “Portugal doesn’t have a culture of video surveillance of the forest and the big fire of Pedrogao Grande in June 2017 showed the benefit of video surveillance,” said Professor Domingos Xavier Viegas, professor of the University of Coimbra, who is the highest technical and scientific authority in Portugal related to wildfires. “Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection system enables not only the detection and location of the fire, but also a great added value with lots of information to the firefighter such as providing the best path towards the fire, monitoring several fires simultaneously from a Command and Control Center.” In the wake of the demonstration, Portugal government has enacted a regulation that installation of forest video surveillance systems, integrating with RGB and thermal cameras is mandatory for mitigation of wildfires.