Quantum-Systems and Pix4D announce official partnership

Quantum-Systems and Pix4D announce official partnership

Quantum-Systems GmbH and Pix4D have signed a contract to make their partnership official and to ease daily operations for common customers.

Gilching, Deutschland, and Prilly, Switzerland, July 6, 2020. Professionals around the globe rely on eVTOL UAVs from Quantum-Systems and Pix4D’s software suite for collecting and post-processing aerial data. The partnership between both companies ads real value to the daily operations of drone users in mining, agriculture, forestry, surveying and mapping, power, and utilities. With the partnership contract in place, users from now on are able to source Pix4D’s software suite both, directly and through Quantum-Systems’ resellers.

Efficient aerial data collection with various payloads

The Trinity F90+ is an eVTOL mapping drone for professionals. With a flight time of up to 90 minutes it is able to cover areas of up to 700ha per flight with 3,2 cm per pixel GSD at 120 m AGL. The Trinity F90+ UAV can be combined with a wide range of payload options, including RGB and multispectral (dual) payloads.

The Trinity F90+ is used by professionals around the world and sold by a global network currently counting 68 different resellers. Its typical application is composed of surveying and mapping in the agricultural, forestry, mining, and utilities sector.

Quantum-Systems Global Reseller Network

Pre-planning and monitoring aerial survey missions with QBase 3D Software

Quantum-Systems also develops and markets its own software. QBase 3D is for planning and monitoring missions and also able to do PPK processing of the collected survey data with an absolute accuracy of up to 2 cm.
QBase 3D automatically generates flight paths after the flight area and the mission parameters have been defined with just a few clicks. It gives users control over their photogrammetric aerial survey mission and full coverage over the area of interest.

Post-processing the mission data

Once a mission is completed and the UAV landed, the images taken are ready to be imported into Pix4D. Quantum-Systems’ drones and the data generated during each mission are generally software and supplier independent. With Pix4D we can offer our customers an efficient, flexible, and powerful software suite for post-processing that answers their needs in daily operation in their industry.

We are very happy to have a strong OEM partner like Quantum-System. Our bonds are strong in particularly strategic verticals like railway and infrastructure inspection, but since these drones deliver the quality standards needed for large scale mapping, the potential is immense. We are already collaborating on very important international projects.

Johannes Mengden

Business Developer EMEA, Pix4D

Sourcing. training and operation made easy

When professionals turn to Quantum-Systems they have now the opportunity to source an end-to-end solution from one supplier.

Since our end-users and resellers are professionals from different industries, we are happy to closely cooperate with Pix4D. This way we can offer our customers a full solution, from the acquisition of the pictures with our TrinityF90+ to processing the data in special software made by Pix4D. Thanks to this cooperation, they will be able to perform standard and large scale mapping and to choose the most appropriate software for their usage,”

Dejan Dragic

Manager Sales and Business Development, Quantum-Systems GmbH

With the efficiency of Trinity F90+ UAV in combination with QBase 3D mission planning software, various payload options plus Pix4D for post-processing all crucial workflow steps are covered.
The package will be available through official Quantum-Systems resellers. Both brands will team up to host webinars and workshops for their common customer base.

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About Pix4D
Pix4D (pix4d.com) develops cutting-edge software that converts images taken by hand, by drone, or by plane into accurate and georeferenced survey-grade 2D mosaics, 3D models, and point clouds. Founded in 2011, Pix4D is rapidly expanding from its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to offices in Berlin, Madrid, Denver, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Press Contact:
Rodrigo Gonçalves, Brand, Media & Communications
rodrigo.goncalves@pix4d.com
Phone: +41 76 4680072

About Quantum-Systems GmbH
Quantum-Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 2015, specializes in the development and production of automatic transition aircrafts for a wide range of professional and civil applications. The more than 65 employees (growing) work intensively on combining reach and electrical efficiency with the ability to vertically take off and land without additional equipment.

Press Contact:
Claudia Steinhoff, Marketing Manager
csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com
+49 8105 24150 46

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Partnership with Silvus Technologies to integrate MN-MIMO communication products

Partnership with Silvus Technologies to integrate MN-MIMO communication products

Quantum-Systems and Auterion GS Enhance Their Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Silvus Technologies’ Advanced MN-MIMO Communication Products

Los Angeles and Munich – June 16, 2020 – Quantum-Systems GmbH and Auterion GS Inc are pleased to announce a partnership with Silvus Technologies to integrate Silvus’ advanced, MIMO Streamcaster Radios into Vector™ and Scorpion™ small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).

The MN-MIMO technology in the Silvus 4200 and 4400 Streamcaster series radios provides high speed, tactically secure data, and high definition video communications in tough RF environments. For sUAS customers, the integration of a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) radio into our systems enables robust, assured networking between the air vehicle and the ground controller and interoperability with other nodes on the network.

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2in1 System – More possibilities in one product

Vector and Scorpion form a 2-in-1 sUAS system kit. Scorpion is a tri-copter that can be utilized for dynamic urban environments and other mission sets that require a combination of maneuverability and hover to collect ISR and Situation Awareness information. By configuring the base fuselage with fixed wings and tail section, Scorpion transforms into Vector, an energy-efficient, fixed-wing VTOL for longer range, longer endurance ISR missions.

Increased customer benefit through strategic cooperation

The pairing of Silvus’ MN-MIMO technology with the Vector and Scorpion 2-in-1 system will provide long range, robust, and reliable communications and surveillance capabilities suitable for rugged and rapidly changing environments.

Florian Seibel, CEO of Quantum-Systems said, “We have tested several tactical mesh radios in several scenarios before making our decision to go with Silvus: range, reliability and performance are class-leading.  Because there are versions available from Silvus that are non-ITAR this will help to sell our Vector and Scorpion on a global scale”

David Sharpin, CEO of Auterion GS said, “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Silvus Technologies as we bring Vector and Scorpion to US Defense and Security markets. Flexible, multi-node, tactical networking is a key element of our sUAS ecosystem. Last week we announced our Skynav Gov scalable ground controller.  Silvus radios will be integrated with  Skynav controllers which will in-turn be integrated into the Vector/Scorpion sUAS product offering in the US.”

Kasey Cooper, Director of Unmanned Systems for Silvus Technologies, said “The partnership between the Quantum-Systems, Auterion GS, and Silvus Technologies aligns with our desire to collaborate with cutting edge companies and technologies. This teaming will give our customers, foreign and abroad, a highly sophisticated end-to-end solution for their sUAS needs. The Vector and Scorpion 2-in-1 sUAS system kit solves a long standing CONOPS problem I’ve seen. The quick reaction capabilities of a small VTOL and long endurance desires of a fixed-wing, all in one kit.”

About Auterion GS Inc: Auterion GS is building an ecosystem of unmanned systems capabilities by providing everything from assured hardware components, to integrated software, to complete sUAS solutions. We are a catalyst in driving adoption of open standards and software based on open source for Government customers. We are located in Moorpark, California. Learn more at www.auterion-gs.com

About Quantum-Systems GmbH: The Munich based company has been developing class-leading VTOL sUAS for the mapping industry. Our Trinity F90+, together with qBase, the Quantum proprietary mission planning and execution software, has been deployed hundreds of times into commercial operations. Learn more at www.quantum-systems.com

About Silvus Technologies: Privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, Silvus Technologies develops advanced MIMO technologies that are reshaping broadband wireless connectivity for mission-critical applications. Backed by an unmatched team of PhD scientists and design engineers, its technologies provide enhanced wireless data throughput, interference mitigation, improved range, mobility, and robustness to address the growing needs of its government and commercial customers. Learn more at www.silvustechnologies.com

Drone delivers Covid-19 tests to laboratory in less than seven minutes

Drone delivers Covid-19 tests to laboratory in less than seven minutes

Quantum-Systems GmbH tests transport of human medical samples via drones for timely results.

Gilching, Deutschland, June 4th, 2020. The physician in protective clothes inserts the swab into the tube, asks the older man a few specific questions and marks the note “urgent sample”.

Last week Quantum-Systems GmbH and laboratory Becker & Kollegen tested the transport of samples, by drone, from the mobile corona test station on the Theresienwiese to the Munich laboratory.

Timely results may have major influence on chain of infection

Urgent samples must be delivered to the laboratory as quickly as possible. This is the case, for example, when a timely test result has a decisive influence on the choice and success of therapeutic measures for a patient. In the event of a pandemic, a few hours may have a major influence on the development of the chain of infection. “I am concerned about the individual behind each sample and the well-being of the patient in terms of the quality and speed of the findings,” says Marc Becker, M.D. “In this particular case, however, it is also about reducing risks for the many people involved in the provision of our laboratory services, such as doctors, courier services and assistants.”

Transport by drone is 8 to 12 times faster

During a test flight, the autonomously operated Trinity F90+ drone from Quantum-Systems transported 20 sample tubes in less than seven minutes over the 6.4 km (~4 miles] flight distance from Theresienwiese to the laboratory in Frührichstraße. According to the statement from a courier driver who regularly makes the ride between the test station and the laboratory, it often takes an hour or more to travel by van under normal Munich traffic conditions. He has rarely carried more than 15 urgent corona (SARS-Cov-2) test samples. The advantages are obvious: transport by drone is 8 to 12 times faster, emission-free and virtually noiseless.

Drone port at Theresienwiese Munich mobile Corona test station
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As part of our vision of a No-Touch Sample Distribution (NTSD), our initiative with Quantum-Systems makes an important contribution to the discussion on how we can use automation and digital technology to further reduce analog touch points and the associated potential danger to humans

Robert Hirt

Chief Digital Officer, Laboratoy Becker & Kollegen

Drone technology is ready for autonomous missions yet limited by regulations

Putting such a project into practice is easily possible with the technology of Quantum-Systems. From the very beginning, the drones of the Munich-based company have been developed in such a way that autonomous missions can be scaled at any time. To connect the drones on their flights in real time with the cloud and customer-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Quantum-Systems relies on software solutions from Auterion. Auterion is a global company with which Quantum-Systems has been working closely together for this purpose since February 2020. The regulations to be considered for such missions are currently extensive in Germany.

The approval procedure in the run-up, which has not yet been digitized, is very complex. The responsible aviation authority issues an individual permit only after a detailed risk analysis has been submitted. In addition, permission for take-off and landing must always be obtained from the respective property owner. For each individual BVLOS flight (beyond visual line of sight flight), an additional inspection certificate must be obtained. Due to these conditions, such projects are currently not economically executable in Germany.

Quantum-Systems is able to fulfill requirements for transport of medical payloads

Quantum-Systems already has experience in transporting very sensitive medical payloads by drone, for which further strict requirements must be met.

Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ drone

In South Africa Quantum-Systems delivers its technology for the BloodWing project of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS). The Tron F90+ UAV transports blood bags from blood banks to remote hospitals – and this way saves lives, since in an emergency the blood bags can be delivered to their destination faster than by land. To do so, one must comply with the respective legal requirements for the transport of drugs or medicine. For example, the transport box must fulfill certain hygienic and climatic demands. In addition, the transport must be secure and completely traceable, access to the box must be possible for authorized persons only. These are requirements that Quantum-Systems already fulfills.

German Federal Ministry of Transport recognizes potential in drones for new business areas

​In order to further advance the technological innovation in the use of drones for medical purposes, Quantum-Systems is currently participating in the tender for a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Subject of the investigation is how changes in drug logistics can lead to significant cost reductions for hospitals.

Quantum-Systems has already been awarded a research contract for another BMVI funding project called “FreeRail“. “Free Rail” involves the automated recording of vegetation near the track and storm damage along Deutsche Bahn’s rail network using the Trinity F90+ drone. In order to comply with the prescribed road safety obligations, the vegetation along the entire rail network must be inspected, documented and evaluated by qualified personnel at least once a year. At the same time, rail traffic should not be disrupted during inspection.

For us, the development of the Drone Port is a logical step towards the automation and digitization of flight missions. In the end, the drone will transmit information and data for further decision making. With our technology, we deliver this information just in time.

Florian Seibel

Chief Executive Officer, Quantum-Systems GmbH

On May13th, 2020, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer presented his drone action plan at a press conference. Targeted funding shall further develop the drone technology in Germany. The legal framework and any necessary changes in legislation and regulations are also part of the BMVI’s consideration. It is hoped that the EU drone regulation expected for the beginning of 2021 will create noticeable new scope for action.

When looking at time-critical transport for medical purposes, the benefits of reliable drones are hard to deny. If the technology is to be used in everyday life, the next step would be to overcome hurdles in legislation and the regulatory authorities.

The Trinity F90+ drone from Quantum-Systems GmbH is a decisive component of the technological solution. The drone takes off and lands fully automatically from a self-sufficient drone port, which will be permanently stationed close to the railway line. Using a special communication and data processing system, the collected data can be automatically evaluated. The result is then transmitted to the responsible employee of DB Fahrwegdienste GmbH. The project offers Quantum-Systems the possibility to collect and evaluate experiences with autonomous BVLOS flights under real conditions.

Drone Port Deutsche Bahn FreeRail

How to maintain a pioneering position in the drone market

The expectations of all parties involved are high: the insights gained are intended to drive forward developments for everyday life and secure Germany’s pioneering position in a dynamic, innovative and increasingly competitive market in the future.

Corona Samples arrive at lab by drone

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About LABOR Becker & Kollegen

Labor Becker & Kollegen is a regional provider of high-quality and value-oriented laboratory medicine, covering the entire spectrum of laboratory diagnostic examinations. The laboratory’s special features include the immunohematology department with blood depot and one of the largest screening laboratories in Germany for congenital metabolic diseases. The laboratory was founded in 1979. Since then we have been a successful owner-managed company with over 500 employees at nine Bavarian locations. As a service provider, we are a successful partner for physicians in private practice, hospitals and university institutions, for whom reliability, precision and speed are top priorities. In this way, we ensure our customers the decisive advantage in patient care.

At our locations in Munich and Bamberg, the laboratory has performed more than 130,000 verifications for COVID-19 requests by the beginning of May 2020. The samples from the Theresienwiese in Munich are also analyzed here and findings are transmitted electronically and promptly directly to the physicians and patients who send them in.

Contact:
Robert Hirt
+49 170 8408 206
r.hirt@labor-becker.de
https://www.labor-becker.de/

About Quantum-Systems GmbH

Quantum-Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 2015, specializes in the development and production of automatic transition aircrafts for a wide range of professional and civil applications. The more than 65 employees (growing) work intensively on combining reach and electrical efficiency with the ability to vertically take off and land without additional equipment.

Contact:
Claudia Steinhoff
csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com
+49 8105 24150 46

Ausbildung zum Kaufmann / Kauffrau für Büromanagement (w/m/d)

Ausbildung zum Kaufmann / Kauffrau für Büromanagement (w/m/d)

Quantum-Systems ist auf die Entwicklung von senkrechtstartfähigen Flugzeugdrohnen für zivile Anwendungen spezialisiert. Das junge, international agierende Unternehmen entwirft dabei alle relevanten Systemgruppen wie Fluggerät, Autopilot, Sensorintegration und Planungssoftware hausintern. Zur Unterstützung unseres Teams in Gilching bei München suchen wir zu September 2020 eine/n

Auszubildende/n zum Kaufmann/-frau für Büromanagement (m/w/d).

Ausbildungsinhalte:

  • Die Ausbildung wird nach den Vorgaben und dem Ausbildungsplan der IHK vorgenommen
  • Ein intensiver Überblick über die Tätigkeiten in den Abteilungen unseres Unternehmens (unter anderem Einkauf, Buchhaltung, Logistik, Marketing, Vertrieb und Personalabteilung)
  • Einblicke in allgemeine Sekretariats- und Assistenzaufgaben
  • Nach Einarbeitung Übernahme von eigenen Verantwortungsbereichen
  • Allgemeine Büroarbeiten und Unterstützung der Fachabteilungen
  • Handhabung und täglicher Umgang mit den aktuellen Kommunikationsmitteln

Unsere Anforderungen:

  • Ein guter Realschulabschluss oder die allgemeine / (Fach-) Hochschulreife
  • Freundlichkeit und Aufgeschlossenheit
  • Bereitschaft, sich selbst zu organisieren und eigenverantwortlich zu arbeiten
  • Hohe Kommunikationsfreude und -fähigkeit
  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Gute Kenntnisse in MS Office

Wir bieten:

  • Kurze Wege und flache Hierarchien
  • Ein innovatives Team und ein sehr gutes Betriebsklima
  • Spannende Projekte im Zukunftsmarkt UAV / Drohnen
  • Hohe Gestaltungsfreiheit und eine abwechslungsreiche Ausbildung

Interessiert?

Dann senden Sie uns Ihre aussagefähigen Bewerbungsunterlagen an Frau Eva Wellner per E-Mail an: career@quantum-systems.com.

Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie kennenzulernen!

Reseller Spotlight: Measur

Reseller Spotlight: Measur

Measur, a Canadian company that specializes in the resale of commercial unmanned solutions, have signed an exclusive Canadian distribution agreement with Quantum Systems. This is a further important step for us as a drone manufacturer to be able to offer our customers a worldwide close-meshed dealer network.

Only through qualitative support on the sales side can we offer end customers professional support and short-term availability of our products.

This partnership brings industry-leading fixed wing VTOL technology to the Canadian market and ensures aerial professionals have access to the best solutions for their business.

Denon Wilgosh

COO, Measur

Can you tell us about the history and background of your company?

Measur is a Canadian company based in Calgary, AB, and Burnaby, BC, that specializes in the resale of commercial unmanned solutions. Founded in 2001, Measur has become the most trusted source for aerial solutions in mining & aggregates, agriculture & forestry, infrastructure & utilities, construction, surveying & mapping and oil & gas.

What are your fields of application?

Mining & aggregates, agriculture & forestry, infrastructure & utilities, construction, surveying & mapping, inspection, and oil & gas

What made you choose Quantum-Systems?

We chose Quantum systems because they have industry leading flight time and payload options at a value driven price. We believe that Quantum systems is creating the best aerial products in the world and we are excited to share these products with the Canadian market.

Are you a professional drone provider interested in our solutions? Get in touch with us! We look forward to hearing from you.