Quantum-Systems and Propeller Aero Announce Partnership

Quantum-Systems and Propeller Aero Announce Partnership

Quantum-Systems and Propeller Aero Partner to Provide PPK Support for Trinity F90+ Drone in a Win for Large Site Surveying

 

Propeller will combine their advanced drone surveying analysis technology with Quantum-Systems eVTOL unmanned aircraft to streamline data collection on large worksites

 

MUNICH, Germany, and DENVER, CO, USA — June 14, 2022 — Quantum-Systems, an innovative developer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs and Propeller Aero, the drone data visualization and analytics platform, today announced their joint effort to include compatibility of Propeller’s site surveying and 3D mapping software with Quantum-Systems’ Trinity F90+ drone.

Propeller’s Post-Processed Kinematic solution (PPK) enables seamless surveying and 3D mapping of worksites across the construction, mining and earthworks industries. Coupled with the Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ drone, a dedicated large scale mapping drone, contractors will be able to improve survey accuracy, condense their traditionally weeks-long data collection process into a few hours, and quickly share digital models among their broader worksite teams.

Addressing customer needs, modernizing workflows

Designed and manufactured in Germany, the Trinity F90+ drone builds on the Quantum-Systems previous F9 model and makes electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft accessible to customers at an affordable price point without compromising technical quality or usability. Additionally, the Trinity F90+ drone can fly for up to 90 minutes – well beyond the industry standard of 60 minutes – allowing earthworks professionals to survey larger worksites more efficiently, and it comes with the broadest choice of integrated sensors in the industry.

Today’s contractors and surveyors are eager to adopt new technologies that modernize workflows and allow them to analyze more aspects of their worksite than ever before. The clients we work with are doing cutting-edge work in the construction, earthworks, and mining space and are already using drone technology to accelerate project timelines, reduce costly rework, and create safer environments for their employees. Our new partnership with Quantum-Systems gives our customers in Europe and around the world even more ways to achieve this increased efficiency and accuracy with the highly advanced F90+ drone.
Richie Hadfield

Head of Product, Propeller Aero

To use the combined solution, surveyors place Propeller AeroPoints™ (smart ground control points) around the worksite, fly the Trinity F90+ drone above to collect survey data and upload that data to Propeller’s cloud-based platform where it is processed and available to use within 24 hours.
The drone industry has progressed a lot over the last couple of years, along with customer expectations. It is no longer reasonable to have customers figure out a complete solution for their needs. As a technology company, we listen to our customers and understand their needs and how best to address them. With the full Trimble Stratus solution completed with Trinity F90+, customers can proactively finish their projects from end to end.
Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Easy to source

Clients will now have the ability to purchase the complete solution of Trimble Stratus and Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ through Propeller’s channel partnership with Trimble®, the global leader in positioning technologies, and through participating SITECH® distributors.

About Propeller Aero

Propeller’s world-class drone analytics solutions help customers capture accurate surveys of their worksite so they can measure and track progress and make better/faster decisions around site management. We do this with a simple yet powerful end-to-end solution that gives construction professionals an easy, scalable way to collect, process, and analyze survey data.

 

More than 4,000 customers across more than 22,600 worksites in heavy civil construction and resource operations trust Propeller to track site progress accurately with 3D visual tools that everyone in the organization can use. Distribution partnerships with industry leaders like Trimble and SITECH further empower Propeller to give teams the full picture, to go deeper, do more and work together better.

 

Learn more about Propeller at www.propelleraero.com.

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability. 

The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities enable its users to capitalise on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

Series A Funding Rounds completed: Bayern Kapital invests in Quantum-Systems

Series A Funding Rounds completed: Bayern Kapital invests in Quantum-Systems

On course for growth: Bayern Kapital with the Bavarian Growth Fund 2 invests in Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems, innovative developer, designer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs, together with Bayern Kapital and its Bavarian Growth Fund 2, renowned German private investors, and existing investors, as well as the European Investment Bank EIB has completed its Series A funding rounds with a total of 32 million USD equity and venture debt.

Quantum-Systems, founded in 2015, develops drones with a fixed-wing flight mode that enables long travel times, long ranges, and quiet flight. The drones are capable of vertical take-off and landing. The founders successfully registered a patent for a vertically launchable unmanned transition aircraft in 2012. After a short transition phase, the motors swing into a flight position and the drone flies like an airplane using aerodynamic and electrical efficiency. And it does so for up to 90 minutes – comparable models from other manufacturers do not achieve this flight time.

Increasing demand and growing areas of application

The drones serve a variety of use cases both in the defence and security sector, as well as for the geospatial industry. They can be used in search and rescue operations after natural disasters like floods. Further areas of applications are smart farming, volume calculation in open-pit mining, surveying work for large construction sites, real-time situational awareness, tactical mapping, and automated railway inspection.

We are seeing a constantly growing interest in our unique UAV systems from governments as well as leading enterprises around the globe. They use our drones for applications like irrigation optimization in agriculture, progress monitoring in open pit mining, surveying work for large construction sites, real-time situational awareness and in Search and Rescue (SAR) scenarios. The Deutsche Bahn inspects their railway network with our automatically operated drones for instance after severe weather events. The Series A round will allow us to further scale our production and establish ourselves as the international standard in eVTOL UAVs by increasing investment in our development capabilities and sales team. We thank our investors and look forward to continuing successful collaboration.
Frank Thieser

CFO & CSO, Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems technology promises competitive advantages in areas like flight endurance, ease of operation, reliability, flying in windy conditions, and autonomous flying abilities. The company targets the growing governmental market — where a limited number of companies based in the United States and Israel have historically provided systems — and the commercial market.
Vertical take-off and landing drones have started to change how our customers operate their systems today. With the fresh capital, we will expand our research and development capacities in the areas of swarming, autonomous flight, and artificial intelligence. We will continue to lead this field.
Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Tailwind for promising pioneers

“The Bavarian Growth Fund is an important instrument for strengthening the competitiveness of the Bavarian economy,” said Bavaria’s Minister of Economics Aiwanger. “This helps small and medium-sized enterprises to turn new ideas into concrete innovations. Young Bavarian high-tech companies in particular need capital to be able to compete in international growth markets. The young company can use the fresh funding to expand its research, development, and sales capacities in the fields of autonomous flying and artificial intelligence. Ultimately, Bavaria as a business location benefits from every development of new technologies.”

“Today, there is hardly an industry that is not thinking about the opportunities presented by the use of drones, and there are already plenty of successful customer examples,” said Monika Steger, Managing Director at Bayern Kapital. “Quantum-Systems convinces us equally with its powerful, efficient technology and its brilliant starting position for an international market with enormously high growth potential. We are delighted to have a Bavarian company with outstanding management that is helping to shape digitalization and the next stage of conquering airspace for the future.”

 

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About Quantum-Systems
 
Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defence, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability.

The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities enable its users to capitalise on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency.

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence.

Press Contact:

Quantum-Systems GmbH
Claudia Steinhoff
Dornierstr. 11
82205 Gilching
csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com
www.quantum-systems.com
+49 8105 7709 128

Reseller Spotlight: OPTRON (Pty) Ltd

Reseller Spotlight: OPTRON (Pty) Ltd

OPTRON (Pty) Ltd was established in 1986. With over 35 years experience in the geospatial industry, they are the leading supplier of the latest positioning technologies in the African market. We are proud to feature OPTRON in this version of Reseller Spolight!

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

We supply and support products in most countries across sub-Saharan Africa, directly and indirectly with the assistance of a select network of re-sellers and agents.

Our solutions integrate a wide range of technologies to assist in maximizing the user’s productivity and over-all profitability, by revolutionizing their work processes.

“At OPTRON, we are focused on adding value to our hardware and software offering by providing word-class technical support and training and this is exactly why we got in touch with Quantum-Systems, says Sean Dane – Sales Manager at OPTRON (Pty) Ltd

“We have an internationally accredited in-house workshop facility and are equipped to service, repair and calibrate our complete range of products.”

Where do you see the strengths for the products of Quantum-Systems as a service provider and what can customers expect from you?

The target market for the products of Quantum-Systems for OPTRON is in the surveying and mapping industry alongside of aerial & terrestrial scanning, monitoring and augmented reality applications in the African market.

“I’m very excited to be partnering with such a strong industry partner as Optron. They are true geospatial experts, and I’m very glad to have them, and their expertise in the Quantum-Systems family”

Robert Leake

Sales-Manager, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Why Quantum-Systems? Why did you choose our products?

The market was demanding a VTOL based drone for survey and mapping and the Quantum Systems Trinity F90+ is the best in the VTOL market today!

How can potential customers reach you? Where can people learn more about OPTRON ?

May 4th – The use of drones made easy, in cooperation with our partner ESRI Germany

May 4th – The use of drones made easy, in cooperation with our partner ESRI Germany

Use of drone software made easy: From flight planning to evaluation

How does the optimal drone mission succeed? Tips and tricks for planning, image data evaluation and distribution.

The consistency of a process chain from drone flight planning to service-based distribution of raster data is essential for an optimal result. ESRI Germany and  Quantum-Systems together show in an Esri Live Webinar the workflow of the flight planning software QBase 3D (based on ArcGIS Runtime), the execution of a drone flight and the data processing in 2D as well as 3D using Site Scan for ArcGIS.

In this webinar we show…

  • …the entire process chain from flight planning to raster data distribution.
  • …the data processing in 2D and 3D using SiteScan for ArcGIS
  • …how to refine the data with the ArcGIS Image Analyst

Date: 04 May 2022, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

We are conducting this webinar together with our partner ESRI Deutschland.

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FairFleet and Quantum-Systems partner to boost professional drone solutions.

FairFleet and Quantum-Systems partner to boost professional drone solutions.

FairFleet and Quantum-Systems, leading manufacturer of VTOL drone systems, recently signed a partnership agreement to increase the usage of VTOL systems within the global FairFleet pilot network, to meet the increased client needs.

With Quantum-Systems’ VTOL drone Trinity F90+ and FairFleet processing capabilities as joined force a complete aerial surveying solution can be offered — highly efficient aerial data collection, to postprocessing and analysis.

Through this exciting partnership, FairFleet now endorses Quantum-Systems’ Trinity F90+ as the preferred fixed-wing drone for large-scale projects where conventional copter UAVs lack the required endurance to perform the job efficiently.

Customers with large projects in real estate management, insurance or industrial inspections, will now be able to rely on over 3000 certified FairFleet pilots who will have better access to the Trinity F90+ as the right tool to efficiently and safely capture the necessary data.

The agreement includes a commitment of Quantum-Systems to offer complete drone mapping kits for registered FairFleet pilots. FairFleet will encourage professional pilots globally to the preferred use of Quantum-System hardware. In addition, FairFleet will support Quantum in the further development of hardware and equipment directly from the field. Direct feedback from FairFleet pilots will lead to even more efficient hardware and software solutions. A win-win situation for Quantum-Systems, FairFleet and the drone economy.

FairFleet will offer Quantum-Systems products through their existing pilot database

We’re thrilled to officially partner with Quantum-Systems and make a fixed-wing VTOL drone available to our pilot base. We’re looking forward to deepening this partnership and continue to develop industry solutions for our clients, making professional drone services and data analysis even more accessible for everyone! The entire drone economy will benefit from this great partnership between a leading hardware manufacturer and a leading solution provider.

Alexander Engelfried

Co-founder & Managing Director, FairFleet

The partnership with FairFleet enables thousands of pilots worldwide to use our products and learn about the advantages they offer. We are sure that we can contribute to more efficient use of drone technology in many projects. Together, Quantum-Systems and FairFleet can offer a complete ecosystem of hardware, software and services and we are very excited to see the results of this cooperation.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

In response to the growing demand for VTOL fixed-wing combined technology, FairFleet chose Quantum-Systems as a partner, due to many of its outstanding features, including proven results, ease of use and longevity. VTOL technology offers the unique ability to fly as efficiently as a fixed-wing airplane but allow for the easy vertical take-off and landing like a multi-rotor drone. No runway and no extra equipment are needed for take-off or landing. This means reduced harm to the sUAS and sensors for an extended product life as well as maximum safety for the pilot/operator.

FairFleet will support Quantum-Systems in the development and in field testing of new hardware, systems, or flight patterns. The great experience of more than 10,000 flights in the past years will provide great value to the product development team at Quantum-Systems and to find innovative solutions to client requirements around the globe.

About FairFleet

FairFleet is a full-service provider for drone powered solutions. FairFleet offers all types of aerial data, from marketing shots to data-driven, automatically generated inspection reports for insurance and various other industries, like Real Estate, Mapping, Surveying and Energy.

FairFleet is dedicated to serve both clients and pilots – with custom business integrations to image and video post-production as well as intelligent data analytics services. Currently, their network consists of more than 3000 professional drone pilots in over 85 countries.

Press Contact:

Phone Number: +49 (0) 89 51919916
E-mail: press@fairfleet.com
Website: www.fairfleet.com

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability. 

The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities enable its users to capitalise on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

Press Contact: 
Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

April 5th – Expanding surveying capabilities with the Qube 240 LiDAR scanner & Trinity F90+ UAV

April 5th – Expanding surveying capabilities with the Qube 240 LiDAR scanner & Trinity F90+ UAV

Expand your surveying capabilities with the Qube 240 LiDAR scanner and learn from Control Point Associates, Inc.

During the webinar you will learn how the Trinity F90+ UAV and the Qube 240 LiDAR scanner are expanding overall surveying capabilities, for instance in urban mapping, forestry, mining, power line inspection or environmental monitoring.

Control Point Associates, Inc. was an early adopter of the drone based Qube 240 LiDAR scanner as remote sensing method in 2021. Since then, they have become the leading experts in generating precise, three-dimensional and actionable information for their large customer base from various industries.

During the webinar we will explain a full end to end workflow, possible applications and also limitations of the Qube 240 LiDAR and how to achieve “real world accuracy” proven by real use case data.

Richard Butkus, III, joined Control Point Associates, Inc. in 2011 and has nine (9) years of experience in the land surveying industry. Richard began in the field as an Instrument Operator, where he excelled and quickly moved into the office as a Survey Technician. He has vast experience with terrestrial laser scanning and managing point cloud information, inside and outside of the office. Over the last year, Richard took on the role of UAV Operations Manager, supervising Control Point Associates, Inc.’s UAV pilots and overseeing firm-wide drone flight schedules, capturing photography, video, 3D Point Clouds, and aerial mapping. Richard manages the day-to-day operations and projects within the UAV Division. He is a certified UAV pilot.

Richard Butkus III

Control Point Associates, Inc.

Originally from the Midwest of the United States, a diverse background in drone mapping and operational support has taken Daniel from coast to coast. Daniel has 10 years of experience in geospatial technology, including a Master’s degree in GIS & Remote Sensing, leading a team of support engineers, and serving on several leadership boards. He has focused on the drone industry for the last 7 years and joined Quantum Systems in 2021.
Daniel Murphy

Quantum-Systems

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