SANBS showcases a life-saving drone on the Quantum-Systems Tron UAV platform

SANBS showcases a life-saving drone on the Quantum-Systems Tron UAV platform

Johannesburg, Munich, 29 May 2019 – The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) came together at the North Eastern Radio Flyers in Sandton to showcase  how they intend to save more lives using drone technology. An important part of the project is of course the drone itself. With the Tron, Quantum Systems is supplying the carrier system for the blood reserves.

Quantum-Systems Tron UAV as a key element

The TRON Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a highly specialized aircraft that will be used to transport blood from blood banks to hospitals in remote areas. The TRON, like a helicopter, is capable of vertically taking off and landing. Once in flight it switches into a highly efficient aircraft. In an emergency blood can be delivered to hospitals much faster and more efficiently than ever before.

According to the SANBS, the TRON aerial vehicle will be a South African first, complementing the existing logistics infrastructure. It will continue to cement the not-for-profit organisation’s place as a thought leader and a cornerstone of the healthcare system in SA through the gift of life.

“We believe that this is an innovative step in the history of blood transfusion. SANBS is determined to improve rapid access to life-saving blood products in rural areas through the use of drone technology. Our concept is globally unique in that we will provide two-way logistics; patients can receive emergency “O negative” blood from one of our blood banks via drone. The same drone can then take that patient’s blood sample to the blood bank for comprehensive cross-matching and then safely and rapidly deliver compatible blood back to the patient” says Dr. Jonathan Louw, CEO of the SANBS.

The WCBS say this initiative is commendable and will indeed be instrumental in saving lives. “We celebrate a milestone. Our main aim as a blood service in the Western Cape is to save people’s lives by providing sufficient, safe blood. Drones will assist us to provide blood timeously to where it is needed,” says Dr Greg Bellairs, WCBS CEO/Medical Director.

About Quantum-Systems and the Tron UAV

The TRON is a professional and high-performing UAV. The system has a maximum take-off weight of 13,5 kg and can fly at speeds of up to 160km/h.

The highly quality standards of Quantum-Systems GmbH, combined with the extremely simple operating concept and the high aerodynamic efficiency, make the system unique. To meet these high demands, the TRON was designed from the outset as a fully electric transition aircraft. The TRON’s cargo compartment is able to securely accommodate even the most fragile payload, up to 2 kg and cool it actively.  The TRON will fly at an altitude of 100m to hospitals as far away as 100km delivering up to four units of life saving blood.

About the SANBS

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is an independent non-profit organization, and one of the leaders in the discipline of blood transfusion. The challenge the company is facing is how to build a greater level of brand affinity and turn itself into an organisation which generates advocacy of its cause across all South Africans.

SANBS operates in eight out of nine provinces in South Africa (with the exception of The Western Cape which is serviced by the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service). It also provides crucial support to countries in the SADC region.

SANBS supplies over one million blood products annually and is rated among the top blood services in the world.  This pedigree comes as a result of world-class testing and collection protocols which ensure that the blood which is transfused is always of top quality.

Blood is only collected from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors who lead safe lifestyles and meet the minimum criteria for donating blood however this criterion limits the potential donor pool.
Tests are done by using Individual Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (ID NAT) which detects the presence of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Syphilis.

The blood is processed into its constituent components; red blood cells, plasma and platelets therefore in principle a single blood donation can save up to three lives.

Quantum-Systems expands in Vietnam with DTSM (Dai Thanh Surveying Mapping)

Quantum-Systems expands in Vietnam with DTSM (Dai Thanh Surveying Mapping)

The TrinityF9 now also flies in Vietnam.

Quantum-Systems’ Vietnamese reseller DTSM received representatives of VINANREN (Vietnam Natural Resources And Environment Corporation) this weekend. This association of state-owned companies has set itself the task of updating the surveying surveys still existing from the Vietnam War and makes them available for the implementation of new infrastructure measures for the development of roads and waterways.

DTSM CEO Mr Thuy Tran Cong said: “Our customers were delighted with the ease of use of the TrinityF9. Flight planning with Qbase3D and mission debriefing could also be carried out by all participants without much prior knowledge. We are delighted to be able to offer the TrinityF9 in Vietnam as well”.

Quantum-Systems selected as one of the finalists for the German Aviation Innovation Award

Quantum-Systems selected as one of the finalists for the German Aviation Innovation Award

We are very pleased that Quantum-Systems has been selected among the finalists in the category “Rethinking Flying” at this year’s German Aviation Innovation Award!

 

The “Rethinking Flying” prize is awarded to innovations that reinvent flying and is aimed at forward-thinkers, developers and engineers who want to take classical aviation into the future with their ideas.

This category is not limited to certain fields, but is rather open for innovations in all disciplines.

Both the classic Customer Journey segment with innovations that support the travel process of the passengers from the time they book their trip until they leave their destination airport, as well as

the trend area of autonomous and unmanned modes of propulsion and propulsion, which are the mobility of the future will change significantly, are only two of many possible topics.

 

The nomination of the winners and the award ceremony will take place on June 6, 2019 in Berlin.

About the IDL

The 4th Innovation Award of the German Aviation Industry (Innovationspreis der Deutschen Luftfahrt  – IDL) honors the most innovative and best concepts in the German aviation industry in the categories “Rethinking Flying”, “Reducing emissions”, “Smart Factory” and “Cross Innovation”.

The IDL will be held under the Patronage of the Member of the Bundestag Thomas Jarzombek, Coordinator of the Federal Government for German Air Transport and space travel, by the German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V.). (BDLI), the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft e.V.) (BDL) and the digital association Bitkom e.V.

The prize is sponsored by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum e.V.). (DLR) and the Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH (ZAL). Initiator and office is the P3 group GmbH.

The IDL builds a bridge between digitization and aviation industry and is the platform for the exchange of new developments and innovations from the areas of science, politics and companies at the same time.

From start-ups to SMEs up to established enterprises idea givers of different backgrounds take part in the Innovation Award.

The Quantum-Systems Team – First Contact –

The Quantum-Systems Team – First Contact –

Who do my requests land with? Who takes care of my support ticket? Who is my contact person for the upcoming Demo Day?

This article is intended to answer these questions. At Quantum-Systems, more than 40 people work every day to develop, produce and distribute the best UAV fixed-wing system on the market, including after-sales support.

 

General Management

Florian Seibel

Florian Seibel

CEO & Founder

In many of our videos to see and as founder of the first hour and CEO he is the face of Quantum-Systems

Armin Busse

Armin Busse

CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Armin Busse manages the financial operations of Quantum-Systems.

International Sales

Johannes Krick and Martin Herkommer are international sales managers at trade fairs and in direct contact with our partners and resellers. Thanks to many years of experience in the professional use of drones, from mission planning to data analysis, they are on the road all over the world to train customers in the use of our systems.

Dale Hylton is our Sales Manager for the US and epands the brand of quantum-systems throughou the United States since 2017.

Stefan Wurmser is responsible for the organisation and implementation of our Demo Days in the Business Development department. Thanks to his his didactic skills and professional competence in the GIS area, a wide range of application areas and possibilities of use are addressed on customer request and corresponding application potentials for our systems are developed.

Martin Herkommer

Martin Herkommer

Head of Sales / CSO

Manages the Reseller Network of Quantum-Systems together with the sales team.

Johannes Krick

Johannes Krick

Sales Manager

Professional focus: To develop and extend our Reseller-Network worldwide and to fulfill the special needs of our End-Customers.

 

I enjoy working with a team of highly professional engineers and see our products managing a wide range of different tasks.
Dale Hylton

Dale Hylton

Director of Business Development at Quantum-Systems GmbH, US Division

 
I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: The goal to build high quality innovative products.
Stefan Wurmser

Stefan Wurmser

Business Development at Quantum-Systems GmbH, GIS Specialist

Professional focus: planning and carrying out training courses and the monthly Demo Day. Collection and postprocessing of image data for further development and marketing purposes

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: A broad and interesting field of activity in which you have a lot of personal responsibility.

inside Sales, Service & Support

Whoever calls us in the office or contacts us by mail, be it for general questions or support, will almost certainly reach Johannes, Katharina, Philip, Pierre or Sarah.
We are happy to go into detail with you, because thanks to regular test flights and workshops, there is plenty of application experience available with our drones.

Pierre Ulfig

Pierre Ulfig

Head of Marketing, Sales & Service

Professional focus: Thankfully in the areas of marketing, sales and service 😉

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: Professional, solution-oriented start-up spirit
Katharina Holland

Katharina Holland

Sales Manager

Professional focus: Looking for new and promising resellers around the world and make existing resellers happy with a timely delivery of Quantum UAVs

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: Hands-on mentality of the team, openness, the chance to bring in your own ideas
Sarah Steinbrecher

Sarah Steinbrecher

Marketing & Support

Professional focus: Responsible for marketing materials, organization of trade shows,and always available to support our resellers.

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: To feel the passion of the engineers and to get the possibility to work on many different projects
Philip Neugirg

Philip Neugirg

Sales Manager

Professional focus: Lead Management, Customer Service, Shipping and customs issues.

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: Working with outstanding UAVs, the team-spirit and the weekly Weißwurst-breakfast 😉
Johannes Würzberg

Johannes Würzberg

Support & UAV Training

Professional focus: Helping our resellers and customers to solve technical issues and support them during their flight demonstrations.

 

I appreciate most about Quantum-Systems: Everybody believes in the company & product, working in a new and fast-growing market, possibility to assume responsibility.
$3M Volume UAV contract signed: India will increase the use of professional UAVs in three states

$3M Volume UAV contract signed: India will increase the use of professional UAVs in three states

India’s elite surveying organization Survey of India awards India’s first survey grade hybrid UAV Trinity+ order to India’s oldest surveying instrument company API-Roter Group partnered with Quantum-Systems GmbH Germany.

This cooperation is innovative for the Indian market as the drone market is tightly regulated and several requirements for professional use have to be met.

Survey of India” takes a leadership role in providing user focused, cost effective, reliable and quality geospatial data, information and intelligence for meeting the needs of national security, sustainable national development, and new information markets. As a technology, drones are of the highest interest in all these areas and promise an increase in data quality, timeliness and at the same time cost savings in the survey.

India takes this development seriously and will be a worldwide example for the sustainable use of drones in large scale mapping. Very soon Indian sky will be seeing a lot of Quantum-Systems’ Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) compliant Trinity+ UAVs flying.

Sajid Mukhtar (MD, API-Roter Group) with Surveyor General Girish Kumar and Florian Seibel (CEO Quantum-Systems)

Sajid Mukhtar (MD, API-Roter Group) with Surveyor General Girish Kumar and Florian Seibel (CEO Quantum-Systems GmbH)

Trinity+ prevails against the competition

In order to find the best system in the market for this application, a call for tenders was launched in 2018 to compete different systems against each other. The catalogue of requirements comprised numerous disciplines, some of which were specified by the state and others by the customer.

In a tightly scrutinized demonstration of the drones of 11 participating companies, Trinity+’s outshone the competition in performance, data quality and compliance to the regulations. Quantum-Systems GmbH and its Indian partner Ansari Precision Instruments are proud to have won the tender in the aggressive competition.

Trinity+ as a product is a superb example of Indo-German cooperation and a testament to German engineering and Indian skill and productivity. The drones are specially configured for the customer’s needs and equipped with additional features. Built under of the “Make in India” initiative the systems include state of the art integration of PPK system, navigation lights, GSM tracking and an unmatched flight time.

The UAVs are equipped with ADS-B technology by uaVionix for Detect and Avoid (DAA) functionality as well as for airspace awareness and Air Traffic Control (ATC) compatibility.  It allows the Trinity+ to respond to Mode S radar interrogations by ATC and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS).The flight control is compatible with the DGCA’s No Permission No Takeoff (NPNT) to implement secure flying of drones in India.

India is at the forefront in the use of UAVs

India is making great efforts to play a pioneering role in the promising fast-growing field of drone technology. Thus, the legal and structural framework conditions are currently being created to make the potential value of the technology truly usable and to offer the public direct added value.

In the future, drones will be used for mapping and producing geographical maps and aerial photographs. Deployments in large cities are also conceivable (cadastral surveying).

The resulting data sets are of great interest to all parties active in the region, as they can be used for spatial planning and development. Big Data applications in particular will enable completely new approaches to spatial development issues in the future.

The Trinity+ UAVs will be deployed in three states with the aim of flying throughout India. The delivery of the first order is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel.

Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems.

Especially FlyTech‘s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for a cooperation. The team has extensive professional experience in training and instructing drone pilots and operators in handling various aircraft for safety and civil purposes.

“Quantum-Systems is looking forward to working together with such a strong partner to serve the innovative Israeli market. Says Quantum-Systems CEO Florian Seibel.