QBaseTactical Release v2.29

QBaseTactical Release v2.29

QBaseTactical Release v2.29 now available!

Quantum-Systems released the newest version of its ground control station software QBaseTactical.
Government and law enforcement users have exclusive access to this version with control features for Vector and Scorpion UAS.

This version update provides advanced gimbal payload (e.g. the Raptor IR/EO Payload) and recording features.  The update is provided free of charge.

If you want to get an overview of the user interface, we suggest you visit our YouTube channel in addition to the possibility to download a full version of the non-tactical QBase 3D from our website.

The latest version includes a new account structure as well as a new KML manager. For more information about these features, please see the latest manual 2.3.0.49 which will be downloaded to your local hard drive with the new QBase version. Alternatively, you can find the manual here. Please find the complete list of new features and changes below.

New gimbals and gimbal features

  • Full support of the new Nextvision Raptor gimbal
  • Programmable geolocks in mission path waypoints for preplanning reconnaissance missions
  • Fixed gimbal position mode for easily scanning streets or areas while flying

New Recording Export Features

  • STANAG 4609 compatible export. Share mission results including full metadata with other entities
  • Mpeg4 file format support for easy viewing by third party applications
  • Improved H264 decoder to increase performance
  • Improved export UI for selecting the mission parts you want to export

Additional new features and changes:

  • Improvement of gimbal view
    • Custom HUD colors
    • Custom enabling of displayed information
    • Interface cleanup and improvements
  • Safety Features
    • Support for Safe Return Paths enables safely coming home on critical incidents
    • Expedite Descent command for quick reducing of altitude
    • Support for GPS denied flight with status and position uncertainty display
  • KML Manager (Ported from QBase3D): Import and manage KML files
    • Parallel display of multiple KML files
    • Selection of subelements for conversion to Areas, Corridors or NoFly zones
    • Editable display style of loaded KML files
  • Multi Language Support
    • German and English are now supported
    • Many more are to come in feature releases
  • Many more including
    • Graphical mission warnings
    • Support for 10W Silvus Modems
    • Support for new handheld controller
    • Improvement of user experience in many areas
    • Several bug fixes
Quantum-Systems and Rocketmine enter into strategic partnership

Quantum-Systems and Rocketmine enter into strategic partnership

Quantum-Systems GmbH and Africa’s leading drone services provider, Rocketmine, a member of Delta Drone International (DLTI) enter into strategic partnership to expand drone-based service offering across the continent and Australia 

 

Both market leading companies note an increasing demand for drones-based LiDAR solutions and partner to enable clients exploiting the full potential of this technology  

 

MUNICH, Germany, and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa— March 01, 2022 — Quantum-Systems, an innovative developer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs officially announced today a strategic partnership with leading drones as-a-service provider, Rocketmine to meet the growing demand for actionable, aerial Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR) data across the African continent and Australia.   

Having deployed the innovative technology solutions across multiple countries and projects over several years, Rocketmine’s expertise as a drone-technology leader and service to the African continent’s biggest companies is unsurpassed.  

The use of a LiDAR scanner as remote sensing method generates precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics. This kind of fast actionable data is crucial for mine operators when calculating stock volumes and for other measurements.  Historically, aerial LiDAR has been a technology that could only be deployed by manned aircraft such as helicopters or planes. 

Quantum-Systems introduced the Qube 240 LiDAR sensor in 2021, which has been transformative for the industry since, offering attractive applications for several operations. The Qube 240 produces survey grade results, weighs only 930g, and can be mounted on the Trinity F90+ eVTOL fixed-wing UAV.

Use Case – Precise large scale terrain mapping under tropical rain forest with the Qube 240 LiDAR and Trinity F90+ UAV

Creation of a Digital Terrain Model using a LiDAR sensor in cooperation with Rocketmine

As a technology agnostic company and being an early adopter at the same time, Rocketmine always deploys best in class technology and solutions for their clients’ missions in challenging and complex African environments. This strategy brought them together with Quantum-Systems, an innovation-driven company, pushing new technologies to market.  

Quantum-Systems joined Rocketmine on their RocketTechTour in September 2021 for extensive deployment of the Quantum-Systems portfolio. Over 24 days and 3,000 km of travel, 15 missions were completed, 14 flight hours conducted, and three different sensors deployed, including the Qube240 LiDAR sensor, and more than two (2) Terabytes of survey grade LiDAR data was captured.

The operations on the tech tour were successful, proving the usability, accuracy, and quality of Quantum-Systems products.   

As Camron Pfafferot, Rocketmine’s Head of Sales and Marketing says: “Rocketmine is currently backed by major multinationals in agriculture, mining, and security for leading aerial data services in Africa. Quantum-Systems brings increased capabilities to our existing service offering and is disrupting the manned LiDAR model through more agility, cost efficiency and versatility.  Through Rocketmine’s experience in South, East, West and North Africa, its global 4th ranking (Droneii), current and future clients are now in a position to benefit significantly from our long-range drone LiDAR turnkey offerings.”  

The successful testing period led to the conclusion of the global enterprise agreement, solidifying the relationship between both companies.

Learn more:
How LiDAR is transforming exploration in West Africa

We are very excited about this strategic partnership! In Rocketmine, we have found a partner who confirms the performance and quality of our products daily. The team around Christopher Clark and Camron Pfafferott is very open to new technology, but they also test it to its limits before adding it to their service offering. For an innovation-driven company like Quantum-Systems, partnerships like this are invaluable.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

By combining expertise, Rocketmine can bring state of the art technology and service to its customers in Africa, Australia, and beyond offering an all-in-one solution that no one else has been able to offer to clients in that region before. 

Rocketmine’s drone-based LiDAR solutions are based on the best available technology globally. We have developed deep expertise in deploying advanced systems in challenging and diverse conditions across Africa over many years, and are to provide actionable drone-based data to clients. This partnership with Quantum-Systems enables us to continue providing an unmatched level of service and expertise to some of the world’s leading companies active in mining, security, agriculture and more.

Christopher Clark

Managing Director, Rocketmine and CEO, Delta Drone International

About Rocketmine 

Rocketmine, a member of DeltaDrone International (DLTI), provides professional drone survey & mapping data services to corporate customers predominantly in the mining, agriculture, and security sectors.  

A Delta Drone International subsidiary, Rocketmine is in charge of developing the Group’s “mines” solution. Operating predominantly in Africa and Australia, Rocketmine provides the daily topographic data essential to surveyors for mine management. The solution can digitize entire sites, including infrastructures, for the gradual construction of a 3-D digital model.  

Delta Drone International has ranked fourth in Drone Industry Insights Top Global Drone Service Providers for 2021.

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

Quantum-Systems raises growth funding from 10x Group

Quantum-Systems raises growth funding from 10x Group

Germany, Munich, May 17, 2021 – Quantum-Systems GmbH, Munich-based market leader for development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), today announced that it has closed an additional round of financing and raised an undisclosed amount from also Munich-based 10x Group. The investment round will support the company’s continued expansion as it takes advantage of accelerating market demand for next-generation sUAS with electric vertical take-off and landing capabilities and onboard edge AI.

Quantum-Systems has achieved a 155% growth rate in revenue in the year 2020 compared to the previous year and has built a global customer base, which is using Quantum-Systems’ drone platform for missions like smart farming, volume calculation in open-pit mining, surveying work for large construction sites, real-time situational awareness, tactical mapping, Search and Rescue (SAR) and automated railway inspection.

Demo use cases also include the transport of medications and blood reserves. With this growth funding, Quantum-Systems intends to further accelerate its growth strategy towards building the pan-European leader and will substantially invest into sales, marketing, and R&D.

The strong customer traction and investor interest is a tremendous validation of our technology and the market opportunity. We are excited and thankful for the trust of our new investors. 10x Group’s investment is a turnkey event for Quantum-Systems.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

More financial and networking resources to drive the company’s development.

10x Group will support Quantum-Systems with its continuous growth plans. Key initiatives are the expansion of the globally operating sales team, the expansion of R&D capacities in the field of autonomous flying and artificial intelligence as well as further vertical integration of system-critical components of the eVTOL drones.

Quantum-Systems’ unique technology and easy-to-use software form the company’s opportunities for drones within the commercial and governmental space. The new EU framework on the future operation of drones, which successfully passed the German Parliament last week, finally makes Germany the country with the most innovative regulatory rule set in the world.

 

The opportunities for professional, industry-grade, drones are unprecedented in the commercial and governmental markets for the years to come. We identified Quantum-Systems as the world leader regarding technology and products and we look forward to supporting the management team to execute this huge opportunity.

Felix Haas

Partner at 10x Group and lead for Quantum-Systems GmbH, 10x Group

10x Group is joined in this investment round by their affiliated partner Andrej Henkler from Leblon Capital. Mr. Henkler is an early backer of multiple US successes like Palantir and will advise Quantum-Systems on the upcoming global expansion.

About 10x Group

10x Group is a group of serial entrepreneurs and founders investing in founders of digital start-ups in Europe and Silicon Valley. Next to being entrepreneurs 10x invests into ambitious teams in Europe and Silicon Valley since 2007. Through their extensive network and knowledge in the B2B and B2C world they actively support their founders to develop their companies. Of 120 active investments, 50+ are based in the Valley. The focus is on businesses with a digital disruptive element.

About Quantum-Systems GmbH

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 them unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability.

The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities, enable its users to capitalize 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 utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency.

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence bringing the customers’ decision-making processes to new levels. Quantum-Systems was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen 20 km west of Munich.

Press Contact:
Claudia Steinhoff
Phone: +49 (0)8105 24150 64
E-mail: csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com

Quantum-Systems & BSS Holland collaborate to provide their customers with aerial ISR and tactical mapping to create intelligence for effective decision-making on the tactical edge.

Quantum-Systems & BSS Holland collaborate to provide their customers with aerial ISR and tactical mapping to create intelligence for effective decision-making on the tactical edge.

Gilching, Germany, and Hilversum, The Netherlands, April 7th, 2021 Quantum-Systems GmbH has announced a new distribution partnership with BSS Holland BV, based in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

BSS Holland is dedicated to supporting its customers in accelerating its OODA (observe-orient-decide-act) – loop. They focus on C5ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), sensor integration, and manned, unmanned and remote-controlled platforms. The collaboration with Quantum-Systems is focused on building future readiness for the Tactical Edge, helping professionals in the defense and homeland security organizations by providing state-of-the-art Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, including real-time observation and analysis as well as tactical mapping.

“We have been in contact with Quantum-Systems for a while and were immediately triggered by their product portfolio, roadmap, and strategy to create a family of systems for short and long-range ISR and mapping. We also like the fact that Quantum-Systems is collaborating with partner companies for their mission control software, AI, and sensors which is fundamental for Human-Machine Teaming. Lowering the cognitive load of the operators and support the soldiers to create actionable information from the sensor data is important for our defense customers.”

Robert Breedveld

Managing Partner, BSS Holland BV

Quantum-Systems added to unmanned systems solutions portfolio.

BSS Holland has recently added the Quantum-Systems Vector™ & Scorpion™ 2-in-1 ISR platform plus the Trinity™ F90+ large-scale mapping drone to its offering, expanding it with eVTOL fixed-wing UAVs.
The Vector & Scorpion 2-in-1 platform offers customer access to a deployment kit consisting of two configuration possibilities: An eVTOL fixed-wing long-endurance UAS and a Tri-Copter short-endurance UAS in one system, sharing the same fuselage. Changing between the two is a matter of seconds and possible without any tools, which opens further applications with just one UAS.

Vector™ delivers live video streams and high-quality aerial data with AI onboard.

Vector™ provides long-endurance, versatile and flexible characteristics that are exceeding the performance of conventional UAS platforms. It is suited for advanced ISR missions, streaming live data in real-time using a Mesh IP encrypted data link with a range of 15+ kilometers. Being equipped with advanced AI capabilities, the data assessment process of Vector is supported by automatic identification and tracking algorithms, providing on-the-ground tactical units with important safety and efficiency benefits. Vector features a single flight time of 120 minutes and is also suited for applications such as Search & Rescue (SAR), Live Area Mapping, and Convoy and VIP Protection. Vector integrates dual EO and IR gimbal sensors, enabling missions both, day and night.

Scorpion™ is suitable to operate in urban environments and in tethered configuration.

Scorpion is a Tri-Copter, using the same fuselage as Vector, leading to fast deployment on-site when changing the configuration and reducing training efforts for the user. Scorpion features a single flight time of 45 minutes and is ideal for smaller-scale use, for example in densely built urban areas. For stationary use, such as monitoring crowds or surveilling objects Scorpion can be configured with a Tethering System. Scorpion is using the same Mesh IP encrypted HD data link as Vector with an operating range of at least 15 kilometers to submit aerial video data in real-time.   

Trinity F90+ is optimized to efficiently acquire high-resolution aerial data.

BSS Holland’s drone offering will be rounded-off with the Trinity F90+ – Quantum-Systems’ flagship large-scale fixed-wing mapping drone. The Trinity F90+ is a professional large-scale mapping drone designed to capture high-resolution aerial data in a user-friendly and highly efficient manner. The Trinity F90+ integrates multiple, high-precision survey-grade sensors in an easily accessible and exchangeable payload compartment – including RGB, multi-spectral, thermal, and even LiDAR. The Trinity F90+ can cover an area of up to 700 hectares with one flight, achieving a flight time of 90 minutes and more with the same battery. The Trinity F90+ comes standard with a GNSS reference station, offering high-precision PPK and RTK enabling the geotagging relative precision of down to 2-5 cm in respect to the antenna placement point.
In operations, where knowing the terrain is a decisive factor, the Trinity F90+ safely and quickly provides high-precision geospatial data that can serve as a base for intelligence operation, tactical decision, and operations.

Quantum-Systems is agnostic when it comes to data post-processing. The captured images and all metadata are suitable for the common software suits for further post-processing. Data captured with the Trinity F90+ can be processed to generate 2D maps or 3D reconstructions of vertical environment, or using it for DSMs, DTMs, point clouds, and ortho mosaics.  Data from high-precision sensors such as PPK receivers, survey-grade color, multispectral cameras, and LiDAR are all fully supported by the common software platforms Quantum-Systems is partnering with. Thanks to Quantum-Systems’ licensed partnership with ESRI, users have online and offline access in the field to curated mapping data.

“I am very excited to welcome Robert Breedveld and his team from BSS Holland to our Dealer network. Vector and Trinity both have undergone intensive testing by BSS and their governmental users. After an extensive program, they are now officially available in the Netherlands, customer-ready.”

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

The Vector and Scorpion platform was officially released for sales in 2020 with several governmental clients in Germany and the U.S. Trinity was introduced to the market in late 2017 and is used for mapping projects in the agricultural sector, in the mining business, or by construction companies all over the world, transforming decision-making processes for the better by aerial data intelligence.

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 2015, specializes in the development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Our sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. We continuously integrate high-precision sensors into our systems for increased aerial data intelligence. Using these methods, we are transforming decision-making processes for the professional user in both the commercial and governmental sectors.
For more information about Quantum-Systems visit www.quantum-systems.com.

Contact:
Claudia Steinhoff
Phone: +49 (0)8105 24150 64
E-mail: csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com

About BSS Holland

BSS wants to contribute to making the world a safer and more secure environment to live and work in for citizens, first responders, and soldiers. We are providing turnkey C5ISR solutions which make the operators in the defense and homeland security organizations more agile and effective.

BSS is passionate about helping customers to understand what kind of effects technology has on their strategy, management, organization, command control, material, personnel, and training.

BSS Holland BV was established in 2008 as an autonomous and independent Dutch company with an international orientation willing and able to act as a trusted partner for its clients finding solutions for challenging security and defense mission gaps.
For more information about BSS Holland visit https://bssholland.com/.

Contact:
Joyce Stuurman
Phone: +31 (0)35 205 72 72
E-mail: joyce.stuurman@bssholland.com

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

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