Complete Network Control.
The Quantum Q-Server provides complete control over your entire IoT platform. Anyone can now build a powerful wireless IoT network controlling any DIY electronics projects in minutes.
The Q-Server, with its formidable built-in software, is the heart of the Quantum IoT platform. Experience real wireless integration and automation capabilities combined with a self-discovering network. Range extension coming soon.
Leverage next-gen cloud firmware generation for all of your projects or access pre-made apps, firmware and project files from the Library. No matter which device you own, the Q-Server creates a local IP address on your network that you can easily access through various browsers and operating systems. Now that is real compatibility.
Create an app on your laptop, use it on your tablet, upload firmware to a Q-Client Builder Base and receive information from a third party device - all at the same time. The Q-Server architecture enables true multitasking and networking for all of your projects without hassle.
Have you ever experienced unresponsive lights or smart devices during an internet outage? The Quantum Platform never leaves you in the dark, instead, it works locally through industry leading encryption. Whatever you decide to create on your Q-Server stays there, keeping your project data safe at all times.
An internet connection is only required for certain third party services, updates and firmware generation.
Quantum enables you to control all of your projects right from your favorite browser enabled device. The dynamic and responsive Dashboard works great on different screen sizes, while still offering great customizability.
Stop looking for stickers on packages and truly start to integrate your ideas with platforms already on the market. With the Quantum Platform you can experience true freedom of hardware and software, enabling you to create whatever is useful to you and suits your needs.
Quantum integrates with a limited, but growing number of third party platforms and services.
Quantum’s easy setup and low barrier to entry enables you to progress from ‘Hello World’ to more complex projects in no time. Unlike other platforms you don’t need to code, but instead use drag-and-drop as well as easy to understand configuration screens to create your projects, making you an electronics expert in no time!
Build once and use on any other Q-Server. The Quantum platform enables you to easily share your apps and firmware with the maker community and your friends. Saving you time and making projects together more enjoyable than ever before.
Is your system a rebranded Arduino?
No. Our platform offers features that is easily applicable for scalable IoT Applications and designed for a much broader audience.
How does the Quantum Platform compare to Arduino?
Wireless is an add-on
Arduinos are essentially a single board computer with a simple programming editor. Anything else is an add-on. There are a large number of Bluetooth shields that have their own issues and the libraries to drive them are shareware and unsupported. It’s one thing to buy a Bluetooth shield, and quite another to get it to work.
The power and pain of Arduino is the large community support. There’s a reason the software is free, nobody maintains it or improves it. This is up to the community to do and there are no guarantees.
Is your system based on Raspberry Pi or Node Red?
Not at all. Our platform is much more focused towards hardware integration. On top of that we deliver firmware generation for our microcontroller, which makes this system much more accessible to a broader audience.
How does the Quantum Platform compare to Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pis use Unix
To do anything useful in a Raspberry requires a lot of knowledge of Unix and the IO libraries. This can take months of diligent work (research) before even the simplest wireless projects can be created.
Accessing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is difficult
Working with Unix libraries to communicate over Bluetooth requires a lot of work. The libraries are very low level and not supported. When you encounter a bug you’ll need to know how to modify the library to get it to work.
Bluetooth is complicated to use
Accessing Bluetooth in Unix is not straight forward. If you don’t understand pairing, services and device discovery, you have a long road ahead. All this is already built-in on the Quantum Platform.
It takes time to build a project
A lot of coding is required to even get the simplest network application program to work. Years of experience in C and Unix along with how Bluetooth works at a low level is required. This is a difficult task even for experienced programmers.
How does the Quantum Platform compare to Samsung SmartThings?
The Quantum Platform has all the simplicity of the Samsung SmartThings platform without all the restrictions. If you like to play with SmartThings but want to add your own custom devices, the Quantum Platform is for you.
Your SmartThings network only works with approved devices. These devices are usually simple one-off devices. Driving a bi-directional motor with speed control or sending text to an LCD screen is out of the scope for SmartThings.
How secure is your system, and do you use any encryption?
The system uses AES and your data is additionally secured by your unique PIN code and system specific identifiers. Our cloud Infrastructure is using HTTPS and best practice security architecture, which enables us to roll out OTA updates to the system.
Does your system work without an internet connection?
Yes. You will only need an internet connection if you want to use external platforms or when you update the purpose of your Q-Client Builder Base.
Does your system support LAN connectivity?
The Q-Server is Wifi & Bluetooth only and currently does not support LAN connectivity.
Which 3rd party Gateway integrations are supported?
We support Phillips Hue (lighting), Samsung SmartThings (IoT platform), IKEA Tradfri (lighting) and plan to add more Gateways through OTA software updates in the future.
Which hardware components/ drivers are supported and compatible with the Quantum Integration Platform?
We currently offer support for over 60 components and the list will grow with upcoming Q-Cloud Firmware Generator updates. You can find more detailed information in our Hardware reference.
What kind of Objects can I use in the App Builder to build my apps?
We currently offer close to 100 Objects and the list will continue to grow with upcoming OTA software updates. We have 4 major Object categories: Hardware (let’s you talk to specific hardware devices), Interface (create’s a control element on the dashboard of an app), Code (logic gates, calculation, conversions, data storage and more), Service (Infrared, Twilio, Mail, Time of Day, etc.). You can find more information in our Object reference.
Is it possible to use a Wi-Fi range extender with Q-Server?
Your Q-Server needs to be connected to your local network. If you are using a Wi-Fi range extender to extend your local network, the Q-Server will work with it as well. Please note that our Q-Server only runs with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi at this moment.
How many Q-Clients Builder Bases can connect to one Q-Server?
Currently five Q-Clients can connect to one Q-Server.
Do you offer a product warranty?
Absolutely. You can read the full product warranty policy for more info