MTR 100: QPS
Posted by Irina Tabakina
QPS (Quality Positioning Services) bv
Huis ter Heideweg 16, Zeist, Utrecht,
The Netherlands 3705 LZ
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; W: www.qps.nl
CEO/President: Tomas Hjelmberg
No. of Employees: 55
QPS has since 1986 been headquartered in The Netherlands, and is an independent software company, now with subsidiary offices in the U.S. Canada and UK. In 2011 QPS merged with IVS3D so uniting QPS QINSy with QPS Fledermaus. In 2012 QPS became a member of the SAAB (Sweden) group of companies (Security and Defence Solutions).
Quality Positioning Services (QPS) makes industry leading software for collection, post processing and visualization of maritime geomatic data. Its products QPS QINSy and QPS Fledermaus seamlessly partner ArcGIS for Maritime, to solve problems and gain efficiencies for maritime related survey business. Our product QPS Qastor is an Electronic Chart Software (ECS) that enables navigation, piloting and precise docking, as well as several other application such as Oil & Gas FPSO/SPM mooring, patrol vessel and tugboat operations. QPS QINSy is a software suite used for various types of maritime geomatic surveys, ranging from simple single beam surveys up to the very complex offshore construction works. Commercial, academic and government clients worldwide use QPS Fledermaus to interact in 4D with geographical datasets. This provides users with added value in data processing efficiency, quality control accuracy, data analysis completeness, and project integration, that promotes clear communication.
First introduced in 2000, Qastor has continued to be developed and enhanced, and now includes a wealth of options and benefits specifically the result of extensive use in canals, ports and riverways around the world. Using wired or wireless methods, Qastor interfaces to most devices outputting NMEA data strings, to AIS units, and to the QPS Qastor Connect Server which is supplying meteorological data, VTS targets and ENC updates to Qastor users.
(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)