Geospace Acquires ‘ASTORS’ Winner Quantum Technology Sciences

SADAR® is proven to be a ground breaking tunneling detection and location capability. Not only can subsurface activity be located, but the source of energy can be classified as well. This is done using seismic acoustic detection and ranging border tunneling detection technology.

Quantum Technology Sciences Inc. (Quantum or QTSI), a Florida-based tactical security and surveillance systems solutions provider, and a Gold Award Winner in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Perimeter Protection, has been acquired by Geospace Technologies.

Quantum’s operations will remain in Florida, performing as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geospace Technologies Corporation.

Quantum has more than 27 years as a U.S. Federal Contractor supporting Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Energy (DOE), and other agencies with geophysical sensing research and development.

Quantum spent nearly a decade developing a proprietary detection system called SADAR®, the seismic-acoustic equivalent to RADAR and SONAR.

SADAR® – Setting the global benchmark for State-of-the-Art Awareness
SADAR® – Setting the global benchmark for State-of-the-Art Awareness

This technology detects, identifies, locates, and follows activities of interest in real-time, such as pedestrians, vehicles, motorized watercraft, and subterranean activity.

Using SADAR®, Quantum has grown to become a recognized leading innovator in seismic acoustic detection and ranging technology.

This proven technology has numerous security applications, including cross-border tunneling detection.

(Learn More. Hear from Mark Tinker, president of Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc. (QTSI), as he discusses how his company creates geophysical data acquisition systems for surveillance and security. about Quantum Technology Sciences, Courtesy of facesoftechnology and YouTube. Posted on Jan 14, 2013.)

SADAR® Features Include:

  • Non-line-of-sight – detects targets underground, through vegetation, weather, and other obstructions
  • Hidden appeal – invisibly buried for discreet monitoring
  • Self-monitoring state of health
  • Scalable to monitor extremely large properties or multiple properties via a single interface
  • Significantly greater detection range
  • Provides direction of the potential threat from each Smart Node

“This acquisition further diversifies our business outside the oil and gas industry while helping to fulfill our growth ambitions in the border and perimeter security markets,” explained Walter R. (Rick) Wheeler, President and CEO of Geospace Technologies.

“We believe Quantum stands out as the preeminent innovator of unique products and solutions incorporating seismic acoustic technologies in the protection of international borders and other critical infrastructure found in both governmental and commercial settings.”

Rick Wheeler, CEO, Geospace Technologies

“The intelligent products and services developed by Quantum are complementary to every aspect of Geospace’s advanced engineering, manufacturing, and field support operations.”

“With our combined resources, we believe Quantum gains significant leverage in accelerating its product penetration within the physical security markets.”

“As our combined research and development teams work together on the integration of our respective technologies for the future, we expect to create a true force multiplier advancement in product capabilities for these markets that far exceeds any existing product offerings.”

“The combination of Geospace’s large scale acquisition system designs and Quantum’s algorithmic security solutions will provide a unique and powerful border security tool for both marine and land applications.”

“Quantum’s security and perimeter market expertise and customer knowledge will help accelerate Geospace’s entry into this market.”

“We believe the market opportunities for these products and the solutions they provide are vast, and the strategic acquisition of Quantum will help secure our future stability and potential growth.”

Mark Tinker, Quantum Technology Sciences CEO
Mark Tinker, Quantum Technology Sciences CEO

“We are excited to be part of the Geospace family,” added Mark A. Tinker, Quantum’s CEO.

“This transaction is ideal as it brings together two highly complementary companies.”

“Geospace’s decades of manufacturing and deploying hardened geophysical acquisition systems and Quantum’s 20 years of innovating acquisition and algorithmic solutions to serve unusual and challenging applications means our combined customer base will now have the complete vertical spectrum of seismic-acoustic products available to them.”

Quantum Technology Sciences“My mind is racing with where we can take the next-generation of valuable seismic acoustic applications.”

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs.

2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

2017 ASTORSThe 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

2018 ASTORSOver 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Leaders in Private Security

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners in November 2018, in New York City.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

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