A physics-based ontology for next-generation control and AI.
Quantum is the digital twin standard for autonomous systems. The first description language for describing the meaning of “things”, Quantum enables new market solutions, and solves existing challenges across industries including equipment manufacturing, automation, building control, system engineering, and software service development.
Quantum provides a single description language for building projects, from design to operation. Buildings are the container for the majority of the world’s non-vehicular infrastructure, and evolving technology increasingly requires coordination of all systems via smart networks. Quantum provides a complete standard for defining portfolios, buildings, systems, equipment, components, media, materials, occupants, and environmental conditions — and an interaction mechanism for smart cities.
Quantum provides one standard for design, build, operate, maintain, and manage.
Quantum is the first high-level API for buildings. The Quantum standard defines both a graph-based ontology and a developer-friendly API. Built on top of GraphQL, the Quantum API enables developers to design automation solutions and services grounded in a building’s real physics, without having to become an ontology expert.
A True Ontology. Not just another semantic standard.
Quantum defines the existential purpose of all things it describes — using the universal language of physics. Quantum is a true digital twin: a complete description of an object’s underlying physics and how it interacts with its environment.
Quantum defines the purpose and meaning of objects in a system. It turns systems theory into reality, and contextualizes everyday objects to answer the questions: “who am I?”, “what do I do?”, and “how do I do it?”. Defining object existentialism is a critical building block for full autonomy, and unlocks the latent insights in controlled systems.
Quantum captures the reality of physics applied to every aspect of systems and buildings, and the way they operate. Where other standards apply labels that define names and properties, Quantum describes what things fundamentally are and how they work.
Finally, a single digital workflow for buildings. Physics is the common meta-language across domains. With Quantum, you can define intent at the architectural stage, coordinate with engineering, encode design guarantees that are managed through a digital worksite, and perform commissioning, operation, and management.
Quantum provides a universal framework for defining IoT, sensors, equipment, assemblies, and controllable devices — and the relationships between them. With a marketplace exploding with new IoT devices across a variety of industries, protocols, and standards, it can feel like an impossible task to get everything to communicate and coordinate together. Quantum’s physics-based digital twin bridge the integration gap, translating between islands of IoT, and provide a framework for weaving together the data landscape into structured insights.
Uniting all your applications under one standard: from the system level to the equipment to the components, even including the AI framework. Quantum describes the world with the same physical framework we use to construct real world systems.
Quantum provides 6 levels of data graphs. Dive only as deep as you need. From the portfolio level to the building level, systems, equipment, components, behaviors, down to atomic properties — Quantum provides both the ability to do simple analytics queries, and dispatch computable intrinsics, all in one standard.
Full autonomy is the inevitable market endpoint for controlled systems. Quantum enables this endpoint by providing the required building blocks to describe systems that can intuit their own control and operation. Unlike the past which has been defined by reactive control, the future will be defined by Quantum.
You can’t have smart cities unless you have smart buildings. Today’s buildings sector accounts for roughly 75% of US electricity consumption, and by far represent the largest source of flexible demand. Quantum enables a new ecosystem of grid-interactive and peer-to-peer energy network applications — allowing buildings to buy, sell, and trade energy and carbon in real time with digital tokens of proof.
Integration challenges aren’t just a problem between building objects — they exist continuously throughout every phase of the building lifecycle. Today, each stakeholder lives in a data silo — with separate tools and standards.
Quantum enables a single digital workflow — a source of truth to verify design intent in every stage.
Quantum provides a robust ontology for industrial grade AI based on an irrevocable ground truth: physics. Built around these constructs, define any AI problem by its physical behaviors and the media of its interconnections.
Quantum’s fully typed definition language enables runtime composition, graph validation, and strong guarantees. Gone are the days of python scripts, baling wire, and duct tape.
Quantum isn’t just about buildings, it describes the business logic of the systems, assets, and people in and around buildings. Track items and assets as they flow through a facility, interact with systems and occupants, and move between organizations and campuses.
Quantum is built for next generation control technologies that go well beyond beyond level 0 autonomy solutions. Examples include AI-augmented control, model predictive control (MPC), digital twin based control (DTC), and autonomous systems theory.