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Q-Free’s headquarters is in Trondheim, Norway’s Silicon Valley and home to the country’s major technical University, Scandinavia’s largest scientific research corporation Sintef and myriad small and growing technology start-ups and companies. The company’s Oslo office serves the company’s many customers in the south of the country.
The corporate headquarters performs leading-edge technology research and development in close co-operation with the company’s market intelligence team and with the help and support of a network of local companies that specialize in non-core technologies and services.
The research and development is aimed at anticipating and satisfying market needs with the delivery of new technologies and processes that allow customers to focus on core competences. Also located in Trondheim, the project engineering group develops tailored solutions for each tolling and ticketing project and a core team of maintenance and service professionals keeps the numerous installations running flawlessly, either through direct monitoring and intervention or through training local staff and partners.
Nationally, Q-Free has supplied all the equipment for Norway’s nationwide tolling system AutoPASS and all of the On-Board Units (OBUs) to the 1.3 million participating vehicles. The company also runs the computer system that links together all of the Norwegian operators in a seamless, country-wide tolling system.
Q-Free America’s elite brand portfolio for this market includes Intelight, OpenTMS, Intrada®, ParQSense, and Q-Free HUB. Together, these data-driven solutions improve the travel experience through smart intersection control, coordinated highways and arterials, incident management, toll operations, and parking guidance at the local, regional, and state-wide level.
As part of our Think Global. Act Local philosophy, Q-Free has regional offices and representation across North America, including:
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5962 La Place Ct, Ste 150
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Cumming, GA 30041
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1941 1st Ave South, Suite 3C
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Tucson, AZ 85713
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Q-Free America is a market leader in Integrated Mobility Management Solutions and Tolling Image Processing Solution software. We have taken an open approach in our development of future-proof, scalable traffic management solutions to capture high-quality data that enables safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation.
Q-Free America offers end-to-end parking guidance and management solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Contact us to see how communities around the globe are using our solutions to improve parking operations, promote sustainability and enforcement.
Intelight is Q-Free’s leading brand of innovative traffic management products including advanced traffic controllers, traffic control cabinets, arterial systems masters, NTCIP-compliant local software, and web-based central software systems.
Q-Free Australia Pty Ltd, based in Sydney, has operated in the country since 1999, In that time it has implemented new Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems, including Multilane Free-Flow (MLFF) systems, as well as Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) and smart parking solutions. Q-Free Australia’s main activities include the delivery of new systems as well as the ongoing maintenance and upgrade of existing installations. The company has a significant local presence and, in addition to gaining a large number of high-profile ETC, ATMS and parking management contracts, has delivered 2.5 million DSRC tags to the Australian market.
The Q-Free Australia team has substantial experience in integrating and deploying Q-Free products which operate to internationally recognized standards. Local customization includes: implementing the AS4962 dual protocol; implementing local accounting rules and interfaces; interfacing to local authority infringement bureaux for enforcement; interfacing to Australian banks; file transfer of transactions and blacklists for tag interoperability according to tollway operators’ MoUs; and ALPR-based casual-user ‘pass’ tolling and interoperability.
Chile has been at the forefront of the implementation of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) for many years. Q-Free has been present in this market since 2004, when the country’s Ministry of Public Transport took a far-sighted decision to change the design of the urban traffic system in the capital city of Santiago. This is still regarded as a visionary project, and one which created a very efficient transport solution. Q-Free is the supplier of major sections of Santiago’s ETC infrastructure as well as of the vehicle on-board units which interoperate with it.
Q-Free has been present in the French market since 2003 and is today one of the leading suppliers of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) products to the country’s highways operators. A series of major orders for roadside equipment and a portfolio which includes systems for parking management have enabled Q-Free to expand its activities and become one of the main providers of ETC technology in France. Customers include concessionaires of toll roads, and operators of truck tolling as well public parking systems.
Established in November 1997, Q-Free Sdn Bhd (QFSB) was set up to act as the hub for the Q-Free Group’s business in the Asia-Pacific region. A growing company in the region, QFSB has a staff of experienced professionals based in Malaysia – people with substantial experience in tolling/Road User Charging systems and their operation. With two-thirds of the world’s population and millions of vehicles causing congestion on its roads, the Asia-Pacific region is a major market for Q-Free, as governments and roads authorities grapple with productivity, environmental and road maintenance issues. QFSB gives the company a strong regional presence which understands the local needs and the technology and operations systems which will help to make a real difference to transport networks’ financing and operation.
Q-Free Netherlands is one of the leading developers of advanced, real-time video analysis, classification and recognition software.
Q-Free Netherlands software is used in products for Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR), Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), transport management and traffic control, law enforcement, surveillance and parking management. We market our products worldwide by partnering with leading companies in the various market segments, working as a development partner for products which use recognition software.
Offering: Intrada Products and Solutions
Кью-Фри ООО начал свою прямую деятельность на российском рынке платных дорог в 2015 году.
Наш основной фокус и первоочередная цель – стать одним из ведущих поставщиков электронных продуктов для операторов и концессионеров платных автомобильных дорог России. Надежные продукты и апробированные технологии в сочетании с более чем 20-летним опытом работы и современным дизайном обеспечивают нам прочную основу для достижения нашей цели.
Мы являемся одним из основных игроков в своей отрасли в мире и надеемся стать такими в России.
Кроме продуктового бизнеса, мы намерены развивать проектную деятельность в тесном сотрудничестве с лучшими Российскими компаниями-партнерами.
Q-Free LLC started its direct activities on the Russian tolling market in 2015. Our first and main focus is to became one of the leading suppliers of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) products to the Russian’s highways operators and concessioners. Reliable products and proven technology in combination with more than 20 years of experience, and state-of-the-art design provide us with solid base for expand our activities and become one of the main player in ITS branch in Russia just as we are in world.
Besides the product business we are keen to develop the project business in close co-operation with best local Russian partner companies.
Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) specialist Q-Free, was established in 1990 in Ljubljana and since its inception it has become the national market leader in highway and parking management systems. Its comprehensive ITS portfolio includes: software systems for central management of highways, roads and tunnels; CCTV integration; variable message signs; radar and video-based vehicle detection and classification systems; microwave technology for various applications; weather monitoring stations; and info-mobility solutions. Q-Free has supplied technology which supports tolling operations across the whole of Slovenia. This includes some 28 toll stations and for RUC applications it combines the development and integration of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), contactless chip card payment and manual payment solutions.
Q-Free has operated in Canada since 1999 and is a leading developer and supplier of parking management solutions. The Ontario office is home to an R&D team which provides solutions that are deployed worldwide. The same office also manages and controls all contract manufacture of hardware components which takes place just outside Toronto. Real-time monitoring allows customers to provide information on available spaces and improve vehicle flow by reducing the high contribution made to urban congestion and pollution by drivers cruising around looking for somewhere to park. This increases both operator and customer satisfaction and has the added benefit of reducing a parking facility’s carbon footprint. Q-Free provides end-to-end solutions which monitor and facilitate car parking for all types of client including cities, transportation organizations, airports, hospitals, convention and shopping centers, casinos, colleges and large employers. Wireless and cashless operation as well as high degrees of automation are strong features of the parking management portfolio.
Q-Free Sverige AB provides technical integration and support for Q-Free’s Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems and services in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Q-Free entered the Swedish market in 2005, supplying roadside systems, On-Board Units (OBUs) and operational services to the Stockholm Congestion Tax Charging System. In Gothenburg, Q-Free has implemented the first and so far the largest operational single-gantry ETC system in the world. Q-Free supplied roadside equipment, supporting infrastructure and commissioning as well as service and maintenance services.
Q-Free Thailand services the ever-growing demand for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and Road User Charging (RUC) systems in South-East Asia. Q-Free established its regional headquarters in Bangkok in 2006 and has since established itself as one of the major ETC/RUC providers to highway operators in Thailand.
Q-Free UK was established in 1998 and offers a range of market-leading solutions designed to help monitor the ‘health’ of transport networks. A comprehensive portfolio includes systems for counting and classifying traffic, Bluetooth-based journey time monitoring, low- and high-speed weigh in motion, air-quality monitoring, and piezo-electric cycle and pedestrian detection. Q-Free is also involved in sustainable transport initiatives which, with the technologies listed, address network operators’ needs and fulfil info-mobility functions. Q-Free’s extensive range of manually operated handheld data loggers are used for traffic, pedestrian and vehicle registration survey work. These provide an ideal solution for short-term surveys at junctions, car parks and pedestrian crossings where the installation of a permanent system would be either too costly or impractical. These products and a range of software solutions have been developed in such a way that all of these products can be integrated to provide comprehensive solutions for congestion monitoring, incident detection and a host of other traffic management applications.Q-Free prides itself in the development of low-power solutions and each can be provided with a variety of communications options including GPRS, GSM, USB, Bluetooth, RS-232 and Ethernet TCP/IP. Q-Free is able to host data collected from customers’ equipment on its own secure servers and provide customers with real-time information and reporting on the performance of their sites.