FIRST AUTOMATIC REAR-FACING WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT STATION BROUGHT TO MARKET
Introducing Quantum Fully-Automatic Securement
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – MARCH 31, 2015:Q’Straint announced today that its automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station, Quantum, is now available for bus and other transportation companies to order. This announcement comes after years of research and development and successful field tests. Quantum, the first in its kind, allows wheelchair and scooter passengers to self-secure. The self-securement process takes less than 25 seconds, and does not require the driver to leave his or her seat to help.
“The time savings alone is a huge benefit. With systems that are not self-securing, the driver has to make sure that the passenger is secured properly and this can take several minutes, which ultimately delays the bus routes,” says Jean-Marc Giradin, founder of Q’Straint. “This system is truly an industry changer – it promotes safety and independence, and gives the passenger a greater sense of dignity.”
Quantum’s launch comes at a time that coincides with the 25th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
“We are very proud to be launching the innovative Quantum, promoting greater passenger independence, and furthering the ADA’s mission,” says Girardin. “As with all Q’Straint systems, the Quantum has been designed with aesthetics in mind, with an appearance that is unimposing and approachable, and as a thoughtful addition to any modern bus. Quantum brings a more human experience to the process of wheelchair securement.”
Quantum is designed to international standards, built with transportation industry-standard technologies and ideal for both new fleet or retrofit applications in bus, light rail and rail. Quantum can be installed in virtually any bus or rail car and meets or exceeds all current and proposed ISO 10865 regulations for rear-facing transit, European directives and the latest ADA and CSA revisions.
In addition to reduced dwell times and increased passenger safety, Quantum also features the following:
- Rear-Facing Wheelchair Position
Rear-facing is the preferred wheelchair transportation method in many developed countries.
- Designed for Compatibility
Quantum meets all applicable wheelchair regulations internationally, including the new ISO 10542 for rear-facing securement.
- Optional Backrest
Available with backrest or works in conjunction with current backrests.
- Low Maintenance
Entire system has been engineered to simplify and minimize maintenance over a lifetime of many thousands of cycles.
- Built to Last
Rubber retaining arms specifically selected to maintain grip through many seasons of use; stainless
About Q’Straint: For nearly 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on one mission: To develop the most innovative solutions that advance the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel. Our reputation as a global leader is the result of making transportation safety and customer needs the highest priority. We are committed to continued product leadership and innovation; we have the most exhaustive and comprehensive research and testing programs; and for more than two decades have played a key role in developing regional and international safety standards. Today, our diverse global staff serves customers in more than 70 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
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