IDQ Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

November 2016 saw ID Quantique celebrate its 15th anniversary. Over the last 15 years we have realized several world firsts in quantum technology innovation, notably:

  • In 2004, we brought the first commercial quantum key distribution QKD system to market
  • In 2007, this system was deployed by a government for the first time ever to protect the Geneva state elections in Switzerland
  • In 2010, we deployed QKD over multiplexed networks with 1Gbps of data
  • In 2011, we ran our QKD systems for over 18 months in the Swissquantum network in cooperation with the University of Geneva
  • In 2014, principles from IDQ, together with the University of Geneva, broke the world record for the longest distance key exchange by QKD – 307 km
  • In 2014, our Quantis true random number generator became the first QRNG to pass the German BSI’s stringent AIS31 randomness validation
  • In 2015, we launched the world’s first ATCA-blade QKD – designed specifically for the telecommunications market

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About IDQ

In a world where the technological landscape is being revolutionized by quantum physics, IDQ helps its customers to guarantee long-term security of their data through quantum-safe crypto solutions. IDQ also provides best-in class instruments, tools and expertise that enable its customers to solve problems by exploiting the potential of quantum physics, while revealing its beauty.

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