TORONTO and VANCOUVER, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. ("Liberty") (TSXV: SCAN;FRANKFURT: LD2; OTCQB: LDDFF), a leading concealed weapons detection solutions company, is announcing that it has signed a collaboration agreement ("CoA") with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority ("GTAA") to beta test HEXWAVE.
GTAA operates Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, west of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport facility, welcoming 49.5 million passengers in 2018 alone.
Toronto Pearson will be the first airport to partner with Liberty to test HEXWAVE.
"Aviation security has been a key driver of the development of new security technologies and services globally, helping travelers to feel safe in an ever-changing threat environment," said Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty Defense.
HEXWAVE uses 3D radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies. It enables security teams to detect these threats at the perimeter of a property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. HEXWAVE enables a layered defense strategy, which provides security teams with more time to manage threats.
"It is not our intention to replace the existing security measures in airports, but to extend the security perimeter of aviation facilities by providing security between the curb and airport gate, which is a great example of how a layered defense approach can be implemented. Furthermore, HEXWAVE's ability to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments further enables the security parameter be expanded, in combination with its modular and scalable design, which will help make transportation infrastructure, such as airports, safer," added Riker.
"The GTAA is committed to a proactive security philosophy that stays ahead of emerging threats across our aviation infrastructure to minimize risk for passengers, employees and property. We track emerging technologies with the goal of balancing our operational security needs with overall customer service to make moving through Toronto Pearson a positive experience," said Dwayne Macintosh, Director of Corporate Safety and Security for the GTAA.
This beta testing phase is a key part of HEXWAVE's development process. The incremental testing of the system in actual facilities can help to ensure that the product is aligned with market requirements.
"HEXWAVE caught my attention with its capability to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects and the flexibility for its deployment across the airport. We work with our partners to evaluate their products and evaluate how they can complement our operational reality. We're excited to work with Liberty Defense to see how we can make HEXWAVE a success at Toronto Pearson," added Macintosh.
This beta testing phase is a key part of HEXWAVE's development process. Testing the system in operational and diverse facilities can help to ensure that it is aligned to market requirements. Beta testing is expected to begin later in 2019 and progress into 2020. Liberty will also beta test HEXWAVE at FC Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena in Germany, Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Maryland Stadium Authority's Camden Yards Complex, in the state of Utah, with the Virginia Division of Capitol Police, in Sleiman shopping centers, in a Hindu temple, and in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Liberty provides security solutions for concealed weapon detection in high volume foot traffic areas and has secured an exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement, for patents related to active 3D radar imaging technology that are packaged into the HEXWAVE product. The system is designed to provide discrete, modular and scalable protection to provide layered, stand-off detection capability. This is intended to provide a means to proactively counter evolving urban threats. The sensors with active 3D radar imaging and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enhanced automatic detection are designed to detect metallic and non-metallic firearms, knives, explosives and other threats. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more: LibertyDefense.com
The GTAA operates and maintains Toronto Pearson under a ground lease agreement with the Government of Canada. Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport in terms of total passenger traffic and North America's second largest in terms of international traffic. With daily non-stop flights to more than 67% of the world's economies, they move people and goods across the country, the continent and around the globe. It has an extensive master strategy to meet regional and global demand for air travel while continuing to operate responsibly and efficiently.
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