Important regulatory hurdle achieved in preparation for certification and commercialization of walkthrough detection system for concealed weapons and threats
WILMINGTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2022 /CNW/ - Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. ("Liberty" or the "Company") (TSXV: SCAN) (OTCQB: LDDFF) (FRANKFURT: LD2), a leading technology provider of threat detection solutions for concealed weapons and threats, is pleased to announce that earlier this month the Company was the recipient of an order issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressing the rules governing the HEXWAVE(TM) system, clearing the path for final certification and commercialization.
HEXWAVE uses low-power radar imaging and artificial intelligence to detect all types of concealed weapons for high throughput, walkthrough people screening that responds to evolving threats and the need for socially distanced contactless security. It can be used as part of a layered defense strategy at indoor and outdoor locations so that threats can be detected early, at the perimeter of the property or at checkpoints, without compromising patron or passenger experience.
"This is a significant achievement and is the culmination of a process started over two years ago," says Liberty President & CTO Michael Lanzaro. "We see this action as further validation of our threat screening technology. As we transition into our build of beta systems and subsequent trials, we can do so with the confidence of having a robust platform that meets the screening performance and regulatory requirements customers expect and demand."
The FCC order includes, in part, the following language, "By this Order, we grant a request by Liberty Defense Holdings, Ltd. d/b/a Liberty Defense Technologies (Liberty), for a waiver of our rules governing unlicensed ultra-wideband (UWB) devices to permit the certification and marketing of its threat detection imaging system. We find that opening a path for the sale and operation of this equipment will allow this system to be deployed to protect Americans against threats in public venues and other high-traffic areas, in furtherance of the public interest, and that operation of this device under the specified waiver conditions poses no greater risk of causing harmful interference to communication services than those devices already permitted under the existing rules." And further, "HEXWAVE devices can provide protection and safety to the American public by passively detecting weapons and other threats in public venues. Thus, we find that the waiver standard has been met."
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About Liberty Defense
Liberty Defense (TSXV: SCAN, OTCQB: LDDFF, FRANKFURT: LD2) provides multi-technology security solutions for concealed weapons detection in high volume foot traffic areas and locations requiring enhanced security such as airports, stadiums, schools, and more. Liberty's HEXWAVE product, for which the company 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, provides discrete, modular, and scalable protection to provide layered, stand-off detection capability of metallic and non-metallic weapons. Liberty has also recently licensed the millimeter wave-based, High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) body scanner and shoe scanner technologies as part of its technology portfolio. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more: LibertyDefense.com
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