Mr. Bill Frain reports
LIBERTY DEFENSE COMMENCES BETA TESTING AT TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. notes that beta testing with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) at the Toronto Pearson International Airport has commenced Nov. 1, 2022, and will continue for a period of two weeks.
Toronto Pearson is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto, Ont., Canada. It is Canada's largest airport, the sixth-most-connected airport in the world, and the second-most-connected airport in North America.
Toronto Pearson will be the first airport in Canada to trial the Hexwave walkthrough security detection portal. The airport plans to operate the trial in multiple areas of the airport by conducting voluntary screening in an employee area and a location at the perimeter of the airport, including an entrance from the terminal parking garage. Liberty Defense will use the beta site as an opportunity to further test and train the system to continue improving Hexwave's artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning algorithms, while also gathering user feedback.
"The Hexwave's ability to act as an additional layer of security at airports, extending the perimeter of the secured area to include the entrance to the airport itself, is an advantage," said Bill Frain, chief executive officer of Liberty Defense. "We are thrilled to be working with the GTAA as it continues to take an innovative and forward-looking approach to security and customer experience."
Hexwave is a walkthrough screening portal that uses 3-D radar imaging and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and identify metallic and non-metallic concealed weapons and other threats, providing security operators with a real-time, automatic go/no-go decision. There is no need to stop and remove keys, cell phones or other items from pockets while passing through the system. The system protects privacy by not personalizing image data and images can never be seen by an operator. The operator only receives real-time information about threat type and location as people pass through the system.
"The GTAA prioritizes security and keeping ahead of the latest threats," said Dwayne Macintosh, director of corporate safety and security for the GTAA. "At the same time, we value passenger and staff experience and look to next-generation technology to be able to balance both considerations. We look forward to trialling Hexwave and its potential to enhance safety at Toronto Pearson."
As previously announced, Liberty's beta trial locations include on-site testing with a major United States international airport, a top U.S. airline, a Major League Baseball (MLB) stadium, a large state university and one of the largest Hindu temples in North America. Liberty is also working with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to evaluate Hexwave for its expanded detection and throughput capabilities to screen aviation workers at a TSA-designated airport in the future.
About Liberty Defense
Liberty Defense provides multitechnology 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 licence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement for patents related to active 3-D 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 millimetre 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.
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