MADISON, WI and VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – 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 University of Wisconsin Police Department (“UWPD”) to beta test HEXWAVE on campus.
UW-Madison is known as one of the top universities in the country, and is the oldest and largest public university in the state of Wisconsin. The UW’s academic and athletic success attracts tens of thousands to the campus each year.
HEXWAVE uses 3D radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. HEXWAVE enables the implementation of a layered defense strategy, which provides security teams with more time to manage threats by detecting them at the perimeter of a property.
“It is a privilege to work with the University of Wisconsin and its Police Department, such a well-established and respected education institution,” said Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty Defense. “We are looking to expand our understanding of the needs of educational environments, including open campuses. We are proud to have the opportunity to contribute and draw upon the Department’s expertise.”
Universities are a major category in the public venues market vertical, making this partnership key for Liberty’s continued development of HEXWAVE.
“The security of our campus is, of course, a top priority,” said Kristen Roman, Chief of Police at UW-Madison. “We are excited to have the opportunity to be the first campus to test this new technology. We understand how important it is for organizations to keep innovating when it comes to security and we look forward to kicking off the testing in 2020.”
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, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and in Toronto Pearson International Airport.
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About Liberty Defense
Liberty provides security solutions for concealed weapons 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
About the University of Wisconsin (UW)
UW is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state.
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