Liberty Defense, a leading technology provider of concealed weapons and threat detection solutions, who took home the Gold for Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has sold its first HEXWAVE™ system to LINEV Systems.
LINEV has been an industry-leading provider of x-ray imaging checkpoint security technology for over 15 years, including AI-driven x-ray security screening, benchtop scientific instruments, and x-ray non-destructive testing (NDT) systems.
Over 1,000 LINEV transmission x-ray body scanners are deployed in 24 State Department of Corrections facilities across the US.
(See how a unique ecosystem of international companies, boasting over 30 years of experience within the X-ray technology industry, provides world-class, quality products, and solutions, supplied from the USA, UK, and EU to all corners of the world. Courtesy of LINEV Systems and YouTube. Posted on Oct 21, 2022.)
LINEV Systems plans to use the HEXWAVE unit for client demonstrations and act as a reseller for Liberty, focusing on corrections and education verticals.
“HEXWAVE is an excellent complement to the LINEV Systems product lineup, offering a touchless, non-ionizing, contraband-detection solution suitable for non-inmate screening at corrections facilities,” explains Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty. “This could include staff, lawyers, and other visitors.”
“This is a great opportunity to safely provide enhanced security and mitigate any potential threats or other unwanted contraband. This offers us an exciting opportunity to enhance our HEXWAVE AI algorithms to detect corrections industry-specific items of interest.”
(See a brief overview of Liberty Defense’s HEXWAVE system. HEXWAVE uses millimeter wave, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect all types of concealed metallic and non-metallic weapons and other prohibited items. The system enables rapid, automated screening using a high throughput, contactless, walkthrough portal. Courtesy of Liberty Defense and YouTube.)
HEXWAVE uses millimeter wave, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect all types of concealed metallic and non-metallic weapons and other prohibited items, and allows for rapid, contactless, automated screening using a high throughput, walkthrough portal.
“After spending several years and $40 million on development, the HEXWAVE is ready for commercial-ization and introduction of its enhanced detection capabilities into multiple verticals in everyday spaces where people gather,” added Frain.
“We are very proud to have the first sale with LINEV Systems and plan to meet the global demand to provide security in public settings to help protect our communities.”
HEXWAVE production is scheduled to begin in Q1 2023, with delivery of the first units in Q2 2023.
Liberty Defense 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 the 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 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. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which was recognized in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, recently awarded Liberty Defense $1.75M for the development of a prototype HD-AIT upgrade kit for testing on an AIT passenger screening system.
Liberty Defense is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions.
To learn more, please visit libertydefense.com
Liberty Defense Takes Home the Gold in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, now entering its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution (**Tie)
Utilizing advanced imaging technologies along with AI and deep learning algorithms to provide automatic threat detection technology, HEXWAVE is a next-generation security screening solution that goes beyond metal detectors to allow for the detection of non-metallic improvised threats, as well as novel threats of tomorrow.
HEXWAVE is a walkthrough security people-screening portal that automatically detects hidden weapons and other potential threats, including both metal and non-metal items such as 3D-printed ghost guns, as well as improvised liquid, powder, or plastic explosives.
HEXWAVE uses millimeter wave, video-rate 3D imaging, and Artificial Intelligence technologies to detect potential threats, providing security operators with a real-time, automatic go/no-go decision.
Guests, employees, or passengers do not need to divest cell phones, keys, wallets, or jackets when passing through the system, providing a quicker and more seamless security experience.
Other items of interest can also be detected by training the AI algorithms to detect objects that should not be brought in or out of secure locations.
(HEXWAVE Concealed Weapon Active Imaging Detection Technology is the future of reducing violence, loss of life, and damage to property, helping to minimize disruptions to the flow of everyday life and protecting our peace of mind. HEXWAVE can provide early warning of threats to security staff, indoors and out, by detecting metallic and non-metallic threat objects. and YouTube.)
Liberty Defense is currently testing its technology onsite with a Major League Baseball (MLB) stadium, a large state university, one of the largest Hindu temples in North America, one of the top US airlines, and major international airports.
- *Liberty Defense is a returning ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champion, having secured a Win in the 2019 Homeland Security Awards Program.
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The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City.
This year’s exclusive sold-out ‘ASTORS’ luncheon featured representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force, to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program emphasized the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
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New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, came out to address Luncheon attendees and shared some of his experiences and the changes in policing he’s witnessed over his more than three decades of service.
FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with a special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
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Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit joined AST to sign complimentary copies of her book, ‘STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis,’ thanks to the generosity of our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors.
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