WILMINGTON, MA – Wilmington-based Liberty Defense Holdings announced that it recently completed beta testing of Hexwave, a walk-through security screening portal that detects concealed weapons and other threats.
The company said it has used beta data and operational feedback to fine-tune system configurations.
As a result, Liberty CEO Bill Frain said the company is now ready to enter the commercialization phase, with Hexwave production starting in the first quarter of 2022, with first deliveries expected in the first quarter.
“The culmination of years of hard work and investment is upon us,” Frain said of moving from beta testing to commercialization.
Hexwave technology allows people to move through secure portals without removing items such as phones, keys and wallets from their pockets or bags. This helps make the venue’s security process more efficient and improves the experience for event attendees.
Hexwave’s core 3D video-rate imaging and artificial intelligence provide what the company calls “future-proof,” even the technology’s ability to adapt to new threats that emerge to evade current screening methods.
The latest Hexwave beta trials took place at sporting events at the University of Wisconsin and an unnamed state capitol.
Over the past few months, Liberty said it has screened about 10,000 people in testing at major international airports, Major League Baseball stadiums and large places of worship.
“Overall, we are very pleased with the results of our recent beta trials,” said Mike Lanzaro, Liberty Defense President and Chief Technology Officer. “We demonstrated high security without compromising security. levels of personnel throughput and system availability.”
Lanzaro continued: “We are excited that during the beta testing period we can quickly tweak and tune our AI algorithms to identify new threats and improve automatic identification of threats in different locations on the body. Additionally, common employee projects such as Badges, lanyards, steel-toed boots, etc. are identified by the system as benign and don’t have to be stripped, showing a real advantage over current security methods.”