Windsor-made security technology on display at Queen's Park
University of Windsor Cross-Border Institute presented advances in security to MPPs
New security technology developed at the University of Windsor was on display Monday night at Queen's Park.
The school’s Cross-Border Institute presented advances in security, surveillance and fingerprinting technology during a security technology reception at Queen’s Park.
Industry leaders, MPPs and members of the U.S. Consulate were all invited.
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Bill Anderson, the Ontario Transportation Chair and Director of the Cross- Border Institute, said the goal was to put a show so when decision makers think about security technology, they think about the University of Windsor.
Anderson says Windsor is a little bit out of the way and isn't always top of mind among policy makers in Queen's Park.
"The idea is they are not going to necessarily come down to Windsor to see what we're doing so let's bring it up here to Toronto and put a show on for them and give them an idea of all the fantastic things that are happening at the University of Windsor," Anderson said.
Anderson says the Cross-Border Institute wants to just start the networking process to commercialize some of the technology.
He hopes this event could lead to economic development in the Windsor-Essex Region.
Anderson says some of the technologies could very well be seen at future border crossings.
Roman Maev, director general at the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, demonstrated 3D fingerprinting technology.
Sazzadur Chowdhury presented on the 77 GHz short-range radar, the smallest and thinnest in the world. No bigger than a credit card, the device is used for motion detecting surveillance.
It is small and economical enough to be carried by an individual for mobile motion detection, or used in multiples in such large surveillance applications at airports.