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Introduced in early 2008, the Liberty multiband, software-defined, land mobile radio (LMR) is the first multiband LMR interoperable across all public safety bands (136-174 MHz, 380-520 MHz, 700 MHz, and 800 MHz)--linking government agencies and first responders with a single radio. Modes include P25-conventional, P25-trunked, and legacy analog. The Liberty radio offers DES and AES encryption with OTAR, and its Mil-Spec metal housing is submersible to 2 meters. For the first time, Federal, State, Local, and U.S. Department of Defense agencies will be able to communicate using a single portable radio that operates in direct mode or uses existing infrastructure in any of the bands. The Liberty radio is size, weight, and performance equivalent to existing single-band portable LMRs and eliminates the requirement to carry multiple radios to cover fragmented frequency bands. Thales Communications is a global leader in the development of software-defined radio technology. With an unequaled software-defined radio technology base serving the U.S. Department of Defense, and more than 10 years of P25 public safety experience, Thales is uniquely positioned to meet the critical needs of the broad user community.