Thales's Liberty Radio and the Super Bowl
February 6, 2012 -
The Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio was used successfully
by various Federal agencies for interoperable communications at Super Bowl XLVI.
Thales deployed and supported a cache of more than 100 radios, which allowed government
agencies and first responders to communicate with each other using a variety of networks
in different frequency bands during the event.
The ability for government
agencies and first responders to communicate with each other during both planned and
unplanned events is critical for security, emergency services, and law enforcement,
but interoperability remains a major challenge. In order to communicate, users have
had to carry multiple radios, each transmitting over separate and discrete frequency bands.
To meet this challenge, Thales developed the Liberty radio, which enables multi-agency
communications in all of the public safety frequency bands in a single portable radio.
It operates in Project 25 (P25) conventional, P25 trunked, and legacy analog modes with DES,
AES, and OTAR. The radio is certified intrinsic safe, has MILSPEC metal housing, and is
submersible to two meters. Very importantly, it is easy to use, easy to train, and quick to
deploy. The radio is manufactured at our Clarksburg, Maryland, facilities.
This is not the first time the Liberty radio was in service for a national security event.
Others have included President Obama's inauguration, the Kentucky Derby, and the Oscars.
For more information about communications at the Super Bowl:
"Experts say Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis is probably the most technology protected Super
Bowl in the history of the game."
For more information about the Liberty radio:
(Description and Product Information)
The Thales Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio
Tough Mission . . . Tough Radio!