Savvy drivers are aware that many cameras and speed traps are located in safe but highly traveled areas.
West Chester, Ohio (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
ESCORT Inc, maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, announced today the release of its all new ESCORT Defender™ Speed Trap and Safety Camera Database. The new Defender™ Database is designed to give users the ability to receive early warning notification of approaching speed traps, speed cameras, red light cameras and other high-target areas. "Savvy drivers are aware that many cameras and speed traps are located in safe but highly traveled areas." said Tim Coomer, VP of Product Development. "They also know that the use of speed and red lights cameras is increasing to offset budget shortfalls at the state and local levels. The ESCORT Defender™ Database will help drivers become more aware of their surroundings and keep them ticket-free in these highly targeted areas." added Coomer.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database comes pre-loaded on select ESCORT and BELTRONICS radar detector models including the PASSPORT 9500i, 9500ix windshield models and the 9500ci custom-installed model. The BELTRONICS Pro GX65 is also shipped with the Defender Database. Updates to the database can be downloaded directly from their respective websites and the data includes coverage for all of North America. Once updated, the Defender™ Database protects drivers in real time by using GPS technology and unique waypoints to isolate the type of threat used at a particular location. Unique audible and visual alerts are provided through the detector for each type of threat.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database is continually updated in order to maintain the integrity of the data. Unlike other databases, which depend heavily on unqualified and frequently incorrect user input, the Defender™ database contains data points that are continually verified through research and a network of professionals.
Traveling with a product equipped with the ESCORT Defender™ Database will provide a true 'peace of mind' driving experience. The Defender™ database will alert drivers to new threats, even when traveling in unfamiliar territory. With trusted coverage that goes anywhere and everywhere, drivers will no longer have to worry about being distracted by unknown cameras or speed traps. With Defender™, drivers remain focused on the road, which increases driving safety significantly.
The World's First Internet Ready, GPS─based Radar Detectors
Known as the category leader and innovator, ESCORT developed the world's first internet ready, GPS based radar detectors - the Passport 9500ix windshield mount model and the Passport 9500ci custom-installed version. ESCORT again established a new technology standard by introducing its patented TrueLock™ feature. TrueLock™ uses GPS technology to eliminate false alerts by indexing their exact location and frequency. And their new AutoLearn™ feature automatically analyzes all incoming signals and automatically eliminates false signals. "This artificial intelligence makes the PASSPORT 9500 series radar detectors the most accurate and intelligent radar detectors on the road. You drive, they learn. - end of story." said Coomer.
In addition to its class-leading performance against radar and laser guns, the windshield mount 9500ix also features variable speed sensitivity, which regulates the detectors' sensitivity based on the speed of the vehicle. This level intelligence provides maximum performance when you need it most, and reduces unneeded alerts when the driver is not at risk. The 9500ix is also compatible with the ESCORT Laser Shifter ZR4, which provides the ultimate laser protection.
The PASSPORT 9500ci is a complete integrated radar and laser defense system. Once installed, it is completely hidden from unwanted attention, yet delivers the ultimate protection. Incorporated into its design is a new dual antenna, which provides the industry's best long-range warning against all radar guns. Its receiver is also completely undetectable to all known scanning devices, making the 9500ci the stealthiest custom-installed detector in the world. Laser protection is accomplished by multiple sensors mounted front and rear of the vehicle. These laser sensors also have "Shifting" capability, which significantly reduce the affect of a targeting laser gun.
Both the 9500ix and the 9500ci also address the single fastest growing threat drivers face today - the increasing numbers of fixed position speed and red light cameras. Both detectors meet this expanding new threat by incorporating the ESCORT Defender™ database, which identifies these threats well in advance.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database is available for licensing by third party developers, designers and manufacturers. Both the Passport 9500ix and the 9500ci radar detectors are available direct at EscortRadar.com or by calling 1.800.433.3487.
About ESCORT, Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, SOLO, Vector and Beltronics brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.