“We are excited to be chosen by these influential and respected journalists from around the world,” said John Larson, ESCORT President and CEO. “Quite simply there is nothing else in the world like the PASSPORT iQ™."
West Chester, OH (PRWEB) November 18, 2010
ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, held the world-wide release of its patented PASSPORT iQ™, the world’s first and only driving accessory with integrated radar/laser detection and GPS navigation, at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas last week. The PASSPORT iQ™ garnered three significant awards and a multitude of positive reviews from its initial appearance and world debut.
The all-new patented PASSPORT iQ™ is the world’s first and only driving accessory that integrates radar/laser detection and GPS navigation, and also provides important driving information, such as speed traps and speed limit data, in a single compact device.
The PASSPORT iQ™ won a SEMA Global Media Award, which honors products based on their potential impact and commercial success. More than 2,000 new products were registered at the event, with a judging panel of 26 journalists from 16 countries choosing a select few products. “We are excited to be chosen by these influential and respected journalists from around the world,” said John Larson, ESCORT President and CEO. “Quite simply there is nothing else in the world like the PASSPORT iQ™. We believe – and the media are confirming this – that the PASSPORT iQ™ is your ultimate driving companion.”
The Passport iQ also was named one of the top 10 Mobile Electronics Products from the 2010 SEMA show by Car and Electronics Audio Magazine. The media outlet called the PASSPORT iQ™ “impressive,” saying, “This device creates an entirely new category for radar units. Coupling a top-of-the-line radar/laser detector with a full-functioning GPS navigation unit, the iQ is unlike anything else.”
Founder of the celebrated women’s car-buying website askpatty.com, Jody DeVere, also was impressed with the PASSPORT iQ™, mentioning it in her coverage of SEMA and indicating it was a Top 10 product from the SEMA show.
In addition, respected car enthusiast magazines hailed the PASSPORT iQ™ on their editorial pages. In an article headlined, “Best of Both Worlds: State-of-the-art radar detection with turn-by-turn NAV, all in one unit,” AutoWeek Executive Editor Roger Hart wrote that the ‘PASSPORT iQ is a game changer’ in referring to the iQ™’s integration of radar detection and navigation into one portable unit.
About the PASSPORT iQ™
The PASSPORT iQ™ is based on the PASSPORT 9500ix™, ESCORT’s award winning GPS-enabled windshield mount radar and laser detector. Assuming the form of contemporary GPS personal navigation devices, the new PASSPORT iQ™ is framed in landscape profile with a large 5-inch full-color touchscreen and takes radar detection to a new level by clearly providing drivers with their current speed and heading as well as speed limit information. The PASSPORT iQ™ conveniently provides warnings if speed limits change and drivers are exceeding the posted speed. In addition, the PASSPORT iQ™ overlays red light cameras, speed cameras, and high risk speed traps on the navigation screen. The PASSPORT iQ™ features a user-friendly choice of visual and audio alerts and can be displayed in selectable formats and colors.
The PASSPORT iQ™ offers easy-to-read 3D maps powered by NAVTEQ, voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and lane-assist¬¬—all of which provide comprehensive directions and updates for helping drivers safely get from point A to B.
The PASSPORT iQ™ radar and laser Detector with GPS navigation starts at $649.95. The PASSPORT iQ™ is compatible with ESCORT’s ZR4™ Laser Shifting System, the ultimate laser protection, and ESCORT’s line of detector driving accessories. The PASSPORT iQ™ includes a free 90-day subscription to ESCORT’s Defender™ Database and comes with a 30-day, worry-free test drive (standard with all ESCORT products).
For more information about the new PASSPORT iQ™ and ESCORT’s other premium automotive accessories including the award-winning PASSPORT 9500ix™ GPS-enabled windshield mounted radar and laser detector and the just-released, new and improved PASSPORT Solo S3 cordless radar detector, visit Escortinc.com or call 1.888.265.9391.
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