ESCORT Inc. and Best Buy Stores Unwrap Qi45 Radar Detector for Car Accessory Custom Installation

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ESCORT Inc. announced plans to provide Best Buy Stores’ with the PASSPORT Qi45™ Custom Installed Radar and Laser Detector for car accessory custom installation.

New ESCORT Qi45 Custom Installed Radar Detector

“We are extremely excited about Best Buy adding the Qi45™ Custom Installed radar detector to their current high-end car accessory line up,” said Gary Oppito, ESCORT’s Vice-president of Sales.

ESCORT Inc, a leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and the world’s best performing radar and laser detectors, announced today the release of the Qi45™ Custom Installed Radar and Laser Detector directly to Best Buy stores for national retail sales reach. The new PASSPORT Qi45™ Custom Installed unit is a fully integrated, completely hidden radar detector system. Qi45™ offers a significant cost savings to customers while providing award winning radar and laser detection protection. “We are extremely excited about Best Buy adding the Qi45™ Custom Installed radar detector to their current high-end car accessory line up,” said Gary Oppito, ESCORT’s Vice-president of Sales. “We are especially interested in what this product offering means for customers in cost savings and the straight-forward installation for the Best Buy Stores Geek Squad,” he added. “With the PASSPORT Qi45™ Custom Installed radar detector, Best Buy will be providing their customers with a very competitive price and a more effective installation solution for custom installed radar detector,” added Oppito.

The new Qi45 radar detection system is based on the award winning PASSPORT series radar detector platform. The PASSPORT series radar detector design has been named ‘the World’s Best’ performing radar detector by 3rd party independent reviewers and has won multiple ‘shootouts’ including performance tests by Motor Trend, Popular Mechanics, Forbes, RadarBusters.com and RadarTest.com. “We designed the Qi45™ radar detector to offer ESCORT’s world class leading performance at an industry leading value versus the competition,” said Tim Coomer, Vice-president of Product Development.

The Qi45™ Custom Installed Radar and Laser Detector will allow Best Buy to offer customers a more comfortable price point for a custom installed solution without compromising radar detector performance.

“The new Qi45™ radar detector opens the top-of-the-line detector platform to traditional cost conscious customers and gives stores like Best Buy and their Geek Squad an effective solution to providing customers with discreet custom installed radar protection,” said John Larson, ESCORT President and CEO. “As always, our goal is to help retailers like Best Buy provide customers every opportunity to drive our best-in-class products,” he added.

The Qi45™ Custom Installed Radar Detector is available at 300 Best Buy stores across the U.S. and retails for $699.95 fully installed. The Qi45™ base system is upgradeable to include ESCORT’s Laser Shifting System, which provides the ultimate laser protection. For more information on the new Qi45™ Custom Installed Radar and Laser Detector visit Escortinc.com or BestBuy.com.

About BEST BUY Co., Inc.
Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $45 billion in annual revenue. For more information about Best Buy, visit BestBuy.com.

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.

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