By Lisa Johnston On Apr 19 2010 - 4:01am
WEST CHESTER, OHIO — The newest
addition to the Beltronics line of
radar and laser detectors is the RX45,
billed as being fully integrated, completely
hidden and quick to install.
The RX45’s platform is based on
the company’s Professional series of
radar detectors. The unit is available
at prices starting at $549.
“It is complete radar detection in
that [it detects] all of the guns you’re
going to encounter in North America,”
said marketing manager Ron
Gividen. It also features “forwardlooking
laser reception,” he added.
The RX45 was engineered to address
dealer concerns about allocating
shop time and labor resources
for complex accessory installations,
such as a custom-installed systems.
To hasten install times, the RX45
combines traditional connectors, cables
and previously separated functionality
into a compact system.
“It really is a three-wire installation,”
Gividen said. “There’s a very
small display controller you can mount
anywhere … Some people put it down
in the console center. Other people
place it by the ignition switch.”
Other features of the RX45 include
Auto Mute, tone alerts and audible
alerts. The base system is upgradeable
to include the company’s Laser
Shifting System, meant to provide laser