San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
West Chester, Ohio — Escort held an official ribbon-cutting event for its new factory showroom late last month.
The new showroom features video monitors, technology explanations for Escort’s radar detectors, and interactive displays with iPad and Android controls.
West Chester Trustee George Lang congratulated Escort president and CEO John Larson at the event, which was also attended by other local VIPs. The showroom is located at 5440 West Chester Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069.
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Las Vegas — Cobra Electronics will travel to International CES next week with an expanded offering of radar detectors, including what it’s calling the first under-the-hood radar/laser/camera detector to use a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone.
The iRadar S-series under-the-hood detector connects to Cobra’s free iRadar app, providing access to the crowd-sourcing iRadar Community.
Chicago — Cobra Electronics reported lower net income and sales during the third quarter, ended Sept. 30.
Net income was $564,000, compared with $1.4 million year on year. Operating income was $304,000 for the current quarter, compared with $2.3 million in the same quarter last year.
Lower profits reflected a drop in net sales to $27.7 million from $34.5 million and a gross margin of 28.1 percent, compared with 29.9 percent in the prior-year period.
NEW YORK — Escort sped into CE Week (all puns intended) with new detectors and an update to its notification-sharing network, as well as a special bundle for Apple Stores.
Under its Beltronics brand, Escort said it was replacing the Pro series with five new models. Detectors will range in price from $169 to $499, and as the price goes up, so do the detectors’ range improvement. Most of the models are compatible with the Escort Live notification-sharing network. They were scheduled to begin shipping in June.