Escort Debuts Mini Radar Detector At CES

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Escort (booth 1509 in the North Hall) is coming to International CES with a micro-sized radar detector and its first mobile fleet office solution.

Billed as a complete, “supercharged” radar detector, the SmartRadar features built-in Bluetooth so it can connect to smartphones and other Bluetooth-capable devices, and so it can be used with the company’s Escort Live app.

The Escort Live app, announced in late 2011, enables drivers to notify each other about impending alerts while driving. Notifications are sent into the Cloud, and drivers can receive color-coded alerts that indicate when an alert was first signaled.

The SmartRadar is said to be a micro-sized radar detector, designed to fit behind the driver’s rearview mirror. It provides protection for full X, K and SuperWide Ka radar capability and wide-angle laser reception.

Other features include digital signal processing, mute and automute, a miniature display controller, alphanumeric display, an AutoSensitivity filter that filters out false alarms, and an ExpertMeter feature that tracks and displays up to eight radar signals simultaneously.

The SpecDisplay feature provides threat numeric frequency, while the detector’s proprietary threatsignal ranking software intelligently sorts, ranks and rejects traffic-flow monitoring false alarms automatically, Escort said. Drivers can select and set up to six customized features.

Escort is also launching its first mobile fleet office solution during International CES, as well as a connected Mobile Digital TV receiver.

The SmartOffice mobile PC features Spring 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. It currently has a Windows 7 platform but will have an Android platform in the second quarter, the company said.

Features include integrated navigation, point-of-sale credit card processing, fleet vehicle management, remote inventory and CRM management, barcode and RFID reader, reverse camera inputs to PC, transportation and logistics, and complete PC functionality.

The MobileTV receiver, meanwhile, is engineered to let users receive digital TV on a Wi-Fi-enabled device while in a moving vehicle.

Pricing and shipping dates for all products will be available at the show.


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