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ESCORT Demonstrates SmartRadar™ Bluetooth® Enabled Detector Alongside Award Winning ESCORT Live™ Ticket Protection Network at New York City Propel Press Event

ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, is demonstrating its all-new ESCORT SmartRadar™ Bluetooth® enabled windshield mount radar / laser detector at the 2012 Propel Gift Guide press event this week in New York City alongside its multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network.

New York City, NY June 8, 2012 -- ESCORT Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, has arrived in the Big Apple and is demonstrating its all-new ESCORT SmartRadar™ Bluetooth Enabled Radar/Laser Detector at Propel's Gift Guide show and press event in New York City Wednesday evening. "We continue to receive outstanding media attention for our recently introduced smartphone app, ESCORT Live™. Now we have released a complimentary SmartRadar™ detector designed specifically for drivers who do not currently have a radar detector on the glass and want to easily, automatically, and conveniently, link to the ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app," said Ron Gividen, ESCORT PR Director.

The ESCORT SmartRadar™ is a supercharged, out-of-sight radar/laser detector with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology. The SmartRadar™ unit is designed to easily connect with ESCORT Live™, ESCORT's multi-award winning ticket protection network.

The Propel Gift Guide press event is scheduled for June 20, 11 am - 3 pm, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York. ESCORT will be demonstrating both the SmartRadar™ supercharged radar/laser detector and the ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app at the Gift Guide press event.

"Key industry experts continue to rate ESCORT as the leading provider of the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market," said Gividen. "The new SmartRadar™ detector provides drivers a best-in-class out-of-sight radar detector that connects seamlessly with our ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app for their smartphone."

ESCORT recently debuted the new SmartRadar™ out-of-sight radar/laser detector with built-in Bluetooth® wireless communications at the CTIA Mobile Wireless show in New Orleans early last month.

The SmartRadar™ detector, when connected with the award winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app, provides ticket protection technology and road awareness unmatched in the industry.

"Like many of our products, ESCORT SmartRadar™ helps drivers to drive safer by giving them advanced driving information and awareness," Gividen added. "Our ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app's advanced notifications help drivers to prepare for what lies ahead...instead of being surprised."

SmartRadar™ is a complete, supercharged, quick-install radar/laser detector with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology for connection to mobile phones and other Bluetooth® devices. Small and compact, SmartRadar™ is designed to quickly and easily mount on the driver's windshield out-of-sight, directly behind the rearview mirror. SmartRadar™ includes full X, K, and SuperWide Ka radar capability, full laser detection and digital signal processing for reduced false alarms.

But the real benefit of the new SmartRadar™ unit is its seamless connectivity to the award-winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app. Once connected, drivers have instant access to real-time shared alerts passed through the Live™ app network.

Repeatedly called out in prominent reviews as a leading new technology (Edmunds 'top ten best new product', Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice, a Car and Driver 'Top Ten Most Promising New Technology' award winner and a CNET 'must see' new product), ESCORT Live™ uses Bluetooth technology embedded in SmartCord® Live™ cords and a unique app for the driver's smartphone. When alerts are detected, they are transmitted to the ESCORT Live™ "cloud" and then broadcast across the ESCORT Live™ network, notifying drivers of potential ticket threats.

The smartphone app also provides ESCORT's test-winning Defender® database of red light and speed-ticketing camera locations and speed traps as well as patented GPS features including posted speed limit information, over-speed limit alerts, live traffic for route optimization and more.

For more information on the new ESCORT SmartRadar™ radar/laser detector, ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app and ESCORT's complete line of premium automotive products, visit ESCORTinc.com or call the company direct at 800-964-3138.

An exclusive ESCORT SmartRadar™ Apple® Pack is available at select Apple® Stores nationwide and on http://store.apple.com/us

About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, commercial fleet ESCORT SmartOffice™ rugged mobile PC, ESCORT MobileTV™, Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS-enabled navigation and tracking products, ESCORT QuickStart™ and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Facts on radar detectors and speeding tickets:

  • Radar detectors are legal in 49 states (only Virginia prohibits their use)
  • Multiple public domain sources reveal that more than 50 million drivers receive a speeding ticket in the United States each year - about one in every four drivers
  • According to trafficticketsecrets.com the average speeding ticket costs $150.00 and the average insurance premium increases $900 over the course of three years

Editorial Contact:
Ron Gividen
513-870-8500