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ESCORT Inc., Designer of World's Best Radar Detector, Approaches Major Industry Milestone of '5 Million Ticket Saves,' Celebrates at TAWA 2013 Spring Auto Roundup Event

Category leader returns to Texas Auto Writers Association spring "Auto Roundup" with "Connect & Protect" combo including award-winning app and PASSPORT 9500ix™, world's best radar detector.

DALLAS, April 29, 2013 -- ESCORT Inc., designer of the category-leading PASSORT 9500ix™ radar detector, the world's best radar detector, is returning to the TAWA (Texas Auto Writers Association) 2013 Spring Auto Roundup event this week. ESCORT's Auto Roundup homecoming is being celebrated with the announcement that its multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app and "Connect & Protect" combo featuring the PASSPORT 9500ix radar detector, are on their way to achieving more than 5 million shared saves, another major industry milestone.

"Industry experts overwhelmingly agree that ESCORT is the leading innovator of the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market," said Ron Gividen, ESCORT PR/Media Director. "Our 'Connect & Protect' campaign features the best-in-class 9500ix radar detector and the award-winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app - a combination that provides ticket protection awareness unmatched anywhere."

ESCORT is celebrating the "Connect & Protect" combination with TAWA press and media attendees.

The "Connect & Protect" combination of the world's best radar detector and ticket protection app works to help drivers drive safer by providing the most detailed and complete picture of their driving environment in advance.

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.

"We are excited about the category-leading level of protection that the 'Connect & Protect' combination brings to radar detector consumers," said Gividen. "The combo technology connects our radar detector users in real time, allowing them to share their radar and driving alerts with others."

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.

ESCORT is a repeat supporter and attendee of the TAWA Auto Roundup event held annually at the Texas Motor Speedway. The event serves key industry media writers, hosts and celebrities who meet to discuss and explore best practices and new products for their specific automotive audiences. The TAWA event also includes attendance by all major automotive manufacturers who present their latest model vehicles to the TAWA attendees for review.

For more details on the revolutionary ESCORT Live™ ticket protection network and the ESCORT "Connect & Protect" combination, visit ESCORTinc.com or call 800-964-3138.

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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, 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, Pro and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Editorial Contact:
Ron Gividen
513-870-8500
press(at)escortinc(dot)com