PASSPORT 8500ci Plus


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PASSPORT 8500ci Plus

Passport 8500ci Plus Breakdown

Custom Installed Radar/Laser, Red Light and Speed Camera Detector with Patented Speed & Location Intelligence™

Radar Protection

PASSPORT 8500ci Plus's patented antenna design provides long-range protection against all known radar and laser guns, including "instant-on" and the elusive "POP" mode.


The PASSPORT 8500ci Plus uses our patented GPS technology to lockout false alarms, (automatic door openers and security motion sensors) by exact location and frequency. The result is the most accurate reporting of real threats in the industry.

Diagram of the Passport 8500ci Plus system


The all-new PASSPORT 8500ci Plus incorporates the performance of the industry's best windshield model, the PASSPORT 8500 X50, into a total built-in discreet defense system. The waterproof Radar/Laser sensor is mounted in the front grill, while the miniature display controller mounts easily in the vehicle's interior. The result is no visible cords and no unwanted attention.

Radar Performance

PASSPORT 8500ci Plus's unique AutoSensitivity mode varies radar sensitivity based on your vehicle's speed. The result is maximum radar performance when you need it most.

Mark Location

The Mark Location feature allows you to mark any location for future reference. Once marked, the 8500ci Plus will provide an alert, accompanied by the label you assigned to it, on the display.

High-Resolution Display

PASSPORT 8500ci Plus's miniature display provides a multitude of installation options. Easy-to-read visual alerts and access to user preferences are clearly visible at a glance.

Defender® Database

Speed traps and camera locations are everywhere! We've addressed the increasing number of "safety" cameras installed throughout the U.S. and Canada by pre-loading the PASSPORT 8500ci Plus with our exclusive DEFENDER® Database of active red light and speed camera locations throughout North America. As you approach these locations, the Max will alert you in advance, you can even add your own "hot spots" using our exclusive Mark Location feature.

Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.


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Brightness Control

Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or fully dark for discreet night driving.

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User-Selected Preferences

Once installed, PASSPORT 8500ci Plus is ready to use. However, you can also customize it for your unique driving preferences.

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High Resolution Display

PASSPORT 8500ci Plus's miniature display provides a multitude of installation options. Easy-to-read visual alerts and access to user preferences are clearly visible at a glance.

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Proprietary TSR Software

Our exclusive software eliminates false alerts from radar-based traffic sensors.

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The TrueLock feature allows you to block known false alerts.

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Cruise Alert

The Cruise Alert (CRU) button allows you to modify audible radar and laser alerts when traveling within specified speeds (selectable options range from 30-95 mph).

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth (Optional Laser Shifting)

Radar Receiver/Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, GaAs FET VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • 4-bit high-resolution A-to-D converter

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type

  • HP AlGaAs 280 LED Matrix/Text
  • Bar Graph, ExpertMeter and SpecDisplay
  • Automatic brightness control, plus four levels of fixed brightness, including Full Dark

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, AutoSensitivity and Auto NoX
  • Auto Calibration Circuitry
  • Complete VG2 Immunity


  • Display/Controller .59 H x 3.32 W x 1.06 D
  • Interface .83 x 3.90 x 3.61 inches
  • Receiver Unit 1.78 x 3.14 x 4.18 inches


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EscortPassport 8500ci Plus

(based on 1 review)

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Save your money for the 9500ci and avoid the headache

By Chris

from Portland, OR

About Me Auto Professional, Gearhead, Practical


  • Easy To Mount


  • Gives False Reads
  • Inaccurate
  • Not Durable

Best Uses

  • City Driving
  • Small Cars

Comments about Escort Passport 8500ci Plus:

Very easy to install but Ive had too many issues with this product. From the internal speaker blowing, GPS lockout not always working(Alerts come through even though the signal is spinning), water leaking into both the radar unit and shifters from PNW driving. Save the money and get a 9500ci.

  • Age:
  • 25-34
  • Daily mileage:
  • 21-40
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 3
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
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