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ESCORT Inc. Releases Significant Speed Trap Update to its Defender™ Database for Early Warning Protection

ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, this week released thousands of new speed trap and camera locations to its industry leading ESCORT Defender™ Speed Trap and Safety Camera Early Warning Database.

West Chester, Ohio March 18, 2011 -- ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, this week released thousands of new speed trap and camera locations to its already industry leading ESCORT Defender™ Speed Trap and Safety Camera Early Warning Database. The ESCORT Defender™ Database gives users the ability to receive early warning notification of approaching speed traps, speed cameras, red light cameras and other high-target traffic citation areas.

"Savvy drivers have long been aware that many red light and speed cameras are located in safe but highly traveled areas with an emphasis not just on safety but also aimed at revenue generation," said Tim Coomer, VP of Product Development. "They also know that the number of speed traps is increasing in line with the increase in cameras, again, both designed to help offset budget shortfalls at the State and local levels. We continually maintain the ESCORT Defender™ Database and communicate those updates to all of our customers on a weekly basis. However, we have also accomplished a significant update of the nation's major speed traps and have added thousands of new points to the ESCORT Defender™ Database which helps drivers become more aware of their surroundings and keep them ticket-free in these highly targeted areas," added Coomer.

Defender™ Database
ESCORT's Defender™ Database
ESCORT's Defender™ Database is a proven shootout winner—in a groundbreaking head-to-head test conducted by RadarTest.com, the Defender™ database scored above all other competitors for overall accuracy. According to RadarTest.com, the Defender™ Database accurately identified more than 95% of all camera locations tested, while the next closest competitor only identified 66% of these locations.

The ESCORT Defender™ Database comes pre-loaded on select ESCORT and BELTRONICS radar detector models including the new PASSPORT iQ GPS Navigation and PASSPORT 9500ix windshield models and the 9500ci custom-installed model. The BELTRONICS all new STiR-Plus and Pro GX65 radar and laser detectors also include the Defender Database.

The ESCORT Defender™ Database is continually updated in order to maintain the integrity of the data. Unlike competitor systems, which depend heavily on unqualified and frequently incorrect user input, the Defender™ database contains data points that are continually verified through research and a network of professionals. Updates to the database can be downloaded directly from the ESCORT and BELTRONICS websites and updates include coverage for all of North America. Once updated, the Defender™ Database protects drivers in real time by using GPS technology and unique waypoints to isolate the type of threat used at a particular location. Unique audible and visual alerts are provided through the detector for each type of threat.

Traveling with a product equipped with the ESCORT Defender™ Database provides a true 'peace of mind' driving experience. The Defender™ database will alert drivers to new threats, even when traveling in unfamiliar territory. With trusted coverage that goes anywhere and everywhere, drivers will no longer have to worry about being distracted by unknown cameras or speed traps. With Defender™, drivers remain focused on the road, which increases driving safety significantly.

The ESCORT Defender™ Database continues to be available for licensing by third party developers, designers and manufacturers.

About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, reverse obstacle detection systems, GPS enabled navigation and tracking products, and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, SOLO, Vector, BELTRONICS, Guardian and Entourage 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