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ESCORT Expands Radar/Laser, Red Light and Speed Camera Detectors into International Markets

ESCORT Inc, the undisputed leader of radar detection technology and other premium automotive driving accessories, has released a major update to its website in support of ESCORT's international model radar and laser detectors.

West Chester, Ohio July 28, 2011 -- ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive accessories and maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, today announced the update of its website to include support for its expanded line of products designed for international markets. "Our site update is designed to provide direct support of our increased placement of ESCORT class-leading radar/laser protection technology, including our red light, speed camera and speed trap alert capabilities. We have implemented international designs for a growing number of global markets and we are working to support our new international customers through our website," said Dave Smidebush, ESCORT Vice-president of Marketing. "Our new PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ offers true world class performance alerting drivers to radar, laser and red light camera threats specific to the region in which they drive. The PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ offers drivers regardless of where they live, unmatched radar and laser detection protection."

ESCORT's expanded international line of products includes the all new PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ windshield mount radar/laser detector. The new PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ includes ESCORT's test-winning Defender Database™ for red light and speed camera protection including updates to identify internationally adopted 'Average Speed Cameras' found throughout the European Union as well as Australia and New Zealand. The unit features selectable Narrow-band Ka, K band pulse, expanded K band sweep, and Narrow-band K, up to 5 KHz laser detection. The PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ also features key ESCORT technologies such as: AutoSensitivity™ for automatically adjusting radar performance based on driving speed; ExpertMeter™ for alerting and displaying multiple radar threats simultaneously; SpecDisplay™ that reports the exact frequency of a threat source; artificial intelligence for automatically eliminating false alerts; Mark Location which allows the driver to label locations for later reminders; and eleven user-selectable preference settings for personalizing its use.

Also included in ESCORT's international lineup is the PASSPORT 8500 X50 Euro. The PASSPORT 8500 X50 Euro, with class-leading performance, is the standard for custom tuned detectors necessary for use in the European Union and other select international driving regions. The P8500 X50 Euro features segmented Ka band for the ultimate in narrow-band detection, selectable band preferences (ON/OFF), K Pulse detection, up to 5 KHz laser detection, and Safety Warning System. The unit also features selectable Spec and Expert threat meters, high-intensity Red LED display, nylon travel case, and a heavy-duty coiled SmartCord®.

For international drivers searching for a 'hidden' or more discreet radar and laser system, ESCORT's PASSPORT Qi45 Euro is a fully integrated, high performance radar and laser detector system that can be custom fitted to each specific vehicle. The Qi45 Euro utilizes segmented Ka band for class-leading narrow-band detection, selectable band preferences (ON/OFF), K Pulse detection and up to 5 KHz laser detection. The Qi45 Euro also includes alerts for the Safety Warning System. Additionally, the Qi45 Euro has Laser Shifting capabilities with the addition of the optional Laser Shifting pack for the ultimate in laser defense.

To learn more about the PASSPORT 9500ix INTL™ and the complete line of ESCORT international products, visit online at or call ESCORT direct at 800-964-3138.

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:
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