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ESCORT Releases New SmartRadar™ Bluetooth® Enabled Radar Detector for the Ultimate Out-of-Sight Protection

ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, announced the release of its all-new ESCORT SmartRadar™ Bluetooth enabled windshield mount radar / laser detector. ESCORT SmartRadar™ uses built-in Bluetooth technology to easily connect customers with ESCORT Live™, the multi-award winning, real-time social network for the road.

West Chester, OH, May 06, 2012 -- ESCORT Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, today announced the release of its all-new ESCORT SmartRadar™ Bluetooth Enabled Radar/Laser Detector. A supercharged, out-of-sight radar/laser detector with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology, the new SmartRadar™ unit is designed exclusively to connect easily with ESCORT Live™, ESCORT's multi-award winning ticket protection network. ESCORT Live™ helps customers drive smarter by dramatically increasing overall knowledge of their driving environment. ESCORT Live™ helps you to know sooner, prepare faster and share important information and, when linked with the new SmartRadar™, provides the most complete ticket protection and information sharing combination available for your car today.

"A strong majority of industry experts rate ESCORT as the leading innovator and provider of the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market," said Tim Coomer, ESCORT Product Development Vice-president. "Our new SmartRadar™ gives drivers a best-in-class out-of-sight radar detector that comes ready-to-use seamlessly with our ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app for their smartphone."

Offering amenities and technologies from comfort and security to awareness and prevention, ESCORT's award winning products enable customers to Drive Smarter - researchers have shown that smarter drivers are more aware and typically, as a result, are safer drivers. The new SmartRadar™ detector, when connected with the award winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app, provides a complete ticket protection technology and road awareness unmatched in the industry. SmartRadar™ continues ESCORT's dominance of the important "Drive Smarter" theme.

"Our new ESCORT SmartRadar™ helps us aid drivers to drive safer by giving them the most complete and the most advanced driving information and awareness protection available," Coomer added.

ESCORT's new SmartRadar™ device 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™ has two display options. Drivers can use their smartphone and the connected ESCORT Live™ app to display SmartRadar™ performance and features, or, use a miniature display-controller for attaching to the rearview mirror which provides direct control and display of the SmartRadar™ unit.

SmartRadar™ includes full X, K, and SuperWide Ka radar capability, digital signal processing for superior range and reduced false alarms, ESCORT's patented Mute and AutoMute functions, and alert reports using both audible and visual band alerts. Additional SmartRadar™ state-of-the-art performance and features include: ExpertMeter™ which tracks and displays up to eight radar signals simultaneously; SpecDisplay™ provides actual numeric frequency of detected radar signal; TSR software automatically rejects traffic flow-monitoring false alarms; preference settings can be customized for specific driving needs; SmartRadar™ is compatible with ESCORT's SHIFTER ZR4™ laser-shifting system for the ultimate in laser response.

SmartRadar™ is exclusively and fully compatible with the ESCORT Live™ ticket protection smartphone application (iPhone and Android models). Using its built-in Bluetooth® technology, SmartRadar™ communicates with the driver's smartphone allowing direct communication with the network of ESCORT Live™ compatible ESCORT and BELTRONICS detectors. Connected drivers can use the ESCORT Live™ app to change settings and manage alerts with a simple touch of their smartphone screen.

Named an Edmunds 'top ten best new product' as well as a Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and, a Car and Driver 'Top Ten Most Promising New Technology' award winner, ESCORT Live™ has received extensive national market exposure.

ESCORT Live™ delivers revolutionary radar and laser ticket protection by using real-time, cloud-based threat and information sharing among countless drivers using the app on their smartphone. With the ESCORT Live™ app operating uninterrupted on their smartphone, networked drivers are continually safeguarded against radar and laser real-time ticket threats even before they are in range of enforcement guns!

ESCORT Live™ includes the ESCORT Defender Database which provides the most accurate speed camera, red light camera and speed trap information, alerting drivers in advance so that they can safely navigate high threat locations.

ESCORT Live™ also uses ESCORT's patented GPS features to accurately display the driver's vehicle speed, posted speed limit data and even conveniently alert the driver when they exceed the posted speed limit! The app features map and dashboard views with multiple alert settings based on user preference.

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 or, call the company direct at 800-433-3487.

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)
  • According to ESCORT, more than 50 million drivers receive a speeding ticket in the United States each year - about one in every four drivers
  • According to the average speeding ticket costs $150.00 and the average insurance premium increases $900 over the course of three years

Editorial Contact:
Ron Gividen