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Passport iQ

Passport iQ

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Raise your driving intelligence with the all-new PASSPORT iQ™
The world's first and only automobile accessory that integrates: state-of-the-art radar/laser detection, speed camera and speed limit information, 3D GPS navigation, and more, to protect you from unwanted tickets and guide you safely to your destination.

Detector Mode
ESCORT'S award-winning all-band protection plus a myriad of useful features keep you on the road, not on the side of it.

Multiple Screen Options
Multiple screen options allow you to choose the information you want, in the color you prefer.

Expert Mode
Detector experts will appreciate the ability to track multiple sources including numeric frequency.

PASSPORT iQ™ Detector View
Multiple screens track and display up to four different radar signals. You can also manage alerts and mark speed traps or safety camera locations for future reference.

Ultimate Guidance
Easy to read 3D maps, powered by NAVTEQ, provide clear turn-by-turn voice guided instructions with lane assist.

Patented Defender Database
ESCORT's DEFENDER data is preloaded and provides audible and visual alerts for speed traps, red light cameras and speed camera locations for North America.

View your current location and route on a map. You can also manage alerts and mark speed traps or safety camera locations for future reference. Map view will also provide speed trap and camera icons directly on the map. Radar and laser alerts are shown in the lower left corner with a corresponding bar graph.

Device Controls and Features
PASSPORT iQ delivers extreme long-range warning on all radar bands, including X, K, Superwide Ka and instant-on Pop modes. Multiple front and rear laser sensors provide 360-degree laser protection, including the widest field of view.

Power Switch: Switches PASSPORT iQ on or off, or locks the screen

Charge Light: Red-Unit is plugged in, and battery is not fully charged Alternating Red and Green-Battery is almost completely charged Green-Battery is completely charged

LCD Screen: 5" touch-sensitive screen

USB Port: Used only for connecting PASSPORT iQ to your PC or laptop to download software updates or charge the battery

Reset Button: Press to reset the device if unit stops responding

Power Jack (telephone-type jack): For connecting your SmartCord to power PASSPORT iQ with your vehicle's battery

Audio (Earphone) Jack: For connecting 3.5 mm mono earphone

SD Port (Micro) : For adding future map updates

Alert Light: For indicating radar or laser alerts

Rear Laser Lens: For receiving laser alerts

Audio Speaker: For audible alerts and voice prompts

External GPS Port: Accepts external GPS device for improved reception

Mount Release Button: For conveniently releasing PASSPORT iQ from the windshield mount

Front Laser Lens: For receiving laser alerts (ensure clear view of road ahead)

Radar Antenna: For receiving radar alerts (ensure clear view of road ahead)

PASSPORT iQ™ boasts the following state-of-the-art performance and features:

  • Personal navigation system comes complete with Navteq mapping, branded points of interest, speed limit data, and lane assist.

  • AutoLearn™ feature automatically learns and rejects false radar sources based on exact location and frequency.

  • New proprietary threat-signal ranking (TSR) software intelligently sorts, ranks, and rejects traffic-flow monitoring false alarms automatically.

  • Cruise Alert feature offers modified radar alerts within specified speeds.

  • Defender Database stores thousands of red-light and fixed-position speed cameras throughout North America.

  • Revolutionary AutoSensitivity™ mode provides real-time radar performance based on vehicle speed, plus Highway and Auto No X settings.

  • Mark Location feature allows you to instantly "mark" known speed traps, cameras and other places of interest.

  • Exclusive SpecDisplay™ provides actual numeric frequency for any radar signal.

  • Selectable radar and laser bands allow you to customize which bands are monitored.

  • Exclusive SmartCord for easy access to Mute and TrueLock™ features.

PASSPORT iQ™ Includes: 5" GPS/radar/detection device, SmartCord, USB cable, Mounting bracket, Owner's Manual on CD and Quick/Reference Guide, 90 day trial for Defender® Database.

The SmartCord is a special power cord with a power-on indicator (which only lights up when PASSPORT iQ is turned on), a bright LED alert light that warns of radar or laser, and a mute button right on the plug for convenient access to PASSPORT iQ's Mute and TrueLock features. It's perfect for any car where reaching the device's mute button on the windshield is a stretch.

Cathi M
I was looking for a GPS nav unit when I came across the Passport iQ. I've only lived in the Fort Worth area a little while and came from a city that did not have red light cameras. I'll admit to sometimes treating right turns on red much more like I'm at a yield sign instead of a stoplight. I certainly wasn't being unsafe, but I found out via a ticket in the mail that I was just as certainly being illegal. It also seems like most traffic wants to go at least 10 or 15 mph over the speed limit on the freeways (still not used to calling them freeways instead of expressways) around here, but I didn't feel very comfortable doing that myself when I didn't have a good idea where I might run into a radar trap. When I saw the Passport iQ was a radar detector that could do navigation AND tell me where those red light cameras were, but looked just like a GPS nav unit, I decided it was perfect for me!

I haven't had to change my driving habits all that much, but I have learned to pay attention when my Passport iQ reminds me that I'm coming up to an intersection where I really do have to stop rolling before making that right turn on red if I don't want to get my picture taken again. And, when there is radar in use on the freeways, I know about it well in advance.

The navigation works well, too. An accident in front of me looked like it was going to block the road longer than I cared to wait. So, I got my car turned around and headed in the other direction, then turned on to a cross street that ended up taking me under the freeway into unfamiliar territory. Once my Passport iQ figured out what I was doing, it rerouted me in a matter of seconds and got me to my destination at almost the same time I originally planned. It even let me know where the speed limit changed along the way.

Of course, coming from Escort, my Passport iQ is also a really smart radar detector. It used to go off by every Albertsons I passed on my daily commute, but it has already learned and blocked out those false alarms all by itself!

Thank you for protecting me, Escort!

Tim O
This is one terrific machine! Radar detector, laser detector, navigation, red light cameras, speed cameras, speed traps, locking out false alarms - the iQ knows how to do it all. I can't believe nobody ever put this combination together before. I was using a Passport 8500 X50 before and this iQ seems to have every bit the detection range of my X50, maybe even more. I'd read a lot about the Passport 9500ix and its ability to block out false alarms, the iQ has the same abilities as the ix and got rid of those falses from grocery store door openers for me. After I turned TSR on, the iQ also got rid of the falses I get around Santa Barbara from the SpeedInfo sensors they use on Highway 101.

I had some difficulty using the touch screen on a smaller GPS, but the 5 inch display on this iQ accomodates my fat fingers just fine. I particularly like the 3D mode and lane assist feature when I use the navigation. Most of the time though, I just leave it in detector mode using the SpecDisplay setting and the digital speed display - it's pretty cool watch the iQ prioritize and report multiple signals. Even using it in detector mode, the iQ shows me the speed limit of the road I'm on, and I have it set to warn me if I'm more than 15 MPH over the limit.

I don't drive down to LA often, in fact I try to avoid driving in LA if I can, but it only took one trip for this iQ to remind me about just how many red light cameras are there now, generating $446 tickets all day, every day. My old X50 could not do that.

Since the iQ is a GPS navigation system, I guess I could use the standard suction cup mount in the lower corner of my windshield and still be legal under California's GPS Windshield Safety Act, but I decided to buy the optional bean bag mount (weighs about 2 pounds) and put the iQ on the dash where I can reach it with my right hand.

All in all, I'm extremely impressed with how much technology the iQ squeezes into one small package.

Bob K
Finally someone combined a navigation device with a high end radar detector. I have been waiting a long time for a product like this. Thankfully Escort was the one to do it because what better detector to integrate into a navigation device than the excellent Passport 9500ix. I have been using the 9500ix for almost two years and have loved every minute of it, the best detector I have ever used.

The Passport iQ has every feature of the 9500ix and then some. Better yet, the iQ's large color touchscreen allows much more information to be displayed at once. For instance, in detector view mode the iQ displays all of the following: the speed limit, my current speed and direction, up to four radar signals with each of their strengths and frequencies, and the next turn to take on my route. It's great having all of this information. The touchscreen also allows easy control over the iQ's functions. Simply touch a radar signal showing on the screen to mute it. Touch it again if you would like to mark the signal as a false alert. Touch the M icon on the screen to mark a location, etc. It is extremely intuitive, almost no learning curve.

Speaking of false alerts, the Passport iQ incorporates my absolute favorite feature of the 9500ix, TrueLock. Leave it to Escort's engineers to finally rid us of radar false alerts. You can either let it learn the false alerts by itself or you can manually mark the falses. To manually mark them simply touch the signal's bar graph twice and then again to confirm it. Where the iQ outshines the 9500ix is that it will still show these marked falses signal on the screen but they are colored grey instead of red like normal radar signals. The iQ doesn't audibly alert when it shows these falses on the screen, it remains totally silent. If another signal is detected, even on the same radar band as the false alert, you are alerted.

The iQ's navigation features have worked great. Even it's database of restaurants and stores is great. An example, want to know where the nearest Chipotle restaurant is? Simply go to the search screen, enter "chipotle", then select "area near me now". The iQ lists every nearby store along with it's distance to me. Select one of these locations and it programs the route to it. Very user friendly.

While in map view the iQ displays the radar information on the bottom left, very similar to how a 9500ix displays normally. I have had the iQ route me several times and it has always taken me to my destination. If I have to take a detour or go off the given route, the iQ adjusts the route automatically.

To top it off the Passport iQ is compatible with Escort's ZR4 laser shifter system that I already have installed in my car.

The Passport iQ is an excellent detector and navigation device, highly recommended. A bonus is that it looks like a GPS device not a radar detector.

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

Radar Receiver / Detector Type
  Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

GPS Receiver
  SiRFstar III

Laser Detection
  Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type
  5" LCD Screen with OneTouch User Interface
  480 x 272 Resolution

Power Requirement
  12VDC, Negative Ground
  Escort SmartCord Included

Auto Calibration Circuitry

SmartShield VG2 Immunity

  5.35" W x 3.71" H x 1.62" D

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