Posted By: Joseph Dale 4/22/2013
ESCORT Introduces the Ultimate Real-time Ticket Protection Network– ESCORT LIVE!
ESCORT Inc (www.escortinc.com)
has announced the introduction of ESCORT Live™, the ultimate real-time ticket protection network. ESCORT
Live™ is the social network for the road where drivers share live alerts with other drivers so everyone in the network
can drive smarter.
ESCORT Live™, now available
directly from ESCORT, uses Bluetooth technology embedded in SmartCord Live™ cords and a unique app for the driver’s
smartphone. When alerts are detected, they are transmitted to the ESCORT Live™ “cloud” and then broadcast
across the ESCORT Live™ network, notifying drivers of potential ticket threats. In addition to these
live alerts, ESCORT’s industry leading Defender® database of fixed position cameras and speed traps is also provided.
“ESCORT can provide the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market by utilizing the power
of real-time, cloud-based sharing among drivers,” ESCORT President and CEO John Larson says. “ESCORT Live is the
social network for the road so you can know sooner, react faster and Drive Smarter.”
The key to ESCORT Live™ is real-time national
reach and scale. Currently there are more than a million compatible ESCORT or BELTRONICS radar detectors on the road in the
United States. Multiply this data gathering and sharing process by millions of miles and driving hours and the result is a
nation of protected ESCORT Live™ drivers.
Here’s how it works: Imagine
departing for the morning commute. Your neighbor’s ESCORT radar detector encounters a laser gun;
that alert information is relayed immediately to the ESCORT Live™ network as a confirmed ”laser detected”
threat. Later, as you head in the same direction, even when you are miles away from the waiting laser gun,
your smartphone equipped with the ESCORT Live™ app displays a red “laser spotted” alert before you are in
ESCORT Live™ alerts are displayed with band, signal strength and frequency. Events spotted previously in the network
are indicated by an “approaching live alert” message with directional location arrow and distance-to-arrive to
the alert source.
Alerts appear at their coordinate location and are marked with an intuitive “heat map” decaying
icon that changes color and transparency based on alert relevance.
The ESCORT Live™ app provides the latest available information on speed cameras, speed traps and speed limit data. Important
driving data is displayed for compass heading, vehicle speed and over-speed alerts. Users are automatically
updated with the latest detector software to optimize performance and eliminate false alerts. The app features
map and dashboard views with multiple alert settings based on user preference.
an ESCORT Live™ driver yields excellent information about what lies ahead because the first vehicle’s alerts are
seamlessly transmitted to other cars equipped with the ESCORT Live™ app,” Larson says. “ESCORT Live™
is about drivers helping drivers in the ultimate live alert network.”
ESCORT Live™ is available
for select model iPhones and Android-equipped smart phones. Current ESCORT owners with compatible detectors can purchase the
SmartCord Live power cord, smart phone app and ESCORT Live™ subscription through 2012 for a special introductory price
of $79.95. For a limited time, customers can also purchase the ultimate live ticket protection package which includes a new
ESCORT radar detector equipped with ESCORT Live™ through 2012 for a $100 savings.
“Our radar detector products
have always provided drivers with the highest level of ticket protection in the marketplace,” Larson says.
“Now, with ESCORT Live™, ESCORT drivers don’t need to be in the range of the threat, they just need
to be in the network!” Get more details on the revolutionary ESCORT Live™ network at www.escortinc.com/escort-live or call 800.433.3487.
About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading
manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS
enabled navigation and tracking products and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products
under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Vector and
The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga,
Facts on radar detectors and speeding tickets:
- Radar detectors are legal in 49
states (only Virginia prohibits their use)
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
trafficticketsecrets.com the average speeding ticket costs $150.00 and the average insurance premium increases $900 over
the course of three years