ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, is presenting two of its new products at the NAFA 2012 Institute and Expo Show (National Association of Fleet Management/Managers) this week in St. Louis – the multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network and ESCORT"s first ever Mobile Business PC for fleet and business operators, ESCORT SmartOffice™.
"It is widely known that ESCORT provides the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market. Now we have expanded our line of premium automotive accessories by offering our new ESCORT SmartOffice™ connected mobile PC solution for the millions of fleet and owner/operator service providers who need office tools on the go," said ESCORT President and CEO John Larson. "SmartOffice™ allows fleet and mobile service providers to access files, conduct point-of-sale transactions (POS) in the field and importantly, conduct their business right in the field, anytime and anywhere they are called."
ESCORT SmartOffice™ is much more than another rugged, mobile PC. ESCORT SmartOffice™ rugged, mobile PC consolidates complete office functionality into a single, connected mobile device. Based on familiar Microsoft Windows 7 OS and complete PC functionality, SmartOffice™ includes navigation, point-of-sale credit card processing, fleet vehicle management, remote inventory/CRM management, barcode/RFID reader, reverse camera option and fleet transportation/logistics monitoring. SmartOffice™ gives drivers and service providers all of their office tools fast, with accurate business solutions, delivered right where they need them – in the field, in real time.
In addition to presenting its new fleet management products on the NAFA show floor in St. Louis, ESCORT will also be featuring its multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ 'social network for the road' (booth # 815). ESCORT invites NAFA fleet managers and show attendees to experience a personal demonstration of ESCORT Live™'s real-time threat and information sharing.
"ESCORT's position and reputation as the leading innovator and provider of the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market is undisputed," said Larson. "We've raised that bar with Escort Live™ and continue to redefine 'driving smarter' with new technologies like ESCORT SmartOffice™."
ESCORT has seen its highly successful multi-award winning ESCORT Live™ ticket protection network continue to receive national accolades and awards. In addition to being included in Edmunds 'Top Ten New Products' list, ESCORT Live™ has also been named a CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner as well as 'Best New Mobile Product' at SEMA.
ESCORT Live™ 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 network alerts, the new smartphone app technology provides ESCORT's industry-leading Defender® database of red light and speed-ticketing camera locations and speed traps as well as ESCORT's patented GPS features including posted speed limit information, over-speed limit alerts, live traffic for route optimization and more.
Unique to the radar detector ticket protection category is the ESCORT Live™ community's real-time national reach and scale. Currently there are more than 1 million ESCORT and BELTRONICS ESCORT Live™ compatible radar detectors in use throughout North America. Multiply this data gathering and sharing process by millions of miles and millions of driving hours and the result is a nation of protected ESCORT Live™ drivers.
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)
- Multiple public domain sources reveal that more than 50 million drivers receive a speeding ticket in the United States each year – about one in every four drivers
SOURCE ESCORT Inc.