NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, today announced the expansion of its multi-award winning ticket protection network for more than 60 million Apple IOS and Android smartphone users with the much anticipated release of ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0.
"We are excited about the truly revolutionary level of protection that ESCORT Live™ has brought to radar detector consumers and to the category. Our industry acclaimed technology connects all of our radar detector users in real-time allowing them to share ticket threats with others," said John Larson, ESCORT President and CEO. "Now, we have opened up that opportunity to millions more iPhone and Android users inviting them to join in a free element of these alerts with the release of ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0."
"With one touch of a button, you can download ESCORT Live™ and turn your smartphone (IOS or Android) into a radar detector by joining ESCORT Nation," Larson added.
ESCORT will be demonstrating both the ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app and its class-leading windshield mount detectors at the New York City CEA Lineshow. The CES Lineshow is scheduled for June 27, 10 – 5:30 pm and June 28, 10 am – 3 pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125th West 18th ST).
By downloading the new ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0 ticket protection app, drivers immediately gain access to a portion of the ultimate live alert network. Think of your daily commute to work or school, or driving in an unfamiliar area, where ticketing threats might be. With the ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0 app on your smartphone, you can track speed traps and cameras before you are in their range.
ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0 is a completely free download and includes:
- 'Police Spotted' speed trap alerts
- Mobile and fixed-position traffic enforcement camera alerts
- Ability to share your threat reports in the ESCORT Live™ network
- ESCORT's patented Mark Location™ feature which allows drivers to receive automatic reminders for previously marked threats
- Multiple map and dashboard views on your smartphone based on user preference
To gain full access to all ESCORT Live™ alerts from other detector owners, ESCORT is offering a premium level subscription which, in addition to the free app, includes:
- Full access to ESCORT Nation with real-time radar and laser alerts received by other detector users in the area
- Detailed threat information including time sensitive, 'heat-mapped' color coded warning icons for fast, safe and more accurate responses
- ESCORT's patented GPS full feature set including: vehicle speed; posted speed limit data; over speed limit alerts; compass and directional headings
- Ability to easily connect to ESCORT's class leading windshield mount radar detectors using ESCORT's new Bluetooth enabled SmartCord Live™ power cord (select models only – visit ESCORTinc.com for details)
- Two convenient levels of subscription service – $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year
ESCORT Live™ delivers the world's most advanced real time radar and laser ticket protection giving drivers an unprecedented, advanced information picture of their driving environment. The result is an ESCORT Live™ nation of drivers connected in the social network for the road.
The ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app has repeatedly received highly acclaimed reviews and awards including: CNET 'Must See', Edmunds 2012 'Top Ten New Product, Consumer Electronics Show 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Car and Driver 'Best New Technology', Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice, and, 'Best New Mobile Product' at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association) Show.
"Our radar detector products have always provided drivers with the highest level of ticket protection in the marketplace," Larson says. "Now, with ESCORT Live™ Version 2.0, millions of additional drivers can protect their driving record and insurance premium by avoiding costly tickets."
Get more details on the revolutionary ESCORT Live™ ticket protection app and ESCORT's class-leading radar detectors at ESCORTinc.com or call 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™ 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 ticket protection:
- 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
- It is estimated that there are currently more than 60 million potential ESCORT Live™ compatible smartphones in use in North America with numbers increasing daily
SOURCE Escort Inc.