VG2: This unit uses a
SmartShield VG2 Immunity to make it invisible to radar detector detectors.
Range: With a new waveguide
antenna, state-of-the-art microwave receiver, and advanced digital signal
processing, the sensitivity of the 8500 is dramatically improved.
SmartCord Cigarette Lighter
Adapter: The cigarette lighter plug has an alert LED which lights even when
the unit is in the "Dark" mode and a mute button incase the unit is
not within easy reach.
Earphone jack: There is a
standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the right side of the unit.
Laser Port: There are front and
rear Laser sensors for complete coverage.
Voltage Meter: One of
the power indicator options is a voltage meter, this provides a continuous, digital readout of your
vehicle's battery voltage and warns you if the voltage rises above 16.5
volts or drops below 10.5 volts.
Mounting: The detector is
mounted to the windshield using the included adjustable bracket. A visor clip is
also available directly from escort.
Auto Mute: After the
initial audible alert, the volume is automatically reduced, so you need not
manually mute the sound. This feature can be defeated.
Mute Button: Once an alarm
sounds, it can be silenced using the mute button.
Highway/City Switch: The
highway and city mode can be switched manually or set to automatic.
Display: The alpha numeric
display uses 280 LEDs and can display alert type, signal strength, and even
Multiple Signal Tracking: Using
an advanced display option, this unit can track up to eight radar signals
EZ-Programming: This radar
detector provides 9 driver selectable features that allow you to customize how
alerts and indicators are presented to you. These include adjustments to the
power indicator, power on sequence, signal strength meter, automute function,
audio tones, city mode sensitivity, display brightness, dark mode, and which
bands are active.
Safety Warning System: The
radar detector has a Safety Warning System (SWS) with 64 visual text message alerts.
SWS alerts you of highway construction/maintenance, highway hazard zones, weather
related hazards, travel/convenience information and emergency/slow moving
Memory retention eliminates the need to reset your preferred
feature settings each time your unit is turned on/off.
- X Band 10.525 GHz +/- 25 MHz
- K Band 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz
- Ka Band 34.7 GHz +/- 1300MHz
- Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth