Enhanced 360-Degree Radar And Laser Detection: The Passport
8500 X50 radar detector delivers extreme long-range warning on all radar bands including X, K, Superwide Ka, Ku and instant-on POP modes. Multiple front and rear laser sensors
provide 360 degree laser protection, including a wide field of view.
VG-2 Protection: This unit uses a SmartShield VG2 Immunity
to make it invisible to radar detector detectors.
Traffic Signal Rejection: The Passport 8500 X50 utilizes
Traffic Signal Rejection to eliminate false alerts due to location or certain
frequencies. Radar-based traffic flow sensors, mounted along major highways,
transmit strong K-band signals for a half-second approximately every minute.
These signals help produce traffic flow data for personal navigation devices,
but also create numerous false radar alerts. Escort's proprietary Traffic Signal
Rejection (TSR) software, found in the 8500 X50, helps eliminate annoying false
Advanced EZ-Programming: The Passport 8500 X50 can be easily
customized to your driving preferences. The EZ-Programming features include:
Power-on Indication, Power-on Sequence, Signal Strength Meter, AutoMute, Audio
tones, City Mode Sensitivity, Display Brightness, Dark Mode, and your choice of
Radar and Laser bands.
Enhanced Radar Detection: The Passport 8500 X50 features
enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides long-range warning on all radar
types. Digital signal processing provides maximum range and minimizes false
alarms. The unit offers three radar sensitivity settings:
- Auto: In Auto mode the unit provides
real-time radar performance based on your vehicle's speed.
As your vehicle speed increases, the radar sensitivity (X
and K-band) is set to maximum range. As your vehicle speed
decreases, the radar sensitivity (X and K-band only) is
minimized to further reduce unwanted false alarms. Full
sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.
- Highway: Highway mode provides maximum
sensitivity on all bands.
- City: City modes reduces X-band sensitivity
and full sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.
Variable-Speed Radar: The Passport 8500 X50 AutoSensitivity
mode varies radar sensitivity base on your vehicle's speed resulting in better
High-Resolution Blue Display: The radar detector features an
ultra-bright blue alphanumeric matrix-display with 280 LEDs and 5 brightness
levels (Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Auto and Full Dark) to choose from.
3 High-Resolution Meter Modes: The Passport 8500 X50 provides
3 types of meter displays to choose from:
- Signal Strength Meter: Standard bar-graph
meter that provides information on a single radar signal. If
there are multiple signals present, the unit's internal computer
will determine which one is the most important threat to display.
- ExpertMeter: The ExpertMeter is a miniature
spectrum analyzer simultaneously tracks up to 8 radar signals. It
provides detailed information on up to 2 Ka-band, 2 K-band, and 4
- SpecDisplay: In this mode, the unit will
display the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal being
Auto Mute: After the initial audible alert, the volume is
automatically reduced, so you need not manually mute the sound. This feature can
Mute Button: Once an alarm sounds, it can be silenced using
the mute button.
Earphone jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the
right side of the unit.
SmartCord Cigarette Lighter Adapter: The supplied cigarette
lighter plug has an alert LED that lights even when the unit is in the Dark mode
and a mute button in case the unit is not within easy reach.
EasyMount Bracket: The radar detector comes supplied with
an EasyMount windshield bracket that is designed for unobtrusive and hassle-free
mounting. The bracket clips onto the top of the Passport 8500 X50 and suction-cup mounts to
your windshield. The Passport 8500 X50 features a release button that will allow you to remove
the unit from the bracket while still leaving the suction-cup window mount bracket
ZR4 Laser Shifter Compatible: The Passport 8500 X50 is
compatible with the optional Escort ZR4 Laser Shifter (sold separately). The ZR4
provides the most advanced defense system against targeting laser guns, and can
be linked to the unit for ultimate protection.
- X Band 10.525 GHz +/- 25 MHz
- K Band 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz
- Ka Band 34.700 GHz +/- 1300 MHz
- Ku-band 13.450 GHz +/- 25 MHz
- Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth