High Definition (HD) Radar Performance: The Escort Passport
Max radar/laser detector delivers extreme long-range warning on all radar bands including X, K,
Ka, and instant-on Ka-POP modes. Multiple front and rear laser sensors
provide 360 degree laser protection, including a wide field of view.
Military-grade components and digital signal processing accurately identifies
real threats sooner to provide a more advanced warning, even against instant and
"pop" radar. The Passport Max comes with the StickyCup windshield mount, Combo
SmartCord, and a padded soft-side zippered travel case.
GPS Technology: The Passport Max has an embedded SiRFstar
receiver, and uses GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alarms. The
GPS-powered TrueLock Filter lets you lock out false alerts by "marking" the
location so the detector can reject the signal the next time you approach the
area. The unit is also pre-loaded with the Defender database of thousands of safety camera locations,
including red light and fixed photo radar sites, and will warn you when you are
approaching these sites. The mini-USB port allows you to update your safety
camera data and other software through the Escort website.
OLED Display: The Passport Max features a new multi-color
graphic display with intuitive icons that identify the type of threat at a
glance. You can set the display to blue, green, red, or amber to match your
vehicle's interior gauges, or to suit your personal preference.
ESCORT Live!: Passport Max is compatible with ESCORT Live!,
an exclusive network which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by
other users in the area. ESCORT Live! works with your smartphone through the
ESCORT Live! app to connect you to other detector owners on the road in your
area. It also gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.
Requirements include downloading the app to your smartphone, purchase of the
optional ESCORT Live! SmartCord Live for
Android, and a subscription to the service.
AutoLearn: GPS technology is also used to "learn" the source
of radar signals by location and frequency, and determine if the signal is a
real threat or a false one. If the alert comes from an automatic door opener or
motion sensor, the Passport Max automatically locks out this source at this
particular location. The unit can also "unlearn" signals that are no longer
present at a particular location to protect you from locking out real threats.
Mark Location (MRK): The Passport Max has an "MRK" button
that allows you to mark a specific location and label it for future reference.
Once the location is marked and labeled, the unit will provide an alert for red light or speed cameras, speed traps,
or other danger zones.
Over-speed Alert: You can set a speed at which the Passport
Max will alert you when it is exceeded. Using GPS technology to gauge your
speed, the detector monitors your speed to help you stay under the set speed
limit. When the unit is connected to ESCORT Live!, the speed limit data will
also be shown on the display.
Traffic Sensor Rejection: The Passport Max utilizes
Traffic Sensor 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 Sensor
Rejection (TSR) software, found in the Passport Max, helps eliminate annoying false
Enhanced Radar Detection: The Passport Max 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 base 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.
ZR4 Laser Shifter Compatible: The Passport Max 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.
Variable-Speed Sensitivity: The Passport Max has an Auto Sensitivity
mode varies radar sensitivity base on your vehicle's speed resulting in better
radar performance. At highway speeds, you need the best long-range sensitivity.
At slower speeds, the sensitivity is adjusted to reduce unneeded alerts,
especially when you're not at risk. In addition to the Auto mode, you can set
the sensitivity to Auto No X and Highway.
Voice and Beep Alerts: When enabled, all alerts and
instructions are communicated using a voice announcement. If you desire, the
voice alerts can be turned off, and all alerts will sound using tones.
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.
USB: The Passport Max has a Mini-B 2.0 USB port on the side to allow you to connect the unit to your computer via USB cable (not included). A Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, and 8) of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database updates, Detector Software, and Defender Updates. No version for Mac is available at this time.
Earphone Jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the
right side of the unit.
Combo SmartCord: The supplied Combo SmartCord includes
approximately 22" of straight cord and about 7" of coiled cord, which expands to
up to 2.5' when stretched. The cigarette lighter adapter end includes a mute
button and two LEDs (Alert and Power).
AutoPower: The AutoPower feature automatically turns off the
unit after a specific amount of time to reduce the
current drain on the vehicle's battery. If AutoPower is off, the unit turns on
or off depending on your vehicle's ignition type (constant or switched power).
For constantly-powered accessory ports, you can set AutoPower to turn off the
unit after 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours.
StickyCup Windshield Mount: The Passport Max radar detector comes
with the new StickyCup windshield bracket that is designed to mount the unit on
the center of the windshield between the driver and passenger. The StickyCup is
a large 2-1/2" diameter suction cup with a thumbwheel for angle adjustment and a
locking clamp, to give you a secure installation. A dual-adhesive hook-and-loop pad is also included if you wish to mount the unit on the dash.