Inputs and Outputs
Cordless Radar Detector: The Escort Solo S3 provides
superior protection from radar and laser encounters with the convenience and
portability of a cordless detector. The Solo S3 operates on two "AA" batteries
High-Efficiency Battery Design: The Solo S3 is designed to
give you the longest battery life possible, and uses only a fraction of the
power used by conventional corded detectors. The Solo S3 keeps constant watch on
the condition of the batteries, and provides you with both audible and visual
alerts before they need to be replaced.
AutoPower: The programmable AutoPower feature conserves battery life by
automatically causing the Solo S3 to "go to sleep" after the vehicle has stopped
moving for 25 minutes. If the vehicle starts moving within the next 30 minutes,
the unit will "wake up" and prompt you visually and audibly to see if you want
it back on. If you do not respond within 15 seconds, the unit will shut down
Long-Range Radar Detection: The Solo S3 provides long-range
warning on all radar bands including conventional and "instant on" X-Band,
K-band, and Superwide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing provides the longest
warning possible without constant false alarm.
Ultra-Performance Laser Detection: The Solo S3 uses multiple low-noise
laser sensors to provide long-range warning, and the widest field of view
against laser encounters.
Programmable Features: There are 9 user-selectable options
so you can customize the Solo S3 for your own preferences. The options include:
- Pilot Light: Program the unit's display from full description,
letter, letter with scanning dot, symbol, symbol with scanning dot, or
- Auto Power: Select Auto Power modes--motion, time, or off.
- Power-on Sequence: Select standard or fast power-on
- Signal Strength Meter: Select standard or expert meter (see
- Auto Mute: Turn on or off
- Audio Tones: Choose standard or loud tones
- City Mode Sensitivity: Set to Standard, Low X-band, or No X-band
- Brightness: Set the brightness to auto (based on ambient light),
minimum, medium, maximum, or dark
- Bands: You can set the radar and laser bands to: Default (all
bands monitored), X-band on, K-band on, Ka-band on, Laser on, SWS off, VG2
off, or Modify (turning off unused bands).
High-Resolution Graphic OLED Display: A
new, brilliant OLED display makes the Solo S3 intuitive to use,
and easy to understand. Each radar, laser and SWS signal is identified and
communicated to you with clear messages. Signal strength is provided using two
different types of meters (programmable), while the backlit display
automatically adjusts for optimum viewing.
SmartShield VG-2 Protection: If
the VG-2 band is turned on, VG-2 units (radar detector detectors) will be detected with an audible and
visual alert. Once detected, Solo S3's internal oscillator will shut down for a
period of time, making it undetectable. The oscillator will then periodically
turn back on to see if the VG-2 unit is still present.
Safety Radar Signals: The Solo S3 provides
unique audible and visual alerts for Safety Warning System (SWS) signals. These
alerts (up to 64 messages) will keep you informed of road hazards in areas using
Signal Strength Meters: The Solo S3 gives you the option of
two signal strength meters:
- Standard: The standard alphanumeric graphic display provides an
intuitive display of signal strength and text messages. The standard
bar-graph signal strength meter only displays information on a single radar
signal. If there are multiple signals present, the internal computer
determines which is the most important threat to show on the bar-graph
- ExpertMeter: The ExpertMeter simultaneously tracks up
to 8 radar signals, and shows you detailed information on up to 2 Ka-band, 2
K-band and 4 X-band signals.
Brightness Control: The Solo S3
provides four levels of brightness including Automatic, Minimum, Medium, Maximum
and Dark. The Automatic setting adjusts the brightness automatically based on
the ambient light in your vehicle. In the Dark mode, the display will not
provide any visual alerts when it detects a signal. Only an audible alert will
Audible Alerts: When you
encounter radar, a distinct audible alert will sound and increase in rate as the
signal gets closer. When the signal is very strong, the audible alert will blend
into a solid tone. Since laser signals are a possible threat no matter how weak,
the Solo S3 alerts you to all laser signals with a full laser alert.
AutoSensitivity Mode: The
AutoSensitivity mode provides long-range warning, while virtually eliminating
false alarms. In this mode, the Solo S3's internal computer continuously
analyzes all incoming signals and intelligently determines which signals are
Mute: The Mute button
allows you to silence the audio alert during a radar encounter. The mute button
is mounted right on the top of the unit within easy reach.
AutoMute: After the Solo
S3 alerts you to a radar encounter at the volume you have selected, the AutoMute
feature will automatically reduce the volume to a lower level.
SmartMute: Once a specific
signal has been muted, Escort's exclusive SmartMute feature will intelligently
prioritize any additional signals by band. If a new signal is detected, and it
is a higher priority band than the muted one, the Solo S3 will alert you at the
preset volume you selected.
Low Battery Warning: Once the
batteries reach a specific voltage level, the Solo S3 will provide a low-battery
warning. This warning consists of an audible alert, along with a corresponding
SmartCord Compatible: For
12-volt operation, you can use an optional SmartCord. The SmartCord is a unique
power cord that has a power-on indicator, an alert lamp that warns you of radar
and laser, and a convenient mute button on the lighter plug. The Solo S3 has an
RJ11 telephone-type jack for plugging in the SmartCord.
Mounting: Using the supplied
EasyMount suction cup bracket, the Solo S3 can be mounted on your vehicle's windshield. The EasyMount bracket has 4 position settings, allowing you to choose the position
that best fits the angle of your vehicle's windshield.
Travel Case: The Solo S3 comes in a semi-hard travel case
with elastic bands that hold the detector, the EasyMount bracket, and extra
Right Side of Detector:
- Ear Phone: standard
1/8" (3.5mm) jack
- 12-volt Power:
RJ-11 (telephone-type) connector for use with optional SmartCord
- Operating Bands:
- X-band 10.525 GHz +/-25 MHz
- K-band 24.150 GHz +/-100 MHz
- Ka-band 34.700 GHz +/-1300 MHz
- Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth