Overview: The Beltronics Pro300 provides full detection
of radar and laser, alerts from the Safety Warning System, and full VG2 immunity.
The Pro300 is compatible with Escort Live!, which allows you to integrate the
radar detector with your smartphone. The unit comes
equipped with a suction-cup windshield mount and a SmartPlug coiled power cord.
Detection Capability: The Beltronics Pro300 includes full
X, K, Ka and Safety Warning System radar capability, laser detection, and a fast
microprocessor for delivering alerts in 500 milliseconds or less. It features
superior long-range radar and laser detection, including the new "POP"
mode alerts. You can program the unit to enable all bands at once or you can
select one or more bands to turn off (once you have determined there are no
traffic radar units using the disabled bands in your area).
SmartPlug: The SmartPlug power cord has a power-on indicator, a
bright alert light that warns of radar or laser and a convenient mute button right
on the plug. It's a perfect solution for when your radar detector is out of reach
or for discreet night driving when you are using the unit's Dark mode. An optional
SmartPlug module, which can be wired directly into your vehicle's electrical
system with a straight cord, is available.
Escort Live! By replacing the standard power cord with the
SmartCord Live module, and downloading the Escort Live! app to your smartphone, you get
instant access to a powerful driver alert social network of other subscribers.
As you travel, you are alerted ahead of time of upcoming alerts along your
route, as experienced by other drivers. The smartphone app gives you the choice
of a map view or dashboard view. Escort Live! is a paid subscription service
that is compatible with iPhone 5, 4S, 4, and 3 GS, and Android devices using OS
2.2 or higher.
Traffic Signal Rejection: The Pro300 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. Beltronics' proprietary Traffic
Signal Rejection (TSR) software, found in the Pro300, helps eliminate
annoying false alerts.
DSP (Digital Signal Processing):
The digital AutoScan feature continuously analyzes all incoming signals and
automatically rejects unwanted false alarms. This gives you the perfect balance
of long-range detector performance without annoying false alarms.
The Pro300 provides 10 times the sensitivity of any imported radar detector,
including the latest "POP" mode threat. Multiple laser sensor diodes,
strategically positioned in the unit, continually search for laser gun signals
and provide maximum range and superior off-axis protection.
Digital Voice Alerts: The Pro300's
easy to understand digital voice alerts keep you informed without taking your
eyes off the road. If you prefer, you can turn off the voice announcement
feature and have the unit provide audible tones instead.
Audible Alerts: The Pro300 uses audible alerts for
Radar, Laser, POP, and Safety signals:
- Radar Signals: The Pro300 uses a Geiger-counter-like
sound to indicate the signal strength and type of radar signal being
encountered. When you encounter radar, a distinct audible alert will
sound and occur faster as the signal gets stronger. This allows you
to judge the distance from the signal source without taking your
eyes from the road.
- X-band: Chirping sound
- K-band: Buzzing sound
- Ka-band: Double-Chirp
- POP: Full Double-Chirp
- SWS: Double Beep sound
- Laser Signals: Since Laser
signals are a possible threat no matter how weak, the Pro300 alerts you
to these bands at full signal strength.
- POP Signals: Since POP
signals are extremely fast K or Ka bursts, and a possible threat no matter
how weak, the Pro300 alerts you to these bands at full signal strength.
- Safety Signals: The Pro300 will alert you
to these signals with a double-beep tone, and a corresponding
Sensitivity: You can set the
Pro300 to three sensitivity modes:
- Highway Mode: detects all
signals at maximum range
- AutoScan Mode: the unit's internal
computer continuously analyzes all incoming signals and
intelligently filters out unwanted X and K-band false
alarms. Full sensitivity is maintained on all other
- City Mode: the X and K-band sensitivity is further
reduced to eliminate unwanted false alarms in congested urban areas. There
are options for Low X and No X sensitivity settings.
Pro300 features a bright, alphanumeric display that consists of 280 individual LEDs,
visible from virtually any angle. The unit offers three display options:
- Signal Strength Meter: The standard bar-graph signal
strength meter only displays information on a single radar signal. If there
are multiple signals present, the unit's internal computer determines which
is the most important threat to show on the bar-graph meter.
- Threat Display: Designed for experienced users, the Threat Display
is a miniature spectrum analyzer that simultaneously tracks multiple radar
signals and their relative strengths which can help you spot a change in your
normal driving environment.
- Tech Display: The Tech Display
option, also for experienced detector users, will display
the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal being received.
Brightness Control: The Pro300 offers
three levels of brightness, plus a Dark Mode. Dark
Mode uses the power-on and alert indicators on the SmartPlug as the only visual
Mute and AutoMute: The Pro300 features the AutoMute feature,
which automatically reduces the volume level during an alert. Or, you can simply
press the large front-mounted Mute button on the detector or on the SmartPlug
during an alert to instantly quiet the audio.
Programming: There are 7 user-selectable options so you can
customize the Pro300 for your own
- Pilot (Power-on indication): choose full word (Highway,
AutoScan, or City) or letter (H, A, or C) in the display. You can also
display the vehicle's voltage, if desired.
- Voice Alerts: turn digital voice announcement
On or Off
- Power-On Sequence: choose between
the standard Power-On function or the Fast Power-On
- Signal Strength Meter: You can select from three
display options: Standard (bar-graph) Display, Threat Display, or Tech
- AutoMute: turn this function either
On or Off
- City Mode Sensitivity: select Standard, Low X, or No X.
- Bands: select between the radar detector's default
setting (all bands) or choose to turn one or more of the bands off
Mounting: You will get optimum performance from the detector
if you mount it at a point approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as
possible on the front windshield without obstructing the view of the road to the
front or rear. The supplied windshield mount adheres the detector to the windshield
with two suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for best visibility.