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Escort Manufacturing

escort's engineers must stay ahead
of the latest developments in law
enforcement radar/laser detection.

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technology out there, we come up with a countermeasure, so people can avoid getting tickets," Chan says.
The ranges of Escort, Cobra and Beltronics brand radar
detectors vary based on environmental conditions, but
at optimum use, can detect a radar from five to eight
miles away.
Examples of counter-technology in Escort Manufacturing's products include programming devices with
the GPS coordinates of red light cameras. "If there's a
new type of police radar out there that is not detectable
by our current equipment, we will study it and develop a
software and hardware solution to beat it," he adds.
The company's newest product under the Escort brand
is the Escort MAX 360, which uses forward and backward
facing antennas to detect the location of radar within a
360-degree radius. "Other detectors will beep, letting
drivers know a radar is nearby, but they can't tell exactly
where the signal is coming from," Chan says. "This now
gives drivers the ability to tell where a signal is coming
from, whether in front or in back of them."

works with a distributor/dealer network that serves most
of the United States, portions of Canada and international markets.
In addition to manufacturing radar detectors, Escort
Manufacturing offers contract manufacturing services
that help it manage through the typical seasonal demand
cycles for its products. The company's contract work includes LED lighting and related products for the transportation and consumer markets.

Superior Engineering
Escort Manufacturing prides itself on its ability to
achieve maximum performance from commercially
available electronic parts. "Usually, if you want the very
best electronics, classified as military grade, you pay a
premium," Chan says. "In terms of product design, our
people make sure we get every bit of performance out of
ordinary, commercially available components and making them into a superior product."
To achieve maximum performance from the components it uses, the company utilizes a number of proprietary engineering, testing and manufacturing techniques. "The way we manufacture radar detectors is not
like the way an iPhone is manufactured," he adds.
The company's engineers are tasked with keeping
ahead of the latest developments in law enforcement
radar/laser detection. "Every time someone has a new
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