This forum is host to considerable misinformation about the new STI :>(
First there are NO NEW FIREMWARE versions in the works. There is only one version and that is the orginal version shipped from day one.
There has been only one problem with 32 units that were shipped in error before they were properly programmed by Bel. These have all been recalled and fixed.
The unit is extremely sensitve which has lead some to believe it "falses too much on KA". If you can not handle the occasional detection of another detector because of KA then buy something else or return your STI within the 30 day period. Some dealers like TruckStops of America offer a 45 day total refund period on the STI.
If you call BEL and ask a few intelligent questions they will offer to ship one with free shipping to make a sale today. This will save a bunch if you live in an areaq with extremely high sales tax.
The STI is not selling well at retail in places like truckstops. It is apparently just too expensive for their target audience among many professional drivers.
IMHO this is a joke because many of these local company guys now make well over 60 K a year.
To find out more of the truth about STI go to 1800 341 2288 and then enter 8586 to get their tech department. Ask to speak to 'Naeem' if possible and tell him that you saw a message from Victor - Ki4je. May I suggest that you please write your questions down in advance so you sound coherent when speaking to him.
If you just have general questions or want to try to get a deal just press 1 instead of the tech exhange number when calling and go to sales and information on Bel products, not too technically knowledgeable there but good enough for most people IMHO and if you talk respectfully he will offer to ship free!
Every major truckstop that I have checked now has a good supply of STI on hand in the back room except Pilot Truckstops. No one is willing to deal yet. They want the suggested retail - period!