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  1. #1
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    Default Laser n00b question

    I've been following the LIDAR detector articles here and elsewhere for a long time now, trying to convince myself to purchase a laser jammer. However, there is one BIG question I have that has not been addressed by Roy or SML or any of the other reviewers anywhere on the Internet. I'm hoping I can get an honest answer from one of the product manufacturers here, even if it might be negative to their product line. Perhaps I shouldn't hold my breath...

    Q: "Since Laser is regulated by the FDA, what happens when LIDAR frequencies are updated by the manufacturers from the current 904nm to some other frequency (perhaps 900nm or 910nm)??"

    Because this will utterly and completely, in one swell foop, eliminate every single Laser detector on the market as well as render ineffective every Laser jammer on the market. What a loss of an investment that would be, and this is what is keeping me from purchasing such a device.

    If this has been discussed elsewhere, PLEASE point me in the right direction so I can read all about it!!!!!!!

    Thank you for your time.

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    Most infrared receivers are rated to detect from 890nm-990nm. A lidar signal has a peak at 904nm, but it bleeds higher and lower frequencies. The blinder m-20 says it picks up 904nm, but also picks up outside that frequency.

    Radar detetors can detect from 820nm to 950nm.

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    Default Laser Update

    The International Chief of Police Association was to approve a NEW laser frequency this month at their meeting in LA, but this has been on hold. We have discussed this matter with Blinder and they said if the frequency was changed, that they could do a software update to add the new frequencies.
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    Follow-up "Q" on that - Is Blinder the ONLY manufacturer that is prepared to provide a sofware upgrade for it's products, should there be a freq change? This has me holding my wallet tight too.

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    Default Upgrade

    Only one offering the upgrade is Blinder, no one else (at least at this time) is offering it.
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    Default Don't forget VEIL

    I would be remiss if I didn't point out that VEIL performs its function at wavelenghts other than 904nm. In otherwords, VEIL has you "covered."

    Please pardon the pun. ops:

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    I was told by Escort that they would update/upgrade their software for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by pemarsh
    I was told by Escort that they would update/upgrade their software for free
    Do not count on it, no radar detector or laser jammer made by Bel or Escort has ever been truly upgraded cost free or without buying a whole new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    Quote Originally Posted by pemarsh
    I was told by Escort that they would update/upgrade their software for free
    Do not count on it, no radar detector or laser jammer made by Bel or Escort has ever been truly upgraded cost free or without buying a whole new one.
    The upgrades for the v1 is almost as expensive as buying a new detector...

 

 

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