This guy claims to work for Escort and I was wondering about the validity of his claim that TrueLock also checks the strength of a signal.
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Hello NSX owners,
Let me first announce that I am from Escort Radar, the manufacturer of Escort and Beltronics detectors. Moderators, I am not here to shamelessly advertise our products, only to authoritatively answer a few loose ends about our products that were mentioned here:
1) the 9500i model uses GPS to block out false radar alerts which has to be done manually by pressing the mute button three times on either the unit or by using the mute button located on the lighter end of the SmartCord power cord. This is usually in a very easy to reach location (depends where your cig lighter is). Alternatively you can use the remote mute button if using the shift+link feature with our laser shifter ZR3 or ZR4 (aka laser jammers).
2) the 9500ix incorporates GPS and the continually updated and verified "Trinity" database of red light cameras, speed cameras, and common speed trap locations by showing exact distance to and direction relative to you of the camera/speed trap. The 9500ix also uses advanced AI to automatically lockout false signals, no need to tap the mute button ever (unless you want to, and you still can). It takes on average 3 passes by a false alert before it is auto-locked out and the unit tells you that it has stored a false alert. It will also unlock false locations if the source of the alert is no longer active. Just plug it in and drive, it does the rest.
3) The Beltronics GX65 is sort of a mesh between these although it does use an entirely different architecture (not just different plastic). The GX65 has the Trinity database installed like the 9500ix but does NOT incorporate the auto-learning feature to block falses. You have to manually block them as with the 9500i model. Think of the GX65 as in-between the 9500i and 9500ix feature-wise.
4) Using these near the visor may work with GPS but I do not recommend it. The tint up there WILL greatly reduce laser sensitivity (mute point if you have a laser jammer) and the GPS signals may take longer to acquire. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all of our products if you want to see if the GPS works on the visor or not. I place mine behind the rear view mirror so that the display just peaks out underneath it. You can barely see it when inside the car.
Our GPS false alert lockout technology works by sampling the frequency of the alert received, the strength of this signal, and the location. The next time you enter a certain radius of this area the detector will still detect the signal but will not alert to it. If another signal is detected while blocking a false, the unit alerts as normal. Additionally, the display indicates it is actively blocking the blocked signal in case you use false alerts to ensure the detector is still detecting properly.
Another neat feature using GPS is that the radar sensitivity is auto-adjusted when in "Auto" mode on all of these models (in "Highway" mode it is always full sensitivity), when you get to about 55 MPH it ramps up to full sensitivity. Also your actual speed is shown during alerts or can be programmed on all the time, but please dont try to see how it high it registers ;-)
I hope that answers your questions with Escort and Beltronics GPS enabled detectors.
The Radar and Laser Experts