December 14, 2011

ESCORT and Mutual Mobile Honored with Industry-Leading Awards

ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world’s best radar and laser detectors, today announced that ESCORT Live™ – created in partnership with Mutual Mobile – has received several major awards since the product’s launch earlier this month.

ESCORT Live™ was presented the top honor, “Best New Mobile Electronics Products” at the 2011 SEMA show, earned an “Editor’s Choice Award” from Popular Mechanics, received an “Innovations Award for Design and Engineering” from the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, and most recently was named one of Car and Driver‘s “10 Most Promising Future Technologies” for 2012.

ESCORT Live™ works with ESCORT’s class-leading radar detectors by simply replacing the power cord with ESCORT’s new Bluetooth-enabled SmartCord Live power cord and the free ESCORT Live app downloaded to your smartphone (iPhone 3GS and 4, OS 4.1, and Droid OS 2.3 or later). When combined, ESCORT Live™ delivers the world’s most advanced real-time radar and laser ticket protection.

ESCORT Live™ includes ESCORT’s test-winning Defender Database, which provides the most accurate speed camera, red light camera, and speed trap information, alerting you in advance so that you can safely navigate high-threat locations. Also, ESCORT Live™ includes ESCORT’s patented GPS features, including Truelock which uses the power of location awareness and the ESCORT Live™ network to let you identify and then permanently lock out known false alert sources. ESCORT Live™ also provides drivers with the posted speed limit, their driving speed and even alerts when the speed limit changes.

“Mutual Mobile helped us develop a dramatically expanded experience for our customers,” said John Larson, ESCORT President and CEO. “Mutual Mobile didn’t just create an application, but worked directly with us to integrate the power of mobile real-time connectivity and the power of the cloud into more than a million compatible ESCORT and Beltronics models out on the road today.”

Mobile Hardware Integration

“Our mobile solutions extend well beyond the apps themselves,” said Tarun Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer at Mutual Mobile. “We worked with ESCORT to build a brand new social service on top of a product that drivers already use daily. ESCORT Live™ truly demonstrates the potential for M2Mo (Machine to Mobile) technology to reinvent the existing product landscape.”

The ESCORT Live™ iPhone application and hardware are available now, with an Android version to be released in December. For more information on ESCORT Live™, visit ESCORTinc.com or call 800.433.3487.


About ESCORT Inc.

ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, commercial fleet ESCORT SmartOffice™ rugged mobile PC, ESCORT MobileTV™, Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS enabled navigation and tracking products and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


About Mutual Mobile

Mutual Mobile is an emerging technology company that works with brands to push the boundaries of innovation while ensuring the creation of valuable experiences for people. The company combines deep design, development and domain expertise to create custom solutions that help brands solve tough problems through innovation. For more information, visit mutualmobile.com.