ESCORT SMARTOFFICE RUGGED PC
Escort’s new SmartOffice connected mobile PC solution is made for the millions of fleet and owner/operator service providers who need office tools on the go
LAS VEGAS ─ ESCORT Inc (www.escortinc.com), designer and manufacturer of the world’s best premium automotive accessories and the all-new ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, today announced two new products at the 2012 International CES here – ESCORT”s first ever mobile fleet office solution, ESCORT SmartOffice™, and ESCORT MobileTV™, a connected Mobile Digital TV receiver.
“It’s widely known that ESCORT provides the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market. Now we have expanded our line of premium automotive accessories by offering our new SmartOffice™ connected mobile PC solution for the millions of fleet and owner/operator service providers who need office tools on the go,” said ESCORT President and CEO John Larson.
ESCORT SmartOffice™ is much more than another rugged, mobile PC. SmartOffice consolidates complete office functionality into a single, lightweight, internet connected SPRINT 3G/Bluetooth/WIFI connected mobile device. Based on familiar Microsoft Windows 7 PS (Android in Q2 2012), SmartOffice™ includes integrated navigation, point-of-sale credit card processing, fleet vehicle management, remote inventory and CRM management, barcode and RFID reader, reverse camera inputs to PC, transportation and logistics, and complete PC functionality. SmartOffice™ gives fleet drivers and service providers all of their office tools fast, with accurate business solutions, delivered right where they need them – in the field, in real time.
ESCORT’s other new CES announcement is MobileTV™, a connected Mobile Digital TV (MDTV) receiver that quickly and easily allows consumers to receive digital TV on their WIFI-enabled smartphone, iPad or similar video-capable device while in moving vehicles. One major benefit of ESCORT MobileTV™ is that it does not use the device’s data link for connectivity but instead receives MDTV through WIFI – this helps reduce overall usage of the consumer’s data plan. Viewers won’t miss anything while traveling with others as they choose from news, weather, sports, traffic, entertainment and more in over 78 major metro markets (and expanding).
At CES, ESCORT also will demonstrate its highly successful new ESCORT Live™ ticket protection network, a multi-award winning technology and recipient of the CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award. ESCORT Live™ uses Bluetooth technology embedded in SmartCord Live™ cords and a unique app for the driver’s smartphone. When alerts are detected, they are transmitted to the ESCORT Live™ “cloud” and then broadcast across the ESCORT Live™ network, notifying drivers of potential ticket threats. In addition to network alerts, the new smartphone app technology provides ESCORT’s industry-leading Defender® database of red light and speed-ticketing camera locations and speed traps as well as ESCORT’s patented GPS features including posted speed limit information, over-speed limit alerts, live traffic for route optimization and more.
The key to the ESCORT Live™ community is real-time national reach and scale. Currently there are more than 1 million ESCORT and BELTRONICS ESCORT Live™ compatible radar detectors in use throughout North America. Multiply this data gathering and sharing process by millions of miles and millions of driving hours and the result is a nation of protected ESCORT Live™ drivers. “Following an ESCORT Live™ driver yields excellent information about what lies ahead because the first vehicle’s alerts are seamlessly transmitted to other cars equipped with the ESCORT Live™ app,” Larson said.
ESCORT invites CES attendees to see ESCORT SmartOffice™ mobile rugged PC and ESCORT’s MobileTV™ solution, as well as ESCORT’s complete line of premium automotive accessories including ESCORT Live™, at Booth #1509 (North Hall). For complete details on ESCORT products, 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, ESCORT QuickStart™ 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.