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Old December 17th, 2014
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Exclamation Ka segmenting software now available on Passport 9500ci

We are pleased to announce the availability of a software update for the Passport 9500ci which adds the following features:
  • Ka band segmenting - The ability to enable and disable certain frequency segments of the SuperWide Ka band. ONLY expert detector users should change these settings. It is possible to disable detection of true Ka police radar.
  • RDR toggle - The ability to disable Radar Detector Rejection false alert filtering.
You can adjust the new Ka band segmenting and RDR features in two ways; on the system itself, or by using Escort Live:

- In the Passport 9500ci's settings menu, turn "Ka SW" off then turn on the Ka segments that you would like the 9500ci to detect.

- In Escort Live's "Radar Settings" menu, turn "Ka" off then turn on the Ka segments that you would like the 9500ci to detect. If you leave the "Ka" setting on then the segment settings will not take effect.

- RDR is listed in the "bands" settings, after TSR. Disabling RDR will enhance radar detection performance but with increased Ka false alerting. Disabling un-needed Ka segments will help reduce Ka false alerting.

Once you set these options then they will remain set in your 9500ci, even between power cyclings, until you change them or restore the unit's factory default settings.

The Ka segment frequencies, in GHz, are:
Ka1 = 33.392 - 33.704
Ka2 = 33.704 - 33.896
Ka3 = 33.886 - 34.198
Ka4 = 34.184 - 34.592
Ka5 = 34.592 - 34.808
Ka6 = 34.806 - 35.166
Ka7 = 35.143 - 35.383
Ka8 = 35.378 - 35.618
Ka9 = 35.595 - 35.835
Ka10 = 35.830 - 35.998

Only enabling segments Ka2, Ka5, and Ka8 should cover most users in North America.

A modification to the system's high and low voltage protection was also implemented in this software.
The system will shut off with input voltage below 10.5VDC and above 16VDC.

Thank you for choosing Escort Radar!
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Old December 17th, 2014
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We are pleased to announce the availability of a software update for the Passport 9500ci w/Laser ShifterPro* which adds the following features:
  • Ka band segmenting - The ability to enable and disable certain frequency segments of the SuperWide Ka band. ONLY expert detector users should change these settings. It is possible to disable detection of true Ka police radar.
  • RDR toggle - The ability to disable Radar Detector Rejection false alert filtering.
You can adjust the new Ka band segmenting and RDR features in two ways; on the system itself, or by using Escort Live:

- In the Passport 9500ci's settings menu, turn "Ka SW" off then turn on the Ka segments that you would like the 9500ci to detect.

- In Escort Live's "Radar Settings" menu, turn "Ka" off then turn on the Ka segments that you would like the 9500ci to detect. If you leave the "Ka" setting on then the segment settings will not take effect.

- RDR is listed in the "bands" settings, after TSR. Disabling RDR will enhance radar detection performance but with increased Ka false alerting. Disabling un-needed Ka segments will help reduce Ka false alerting.

Once you set these options then they will remain set in your 9500ci, even between power cyclings, until you change them or restore the unit's factory default settings.

The Ka segment frequencies, in GHz, are:
Ka1 = 33.392 - 33.704
Ka2 = 33.704 - 33.896
Ka3 = 33.886 - 34.198
Ka4 = 34.184 - 34.592
Ka5 = 34.592 - 34.808
Ka6 = 34.806 - 35.166
Ka7 = 35.143 - 35.383
Ka8 = 35.378 - 35.618
Ka9 = 35.595 - 35.835
Ka10 = 35.830 - 35.998

Only enabling segments Ka2, Ka5, and Ka8 should cover most users in North America.

Thank you for choosing Escort Radar!

* Systems with Laser ShifterPro have serial numbers that begin with 63. In early 2015 we will be releasing this software for older 9500ci systems with serial numbers beginning with 16.
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Old December 17th, 2014
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well that just stinks, I have been stoked since i heard about this up date and now it means nothing to me since i have the older system
Question? If i add the LSP up grade to my older 9500ci will that then allow me to do the update?
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well that just stinks, I have been stoked since i heard about this up date and now it means nothing to me since i have the older system
Question? If i add the LSP up grade to my older 9500ci will that then allow me to do the update?
Adding LSPs will not currently allow you to use this software. Please read the entire post. The update for older 9500ci's which have a serial number beginning with 16 should be available in a few weeks, early 2015.
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After updating segment 3 stays on. I can toggle all the other segments to on/off but segment 3 reverts to on each time I try to turn it off.

I've tried it after updating, and also after going to the Advanced tab and updating all. Same result when attempting to turn off segment 3.

Is it normal to not be able to turn off segment 3?

I thought RDR was also supposed to be able to be turned off now. I don't see this as an option, and I've explored every setting that I can find (using iPhone to configure detector, and I just checked that there is not a newer version of Escort Live! available). I don't see TSR or RDR in the band section as listed above...

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After updating segment 3 stays on. I can toggle all the other segments to on/off but segment 3 reverts to on each time I try to turn it off.

I've tried it after updating, and also after going to the Advanced tab and updating all. Same result when attempting to turn off segment 3.

Is it normal to not be able to turn off segment 3?

I thought RDR was also supposed to be able to be turned off now. I don't see this as an option, and I've explored every setting that I can find (using iPhone to configure detector)
You are supposed to be able to change all segments. RDR should be an option a few steps after the KA segments in bands. Does your serial number begin with 63? I would try a hard reset and force the update again.
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How can we be sure which Ka segments are safe to disable? Is it possible to change the display to show the exact frequency of Ka alerts? If so, you can see the exact frequencies of the guns used in the area.
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How can we be sure which Ka segments are safe to disable? Is it possible to change the display to show the exact frequency of Ka alerts? If so, you can see the exact frequencies of the guns used in the area.
Decatur and kustom center at 35.5 ghz, mph industries centers at 33.8 ghz and stalker centers at 34.7. Allow a little each way for frequency drift and you have your segments. Go into settings under meter options and select spec mode. That will display the actual frequency during any radar encounter
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Escort Redline 2/5/6/8 on TSR/RDR OFF
Escort Passport MAX2
Escort Redline (wife's car)
LIVE DW
Mobius Dashcam
RX65 S7 (Sold)
8500 X50 s7 Rev. 5 (Sold) 2005
9500IX (passed along to my old man) 2011
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How can we be sure which Ka segments are safe to disable? Is it possible to change the display to show the exact frequency of Ka alerts? If so, you can see the exact frequencies of the guns used in the area.

Best rule of thumb: leave 2/5/8 ON, TURN THE REST off. Turn RDR OFF.
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Best rule of thumb: leave 2/5/8 ON, TURN THE REST off. Turn RDR OFF.
If only I COULD turn off segment #3!
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