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Of course the screen shows the exclusive Radar Locator with its illuminated arrows pointing toward the threat. And the Bogey Counter still tracks multiple threats as it always has. But now, with V1connection, a wireless Bluetooth®
communicator, V1 shows you a revolutionary new way of analyzing radar threats.
V1 is coming to the iPhone®
A new module, called V1connection LE, will wirelessly link V1 to the iPhone 4S or newer. Expect it and the necessary app in late spring, 2013.
Arrow in the Box
Radar detectors typically scan the entire width of X, K and Ka bands. But we
know the frequencies of every radar gun used in the U.S., and those frequencies
don't spread across the full bandwidth, particularly in the most commonly
used Ka band.
Where's the radar? It's in the Box.
Arrow in the Box: Probably radar on Ka band, less certain on X and K.
Arrow outside the Box: Can't be used in patrol cars and still comply with FCC rules.
So V1's Threat Picture displays the full width of each band while a yellow box
overlaid on the band contains the zone of known radar activity. When you see
an arrow outside the box, that's probably a false alarm. When you see an
Arrow in the Box, take the threat seriously until you've positively identified it.
Radar makers must certify to the Federal Communications Commission the frequencies used by their equipment. So, on every band, we placed a yellow box outlining radar's certified operating range.
The Threat Picture displays a separate arrow for every threat within range, pointing ahead, beside or behind, according to its direction from your car. The arrows grow larger as the signal strength increases. Your visual scan of the Threat Picture tells you instantly which alerts may mature into threats and which are unlikely to be of further concern.
Three screens let you analyze every threat three ways.
Situation Awareness three ways
Choose among three information screens at any time.One reproduces V1's front-panel warnings including signal strength, Bogey Counter and Radar Locator.
The threat Picture screen shows the full width of all activated bands and all signal activity on them. Or you can choose the threat List, which shows in list form all signals within range, each with an accompanying arrow to show direction. The list order is arranged according to time tracked, longest time at the top. A flashing arrow marks the greatest threat.
You can run V1 in dark mode while keeping its warnings low in the cockpit for your eyes only.
Beyond Situation Awareness
Think of V1connection as the Master Controller for your V1 system. You can revise programming, adjust SAVVY settings, change muting, activate dark mode, save custom programming profiles for different trips, and more, all from your hand-held.
V1connection brings new programming options. Coverage can now be specially tailored to the unique radar bands used outside the U.S.
What you get
V1connection is a Bluetooth®-enabled module about the size of your thumb. A three-inch cable is included to plug into the ACC jack of V1's power adapter. This module communicates wirelessly with your Android hand-held when you've installed the necessary application, which we call V1connection, the app. Download is free. Go to the "Play Store" on your Android device.
The V1connection module has no buttons or knobs and it needs no hands-on inputs from you once it's installed and paired with your hand-held. You can position it out of sight anywhere in your car's interior.
The app is free!
You can download V1connection, the app
for free. Go to Google's Play Store
on your Android device. When installed, the app automatically runs a Demo Mode. No need to link to V1. Analyze preloaded threat situations three ways: on the V1 screen, on Picture, and on List. Then when you're ready to put the Threat Picture on duty in your car, order V1connection, the Bluetooth module.
Your device must have Android Operating System 2.3 or higher, and (this is important) support Serial Port Profile (SPP) over Bluetooth. A screen resolution of 800x480 or larger is desirable for optimal viewing, but not essential.
V1connection works with all V1s, but its full capability is available only from V1s with ESP. (Check for the ESP logo on the front panel below the Control Knob.)
On pre-ESP V1s, or when using a pre-ESP Concealed Display or Remote Audio Adapter, your hand-held will serve as a wireless remote display of all of V1's front-panel warnings, but other functions and screens are unavailable.
V1connection is available as an accessory at $49 plus shipping (also sales tax for Ohio purchasers).