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You'll see the Threat Picture
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.


Three screens, three ways to track radar


V1 Screen: For the V1 traditionalist, this screen preserves the familiar Radar Locator, Bogey Counter and Band Indicators. New—at the top of the screen—you'll see the Priority Alert described by frequency and direction. Tap buttons to control Mute, V1 Dark Mode, and Computer Modes. "Factory Default Profile" in the gray bar at the top of the screen indicates that V1 is operating with its original factory settings. Tap the "Profiles" button to open the reprogramming section.

Situation shown here: Three bogeys within range, located front and rear.

Your takeaway: Priority Alert dead ahead on 35.500 GHz.

Picture Screen: This is the Threat Picture, a quick look at the whole battlefield and all radar activity on it. You get radar location two ways: 1) Ahead, Beside or Behind your car, and; 2) where it is on the radar bands. The arrows grow in size to show strength. Arrows "in the Box" indicate threats in certified radar hot spots. The payoff? If you know what radar bands the enforcers use in your area, you'll quickly see that alerts on other bands are false alarms. Another payoff: the Threat Picture instantly exposes the notorious Radar-next-to-a-false-alarm Trap. When you pass your daily nuisance alarm and see an extra arrow and it's "in the Box", you're being ambushed.

Situation shown here: Three bogeys within range, located front and rear.

Your takeaway: Priority Alert ahead and "in the Box" on Ka High. Two weaker signals behind, both "outside the Box" and probably false alarms.

List Screen: For you "numbers guys" out there who think in digits, this is the Threat List, a pared-to-the-minimum screen showing all threats within range listed in order of detection, newest threat at the top. Each signal is identified by band, frequency, and direction, with a yellow "Box" symbol around the direction arrow to indicate a threat in a frequency range known to contain radar.

Situation shown here: Three bogeys within range, located front and rear.

Your takeaway: Priority Alert ahead and "in the Box" on Ka High. Two weaker signals behind, probably false alarms because both are "outside the Box."



Arrow in the Box
Radar detectors typically scan the entire width of X, K and Ka bands. But we know the actual frequencies of every radar gun used in the U.S., and those frequencies don't scatter across the full bandwidth, particularly in the most commonly used Ka band.

So we focus your attention on what we call the Zone of Certified Radar Activity. V1's Threat Picture displays the full width of each band to which we've added a yellow box outline for the active-radar Zone. 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.
Where's the radar? It's in the Box.

Why you can Trust the Box
Radar makers, under penalty of law, must certify to the Federal Communications Commission the frequencies used by their equipment. We constantly monitor these certifications. And, on every band, we place a yellow box outlining the certified-frequency range of all radars active on that band except photo radar.

Full disclosure: V1 detects and warns of photo radar just as it does all other traffic radars. But given the rarity of this radar, we don't expand the Box to include its frequencies.
Advanced Situation Awareness
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.
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 handheld.
V1connection brings new programming options. Coverage can now be specially tailored to the unique radar bands used outside the U.S. Advanced users may find they want to modify the sweeps of covered frequencies they use here at home according to unique local conditions.

The Profiles screen (left) shows a partial menu of the variables you can modify to suit your own preferences. For example, you can select "Background Notifications" (top of the list) so that you can run other apps but receive instant notification from V1 whenever a new threat appears.

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 device when you've installed the necessary application, which we call V1connection, the app. Download is free. Go to the app store on your handheld 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 handheld. 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, directly from us.

Compatibility
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 handheld will serve as a wireless remote display of all of V1's front-panel warnings, but other functions and screens are unavailable.




Available now
V1connection is available as an accessory at $49 plus shipping (also sales tax for Ohio purchasers).







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