Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beltronics STi-R Plus - Now available in Canada

Beltronics STi-R Plus Review - Canada and USA version

The highly anticipated Beltronics STi-R Plus remote radar laser detector has finally been released in Canada! We were very excited to be among the first in North America to review the latest product from Beltronics - what many countermeasure enthusiasts claim to be the best of the best radar detector on the market.

The BEL STi-R Plus we received is the North American version, preloaded with safety camera database (red-light cameras, speed cameras, and speed trap locations) covering both Canada and the USA. TSR (traffic signal rejection) is also an exclusive feature not found in the European or Australian models.

Beltronics STi-R Plus is a remote radar laser system, meaning that the radar laser receiver is mounted in the front grill for concealed install. It includes an interface box, front radar/laser receiver display module, control module, speaker, GPS antenna, and all necessary mounting accessories and documentation.

Beltronics STi-R Plus features:
  • Longest range radar detection with M3 Dual Antenna
  • Total Shield - 100% undetectable to Spectre RDD
  • GPS AlertLock - stores and lock out false alerts
  • AutoLock - intelligent automatic AlertLock
  • Safety Camera Database for Canada and USA
  • Ka Band Segment Filtering and RDR option - improves response against Instant-On and Quick-Trigger radar
  • Exclusive TSR (traffic signal rejection) - avoid K-band alerts from US highway traffic drones
  • Updatable via Beltronics Detector Tool
Comparable system to the STiR Plus is the Escort Passport 9500ci from the sibling company. Notable difference is that 9500ci includes the not-so-impressive ZR4 laser jammer, while the STi-R Plus gives users a choice to choose a better laser jammer such as the powerful Antilaser G9. STi-R Plus comes with a red display as opposed to 9500ci's blue display. 

STi-R Plus and Passport 9500ci shares the same dual-antenna radar receiver, therefore detection range is expected to be similar. Ka band segmentation gives STiR Plus a slight edge on detecting Instant-On, Quick-trigger, and vertically polarized RedFlex photo radar.

STi-R Plus and Escort 9500ci are both loaded with the same North America Defender database for red-light and speed cameras. GPS AlertLock and AutoLock from Beltronics are equivalent to TrueLock and AutoLearn from Escort, both designed to eliminate false alerts from automatic doors.

Overall we are very impressed with the new product from Beltronics. Bel STiR Plus is definitely the best radar detector money can buy in 2011.

Buy Beltronics STi-R Plus - available from KMPH Canada

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