The PASSPORT iQ fits in the usual form factor of a PND with a radar antenna integrated in the back and front and rear laser lenses.
"ESCORT engineers were able to change the standard radar detector form by designing a radically new microwave antenna assembly," said Tim Coomer, ESCORT's vice president of New Product Development.
The Passport iQ boasts a 5-inch screen and NAVTEQ map data. The navigation software comes from an undisclosed third party.
The PASSPORT iQ is priced at $650 and the product comes with a free 90-day subscription to Escort's Defender Database of traffic-light, speed-trap, and speed-camera locations. It costs $30 for a one-year subscription and $50 for three years.
ESCORT plans to expand the PASSPORT iQ platform by developing an optional model that includes Bluetooth technology and real-time traffic.