Features and Specifications
X-treme Radar Range
The Passport 8500 X50's new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar; conventional and "instant-on" radar, including the new POP mode radar threat, X-Band, and up to 50% more range than the original Passport 8500 on the all-important K and Ka bands. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.
X-tremely Quiet Sensitivity
Passport 8500 X50's patented AutoSensitivity™ mode intelligently distinguishes real threats from other known sources of radar - virtually eliminating false alarms. Conventional Highway and City modes are also provided.
New High-Performance Laser Protection
Passport 8500 X50's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum police laser (lidar) warning, with superior off-axis protection.
3 High-Resolution Meter Modes
The Passport 8500 X50 provides 3 types of meter displays: standard bar graph, exclusive ExpertMeter™, and our new SpecDisplay™. In ExpertMeter™ mode the Passport 8500 X50 can identify band and relative signal strength on up to radar 8 signals simultaneously. Or, choose our new SpecDisplay™ and Passport 8500 X50 will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.
* Bar Graph Display * ExpertMeter Display * SpecDisplay
New Reprogrammable Microprocessor
Passport 8500 X50's on-board computer can be reprogrammed to detect new radar and laser threats, making it a solid investment.
New Advanced EZ-Programming
Passport 8500 X50 is ready to use right out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences. Programmable options include Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level (including full dark mode), two levels of Audio tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.
EZ Programming Simply hold both buttons to enter the Program Mode, and quickly review or change your settings. (Your preferred settings are maintained in memory, even when the Passport 8500 X50 is turned off or unplugged.)
Mute & AutoMute
Patented Mute and AutoMute eliminate annoyances from long radar encounters.
3 Levels of Brightness Control
Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or full dark mode for discreet night driving.
Ultra-Bright Matrix Display
Passport 8500 X50's matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear band and signal strength indication, plus text messages for programming. Passport 8500 X50 is available with either a new brilliant blue display or a high-intensity red display.
Passport 8500 X50 with red display
SmartCord IncludedComes Fully Equipped
Passport 8500 X50 comes complete with a comprehensive owner's manual, quick-release windshield mount, built-in earphone jack, a coiled SmartCord, quick reference card, and an Escort travel case.