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    Hello from Australia,

    Could you please tell me what the region specific differences are between the US model and the model offered in Australia?

    Is there any functional difference other than the unlimited setting for the reset time out?

    Are there different Lidar guns programmed or do all regions get all the latest Lidar programming?

    Would a person coming to Australia to live for an extended assignment be able to use a US model in Australia?

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    What does a blinking red mean on power up? Trying to program it for the first time. The reset appeared to work fine, got a yellow, pressed menu 5 times, then power, etc. Now on power up, it is green+red+green then blinking red over and over. 2 heads plugged in. I was not able to find anything in the posts on that.
    Go ahead, make my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    What does a blinking red mean on power up? Trying to program it for the first time. The reset appeared to work fine, got a yellow, pressed menu 5 times, then power, etc. Now on power up, it is green+red+green then blinking red over and over. 2 heads plugged in. I was not able to find anything in the posts on that.
    Most likely your parking sensors.. You are too close to an object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BestRadarDetectors View Post
    Most likely your parking sensors.. You are too close to an object.
    Bingo - give the man a cigar... I'm setting up the firmware before the actual install, so the heads were just laying haphazard.
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    Simple function questions

    I have 2 priority systems, one on my 999 Ducati and one on my Ford Focus. Both are reasonably new and both are dual head setups with one front and one rear.

    I have some simple questions:


    1. My dealer in Australia eluded that the priority is sending out defense 100% of the time against all LIDAR and only alerts when a threat is detected, however my understanding from reading this forum is that it only sends specific defense out to the type of LIDAR detected after receiving the signal from the LIDAR. Which of these is acurate, or is some other scenario correct?
    2. What exactly does pro mode do in the setup options?
    3. Our major threats here in Western Australia are Poliscan cameras. I was targeted yesterday from the rear on my Ducati and I had the unit alert with the rear sensor, however I saw a flash from the camera. Is it possible that the unit will alert but fail to defend? I'm unable to know the result of this until I get a dreaded letter in the mail or not. I'm not sure if this relates to pro mode or not but I'm nervous now because I thought a single front and rear sensor on the Ducati would give excellent protection....
    4. The info on the sensors says 30 degrees total coverage vertical and horizontal. Is this coverage for defending or for sensing or both?
    5. Does this mean if a Poliscan is set up shooting at more that 15 degrees and I have only the one head on my Ducati, I will be pinged? I believe these poliscan mobile setups are very dangerous because they are can be set up off axis and shoot at very close range (10-40 Meters or 30-120 ft). Am I need 2 heads on front and rear to get protection from these. Seems excessive for a motorcycle....

    I'm assuming that the Poliscan cameras haven't been thoroughly tested by anybody in this community due to the difficulty involved in accessing the device, I'm sure they are too expensive to procure for testing purposes. They are plaguing us here in WA..

    I would appreciate any answers from those in the know on my questions.

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    GB

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    Gday where about in WA are you ?

    who is your australian dealer ,,,seems like a mix up i think he was to say its a full time parking sensor
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntre69 View Post
    I have 2 priority systems, one on my 999 Ducati and one on my Ford Focus. Both are reasonably new and both are dual head setups with one front and one rear.

    I have some simple questions:


    1. My dealer in Australia eluded that the priority is sending out defense 100% of the time against all LIDAR and only alerts when a threat is detected, however my understanding from reading this forum is that it only sends specific defense out to the type of LIDAR detected after receiving the signal from the LIDAR. Which of these is acurate, or is some other scenario correct?
    2. What exactly does pro mode do in the setup options?
    3. Our major threats here in Western Australia are Poliscan cameras. I was targeted yesterday from the rear on my Ducati and I had the unit alert with the rear sensor, however I saw a flash from the camera. Is it possible that the unit will alert but fail to defend? I'm unable to know the result of this until I get a dreaded letter in the mail or not. I'm not sure if this relates to pro mode or not but I'm nervous now because I thought a single front and rear sensor on the Ducati would give excellent protection....
    4. The info on the sensors says 30 degrees total coverage vertical and horizontal. Is this coverage for defending or for sensing or both?
    5. Does this mean if a Poliscan is set up shooting at more that 15 degrees and I have only the one head on my Ducati, I will be pinged? I believe these poliscan mobile setups are very dangerous because they are can be set up off axis and shoot at very close range (10-40 Meters or 30-120 ft). Am I need 2 heads on front and rear to get protection from these. Seems excessive for a motorcycle....

    I'm assuming that the Poliscan cameras haven't been thoroughly tested by anybody in this community due to the difficulty involved in accessing the device, I'm sure they are too expensive to procure for testing purposes. They are plaguing us here in WA..

    I would appreciate any answers from those in the know on my questions.

    Regards

    GB
    1) It only sends out defenses when it detects LIDAR. There's no other way to do it without throwing jam codes. You have to predict when the gun is going to send the next pulse, and send a pulse out just ahead of it. If you just throw pulses out there at random times, it's not going to do much good (because the round trip time of a pulse from when the gun sends it until it hits your car and comes back is only a few hundred nanoseconds). So you really have to listen for those pulses, predict when the next one will be, and send a pulse out just ahead of when it pulse reaches your car, to confuse the jammer into thinking that there's an object that's closer to the gun that your car really is. By varying the timing slightly, you make the gun think that an object is moving forward, then back, then forward, then back, and it can't "lock" onto anything or obtain a reading at all.



    2) Pro Mode only illuminates the LEDs when you're actively being hit with LiDAR. So if you pick up momentary scatter, the LEDs wouldn't light up except for a split second, whereas if the cop is targeting you with the gun, the LEDs will stay ON.

    3) If the unit is alerting, it is jamming. But jamming doesn't mean successfully defending. Getting a speed reading despite the fact that the jammers are operating is called a "punchthrough". The only way to know if you have issues is to test against a real gun.

    4) This likely means that the head will transmit a LiDAR pulse 30 degrees up, down, left, and right, so that if the gun is within that cone, it will (hopefully) be jammed. But I defer to BestRadarDetectors on this one.
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    Can someone explain a bit more about the learning feature of the ALP? From what in understand, you install a special firmware and it has the ability to record pulse patterns to send back to AL. It's not something that's available in the public for where were you can just drive around and it'll record new pulse rates, correct? Does it also need to be done when stationary and not when driving towards the gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex View Post
    Can someone explain a bit more about the learning feature of the ALP? From what in understand, you install a special firmware and it has the ability to record pulse patterns to send back to AL. It's not something that's available in the public for where were you can just drive around and it'll record new pulse rates, correct? Does it also need to be done when stationary and not when driving towards the gun?
    Every ALP can be used as a recorder and no you do not have to be stationary and it does not require special firmware. You just need to activate the recorder but for an average user there is no need to do this so we keep the procedure private and only give out the information on an as needed basis. You can drive around with the feature activated and it will record all pulses of everything that's out there but you can not use it in defense mode at the same time so there is no point unless you are suspicious of something new. The recordings are also encrypted so there is nothing that enthusiasts or an end user will learn from the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BestRadarDetectors View Post
    Every ALP can be used as a recorder and no you do not have to be stationary and it does not require special firmware. You just need to activate the recorder but for an average user there is no need to do this so we keep the procedure private and only give out the information on an as needed basis. You can drive around with the feature activated and it will record all pulses of everything that's out there but you can not use it in defense mode at the same time so there is no point unless you are suspicious of something new. The recordings are also encrypted so there is nothing that enthusiasts or an end user will learn from the process.
    Thank you for clarifying. So it's something that we all have access to but not something we'd want turned on by default. Got it.

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