After many rounds of Escort claiming to support DragonEye guns with their new MAX Ci / MAX 360 Ci, Escort finally admitted that the initial release of the Escort MAX Ci / MAX 360 Ci does not jam current late model DragonEye guns.
FROM ESCORT PRESENTATION IN CANADA – FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCAST – 5.25.17
Version x.0 brand new gun, we have the certificate of authenticity
here. It will not jam in ECCM in version x.0 until next week.
The Truth has Been Told.
RALETC did expose this through our videos against our very own DragonEye Compact. It is important that every manufacturer understand, we will expose you if you lie to the community. Now it’s entirely possible this was all an innocent mistake and Escort was not aware of the newer releases of the DragonEye; however, it is important to note that these guns are updated constantly and the only gun the Escort MAX Ci was able to jam was a VPR (variable pulse rate) gun from 2014. At the time of this writing, it was over 3 years old. You cannot claim to support all known guns if you are not keeping your gun library current. It may not be known to you, but RALETC receives all versions of these guns and regularly tests against the current jammers.
RALETC performs a yearly shootout to test and confirm the performance of all current jammers. This year the MAX Ci will be included in this shootout as it does appear to be a competent performer. If they manage to work out their issues with the current DragonEye guns, they could pose a serious threat to the current top jammers and could be a contender for the top spot. We will announce this years shootout date very soon and will invite all manufacturers to participate. This is the manufacturers opportunity to test their jammers against competing jammers and fight for the top spot.
Escort, in the Canadian Facebook Live presentation, has stated that the MAX 360 Ci / MAX Ci will be updated with new firmware to address the current late model DragonEye compact guns within a week. We have started a countdown timer to see if they are able to produce a working product by this time frame.
Escort Firmware UPDATE — One week clearly was not enough
After Escort claiming a week until the update for current DragonEye guns, that week has come and gone. It unfortunately only furthers the position that they are unable to jam current guns. What Escort needs to do is review ALL known versions of these guns in order to protect their customers. Their focus has only been on current DragonEye guns, while this will address the immediate need IF they can get it resolved, it will not address the bigger problem. If Escort continues to address guns one at a time they are going to get behind and will ultimately fail if their updates do not come in a timely manner. Escort when you’re ready give us a call!