Our Stinger HD+ patch array antenna sees radar in high definition pictures. So do radar antennas used in the military and high-tech industries. But regular antennas do not. Admittedly, we went through the extra effort and cost to develop such a high-tech antenna simply because we are tech nerds and enjoy doing the best we can, but those are not the main reasons. What really drives us is user experience.
To illustrate, we would like you to take a quick look at these two radar signal graphs...
Judging by these graphs, the two radar signals are the same, right? We bet your radar detector would think so, because it would only see these simplistic red and blue block diagrams…
Lower resolution antennas see lower resolution pictures. They see the world in pictures that are not very accurate. And therefore, they would treat these two radar signals in one and the same way. Why is that important? Well, because it can be the difference between a smooth ride and a ride pained by false alarms. The devil is in the detail. Analyzing these two radar signals, this is what your Stinger would see...
Seeing accurate radar pictures makes a difference of night and day. The difference between a real alert and a false alert. The difference between being able to rely on your co-pilot and continuously being bothered by it. Imagine you get a radar alert that clearly does not come from a radar gun: a false alert. Let’s assume that the product you use has a function that lets you designate this alert as being ‘false’. Most radar detectors do not have such a function (we call this FalseList®), but let’s assume so anyway.
Now, what happens if you run into a genuine speed check radar alert that produces a signal that rudimentarily ‘looks’ the same as the one that you have put in your product's memory as being false? Right. You will not get an alert.
Stinger View display with 'spectrum analysis' screen
But this goes even further, in a big way. Only truly accurate antennas like Stinger's can swiftly recognize and alert to modern low power radars. Most radar detectors do not even get near being able to do that. That’s why we use high tech components and build patch array radar antennas. For accuracy and reliability.
And ultimately, for user experience.
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