Gear: Decatur Electronics - Genesis II
Decatur Electronics - Genesis IIDecatur Electronics
|Category:||Patrol Vehicles & Equipment|
|Average Rating:||(3 Votes)|
Finally, there's a radar that operates the way you hoped it could! Our moving directional technology, combined with the industry's first 32-bit DSP processing, makes the Genesis II Directional™ the most advanced radar available today. * Isolate Traffic in One Direction * Automatic Same Lane Operation * Twin Interference Filtering System * The Industry's Best FAST Tracking Method Genesis II Directional uses Silver Ring K-band Directional antennas - Simple and Automatic Same Lane The Genesis II Directional is able to automatically determine if a same lane target is going faster or slower than the patrol car. The unit can now provide the operator with the proper same lane target speed instantly, requiring no additional steps by the operator. Same Lane Mode has become simple. Advanced Target Identification Whether the patrol vehicle is stationary or moving, the Genesis II Directional makes it easier to identify your target. You decide which direction of traffic to measure. You can track vehicles going in both directions simultaneously, or isolate your focus to traffic moving in either direction. Improved RFI Rejection The new Genesis II Directional utilizes a unique combination of twin interference filters - one in the antenna and the other in the counting unit. It also includes an RFI detection system in the computer. This redundant method has improved the unit's ability to reject outside interference and operate imperviously in high interference environments. Our engineers like to call the new system "RFI Hardened." Waterproof Antennas The horns are machined from a solid block of aluminum and an O-ring seal keeps everything dry inside. Small Detachable Display The small detachable display unit can be mounted almost anywhere in the patrol vehicle. The LED display is visible even in direct sunlight, and the display can be automatically dimmed at night thanks to a built-in ambient light sensor. Intuitive Graphic Displays The mode window displays error messages, settings and other alpha numeric information in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. Other radars rely on seven segment number displays, which often result in cryptic messages that are very difficult to understand. Standard package includes... * Computer * Detachable display unit * Handheld remote control * Front antenna connection port * Rear antenna connection port * Communication port * Stationary / opposing direction moving operational mode software * Units of measure in MPH (miles per hour) * Two Silver Ring K- or Ka-band Directional antennas with 4-foot and 8-foot antenna extension cables * 35.2 & 65.6 MPH (miles per hour) test fork set * Patrol lock and blank software * Operator's manual * Certification * Hard shell carrying case * Two-year full warranty
- AlbertaRob, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:30:31 UTC.
I have been using a Decatur Gen II Directional Select for a couple years now. It is feature rich and I have the same answer for everyone who wants to know how I could possibly have recorded their speed from (wherever I was). This thing shoots out the front, out the back, from moving or stationary, same direction, opposite direction and I can track two targets. (faster mode). I have hit reflective targets in same direction mode as far as two miles away.
I have two reservations and they are serious flaws.
Interference comes from *everywhere*!!! Heater fan, radiator fan, reflection from roadside signs, vehicle computer sensors, RFI, and sometimes just pure voodoo.
Reliability has been poor, with cable replacement (expensive) and very expensive antenna repairs to both front and rear.
My partner uses the Gen II select with similar experience except his 'same direction' mode just sucks for range - may 250 yards.
We have budgeted for replacements next year - most likely MPH Bee III
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