- Subs just £29 a year or £59 for a further 3 years.
- Talex can store around 150,000 positions in its database.
- Talex also has an LED display on the front of the unit, which provides additional information to the voice announcements.
- Talex is easy to install, fixing to the dashboard using a small rubberised magnet, with a peel off sticky base. Insert the power jack into the cigar lighter, it is now ready to use.
- Talex is updated via the manufacturer website.
- Latest USB update version!
Talex operates via a system of satellites in orbit around the Earth. The signals from the GPS satellite can be used to pinpoint a position anywhere on the Earth's surface to a very high accuracy (+/–5m). Talex can also work out its speed and direction of travel, its height above sea level, as well as the time and the date.
The Talex unit can store around 150,000 positions in its database. These can be divided into different data sets, to distinguish between such positions as fixed speed cameras, possible mobile camera positions, red light cameras, schools, and accident black–spots. These are also sub divided by speed limit, and allocated a voice alert. Thus the driver is alerted to a fixed or possible mobile camera site, and given the speed limit at that site.
The Talex unit also has an LED display on the front of the unit, which provides additional information to the voice announcements. Whilst driving normally it will display the current speed. When a warning is triggered, a chime is heard followed by an announcement such as ‘Warning speed camera 500 yards ahead – limit 30 miles per hour', the speed limit at the camera site will flash for eight seconds, before going back to displaying the vehicle's speed. This will typically happen at 500 yards from the camera position, (in some cases a 500 yard warning is not ideal because of the road layout). A second chime is heard at 200 yards from the camera site, and if the vehicle is still over the speed limit, a continuous warning is heard ‘Warning – reduce speed' until the vehicle speed drops to the speed limit, or the camera site is passed.
The Talex unit is easy to install. In the box there is a small rubberised magnet, with a peel off sticky base. The user simply has to remove the sticker cover, and position the magnet on the top of their dashboard. Insert the power jack into the cigar lighter, and plug the other end of the lead into the Talex unit, then place the Talex unit on top of the magnet. It is now ready to use.
The unit is very easy to update via the website using the USB lead and software CD supplied. The user clicks the update database button on the front page of the website, and follows a few simple instructions. The Talex back office facility then does the rest.
Talex have taken a revolutionary step with their database collection. The police have defined and use designated sites for their mobile camera operations. These sites have been chosen because they are considered to be areas with a history of serious accidents. The mobile camera operator cannot simply choose a convenient stretch of road to operate equipment. We are therefore compiling, within our database, all the designated mobile sites. Rather than trying to ‘out detect' the cameras we passively warn drivers as they approach any of these sites, raising their awareness of the area ahead. This approach, regardless of the presence of a mobile camera operator or not, keeps the driver aware of their speed and more alert in general.
* It hasa database of the main known mobile sites
Full table on the Police Speed Traps page.
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