Origin b2

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What is Origin b2?

The Origin b2 itself is a small unit (smaller than a pack of cards) which the user easily installs into any vehicle and is powered via the cigarette lighter or can be hard wired in.

By using the latest available technology, the Origin b2 has raised speed trap detection to a new level:

It will warn the driver of all fixed speedtraps in plenty of time and with no false alarms.

There is no better speed trap location system; no other product compares with the quality and unbeatable range of standard features of the Origin b2

Origin b2 features:

  • GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite technology.
  • Over 4000 fixed speed traps stored in an integral database.
  • Speed trap database/software may be updated using a PC with internet connection.
  • No false alarms.
  • Unique patented features.
  • Backlit LCD screen display.
  • Voice alerts.
  • Keeps you aware of the prevailing speed limit, reducing the risk of a 60 fine and three points on your licence (minimum).

Place your mouse pointer over the Origin b2 below to see a sample display of your speed,
the local speed limit, the name of the road, the type of speedtrap you are approaching
and the distance to the speedtrap

Origin b2 speedtrap detector
   

High resolution screen with enhanced graphics including:

  • Direction of vehicle travel.
  • Advanced warning of all safety camera (fixed installation) sites.
  • Warning of mobile/portable speed traps via laser and optional radar modules.
  • Advanced warning of congestion camera sites linked to congestion charging zone timings.
  • Advanced warning of school proximity zones.

There are over 25,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK. The b2 gives time-sensitive warnings when approaching an area with a school when children are liable to be outside the school gates.

  Originb2
Morpheous Geodesy
Bel 550 (Best performing conventional radar detector)
Price
272.99
320.00
303.99
Annual subscription for updates via modem
Initially free, then 50 after 6 months.
Initially free, then 50 after 12 months.
NA
Latest GPS technology
Y
Y
X
Speed trap locations stored on database
4000+
4000+
NA
Easily installed, powered by cig. lighter
Y
Y
Y
Mounting bracket
Y
X
Y
Mountable anywhere in car
Y
With remote antenna - 75
X
No false alarms
Y
Y
Frequent
Backlit LCD screen
Y
X
X
Vehicle speed/speed limit/direction of travel/road no. info
Y
X
X
Voice alerts
Y
X
y
Directional feature
Y
X
X
Limitator feature
Y
X
X
Motorway feature
Y
X
Y
Full user interface to adjust settings - volume, brightness, user options, etc
Y
X
Y
Speed trap alert proximity range
200 - 2000m
15 yards - 15 miles
Variable, c.100m - 200m
Speed trap proximity user adjustable
Y
X
X
Alerts for Gatso cameras
Y
Y
Y
Alerts for Truvelo cameras
Y
Y
X
Alerts for SPECS cameras
Y
Y
X
Software upgradable
Y
X
Y

Information on the Origin b2 Radar Detector - Detects if a camera is active or not.

Questions

  • Q. Where does the product sit in the vehicle and what does it look like?
    A.
    The Origin b2 i will be mounted on top or on the front of the dashboard by way of a supplied mounting cradle with a heavy duty Velcro-type fastening and powered via the cigarette lighter or it can be hard wired in. It is a high quality unit made from high quality materials, with a back lit LCD screen displaying various unit status indicators and speed trap information. Five buttons control the various user-programmable functions. The unit is very compact and can be slipped into a shirt pocket when not in use in it's cradle.
  • Q. How does the Origin b2 work?
    A. The Origin blue i utilises GPS technology - there are 24 satellites orbiting the Earth owned by the American Government, 12 of which are in this Hemisphere. Once the device has locked on to three or more satellites, triangulation calculations are used to determine the exact position of the vehicle. It is currently possible to achieve a positioning accuracy of under 5 metres. The position of the vehicle is constantly being calculated (at least once per second) and compared with the database of coordinates of fixed speed trap sites, contained within each unit. When you are approaching a fixed speed trap site, a proximity warning will sound, made up of a synthesised voice alert and a series of beeps, together with a visual warning comprising flashing LEDs and on-screen information as to the type of speed trap being approached. See our product demo below.
  • Q. What about the speed trap database/how do I update my device?
    A.
    Origin's speed trap database is contained on our central server, hosted by an ISP (Internet Service Provider). We currently have more than 4000 fixed speed trap installations logged, and it will be possible for each user to download updated speed trap information very easily using the supplied software via the internet. The update service is free for the first six months, and thereafter will cost 50 per annum.We employ members of staff whose sole function is to keep our master database of trap locations up to date. They have various sources of information, not least of which is input from our customer base. If you ever come across a speed trap site that does not trigger a warning, then you should press the 'New' button to store the co-ordinates in a memory chip within the unit. This information will be uploaded to Origin Technologies whenever the user plugs his device into a the internet to update the internal database in his Origin b2. This new trap will be visited and verified by a member of our staff and then the information will be stored on our master database.
  • Q. How does the product compare with conventional radar detectors?
    A.
    Conventional radar detectors are in fairly common usage in the UK, especially since they became fully legal after a Court of Appeal hearing in 1998. However, police radar traps work on the same frequencies as apparatus such as petrol station electronics, sliding doors in buildings, alarm systems and traffic lights. Conventional radar detectors will pick up these 'bogus' radar signals and provide the driver with unnecessary warnings, which can be very irritating as these false alarms are often very frequent. In contrast, the Origin b2 will only sound a warning when there is a definite threat on the road ahead. There will be no false alarms associated with using the Origin b2.
  • Q. Will the device warn of red light cameras?
    A.
    No. We made a policy decision early on not to include red light cameras. Motorists should not jump red lights and deserve to be prosecuted if they do so.
  • Q. Will the device warn of the new SVDD (SPECS) cameras?
    A.
    Yes. These are fixed camera sites, and as such we can store the GPS coordinates in the database. SPECS are the new cameras that record the number plates of all passing vehicles. A similar camera, or series of cameras, up the road records the number plates again. The exact distance between the cameras is known, and by recording the time taken to travel between any given two points, the average speed of all vehicles will be calculated. A speeding ticket will be issued automatically to drivers who were travelling above a certain speed.
  • Q. Will the product work on a motorbike?
    A.
    Origin Technologies will be developing a version in the future with an in-built battery pack for use on bikes.Speed Trap Technology The incorporation of GPS into speed trap detection devices is essential, as many of the latest speed traps do not emit radar waves; conventional radar detectors cannot pick up such traps
    .