What is Assisted Radar Filter (ARF) on new HW4 CPU's?

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Assisted Radar Filter (ARF) is currently available on new HW4 CPU's but still has some issues on some smartphones running ALP Connect.

This new option is only available on AL Priority HW4 Control Units paired with Net Radar, GPS antenna & BT Option

- Holding the MUTE button in your ALP Connect app (both Android and iOS) during a radar alert, saves the frequency and strength of that radar signal into ARF memory of the AL Priority Control Unit
- Once saved, the AL Priority will only alert to these frequencies again if signal strength is stronger than the saved value
- The AL Priority will filter radar frequencies stored in ARF whether used over a wired Control Set or over the ALP Connect app
- Up to 16 radar sources may be stored in ARF
- Once full the next radar frequency to be saved will overwrite the oldest saved entry, and so on
- ARF memory in the Control Unit can be erased with the reset to default settings option.

This was designed to help with the use of the NR in vehicles that put out false K band alerts.. Allowing it to record the frequency and level on the vehicle so that instead of band segmenting out a large block of frequencies which is more dangerous the ALP will ignore only the select frequency range and only at the strength of the vehicle. You can also use this to help with BSM alerts that are weak and in ranges you would not typically want to band segment.
 

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That's an awesome feature. The only other time I've seen this feature is in Stinger, but I haven't heard it working perfectly. Very cool addition!
 

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That sounds awesome.... Is there/will there be or is it necessary to follow an upgrade path from HW V2 to V4?

I'm also assuming it was V4 labeled to make sure they weren't mistaken for the mislabeled V3 units...

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That sounds awesome.... Is there/will there be or is it necessary to follow an upgrade path from HW V2 to V4?

I'm also assuming it was V4 labeled to make sure they weren't mistaken for the mislabeled V3 units...

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HW4 CPU's are not only labeled but they are Black unlike the older grey control units. We will have an upgrade path soon if users feel the new features are something they want.

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That's an awesome feature. The only other time I've seen this feature is in Stinger, but I haven't heard it working perfectly. Very cool addition!
Its working pretty well and I have stopped using the K Segments for help with BSM's. As long as the BSM Signals are not very strong I have added several BSM Signals to my ARF slots. Unfortunately you currently need BT to learn these signals but the data is stored in the CPU so you do not need BT connected to benefit from the memorized signals after they are setup.
 
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Looking forward to getting a HW4 and trying this out. If it reduces BSM's by even 50% it will be worth it.
 

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Does this require the NetRadar DSP, or will it also work with the original NetRadar?
 

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Does this require the NetRadar DSP, or will it also work with the original NetRadar?
Analog detectors were not accurate enough... Frequency shifts could be as high as +/- 50 on the analog detectors from one alert to the next and the filters would not be beneficial.
 

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I guess I'm going to have to multi upgrade when availiable lol. Hw4 CPU and analog to Dsp upgrade. I hope ARF will be the solution to my constant rear K false on my SS. Cool idea.Cant wait to try it out.
 

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This sounds great! Looking forward to upgrade program details.

- ARF memory in the Control Unit can be erased with the reset to default settings option.
Can, or will? Any chance the values can be read back from CPU by app and backed up / restored along with stationary suppressed signal data?
 

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This sounds great! Looking forward to upgrade program details.

Can, or will? Any chance the values can be read back from CPU by app and backed up / restored along with stationary suppressed signal data?
Anything is possible in the future. Currently the ARF's are stored in the CPU and there are currently 16 slots allocated. The way to erase them is with a factory reset. We will build on this functionality over time. I would love to be able to share this data and allow people to import and export their own but this is what is currently available at this time.
 
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Cool, maybe now I can put Mazda’s back on the list of new car possibilities
 

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How wide is the frequency "lockout/mute" in mHz? Is it exactly the same freq or +/- a mHz or 2?

If this works like I am hoping I will definitely want an upgrade, maybe 2!
 

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How wide is the frequency "lockout/mute" in mHz? Is it exactly the same freq or +/- a mHz or 2?

If this works like I am hoping I will definitely want an upgrade, maybe 2!
Not sure we we ended but I requested no more than 5mHz +/-
 

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It sounds like this should work for the examples of 24.160, and 24.167 Pacifica/Jeep side BSMs, they are always the same frequency for me.
 

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It sounds like this should work for the examples of 24.160, and 24.167 Pacifica/Jeep side BSMs, they are always the same frequency for me.
Yes, Its like having custom notch filters and you are locking out the strenght details as well so its not as dangerous as locking out the frequency completely.
 

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Not sure we we ended but I requested no more than 5mHz +/-
I would only want 1 or 2, it shouldn't need to be very wide. Example- If I lock out 24.165 then .164-.166 would be locked out, anymore than that and it becomes too risky in some ranges of K, plus the falses I get are almost ALWAYS the same freq with the Honda and Pacifica BSMs.
 

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I would only want 1 or 2, it shouldn't need to be very wide. Example- If I lock out 24.165 then .164-.166 would be locked out, anymore than that and it becomes too risky in some ranges of K, plus the falses I get are almost ALWAYS the same freq with the Honda and Pacifica BSMs.
That was the point of monitoring the strenght as well since BSM's are usually much lower in strenght if you still encounter a real threat it will alert once the strenght exceeds the stored level.

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That was the point of monitoring the strenght as well since BSM's are usually much lower in strenght if you still encounter a real threat it will alert once the strenght exceeds the stored level.

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Well that is 100% better than the segment lockout where you get no alert no matter what. I would still prefer a narrower range but it is worth a shot and I would certainly use it up at the 24.200 range.

Nice thought innovation by the way...Nice Job!
 

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Really awesome feature, and super creative IMHO. It's not complicated when you think about it, but boom never thought about this until now!

More memory too in HW4.... hmmm. I sense autolockouts for the NetRadar DSP one day. Either way, great example of a business continuing to support its product in creative and effective ways!
 

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I would love to be able to share this data and allow people to import and export their own but this is what is currently available at this time.
Unless and until BSMs can be positively identified and filtered out, this kind of custom notch filtering is a workable compromise, and I applaud you for adding it. And I agree that at some point it would be awesome for a user to be able view and edit the entries, ideally being able to specify center frequency, width +-, and strength.
 

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