SOURCE: RAE Systems

RAE Systems

November 11, 2009 16:00 ET

ToxiRAE 3 Portable Carbon Monoxide Monitor for Emergency Medical Services Saves Lives

ToxiRAE 3 CO Monitors Unseen, Colorless and Odorless Toxic Gas

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve energy, hazardous material management, industrial safety, government safety and environmental markets worldwide, launched ToxiRAE 3 for first responders. This carbon monoxide monitor has already proven itself by providing life-critical and time-critical information to save lives.

"We responded to an EMS call for an unresponsive female," said Seth Martin, Paramedic and Lieutenant for the Ketchum, Idaho, Fire Department. "Upon entering the residence our new ToxiRAE 3 almost instantly started alarming. It was the first time it had since we placed it in service approximately a month ago. The first reaction was that we must have bumped it or something; then we looked at the readout: 430 parts-per-million (ppm) of carbon monoxide. This clued us into an immediate danger to life and health (IDLH) environment, and we rapidly removed the female, her husband, and ourselves from the home. It ended up saving her life and his life, and kept us safe. They were both evacuated by life-flight to a hyperbaric chamber."

"The compact and lightweight ToxiRAE 3 CO has traditionally been deployed in industrial applications," said Bill Jackson, RAE Systems' vice president of marketing. "We are pleased to see our life-saving products used by paramedics too."

The ToxiRAE 3 for First Responders is a full-featured single-gas monitor that offers unequaled cost-of-ownership value. The compact, handheld monitor is designed to clip to a paramedic's "First-In" bag to provide situational awareness about the presence of carbon monoxide, a toxic gas that is the by-product of incomplete combustion and can be found in homes with defective furnaces and those using stoves for heating with improper ventilation. The instrument includes a large easy-to-read display for both toxic gas concentration and "days remaining" for the battery. It has a loud 96dB audible alarm, bright red flashing LEDs and a vibration alarm. It operates over an extended temperature range of -4 degrees Fahrenheit to +140 degrees Fahrenheit making it ideal for year round deployment. The ToxiRAE 3 is compatible with the AutoRAE Lite automated bump-test and calibration station.

The ToxiRAE 3 is available from RAE Systems Authorized Distributors at prices starting at $179 for a single unit. It is also available through the NY State HIRE (Hazardous Incident Response Equipment) Contract at discounted prices. For more information on the ToxiRAE 3 CO monitor or the NYS HIRE Contract, please visit www.raesystems.com and look under where to buy.

About RAE Systems

RAE Systems is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time. Products include disposable gas-detection tubes, single-gas personal monitors, multi-sensor chemical detection monitors, photoionization (PID) monitors for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), wireless gas detection systems, and radiation monitoring networks for energy production and refining, industrial and environmental safety, and public and government first responder security sectors. RAE Systems' products are used in over 95 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and by many global Governmental agencies. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com.

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