October 08, 2009 08:35 ET

GSN: Government Security News Names RAE Systems as a Finalist in Best Explosives, Metal/Hazmat Detection Category Awards Competition

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, received notice that GSN: Government Security News identified RAE Systems as one of four finalists in the Best Explosives, Metal/Hazmat Detection category, one of the 26 different categories, in its 1st Annual Homeland Security Awards competition.

"RAE Systems entered AreaRAE Gamma to represent us in the homeland security market," stated Bill Jackson, RAE Systems' vice president of marketing. "The United States National Guard Civil Support Teams uses AreaRAE Gamma as the de facto standard for unseen threat detection. We are pleased to be acknowledged for robust radiation and toxic gas detection, and believe AreaRAE Gamma is a fine representation of diverse portfolio of products that serve a wide array of industries."

AreaRAE Gamma is a 5-sensor, wireless product for detecting gamma-radiation and toxic gases. It has been widely deployed for public venue protection, hazardous material management and homeland security operations.

The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of objective and independent judges, according to GSN's editor-in-chief, Jacob Goodwin, who oversaw the evaluation process. "All finalists should be very proud of their selection," said Goodwin.

"We received an extraordinary number of entries," said Adrian Courtenay, a managing director of World Business Media, LLC, the owner of GSN: Government Security News. "We have carefully reviewed each entry and are now very pleased to announce an exceptionally strong field of finalists."

GSN intends to announce winners on October 27th prior to the opening of two security expos at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City: Public Security & Safety and ISC East. There were 26 entries in the Best Explosives, Metal/Hazmat Detection category.

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 U.S. government agencies. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com.

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