RAE Systems

February 08, 2011 08:30 ET

RAE Systems Helped Keep Super Bowl XLV Venues Safe From Dangerous Air-Borne Gases and Radiation

RAE Systems' Special Event Team Supported Advanced Wireless Systems' Monitoring to Help Secure the Large North Texas Event

ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE) today announced it once again provided equipment and expertise to the local, state and federal security forces tasked with keeping more than 103,000 attendees to Super Bowl XLV safe.

With capabilities that provide around-the-clock monitoring for deadly atmospheric-gas releases and other potential attacks, RAE Systems' gas- and radiation-detection equipment has been used as an early warning system for public-safety threats at past Super Bowl championship games.

This year's Super Bowl, held at the new Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas, drew near record-breaking crowds and required a security plan that covered the cities of Arlington and Dallas, where many of the event attendees were staying. Security for the event was provided through multi-jurisdictional agencies, including Texas state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

"Due to the need to cover both the Arlington and Dallas areas, RAE Systems' wireless gas- and radiation-detection monitors protected a larger area this year than in past Super Bowls," said Thomas Nègre, RAE Systems' vice president of marketing. "RAE Systems also provided a small team, including four hazmat technicians from other Texas-area fire departments, to support the comprehensive security effort."

The RAE Systems' team provided recommendations on setting up detection equipment, including at the mobile command center. The instruments included AreaRAE wireless multi-gas-detection monitors and ProRAE Guardian monitoring, management and control software. A host of portable instruments, such as the MultiRAE Plus, were also deployed in advance of, and during, the event.

Real-Time Monitoring of Threat Risks
Remote monitoring provides a key advancement by allowing security and response teams to monitor fixed and portable monitors at venues from up to two miles (3.2km) away. It also can use the Internet to communicate the information beyond the two-mile wireless range to reach offsite command centers or remote experts worldwide.

The AreaRAE wireless multi-gas detection system provides detection for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and comes with a lower explosive limit (LEL) combustible gas sensor, an oxygen sensor and two electrochemical toxic sensors to measure specific toxic substances. The AreaRAE Steel Gamma includes a sensor for measurement of gamma radiation in addition to VOC detection, LEL and O2 sensors, and a selectable electrochemical toxic sensor.

ProRAE Guardian software provides mobile command center functionality with comprehensive real-time display of gas and radiation data at any time and from any location, giving commanders rapid access to threat-detection information for fast and better decision-making, and quick responses to alarms. The software fully supports cascade and continuous-operation modes, and can remotely track up to 500 wireless monitors at one time.

RAE Systems' wireless systems and instruments also support security efforts at other high profile public-venue events, such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Games, the XXI Olympic Winter Games, and U.S. presidential inaugurations.

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE) is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable, connected, intelligent gas-detection systems that enable real-time safety and security threat detection. RAE Systems products are used in more than 120 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and government agencies.

RAE Systems offers a full line of wirelessly enabled solutions, including personal, hand-held, transportable, and fixed instruments designed to meet the needs of any usage scenario. Applications include energy production, refining, industrial and environmental safety, public-venue safety and government first-responder markets.

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