SOURCE: RAE Systems Inc.

RAE Systems Inc.

March 24, 2011 18:00 ET

RAE Systems Introduces Compact, All-in-One Radiation Detector and Dosimeter

Company Speeds Next-Gen Radiation Meter Into Production in the U.S. to Help Responders to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE) today introduced DoseRAE 2, a compact and lightweight electronic radiation dosimeter with patented dual-sensor technology and accreditation from a recognized radiation testing facility. The direct-reading instrument provides a combination of personal radiation-dosage monitoring and accurate, real-time dose-rate detecting -- all in a single, credit-card-size meter.

As part of a multi-pronged effort to support Japan responders, RAE Systems accelerated its production of the new, versatile DoseRAE 2 instrument to make it available to local and international response teams in Japan. The DoseRAE 2 is now available in the U.S. and is being deployed in Japan.

"We have received many calls from organizations and international responders interested in detection equipment for use in Japan," said Thomas Nègre, vice president of marketing for RAE Systems. "We have ramped production on several lines in addition to moving up production of the DoseRAE 2 to meet increased demand. We hope our efforts can make a difference for the response organizations and others on-the-ground there."

Dosimeter Meets Detector
The DoseRAE 2 is an alarming personal radiation detector that uses a diode and a scintillation crystal to detect X- and gamma-ray radiation, and provides real-time monitoring of personal dose and dose rate. Instrument performance was tested and verified by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tenn., a globally recognized lab for radiation testing. With RAE Systems patented dual-sensor technology, the DoseRAE 2 provides accuracy and quick response across a broad-range of radiation levels, including one sensor for low-end readings and another for monitoring high dose-rate levels.

It's a durable and easy-to-operate instrument designed for use by first responders and workers at nuclear power plants, research facilities, hospitals and industrial locations, such as oil exploration and imaging technology.

Key Technical Features

  • Continuous digital dose-rate readout in rem/h, Sv/h and R/h
  • Continuously accumulated total dose readout in rem, Sv and R
  • Continuous datalogging with a large 3,000-point log capacity
  • Easy USB connection for downloading data while charging the unit
  • Programmable dose and dose-rate alarms with loud audible, bright LEDs and vibration alarms
  • Rechargeable, long-lasting battery life and extended calibration life

DoseRAE 2 is suitable for use as a single stand-alone detector/dosimeter or as part of a comprehensive dosimetry management system using its associated reader and software package. The instrument comes with a battery charger, USB cable and software for downloading the datalog to a computer for easy data display, analysis and record management. DoseRAE 2 complies with the U.S. IEEE ANSI 42.40 standard.

Availability
The DoseRAE 2 is available immediately through RAE Systems' authorized distributors. For additional information, contact the company at raesales@raesystems.com or visit raesystems.com.

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.

For more information about RAE Systems, please visit raesystems.com.

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