October 15, 2008 08:30 ET

RAE Systems Introduces MeshGuard™ Wireless Mesh Radio Gas Detection for Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Monoxide

Quick Deployment System Saves Time and Money in Oil and Gas Exploration -- Units Designed for Extreme Temperature Operation

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - RAE Systems Inc. (AMEX: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, introduced MeshGuard™ a rugged single-sensor, battery-powered toxic gas detector integrated with a wireless mesh radio modem for detecting hazardous levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or carbon monoxide (CO). The monitoring units are designed to operate in the full temperature range of -40° to 122° F or -40° to +50° C.

MeshGuard allows for quick installation in hazardous locations, and remote readings for up to 24 monitors are displayed on the FMC 2000 wireless controller. Self-healing and automatic configuration of the network for the best wireless route results in ease of deployment and operation, while ensuring that critical data is delivered to the FMC 2000. Applications for MeshGuard and the FMC 2000 Controller include: oil and gas drilling operations, oil and gas production, plant maintenance, turnarounds, industrial safety, storage tank farms, shipyards and maritime monitoring.

"This new product adds to our suite of solutions for the energy market, and it gives workers a new safety tool that changes the way gas detection is currently deployed in energy exploration and early production," said Bobby Sheikhan, RAE Systems wireless products manager. "We have already seen early deployments of MeshGuard, and the time saved in deploying a wireless gas detection system represents a significant saving in both time and money."

The MeshGuard monitors are intrinsically safe for use in hazardous atmospheres and weatherproof to an IP-65 rating. Each unit can operate up to six months without calibration or battery replacement. The radio range for the units is 300m (1000ft) line of sight, with each unit providing radio relay capability.

The FMC 2000 Controller can manage 24 sensor input channels and provides four programmable single-pole/double-throw (SPDT) relays. The controller includes a backlit display, 14 hours of battery backup and audible and visual alarms all in a stainless-steel package. The controller uses a standard SD-memory card to store alarm and program information.

MeshGuard H2S & CO monitors, and the FMC-2000 controller are available now from select RAE Systems authorized distributors. For more information on MeshGuard and RAE Systems' full line of personal, portable and wireless toxic gas and radiation monitors, please visit

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 multi-sensor chemical detection, wireless gas detection, 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 85 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and by many U.S. government agencies. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit

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