September 16, 2008 08:32 ET

RAE Systems Makes Inroads Into the Latin American Energy Market

Provides Personal and Wireless Toxic Gas Solutions for Worker Safety

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - RAE Systems Inc. (AMEX: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, has delivered personal and wireless toxic gas monitoring systems and instruments to the three largest Latin American oil producers: Pemex of Mexico, PDVSA of Venezuela and Petrobra of Brazil.

"These regional wins have given us strategic leverage in selling our complete line of gas detection products into the Latin American oil and gas market for both on shore and off-shore use," said Ryan Watson, RAE Systems' vice president for Americas Sales. "We now have gas detection solutions for the breathing zone, work zone, confined space entry, industrial hygiene, wide area monitoring, fence-line monitoring, spill management, plant turnarounds, and emergency response."

Products currently deployed in this market include the following:

--  ToxiRAE 3 single gas monitors for hydrogen sulfide (H2S)and carbon
    monoxide (CO)
--  QRAE II diffusion and pumped four-gas monitors for worker safety and
    confined space entry
--  MiniRAE 3000 for total volatile organic compound (VOC) and leak
--  ppbRAE for parts per billion VOC measurement and leak detection
--  AreaRAE wireless monitors for both plant turnarounds and active site
    real-time worker  and community safety
--  UltraRAE 3000 for benzene exposure monitoring

For more information on the full line of RAE Systems toxic gas 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 networks, wireless gas detection systems and radiation monitors for energy production and refining, industrial and environmental safety, and public and government first responder security. 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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