SOURCE: RAE Systems Inc.

RAE Systems Inc.

March 16, 2011 18:00 ET

RAE Systems Mobilizes to Support the People of Japan and International First Responders

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE) today announced it is mobilizing its production and global field-support resources to assist the people and government of Japan, along with international aid agencies and first responders, to protect against radioactive and toxic gases that have been released in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

RAE Systems is ramping production of existing radiological detection, volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors and related equipment, and is looking to speed introduction of new systems in response to the growing demand by international organizations. Additionally, RAE Systems is implementing additional 24/7-support capabilities at its San Jose, Calif. headquarters to handle increased customer requirements as they pertain to Japan, as well as ensuring its existing personnel and distribution partners already in country have the resources they need to effectively respond to the rapidly changing disaster scenarios.

"RAE Systems is committed to helping the people of Japan," said Thomas Nègre, vice president of marketing for RAE Systems. "As we did during the Gulf of Mexico crisis in 2010, our employees and channel partners are stepping up to help protect against radiological and toxic threats."

RAE Systems' Emergency Support Resources for Japan 
Web-based Information
A full set of product and support information is available at and, where much of the information is in Japanese.

24/7 Phone Support
Customers, distributors and partners can contact RAE Systems' emergency phone support anytime at +1-408-952-8200 x8 to speak directly to a technical-support specialist, or obtain information on replacement sensors and new equipment orders.

In Japan
RAE Systems' country manager for Japan, Mikihiro Yamada, can be reached at +81 75 342 3707 or Additionally, Vice President for RAE Systems' EMEA Business Unit Joe Maxwell can be reached at +44 (0) 7843 696286 or

Key RAE Systems Product Currently Being Used in Japan

  • GammaRAE II R provides a rapid-response detection and accurate dosimeter measurements in a single, rugged, personal device.

  • NeutronRAE II provides personal protection from both neutron and gamma radiation sources even in potentially flammable environments.

  • DoseRAE is a rugged, lightweight, direct reading personal dosimeter that provides dose-monitoring accuracy.

  • AreaRAE Gamma is a combination multi-gas and radiation detector that provides real-time readings to a remotely located base controller and is fully supported by RAE Systems' wireless software platform.

  • ProRAE Guardian, a real-time, wireless instrument monitoring, management and control software platform.

  • MiniRAE 3000, an advanced handheld VOC detector with a range from 0 to 15,000 ppm.

  • MultiRAE Plus, one of the most widely adopted and used photoionization detectors (PIDs) on the market.

  • QRAE II, a rugged one- to four-gas detector with powerful built-in pump.

  • RAELink 3 modem, a portable wireless modem that connects RAE Systems' wireless-enabled detectors using integrated GPS technology.

In addition to radiation risks from the damaged nuclear facilities, responders in Japan face other gas or vapor hazards as a result of the earthquake and tsunami, including potential carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) releases and exposure to flammable gases (LEL).

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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