March 21, 2007 08:30 ET

RAE Systems Offers New Chemical Sensors and Stainless Steel Enclosures for AreaRAE

Wireless Sensor Platform Ruggedized for Industrial Applications and First Responders

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- RAE Systems Inc. (AMEX: RAE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for industrial safety applications and homeland security, today announced the availability of three new chemical specific electrochemical sensors for the AreaRAE wireless sensor system: Hydrogen Chloride (HCl), Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) and high-range Carbon Monoxide (CO). In addition, the AreaRAE is now also available in a stainless-steel housing for both the standard AreaRAE, wireless five-gas, as well as the AreaRAE Gamma, wireless toxic gas and radiation, monitors.

The stainless-steel AreaRAE options are designed for more rugged deployments in hazardous environments that need intrinsic safety certification and where the potential for sparks must be eliminated. Applications for AreaRAE in the stainless-steel case include off-shore oil platforms, refineries and first responders. The AreaRAE in the stainless-steel housing was selected for deployment by the National Guard WMD Civil Support Teams in all fifty states.

"We have solid relationships with our global, industrial, customers and these new Area RAE features are designed to meet their stringent demands for extremely rugged environments, especially those that work on off-shore oil and gas platforms. In fact, we continue to innovate to address their constantly evolving safety and security needs," said Thomas Negre, RAE Systems' Instrumentation Products Director. "The new stainless-steel AreaRAE housing and electrochemical sensors give RAE Systems the broadest offering in rapidly deployable wireless sensor systems currently available to industrial users."

The three new electrochemical sensors add versatility to the AreaRAE platform by providing specific gas detection capability. The HCl sensor is designed for use in acidic atmospheres, semiconductor manufacturing, rocket-fueling operations and in hazardous material applications. The HF sensor is designed for use in oil refineries, petrochemical plants, nuclear power plants, department of energy applications and emergency response. The high-range CO sensor is designed for steel mills and metallurgy open-flame applications and can measure up to 2,000 parts per million, four times the high range of traditional carbon monoxide sensors.

In addition to the three new sensors, AreaRAE supports a photoionization detector (PID) to measure parts per million of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a lower explosive limit (LEL) sensor, an oxygen sensor, and any two of 14 available electrochemical toxic sensors for measuring specific substances such as hydrogen sulfide or chlorine. The AreaRAE also offers an optional gamma radiation sensor in place of one of the electrochemical sensors. Both the plastic and stainless-steel versions of AreaRAE come standard with network data radios that provide a two-mile range and are compatible with PlumeRAE, the toxic plume measurement system. Options include Rapid Deployment Kits, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receivers and stainless-steel instrument stands.

AreaRAE continues to be adopted by both industrial users and first responders. These new sensors and stainless steel housing are available now. For more information on RAE Systems' products 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, radiation and digital video monitoring networks for the energy production and refining, industrial and environmental safety, and public and government first responder security markets. RAE Systems' products are used in over 65 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and by many U.S. and global government agencies. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit

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