RAE Systems Releases New Charger-Tester for Detectors

RAE Systems Inc. today announced that it has launched the AutoRAE, an integrated charging, bump testing and calibration system


SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? September 7, 2004 ? RAE Systems Inc. (AMEX: RAE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of rapidly-deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications, today announced that it has launched the AutoRAE, an integrated charging, bump testing and calibration system for volatile organic compound exposure, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, lower explosive limit, and breathable oxygen level. The first release supports the EntryRAE, RAE Systems? popular new 4-gas plus PID confined space entry toxic gas monitor. Over the next six months, cradles will also be released for the MultiRAE Plus, 5-gas monitor and QRAE Plus, 4-gas monitor.

Daily ?bump tests? for functionality and regular calibration of a toxic gas detector are a crucial part of confined space entry safety. The AutoRAE?s push button ease of calibration and bump testing means that technicians now have one less thing to worry about during a confined space entry. But people don?t always follow best practices. The easier it is to calibrate a gas detector, the more likely they will do it with regularity. Ease of use is a key attribute of AutoRAE, and when cradles are snapped together or to the controller, all three throughputs of gas, data and power are engaged. Users press the cradle button once for the bump test and twice for calibration. Minutes later, users are notified of the status of the gas detector, including pass/fail and charging/charged. If the unit fails the bump test, the system automatically performs a calibration.

Consisting of a controller and up to ten cradles, the AutoRAE is a PC-free push-button bump test, calibration and charging system that in future releases will scale to a PC-driven automation calibration system with bi-directional communication to a docked monitor to give remote users added insight into calibration frequency and sensor health for proactive maintenance.

The AutoRAE will be featured at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13-15, 2004. For more information visit RAE Systems at booth number 2138, log onto www.RAESystems.com , call 1-877-723-2878 or e-mail raesales@raesystems.com.

About RAE Systems

RAE Systems is a leading global developer and manufacturer of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications. In addition, RAE Systems offers a full line of portable single-sensor chemical and radiation detection products. RAE Systems? products enable the military and first responders such as firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency management personnel to detect and provide early warning of weapons of mass destruction and other hazardous materials. Industrial applications include the detection of toxic industrial chemicals, volatile organic compounds and petrochemicals. RAE Systems? products are used by many U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State, as well as all branches of the U.S. military, and by numerous city and state agencies. Our end users also include many of the world?s leading corporations in the airline, automotive, computer and oil industries. Our products are used in civilian and government atmospheric monitoring programs in over 50 countries. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com