San Jose, Calif. - RAE Systems Inc., 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 AreaRAE toxic gas detectors were deployed at the 132nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6. The wireless detectors provided venue protection for spectators in the grandstands, as well as within the infield. The AreaRAE system was also deployed for "Thunder Over Louisville," the annual kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival. It was held on Saturday, April 22. Attendance was estimated at over 800,000 for the events on the Louisville, Kentucky, riverfront.
"The deployment included AreaRAE and wireless, handheld, MultiRAE Plus units deployed by the Louisville Metro Joint Emergency Services Unit," said Steve Haise, President of All Safe Industries, a RAE Systems regional partner.
"This was also the team's first use of RAEShare, and they loved it. Not only could they monitor readings in the onsite command center via ProRAE Remote, but the officials in the Emergency Operations Center could see the information in real time, as well as over the Internet."
"With over 500 AreaRAE networks deployed, the ability to easily redeploy detectors at other venues gives first responders the flexibility to select the best instrument for their perceived local threats," said Andrew Balaschak, senior manager of RAE Systems integrated system products. "We are pleased that our equipment continues to be selected to provide public security and responder safety at major events."
AreaRAE is a wireless real-time toxic gas monitoring system that has seen deployment at many similar high-profile events. For more information on RAE Systems' products please visit www.raesystems.com.