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RAE Systems Announces RAELink2, Extends Sensing Capabilities of AreaRAE Wireless Networks to 3rd Party Products


Launch enables AreaRAE wireless sensing platform to accommodate third party sensors; Capabilities used to network sensors at 2005 Presidential Inauguration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. March 1, 2005 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 the launch of RAELink2, a long-range wireless communication device that
enables the integration of third party gas, radiation, weather, and chemical warfare agent monitors to existing first responder and public venue protection AreaRAE networks.

The inclusion of additional monitoring sensors provides even more comprehensive situational awareness, giving first responders and security organizations the better, faster data they need for life-saving decisions. The RAELink2 can be configured for use with the SAIC-S-CAD, which features dual- detection methods (ion mobility cell and surface acoustic wave), and Coastal Environmental Systems WEATHERPAK weather station, with others to follow.

RAELink2, used in an AreaRAE network, provides long-range wireless communication for up to 32 remote portable monitors including RAE Systems AreaRAE, ppbRAE Plus, MultiRAE Plus and MiniRAE 2000 toxic gas and radiation monitors. For applications requiring long-distance monitoring or monitoring in locations with obstructions to reliable radio communications, RAELink2 Repeaters extend the effective reach of the system.

In addition to providing personal protection to first responders, one of the most critical issues in responding to any terrorist attack or HazMat incident is ensuring that all of the data streams being produced from sensors, existing fixed systems and ad hoc wireless networks are being integrated and analyzed for the best possible decision support,
said Bob Durstenfeld, director of corporate marketing for RAE Systems. RAELink2s robust ability to network a variety of different sensors is critical to first responders and security organizations that must collect and assess the many data streams that affect deployment of personnel, shelter-in-place orders, and other life-critical decisions.

Using RAELink2, first responders can view real-time sensor data and alarm status from a remote command center. The RAELink2 replaces the existing RAELink, transmits up to two miles on a license-free ISM band, and operates for up to 24 hours with a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack.

For further details about RAELink2s pricing and availability, please visit our website at 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 worlds 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

About Coastal Environmental Systems
Coastal Environmental Systems designs, manufactures, and installs extensive lines of professional-grade weather stations, dataloggers, and remote data acquisition systems. We build weather stations for every need: from aviation weather to naval shipboard, and from military weather to hazmat. Coastal’s durable professional weather stations can be portabledeploying in secondsor permanentmounting on the ground or on towers up to 300 feet tall. Because our weather systems can operate on extremely low power, they can be deployed anywhere; they even withstand the harsh climate and extreme cold of the south pole, Antarctica. A brief sampling of Coastal’s impressive list of customers
includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, National Weather Service, FAA, NATO, NASA, EPA, NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard, 3M, Motorola, over 400 fire departments, and many notable international customers.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, as that term is used in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are denoted by such words as expected to increase. These types of statements address matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to, the general economic and industry factors and receptiveness of the market to RAE and its products. In addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our annual report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings, available online at
http://www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to the company on the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such statements.


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