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RAE Systems Launches EntryRAE, Creating New Standard for Confined Space Entry Hazardous Gas Detection


Comprehensive combustibles detection and broad spectrum toxicity protection in one affordable monitor

SUNNYVALE, Calif. April 20, 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 EntryRAE, a superior and affordable personal gas monitor for OSHA compliant, hazardous confined space entry (CSE) work.

RAE Systems has added its industry leading photoionization detector (PID) to the EntryRAE. Unlike typical CSE gas monitors that only detect combustible vapors and three gases – oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide, the EntryRAE adds broadband protection from the toxic and chronic effects of the industrial compounds common to many modern products and processes. Paints, fuels, degreasers, adhesives, solvents, pesticides, herbicides all contain volatile organics compounds (VOCs). Toxic at parts-per-million levels of concentration, VOCs go undetected by typical CSE gas monitors. Able to detect VOCs at extremely low concentrations, the PID-enhanced EntryRAE provides the broadband protection needed to protect the long-term health and safety of CSE personnel who need to do work in storage tanks, utility vaults, fuel depots and other areas with limited ventilation.

The men and women who routinely work in confined spaces cant afford to only worry about the toxic threats that are instantly lethal, said Robert I. Chen, CEO of RAE Systems. CSE professionals are rightly becoming more concerned about the safety and long-term effects of many industrial gases and vapors, and EntryRAE is the solution to providing the peace of mind in todays industrial environment.

The EntryRAE was designed for applications such as chemical processing, water facilities, nylon and resin production, rail car cleaning, sewer entry, and marine uses. Regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA and DOT, environmental contractors and municipal and public works personnel will also benefit from the powerful protection provided by the EntryRAE.

The EntryRAE is priced starting at $1,995 and is available beginning in June, 2004. RAE Systems will demonstrate the EntryRAE at the AIHce Conference in Atlanta, May 10-12. Please visit RAE Systems in Hall B-3, booth number 1221. For more information, call 1-877-723-2878 or e-mail raesales@raesystems.com.

About RAE Systems

RAE Systems Inc. is the leader in rapidly deployable sensing networks for homeland defense and a leading manufacturer of portable, wireless and fixed atmospheric monitors, photo-ionization detectors, radiation detectors, gas detection tubes, sampling pumps and security monitoring devices. Our customers use our products to monitor gas and other volatile organic compounds in confined spaces, to establish a perimeter security around hazardous material sites and to detect the illicit traffic of radioactive materials. RAE Systems customers operate in such industries as safety and security, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, utilities, food, chemical, airlines, military and hazardous material storage and disposal, and its monitors are used in civilian and government atmospheric monitoring programs in over 40 countries. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com


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