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RAE Systems Launches PlumeRAE, Integrated Decision Support Solution for First Responders

January 10, 2005

Health & Safety

SUNNYVALE, Calif. January 10, 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 PlumeRAE, a unique new portable plume measurement and prediction system that enables first responders to rapidly track airborne clouds of gas and other toxic materials.

PlumeRAE is an integrated system that combines the AreaRAE GPS sensors in a Rapid Deployment Kit, plume measurement software from SAFER Systems, and Coastal Environmental Systems WEATHERPAK, a portable tripod-mounted weather station, giving first responders powerful decision support capabilities when determining the best course of action for a population near an incident.

PlumeRAE first maps the best locations to deploy AreaRAE GPS wireless sensing networks, which relay their data to a ProRAE Remote base station. ProRAE Remote, running on a laptop computer, transfers the data to the plume measurement module, which integrates weather data such as wind velocity, temperature and humidity. Users can view a model of the toxic plume, including the spread, the speed and direction the plume is heading, as well as the concentrations of the toxic materials contained in the plume.

PlumeRAEs capabilities enhance the ability of incident commanders to safely deploy first responders, track and evaluate toxicological effects on responders and local populations, and understand how long an event will likely persist. They can also create emergency response strategies and save the data records for post-event analysis.

First responders life-saving decisions are hampered unless they can quickly assess several key characteristics of a toxic plume such as its direction, concentration and speed, said Bob Durstenfeld, director of corporate marketing for RAE Systems. PlumeRAE gives first responders the ability to prioritize limited resources and issue shelter-in-place or evacuation orders as the situation requires.

PlumeRAE is currently available. For pricing and additional information, please 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

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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