RAE announces two new handheld chemical sensor devices

Published 4 June 2007

MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 rely on photoionization to detect the release of hydrocarbon-based chemicals

More news from San Jose, California-based RAE Systems, a company best known for its portable sensor products aimed at the homeland security and critical infrastructure markets. The company announced this week the release of two new handheld devices (.pdf) — MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 — that rely on photoionization to detect the release of hydrocarbon-based chemicals. “These products are ideal for remote wireless monitoring, particularly in rapidly changing environments,” said RAE’s Lisa Mork. Among other interesting features, the two new instruments offer a measurement response time of under three seconds, are waterproof for easy decontamination, and are suitable for use in humid conditions. In a nod to good design practice, the two also have buttons designed to be used with up to three layers of gloves, back-lit displays, and feature six months worth of data memory. As for cost, the MiniRAE 3000 starts at $3,795.00. Pricing for the ppbRAE 3000 starts at $6,295.00.