Danish company shows advanced multi-gas monitoring device

Published 10 January 2006

A company from Denmark is showing the latest version of an effective gas detector, useful in homeland security and industry

There are interesting homeland security products and solutions being developed in Europe, and one example is the latest from Copenhagen, Denmark-based RAE Systems (AMEX: RAE). RAE develops and manufactures rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications. Yesterday it launched the AreaRAE Responder and RAELink 2-E for the European market. The AreaRAE Responder is the first multi-gas, wireless monitoring system with ATEX Certification for use in hazardous environments (ATEX refers to EU Directive 94/9/C, regulating the use of equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres). The AreaRAE Responder will be used by first responders and emergency teams dealing with chemical spills, industrial plants’ personnel during plant shut downs, and in refineries and chemical plants for worker safety. AreaRAE Responder can also be used for air monitoring at important public events. There are already more than 500 AreaRAE networks deployed in North America.

The AreaRAE Responder supports up to five simultaneous gas sensors including: oxygen, lower explosive limit and photoionization detector for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as any two of the following toxic gas sensors: ammonia, carbon monoxide, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, nitric oxide, phosphine, and sulfur dioxide. The AreaRAE Responder and RAELink 2-E communicate through the ProRAE Remote base station control software on a standard personal computer or laptop running the Windows XP operating system. The ProRAE Remote software is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Each network can support up to eight AreaRAE Responders or compatible portable monitors.

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