South Carolina to standardize on AreaRae's gas monitors

Published 11 April 2007

Company’s wireless sensor networks are used statewide; decision follows RAE’s agreement with Implant Science

Flying high after announcing a cooperative venture with Wakefield, Massachusetts-based Implant Science Corporation to integrate that company’s QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector into its AreaRAE wireless sensor networks, San Jose, California-based RAE Systems has another important contract in the offing. The company announced this week that the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SC-EMD) has standardized on AreaRAE wireless toxic gas monitors for its statewide emergency response programs. This makes perfect sense, as five SC-EMD teams are currently equipped with AreaRAE Rapid Deployment Kits, as are that state’s urban search and rescue teams, National Guard civil support teams, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, and many city and county fire response agencies. “South Carolina’s response agencies fully understand the need to integrate complementary third party equipment into the state’s wireless detection device network,” said RAE’s Doug Mayer.