SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 23, 2011 – RAE Systems, Inc. today announced its new integrated wireless solution for portable gas monitors that enable safety professionals to access real-time gas monitor readings and alarm status of workers and first responders at the incident scene.
The gas monitors portable design and safe operation in explosive atmospheres further enhances worker and responder safety, while giving managers and commanders instantaneous visibility of threat data resulting in faster response times.
RAE Systems' new EchoView Host Mini-Controller and ToxiRAE Pro family of wireless single-gas instruments deliver a self-contained closed-loop wireless solution that provides a live real-time connection to toxic gas data.
This new wireless solution gives safety officers real-time remote access to the gas-monitor readings and alarm status of workers and responders at the scene and is an optimal choice for fire service, hazardous materials response, refinery turnarounds and shutdowns, and other industrial applications. Both the EchoView Host and ToxiRAE Pro monitors are certified as intrinsically safe for Class I, Division 1 (CSA) and Zone 1 (ATEX, IECEx) hazardous atmospheres.
RAE Systems’ new EchoView Host and ToxiRAE Pro monitors will be demonstrated publicly for the first time at the Fire-Rescue International event, August 26-27, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
"Safety officers outside the immediate incident area can now have the same real-time visibility as those in the 'hot zone.' This can speed response times and, ultimately, help save lives,” said Thomas Nègre, RAE Systems' vice president of marketing. "RAE Systems continues to take safety to the next level by building on our portfolio of reliable, life-saving wireless solutions."
The EchoView Host Mini-Controller represents the foundation of RAE Systems' closed-loop wireless solutions for portable gas monitors. It's a rugged handheld controller that can establish a self-contained network with up to eight compatible RAE Systems' ToxiRAE Pro wireless monitors, and display their gas-concentration readings and alarm status in real time on an easy-to-read screen. Additionally, RAE Systems' Mesh Routers can enhance the flexibility of the closed-loop wireless solution and extend the range between the EchoView Host and the gas monitors it supports from 330 feet (or 100 meters) up to 0.6 miles (or about 1 kilometer).
ToxiRAE Pro wireless single-gas monitors represent the broadest portfolio of single-gas instruments in the industry and the first to provide wireless functionality in a personal gas monitor. The ToxiRAE Pro family includes the ToxiRAE Pro PID for volatile organic compounds, the ToxiRAE Pro for toxic gases and oxygen, and the ToxiRAE Pro LEL for combustible gases and vapors. The instruments’ five-way local and remote wireless alarm notification system provide first responders, workers and contractors with loud and clear alerts if the atmosphere becomes hazardous. At the same time, safety managers using the EchoView Host mini-controller can simultaneously receive a remote alarm to dispatch help quicker than ever before.
Wireless versions of RAE Systems’ ToxiRAE Pro family of wireless personal gas monitors are available now from authorized RAE Systems’ distributors. The EchoView Host mini-controller for closed-loop wireless solutions and the Mesh Router are sold separately and are available now.