RAE Systems Detects Threats at Winter Olympics and Other Sporting Events

RAE Systems, a provider for delivering innovative sensor solutions that provide safety and security from unseen threats in industrial, energy, environmental and government markets worldwide, announced its wireless atmospheric gas and radiation detection systems helped keep thousands of attendees safe and secure at recent major sporting events, including the Super Bowl XLIV championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star Game and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

RAE' wireless-enabled, multigas and radiation detection systems that provide real-time remote monitoring and a photoionization detector (PID) for parts-per-million measurements, were used at these events as early warning systems for public-safety threats, such as a dirty bomb or the release of toxic chemicals.

Remote monitoring provides a key advancement by allowing security and safety monitors, along with response teams, to monitor the venue from up to two miles away. It uses the Internet to communicate and transmit information in real time to remote experts as needed. Wireless systems also offer rapid deployment, and quick and easy setup.

The wireless multigas detection system provides detection for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and comes with a lower explosive limit combustible gas sensor, an oxygen sensor and two electrochemical toxic sensors to measure specific toxic substances, such as chlorine and hydrogen cyanide. The wireless integrated system includes a gamma sensor for measurement of gamma radiation in addition to VOC detection, LEL and O2 sensors, and a selectable electrochemical toxic sensor.

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