New Multi-Threat Portable Gas-Detection Monitors Now Available Following Extensive Field Testing

New Multi-Threat Portable Gas-Detection Monitors Now Available Following Extensive Field Testing

MultiRAE Monitors Offer Best-in-Class Detection Capabilities
And Wireless Functionality to Improve Threat Visibility, Elevate Safety

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 27, 2011 – RAE Systems Inc. today announced its new portable MultiRAE instruments with unmatched sensor versatility have been field tested in responder, government and industrial environments, and are now available worldwide. The new MultiRAE monitors reliably give safety professionals unprecedented visibility and control of chemical and radiation threat data to enhance safety for workers, responders and the people they protect.


RAE Systems’ new family of MultiRAE monitors join the company’s successful portable multi-threat monitors and are the only instruments that can wirelessly monitor up to six threats at a time – including gamma radiation – in a single, highly versatile instrument. High-res photos are available.

The MultiRAE family of portable multi-threat monitors combines optional wireless functionality with best-in-class detection capabilities for continuous monitoring of toxic and combustible gases, volatile organic compounds, and radiation. The new MultiRAE monitors help reduce operation downtime, increase safety and improve incident-response times. 

The new instruments were field tested in a range of environments worldwide, including oil and gas facilities and other industrial sites, U.S. National Guard Civil Support Teams, and firefighting and HazMat teams, including the Aurora Fire Department in Illinois.

“During our testing of the new MultiRAE, we found the instrument to be easy-to-read and use, and extremely adaptable in meeting more of our threat-detection needs in one portable instrument,” said Don Davids, battalion chief for the Aurora Fire Department and co-chair for the Hazardous Materials Steering Committee for MABAS- Illinois. “With protection for up to six threats at a time, we can get gamma radiation, a PID and four-gas detection in one unit instead of carrying three different devices downrange.”

Six Threats, One Instrument
The MultiRAE Wireless Portable Multi-Threat Monitors are the world’s first wireless multi-threat instruments that can be configured to detect and monitor more than 300 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gamma radiation, 55 combustible gases and vapors, and 25 specific toxic gases – up to six threats at a time – all in a single, highly versatile monitor.

The MultiRAE monitors provide both personal- and point-detection capabilities for a broad range of applications, including HazMat response, military, homeland security, and industrial safety and industrial hygiene.

When deployed on RAE Systems’ Dedicated Wireless Network, MultiRAE instruments use a five-way notification system for gas, radiation and man-down alarms to provide immediate and unmistakable on-scene alerts while warning safety officers at a remote command center.

Non-wireless versions of the MultiRAE family of instruments, complete with all sensor options, are available now and can be purchased through authorized RAE Systems’ distributors. Wireless-enabled versions of the MultiRAE monitors are expected to be available later this year. Non-wireless versions of the MulitRAE family can be updated to include wireless functionality with the purchase of a factory upgrade when it’s available later this year. To locate a distributor, click HERE.

Learn More, See More

  1. To watch a video on the new MultiRAE family, click HERE
  2. To request a demo of the new MultiRAE, click HERE
  3. To receive additional information on the MultiRAE Family, click HERE
  4. To read the MultiRAE Family news release, click HERE

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable, connected and intelligent gas, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and radiation-detection systems that enable real-time safety- and security-threat detection.  RAE Systems’ monitors deliver proven wireless and fixed-connection performance, and are used by many leading corporations, first responders and government agencies worldwide. Thousands of RAE Systems’ monitors are in operation in industrial, emergency response, homeland security, civil defense, oil and gas, military and environmental organizations in more than 120 countries.

RAE Systems offers a full line of wirelessly enabled solutions, including personal, hand-held, transportable and fixed instruments that are designed to meet the needs of any use scenario. The company’s fast and accurate detection products enable rapid action by displaying safety data immediately – even from remote locations to help preserve health, save lives, and protect equipment and property. RAE Systems provides an open threat-detection platform that integrates with a range of sensing monitors from RAE Systems and other companies. For more information on RAE Systems, visit