RAE Systems unveils GammaRAE II radiation detector and dosimeter

SAN JOSE, Calif., 29 June 2006. RAE Systems Inc., a developer and manufacturer of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications, has introduced the GammaRAE II Responder. Its Cesium Iodide sensor detects gamma radiation and alerts first responders to the presence of radioactive material. Its energy-compensated PIN diode, provides high dose rate range coverage and accurate dosimetry measurements.

SAN JOSE, Calif., 29 June 2006. RAE Systems Inc., a developer and manufacturer of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications, has introduced the GammaRAE II Responder.

The first intrinsically safe combined radiation detector and radiation dosimeter, the GammaRAE II Responder features two sensors in a single instrument. Its Cesium Iodide sensor detects gamma radiation at extremely low levels and quickly alerts first responders to the presence of radioactive material and aids in intercepting illicit "dirty bomb" material. Its second sensor, an energy-compensated PIN diode, provides high dose rate range coverage and accurate dosimetry measurements.

Designed as a front-line security and first response device, the GammaRAE II Responder provides life-critical, real-time detection of hidden radiation sources and delivers instantaneous feedback to law enforcement, border checkpoint personnel, HazMat teams, firefighters and cargo port screeners, all while tracking their radiation exposure.

The GammaRAE II Responder is designed for use in rough environments. It is immersible (IP67 standard) in water for easy decontamination, and a concussion-proof case provides shock protection if the detector is dropped. The two-button operation is designed for use even in Level A protection suits with two layers of gloves.

The GammaRAE II Responder will be available August 1, 2006, for $1195.

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