Wireless

Wireless detection that delivers real-time information

RAE Systems has led the way in integrated gas detection monitoring since the company was founded in 1991. For nearly two decades, we have been an industry innovator through our development and deployment of proven wireless gas and radiation detection solutions based on intelligent radio frequency networks. We combine standards-based technologies with proprietary solutions to increase performance and security. With wireless technology as an integral component of gas detection solutions, we have enabled the reliable, secure broadcast of detection sensor data from remote monitors to a host controller or command center 24/7/365.

This unsurpassed, real-time access to information means that data can be shared worldwide to improve situational awareness and speed incident response. Using RAE Systems wireless solutions, companies can simplify data sharing and process controls, improve cost efficiency, and boost flexibility.

wireless
Advanced-sensing gas detection technology for real-time protection
Application and Technology: 
Near-field Communication
Cellular
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Mesh Networks
License-free ISM Band

Near-field Communication

Based on radio frequency identification (RFID), near-field communication offers one-way, non-contact transmissions that was originally used for inventory and logistics. This wireless technology enables two devices to exchange encrypted data over short distances. Open, standards-based, and inherently secure, devices with NFC also benefit from interoperability with existing contactless-card technologies.

Cellular

Cellular networks connect mobile devices to each other through a fixed-location transceiver, called a base station. Because of the popularity of cellular phones, an extensive radio network of cellular base stations has been created, which makes it useful for some detection solutions, especially in densely populated areas. Calls from the phone or device are always routed to the nearest receiver, and the transmission can be passed to the next base station as the device is moved.

Bluetooth

This wireless protocol exchanges data between devices over short distances (5-100 meters) using the 2.4 GHz ISM band. It uses low-cost transceiver radio microchips and a fast frequency-hopping approach with adaptive power control to slice up data and deliver it more quickly. A benefit of Bluetooth is that devices don’t need to be in line of sight. It is ideal for audio and other data, and is often use to provide cable-free downloads between devices.

Survey Monitors

  • MiniRAE 3000
    MiniRAE 3000
    The most advanced wireless handheld VOC monitor with parts per million measurement
  • UltraRAE 3000
    UltraRAE 3000
    Portable, wireless advanced VOC monitor with benzene-specific technology
  • ppbRAE 3000
    ppbRAE 3000
    The most advanced wireless handheld VOC monitor with parts per billion measurement

Software

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • PlumeRae
    PlumeRAE
    Toxic plume measurement and decision support software

Wireless Infrastructure

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • RAELink 3
    RAELink 3
    Portable wireless router with GPS for RAE Systems and select third-party monitors

Personal Monitors

  • GammaRae II R
    GammaRAE II R
    High-performance personal gamma radiation detector and full-range dosimeter

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi local area networks (WLANs) provide reliable, high-speed data transmissions between electronic devices and an Internet hotspot. These networks can typically send data up to 300 meters in an open area or up to 100m in an enclosed space. Wi-Fi integrates easily with wired Ethernet networks and is inexpensive and easy to install.

Mesh Networks

Mesh networks are intelligent networks of wireless devices that transmit and receive data from one another. Data moves by “hopping” from one node to another until it reaches the controller. Each node continuously identifies the devices closest to it for best transmission, and reconfigures as needed when a transmission path is blocked or broken. This maximizes robustness and reliability. While each node has a limited transmission range, the entire mesh network can grow flexibly depending on the number of devices deployed. The network can also balance traffic for increased efficiency. The low power requirements mean that devices can be relatively small and light, and also intrinsically safe for use in hazardous environments.

Fixed Monitors

  • MeshGuard RDK
    MeshGuard RDK
    Rapidly deployable fixed gas detection system
  • FMC 2000
    FMC 2000
    Multi-channel command and control center for MeshGuard network

Personal Monitors

  • QRAE 3
    QRAE 3
    Versatile Compact wireless monitor for up to four gases
  • ToxiRAE Pro PID Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Monitor
    ToxiRAE Pro PID
    Compact, wireless VOC monitor
  • MultiRAE Lite Diffused
    MultiRAE Lite Diffused
    Wireless, portable multi-gas monitor
  • ToxiRAE Pro LEL
    ToxiRAE Pro LEL
    Wireless, portable combustible gas and vapor monitor
  • MultiRAE Lite Pumped
    MultiRAE Lite Pumped
    Wireless, portable multi-gas monitor
  • ToxiRAE Pro
    ToxiRAE Pro
    Wireless single-gas and oxygen detector with interchangeable sensors

Wireless Infrastructure

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • RAEPoint
    RAEPoint
    Wireless infrastructure to enable larger networks and remote alarms
  • RAELink 3 Mesh
    RAELink 3 Mesh
    Portable wireless transmitter with integrated GPS

Software

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • PlumeRae
    PlumeRAE
    Toxic plume measurement and decision support software

Survey Monitors

  • MultiRAE
    MultiRAE
    Wireless, portable multi-gas monitor with advanced VOC detection
  • MultiRAE Pro
    MultiRAE Pro
    Wireless, portable multi-threat monitor for radiation and chemical detection
  • MultiRAE Lite Diffused
    MultiRAE Lite Diffused
    Wireless, portable multi-gas monitor
  • MultiRAE Lite Pumped
    MultiRAE Lite Pumped
    Wireless, portable multi-gas monitor

License-free ISM Band

License-free Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band wireless technologies provide low-power, low-cost access to designated radio frequencies for specific uses, making them good options for closed-loop detection networks. While originally designated for fire, HazMat, and law enforcement, the same frequencies are also used by remote-controlled consumer devices and home-automation products. While interference from other ISM devices is common, because sensor applications are typically low-power, they tend not to interfere with other ISM network users. This enables reliable transmissions for threat-detection information.

Transportable Monitors

  • AreaRAE Steel
    AreaRAE Steel
    Transportable, wireless multi-gas monitor designed for wide-area harsh environments
  • AreaRAE Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK)
    AreaRAE Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK)
    Rapidly deployable wireless gas detection for hazardous threats
  • AreaRAE Gamma Steel
    AreaRAE Gamma Steel
    Rugged, weather-resistant, wireless multi-gas and radiation wide-area monitor

Wireless Infrastructure

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • RAELink 3
    RAELink 3
    Portable wireless router with GPS for RAE Systems and select third-party monitors
  • RAELink 3 Mesh
    RAELink 3 Mesh
    Portable wireless transmitter with integrated GPS
  • RDK Ruggedized Host
    RDK Ruggedized Host
    Pre-configured mil-spec laptop controller for extreme environments

Software

  • ProRAE Guardian
    ProRAE Guardian
    Advanced, real-time, wireless threat monitoring and safety system
  • PlumeRae
    PlumeRAE
    Toxic plume measurement and decision support software

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ebooks

The PID Handbook

Theory and Applications of Direct-Reading Photoionization Detectors

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AP-237: Multi-Point VOC Measurement System Using PIDs for Process Safety

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TN-182: Basics of Wireless Security

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