RAE Systems Introduces Aegison 8020r/8040r Mobile Digital Video Recorders for Security Applications

2-Channel Recorder for Police Cars
4-Channel Recorder for Mass Transit Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — October 3, 2006 – RAE Systems Inc. (AMEX: RAE), a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time, today introduced the Aegison DV8020r and Aegison DV8040r network-enabled mobile digital video recorders.

These high-quality two- and four-channel mobile digital video recorders (DVRs) are specifically designed for multi-camera mobile security applications. The two-channel Aegison DV8020r is intended for vehicle surveillance for police cars, helicopters, planes, and other small-scale mobile applications, while the four-channel Aegison DV8040r is intended for large-size vehicle surveillance for mass transportation, trucks and school buses. Both devices meet SAE J1211 and military Mil-810F specifications for shock, vibration and operating temperature. The units are small enough to be easily mounted under a vehicle’s dash or even on a motorcycle. Similar units are already deployed with the US Army in both ground-based and helicopter applications.

“This pair of mobile digital recorders brings more visual and recording coverage to law enforcement and municipal authorities as they deploy video as part of their mobile recordkeeping and security systems,”said Steven Hwang, director of security systems products for RAE Systems. “We have already seen successful deployment of the previous generation of single-channel mobile DVRs designed for military applications.”

Multiple Channel Mobile Digital Surveillance Solutions

RAE Systems Aegison mobile solutions are fully customizable with both Ethernet and wireless interfaces, as well as fixed or removable hard drives that can provide up to 160 hours of recording time. These mobile solutions include an embedded DVR device that produces DVD-quality video from each camera, recording at 30 frames per second. The wireless-enabled DVRs are fully integrated with the Aegison real-time streaming and archive server (SAS). Recorded data in the Aegison DV8020r and Aegison DV8040r can automatically uplink to the in-station SAS servers through the wireless 802.1 1a/b/g network. With the SAS, the system supports segmented uplinking: Uplinks can be interrupted before completion as vehicles leave the station, and when the vehicles return to the station the uplink resumes from where it left off, seamlessly completing the data transfer. With this feature, a fleet manager can easily manage the data from many vehicles without monitoring uplinks for completion.

Four alarm inputs in the DV8020r and DV8040r can be connected to light bars, sirens, or any other dry-contact relay for recording activation. Playback includes pause, slow motion, frame stop and fast-forward/fast-backward. The on-screen graphical user interface supports multiple international languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. Optional accessories for the Aegison DV8020r and DV8040r include a dash-mounted or remote control, USB 2.0 ultra-fast docking station, and windshield-mount mobile zoom camera.

The Aegison DV8020r and DV8040r are available now. For more information on this and other RAE Systems Aegison-family DVRs, please go to www.raesystems.com/security or www.aegison.com. For the location of your closest distributor, please go to http://www.aegison.com/company/distributors.html.

RAE Systems also announced today that it granted 536,000 shares of RAE Systems restricted stock to four individuals as an inducement to entering into employment with the company. The shares of restricted stock were granted with the approval of the compensation committee of RAE Systems board of directors. The recipients of restricted stock were Steven Hwang, Bin Lu, Hongyu Chi and Ying Lu, all former employees of Aegison Corporation, which was acquired by RAE Systems in July 2006. The restricted stock granted to these individuals will vest at a rate of 25% on the first anniversary and the remainder will vest quarterly over the subsequent three-year period.

About RAE Systems

RAE Systems is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time. Products include multi-sensor chemical detection, radiation and digital video monitoring networks for homeland security and industrial applications. RAE Systems products enable the military and first responders such as firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency management personnel to detect, provide early warning and record events that involve weapons of mass destruction and other hazardous materials. Industrial applications include the detection of toxic industrial chemicals, volatile organic compounds and petrochemicals. RAE Systems products are used by many U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State, as well as all branches of the U.S. military, and by numerous city and state agencies. Our end users also include many of the world’s leading corporations in the airline, automotive, computer and oil industries. Our products are used in civilian and government atmospheric monitoring programs in over 50 countries.


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