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MDI and RAE Systems Partner for Unified Management of Security and Sensors; Solution Provides Advanced Detection and Notification of Chemical and Radioactive Threats.

SAN ANTONIO -- MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDII), the leading manufacturer of Unified Technology(TM) solutions for the security industry and RAE Systems (AMEX:RAE), a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time today announced the signing of a business partnership agreement.

Under the agreement, RAE Systems will integrate its industry-leading chemical and radiation product lines including AreaRAE, RAEWatch, RAEGuard, GammaRAE II (first responder personal device) and the new RAE Systems' Aegison video solutions into MDI's ONE(TM) Unified Technology(TM) platform. Together, the combined solution will allow clients to correlate chemical and radioactive threat data along with their global security command and control infrastructure that currently includes access, alarm, video, voice, identity management, facility controls, business applications and employee databases. By increasing situational awareness on the ONE platform, events triggered by RAE Systems' state-of-the-art sensor technology can be collected, analyzed and responded to preemptively from a centralized location to minimize risk and exposure levels.

"We are excited about our partnership with RAE Systems as it adds a new level of technical innovation and comprehensive protection to our enterprise security command and control offerings," stated J. Collier Sparks, president and CEO of MDI, Inc. "By adding RAE Systems' industry leading multi-sensor and video technologies into the ONE platform, we will create a unified high performance solution that meets the specific safety and security needs of public venues, nuclear medicine, petrochemical facilities, air and seaports, homeland security and military markets."

RAE Systems' patented, wireless, multi-sensor technology has been trusted to protect tens of thousands of attendees at such prestigious events as the Kentucky Derby and the Superbowl. MDI Security Systems has provided unified security command and control solutions to high-security government and homeland security organizations for over twenty-five years. By combining the capabilities of both companies, the partnership will provide a centralized security management ecosystem that continuously monitors sensor data, associates it to specific locations and delivers real-time actionable alerts and intelligence that can be easily managed to facilitate secure access, decision support and video capture at the site.

"In the security industry, the individual technologies offered by RAE Systems and MDI have always been on separate sides of the fence," said Robert I. Chen, president and chief executive officer of RAE Systems. "Today, we have crossed that point and joined together two superior technologies into a unified platform where every point product and sub-system can operate as one. This partnership has created an environment where continuous monitoring and constant vigilance against seen and unseen threats is economically achievable and easily managed."

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. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit

About MDI, Inc.

MDI (NASDAQ:MDII) manufactures security technology solutions designed to protect people, facilities and assets. These solutions are united by ONE Technology. ONE Technology unifies security point products, systems and subsystems into a common management platform. Far beyond the Integrated Security Management software promoted by industry competitors, ONE delivers an open architecture environment that adapts each individual application and device into its platform - promoting global collaboration as ONE system. The MDI product family currently protects over 8 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world's most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, TSA, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, American Express, Department of Defense, IRS, Disney, Smithsonian Institution and MIT to name a few. For more information on MDI or its diversified line of security products, please visit

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Except for historical information and discussions contained herein, certain statements included in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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