Industrial Scientific Debuts Relay Control and Modbus Integration Capabilities for Gas Detection

New integration capabilities will be available for the RGX Gateway to enable greater sitewide visibility, faster emergency response, and automated hazard awareness.

Industrial Scientific, a global leader and innovator in full-service gas detection programs that automate safety workflows, has updated its RGX Gateway with relay control and Modbus integration capabilities – making it easier to connect, integrate with a user’s existing control systems, and automate safety response protocols when leveraging gas detectors like the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor.

With the new relay control capabilities, users in industries like upstream oil, emergency response, team-based safety and a variety of other industrial applications, can power external equipment – including light bars, sirens, and ventilation – on or off based on specific device and sensor alarms, allowing users to ensure the proper safety response is initiated based on the type of hazard present.

The Modbus capability seamlessly integrates by using standard industrial communication protocols, which provides users access to both device and sensor data for each connected peer device. This provides users in industrial settings with increased visibility into conditions across their site and allows for advanced decision logic by integrating with a user’s existing control systems.

This increased capability is also possible by taking advantage of Industrial Scientific’s peer-to-peer wireless capabilities that limit the number of Modbus connections required.

“These connectivity options for the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor give customers the opportunity to reliably integrate their gas detection program with their existing control systems,” says Jason Kettler, senior product manager, Industrial Scientific. “Whether they’re in industries like upstream oil or applications like emergency response, these capabilities help provide increased visibility into site conditions and worker safety, while moving us closer to achieving Our Vision of ending death on the job by 2050.”

The Radius BZ1 is a rugged, portable area monitor that can be deployed in seconds to monitor up to seven gases simultaneously in the world’s harshest environments. By relying on the updated capabilities of the RGX Gateway, it can be easier to connect and integrate with user’s control systems and automate their safety response protocols so safety managers, no matter their location, will know there’s a hazard and how to respond.

To learn more about the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor and the RGX Gateway’s updated integration capabilities, visit

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