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Industrial Scientific, the global leader in Gas Detection as a Service, has announced the theme “Don’t Buy Gas Detectors” in support of iNet™, a software-based subscription service for gas detector fleets. Industrial Scientific currently supports over 24,500 gas detectors and 3,600 DS2 Docking Stations™ in over 930 iNet customer sites around the world. iNet enables organizations to keep workers safe from gas hazards without actually owning gas detectors.

Kevin Miller, Industrial Scientific’s Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing, said that for many people, buying and maintaining gas detectors is like buying and maintaining tires. “No one likes to do it, but everyone has to,” he said. “All tires look simple and similar, yet they are surprisingly complicated. You have to track tire data – air pressure, wear, and rotation schedule. They have to be serviced. This is painful for busy people. And, if you buy the wrong tire or fail to maintain it, accidents may happen.

“It’s the same with gas detectors,” he continued. “No one likes to buy and maintain gas detectors, but historically, there were no other safe options. Gas detectors look simple and similar, but selecting the right one and setting it up correctly is often tedious. Like tires, gas detectors also have to be serviced regularly. You have to track lots of data – equipment usage, calibration records, sensor life, and most importantly, alarm events. This is painful for most organizations. And, if you don’t properly manage your gas detectors, your expenses go up and accidents may happen.”

iNet offers customers an escape from the original model of buying and maintaining gas detectors. It eliminates the costly, up-front purchase. And it mitigates time-consuming, out-of-control maintenance costs. iNet offers support from the Gas Detection People, Industrial Scientific employees who have dedicated their careers to gas detection. It also gives customers complete visibility into their gas detection program, including the knowledge of potentially deadly alarm events. Finally, customers do not have to buy the gas detectors. They subscribe to iNet. In exchange for a monthly fee, they receive gas detection as a service.

iNet is a better way to do gas detection. As customers dock Industrial Scientific-owned gas detectors on DS2 Docking Stations, iNet automatically performs record-keeping, bump tests, and calibrations. It e-mails real-time alerts, and when iNet detects a problem, Industrial Scientific rushes a replacement gas detector to the customer.

All “Don’t Buy Gas Detectors” and iNet materials are available at

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