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RDS Base Unit

The Radiological Detection System (RDS) Base Unit is used with six different radiation detecting probes for detecting and characterizing various types of radiation. Designed to eliminate interoperability challenges, conveniently select the appropriate radiation readings to give you the correct information to make the right call every time.

Base Unit Features:

  • Military-grade reliability

  • Common Base Unit interface for 6 individual probes

  • Hot-swapping Smart Probe technology allows any RDS probe to be used with any Base Unit

  • Consistent LCD interface for all probes

  • 45 Hours of data storage

  • Ergonomic design

  • Stealth mode

  • Operates on 4 AA-size batteries

  • Complies with ANSI N42.17 using Cs-137 as a reference source

  • Calibration and firmware upgrades via Rad-Extender


With Advanced Smart Probe Technology, you can confidently hot-swap probes from one Base Unit to the other without skipping a beat. With no dependency on a specific Base Unit, each probe retains its own calibration data. The RDS Base Unit is intended for high-reliability, mission-critical applications. It is durable, easy to use, and built to last.


RDS Products


Powerful and easy-to-use radiation detection. Powers and displays the full suite of RDS probes


Detect alpha and beta surface contamination


Small and lightweight probe for detecting alpha, beta, and gamma contamination


Expanded capability for detecting high energy photons and beta radiation


Solid state neutron detection from 0.025 eV to 15 MeV


Detect low levels of gamma radiation across a broad range of energies


Expand the RDS capabilities with a broad range of rugged equipment options


Simultaneously detect low-energy x-ray and gamma radiation over four energy windows


Learn more about the RDS operation and specifications

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