Industry-Changing ALTAIR io™ 4 Portable Gas Detection Device Now Available to Order from MSA Safety


Designed to work in concert with the company’s new MSA+ security subscription service, the ALTAIR io 4 device represents the hardware part of a suite of cloud-ready technologies that MSA calls the Connected work platform. When connected together, the ALTAIR io 4 and MSA+ create a versatile and powerful hardware/software combination that improves worker safety while simplifying safety program management.

“The connected work platform brings workers, job sites and workflows together to help simplify safety for everyone,” said Gustavo Lopez, Vice President of Connected Services and General Manager of Industrial Products at MSA Safety. “We are empowering security managers to use the platform as a solution to develop adaptable and proactive security plans by leveraging our world-class sensor technology and cloud-based solutions to improve security. safety and productivity.”

To Showcase the Features, Benefits and Value of MSA’s Connected Work Platform, Company Hosts Virtual Connected Work Summit May 17 – 19, 2022. Attendees can learn and discuss with MSA experts about why technology that enables connectivity is often underutilized or absent from security management programs and how to leverage connected technology to fill these gaps and create adaptive security programs.

MSA will showcase the ALTAIR io 4 at the summit, highlighting how it was designed from the ground up, making it MSA’s first direct-to-cloud gas detector to feature:

  • Out-of-the-box global cellular connectivity and GPS location to transmit real-time data, such as critical gas detection readings and location information, directly to supervisors via the MSA Grid software platform;
  • Access to MSA software services that enable fleet management, as well as real-time monitoring, incident reporting, and data logging services;
  • A new MSA id™ electronic device tag that replaces paper-based logout processes;
  • MSA’s state-of-the-art XCell® sensors; and
  • Compatibility with a new ALTAIR io Dock calibration test bench, allowing automatic bump tests, calibration and data logging.

With MSA+, security managers can consolidate hardware and software needs for long-term security advancements and a convenient way to stay ahead of security innovation and with capital expenditure minimal. The MSA Grid and accompanying MSA+ Security Subscription have different pricing tiers and subscription levels to suit each customer’s needs and budgets. MSA+ also extends warranty coverage and provides automatic, ongoing software upgrades.

“The ALTAIR io 4’s connection with MSA+ means it will only get better over time,” Lopez said. “That means getting the latest software updates automatically, ultimately bringing the newest safety technology to the job site immediately. Plus, with safety data automatically recorded in the MSA grid, it helps facilitate compliance by streamlining the collecting data and creating reports to inform safety decisions.”

In addition to the Connected Work Platform and the ALTAIR io 4, the Connected Work Summit in mid-May will allow security managers to learn more about managing and protecting their security programs now and in the future. During the three-day event, learn how connected worksites, portable gas detection devices and software solutions can improve worker and infrastructure safety. Sessions include:

  • How Connectivity Can Help Simplify Security and Increase Productivity – tuesday may 17;
  • Managing your gas detection fleet with hardware and software – Wednesday May 18;
  • Why cybersecurity is important for connected work programs – Thursday May 19.

To register for the free summit sessions, click on here. The ALTAIR io 4 will first be available in United States and Europe, and MSA said it plans to begin shipments in May. For more information on the ALTAIR io 4 and MSA+ detector, please visit the company’s website by clicking here.

About MSA Security

Founded in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructure. Many MSA products incorporate a combination of advanced electronics, mechanical systems, and materials to protect users from hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s full line of products are used by workers around the world in a wide range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, firefighters, the construction industry, mining and construction. ‘army. MSA’s main products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, helmets and protective clothing for firefighters and fall protection devices. With a 2021 turnover of $1.4 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.and has manufacturing operations in United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international sites, MSA generates approximately half of its turnover outside North America. For more information, visit the MSA website at



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