Real Time Monitoring


Altair® Grid

Virtual Control Room

Respond proactively to gas exposure alarms and other potentially dangerous situations in the field with the MSA ALTAIR Grid, a secure web-based virtual control room.

  • Remotely monitor your MSA gas detectors in real time
  • Save, update and search detailed incident history reports
  • Manage device assignment & ALTAIR Grid access
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System Components


Personal Multigas Detector


Sampling Multigas Detector

ALTAIR Connect

Powerful Android App


Remote Monitoring Service


  • Sense gas 2 times faster than the industry average with our XCell sensors
  • Quickly update MSA ALTAIR 4XR settings via the ALTAIR Connect app (available on the Google Play Store)
  • Send event notifications via text message with the ALTAIR Connect app


  • Survives 25 drops from 4 feet(1.2 meters)(MIL-STD-810 Gdrop protection)
  • Can survive an incidental 25-foot(7.5-m) drop onto concrete
  • Dust and waterproof IP68 rating(2 meters for at least 1 hour)
  • Operating temperature range: -40°F to +140°F(-40°Cto+60°C)


  • 4-year instrument & sensor warranty
  • Confirm compliance quickly with the Bump LED & on-screen checkmark
  • Bump and calibrate with 1/2 the test gas and in 1/2 the time vs. industry average
  • Bump and calibrate at a specified "Time of Day" with your MSA GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System
  • Motion Alert option tells others that user has become immobile
  • User-activated Instant Alert notifies others of a potentially dangerous situation
  • Detects combustible gases in LEL and/or volume percentage range, oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, cholorine, VOCs, and many others depending upon sensor configuration.
  • Rugged overmolded polycarbonate housing provides unsurpassed durability, including ability to survive 10-ft. (3m) drop; IP65-certified.
  • Field-proven integral pump provides consistent gas flow, eliminating concerns of externally-attached components.
  • High performance XCell Sensors last longer.
  • Less calibration gas used.
  • MotionAlert feature option tells others that user has become immobile.
  • InstantAlert feature provides manual alarm to alert others as to a potentially hazardous situation.
  • PID option allows for accurate, reliable VOC reponse with programmable reference factors.
  • Large buttons and bright display provide easy operation, even when users wear gloves.
  • Exclusive end-of-sensor warning cautions users when unit's sensor nears end-of-life.
  • Versatile MSA LinkTM Software allows users to transmit data to a computer.
  • Compatible with GALAXY® GX2 Test System and MSA Link Pro Software for fleet management.
  • Wireless bluetooth included standard.

Safety Awareness

  • Receive gas detection readings, alarms and man-down alerts
  • Send emergency SMS text notifications with GPS location information to one or more people
  • Show up on the MSA ALTAIR Grid (where applicable; service fees apply)

Maintenance & Operation Support

  • Configure instruments remotely, without the need for a PC
  • View and e-mail event records

Improved Safety Management & Compliance

  • View and e-mail calibration certifications
  • Awareness of lone work or remote instrument events
  • Platform allows for integration of third-party engineered systems or subscription safety services

In the battle against the unexpected, you deserve an unfair advantage.

  • Connect an unlimited number of Bluetooth-enabled ALTAIR 4XR and 5X to the ALTAIR Grid via our ALTAIR Connect app on your Android-based smart devices.
  • Monitor and interact with all connected detectors & their location on the "Live Monitoring" tab. (Location based on the Android device's GPS.)
  • Search, review, update and download historical incident information as needed from the "Incident Reports" tab.
  • Manage your MSA gas detector fleet, Android devices, workers, and ALTAIR Grid accounts.

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