SUNNYVALE, California and MERELBEKE, Belgium, November 21 /PRNewswire/ --

Picarro, a leading manufacturer of high-performance trace gas analyzers, and Envitec nv/as, a leading solutions provider specializing in distribution, integration and maintenance of instruments for environmental monitoring and measurement, today announced they signed an agreement that appoints Envitec as the exclusive distributor of Picarro instruments for Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, France and Tunisia.

Picarro's ultra-trace gas analyzers are designed to maximize the advantages of Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (CRDS), delivering ppt to ppb sensitivity at high speed and without interference to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. The flexible Picarro platform enables a wide range of applications in environmental monitoring and process control applications.

Envitec has gained a solid reputation within the environmental market as an outstanding and highly flexible company, providing global solutions for its customers' needs. They offer a wide range of solutions for the study, integration, maintenance and commissioning of instruments for air quality analysis, stack emissions and meteorological instruments.

About Picarro

Picarro's instruments set new standards for sensitivity, speed, selectivity and ease-of-use in trace gas detection, and enable our customers to achieve dramatic improvements in measurement precision, reliability and cost of ownership. We serve the needs of customers across a diverse range of markets. For more information, visit our website (http://www.picarro.com) or email us at info@picarro.com.

About Envitec nv/sa

Involved in the instrumentation market since 1978, the Envitec-Envicontrol group has developed in a new direction in 1992 by specializing in the distribution, the integration and the maintenance of instruments for measuring physical parameters related to the environment. We offer a wide range of solutions for the study, integration, maintenance and commissioning of instruments for air quality analysis, stack emissions and meteorological instruments.

Contacts: Picarro Envitec nv/sa Luc Ceuppens Hugues van Wassenhove +1-408-962-3965 +32-(0)-9-232-0203 lceuppens@picarro.com hugues@envitec.be

Web site: http://www.picarro.com

Luc Ceuppens of Picarro, +1-408-962-3965, lceuppens@picarro.com; or Hugues van Wassenhove of Envitec nv-sa, +32-(0)-9-232-0203, hugues@envitec.be