Astro-Med Announces Contract With Rockwell Collins for ToughWriter 5 Flight
Deck Printers at the International Paris Air Show
PARIS -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- At the 2013 International
Paris Air Show, Astro-Med, Inc (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced it has been
awarded the flight deck printer contract for the Rockwell Collins
(NYSE: COL) Pro Line Fusion flight deck to be installed on Bombardier
Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. The terms of this new contract
significantly build upon the long-standing relationship between the
two companies. Astro-Med's ToughWriter(R) 4 printers are currently
installed on Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft; under
the terms of the contract, Rockwell Collins may choose to use the
state-of-the-art ToughWriter(R) 5 printer on new Global 5000 and 6000
aircraft and retrofit existing aircraft.
According to Rockwell Collins, the Pro Line Fusion flight deck is, "a
fully integrated flight deck... [that] helps pilots manage, monitor
and master flight automation, with key elements that make flying
safer and more enjoyable." The Global family of aircraft, in which
the Pro Line Fusion flight decks will be installed, "are designed to
feature superior speed, cabin volume, range and technology to offer
passengers the ultimate business jet experience," says Bombardier.
The ToughWriter 5(R) is the latest airborne printer from Astro-Med,
and holds advantages over other printers in size, weight and power.
This new model weighs less than 9 pounds, and is 7.3 inches deep,
making it the world's smallest flight deck printer. It offers the
highest print quality available for text and graphics, and boasts
industry-leading print speed and optional Wi-Fi connectivity. The
ToughWriter 5 is on display at the Paris Air Show in the CCI / FRENCH
SME PAVILION, Hall 4, stand D 185.
"We are immensely proud of the work we do with Rockwell Collins on
Bombardier's innovative aircraft programs," said Thomas W. Carll,
vice president and worldwide director of sales. "This contract
provides Bombardier with one of the most advanced printers available,
and strengthens our relationship with Rockwell Collins."
Bombardier pilots and operators flying with ToughWriter 5-equipped
Rockwell Collins flight decks will benefit from:
-- Improved print quality for both text and graphics
-- High speed printing at up to 5 seconds per page
-- Reduced weight
-- Compact design at only 7.3 inches deep
-- Upgrade path to Wi-Fi
-- 10/100BaseT and ARINC429 communication ports
ABOUT ASTRO-MED, INC
Astro-Med (NASDAQ: ALOT) has been designing and manufacturing
ruggedized flight deck printers for more than a decade. These
ruggedized printers and related ruggedized Ethernet switches are used
in the most demanding military and commercial environments, including
airborne, shipboard, and ground vehicle applications. Astro-Med is
currently furnishing airborne printers for the Airbus A380 and A400M,
the Boeing C-17, B-787, B-777, B-747, and the Lockheed C-130.
Astro-Med is certified to AS9100, the quality management system
specifically designed for manufacturers of aerospace industry
products. Astro-Med is proud to manufacture in Rhode Island, USA.
Additional information about Astro-Med's ruggedized printer products
is available at www.astro-med.com/ruggedized_products.
ABOUT ROCKWELL COLLINS
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in
the development and deployment of innovative communication and
aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government
applications. The company's expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin
electronics, mission communications, information management, and
simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a
global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find
out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
Thomas W. Carll
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