Astro-Med Announces Transavia Contract for ToughWriter(R) 5 Flight Deck Printers

Astro-Med Announces Transavia Contract for ToughWriter(R) 5 Flight Deck Printers 
WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 --  Astro-Med, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ALOT) announced it has been awarded the flight deck printer
contract for the Transavia Airlines fleet of Boeing 737-700 and
737-800 aircraft. 
This contract marks a milestone for Astro-Med as it is the first
sale of printers directly to an airline company (previous sales have
been directly to aircraft manufacturers or tier one contractors). 
According to the Company, this is part of Astro-Med's strategic
objective of blanketing the market with its popular ToughWriter
flight deck printers. The ruggedized printers are provided directly
to airlines for both new-fit and retro-fit applications, as well as
to integrators.  
"This contract is a milestone achievement for Astro-Med and we are
proud that Transavia has chosen the ToughWriter 5 for its cockpits,"
said Thomas W. Carll, Astro-Med Vice President and Worldwide Director
of Sales. "With it, Transavia has ensured that its aircraft will
continue to be on the cutting edge, with one of the most advanced
flight deck printers available." 
The ToughWriter 5 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.  
Transavia pilots and operators flying with ToughWriter 5-equipped
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 has been designing and manufacturing ruggedized airborne
printers for more than a decade. These ruggedized printers and
related ruggedized Ethernet switches, which are part of our Test &
Measurement Group, 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 
Thomas W. Carll
Vice President 
Tel: 401-828-4000 
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