Astro-Med Launches Advanced Narrow-width Flight Deck Printer, ToughWriter 640

  Astro-Med Launches Advanced Narrow-width Flight Deck Printer, ToughWriter

Business Wire

WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- August 5, 2014

Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a world leader in ruggedized printers for the
commercial and military aviation markets, today announced the release of the
revolutionary ToughWriter 640, a narrow-width flight deck printer for
narrow-body aircraft and smaller cockpits. The ToughWriter 640 is built on
Astro-Med’s next-generation hybrid processor technology, which dramatically
enhances printer performance and reduces power consumption.

“The evolution of next-generation, narrow-body aircraft is driving strong
global demand for our ruggedized printers, and we are extremely proud to be
able to meet that demand with advanced new products such as the ToughWriter
640,” said Astro-Med Vice President and General Manager, Thomas W. Carll. “We
designed the ToughWriter 640 to be the most cost-effective and lightest
40-column printer in the sky.”

The ToughWriter 640 meets or surpasses all ARINC 740-1 40-column printer
requirements, and comes equipped with built-in Ethernet connectivity. It
features innovative graphic options for maps and alternative font sets and
combines easy paper loading with industry-leading print speed and quality.

Combining ease of use, functionality and efficiency, the ToughWriter 640 is an
easy drop-in replacement for less advanced 40-column printers. The ToughWriter
640 consumes less than 55 watts, prints text in standard or "side-writing"
modes, and is capable of standard or high-speed ARINC 429 communications.

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med has been designing and manufacturing ruggedized airborne printers
for decades. 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


Astro-Med, Inc.
Thomas W. Carll, 877-867-9783
Vice President
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