SOURCE: Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, Inc.

June 17, 2013 08:00 ET

Astro-Med Shows Latest ToughWriter 5 Flight Deck Printers and Next-Generation Technologies at the International Paris Air Show

PARIS--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) -  At the 2013 International Paris Air Show, Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) will demonstrate the new ToughWriter 5® flight deck printer as well as new next-generation print technologies in the CCI / FRENCH SME PAVILION, Hall 4, stand D 185 at Le Bourget from Monday 17 June - Sunday 23 June 2013. The ToughWriter 5 was recently selected by Embraer as the flight deck printer for the new KC-390 military transport aircraft, among several other unannounced contracts.

Printing flight deck communications at a rate of just 5 seconds per page, Astro-Med's ToughWriter 5 ruggedized airborne printer features the fastest print speed in the industry as well as the highest print quality available in a flight deck printer, with the capability to print both text and graphics. This new model offers more efficient performance with lower power consumption and less use of space than other ruggedized flight deck printers. The ToughWriter 5 requires just 100 watts of power, weighs less than 4 kilograms, and is just 185 mm deep, making it equally suitable for business jets, commercial transports and larger military transport aircraft.

Astro-Med will also display new-to-the-industry printing technologies and wireless connectivity options for its flight deck printers. The Company cordially invites members of the industry to visit stand D185 and provide feedback on these prototype designs.


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

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