SOURCE: Astro-Med, Inc.

June 13, 2006 11:30 ET

Astro-Med to Participate In Major SLEEP Meeting June 17-22

WEST WARWICK, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- The Grass-Telefactor Product Group of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) will feature a revolutionary new wireless sleep monitor and the latest version of TWin sleep software at the American Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The meeting starts on June 17th, and runs through June 22nd, 2006. APSS currently boasts the largest sleep show in the world.

Grass-Telefactor will have two fully staffed booths at the APSS trade show. Their full line of instrumentation, including the new wireless monitor and latest TWin sleep software will be displayed in booth #634. The full line of Grass-Telefactor consumables and accessories will be on display in booth #104.

With 30,000 to 50,000 people in the US suffering from some type of sleep disorder, the sleep market continues to grow at a rate of 15-20%. Many have come to realize that sleep disorders are the root cause of other physical problems. Grass-Telefactor, a pioneer in the diagnostic sleep arena (dating back to 1937), designs and manufactures many advanced PSG (polysomnograph) systems, which are utilized to monitor and automatically analyze sleep abnormalities.

TWin software, long the platform for Grass-Telefactor hardware systems' intuitive operation and ease of setup, has recently been released with extraordinary features, especially for sleep monitoring. These features include Pulse Transit Time (PTT) trending, new easy-to-interpret graphical user interface, amplitude/measurement gridlines, and new easy data/video editing. Also being introduced at the APSS are Grass-Telefactor's new advanced Database Manager and convenient Patient Scheduler.

The Grass-Telefactor Product Group of Astro-Med designs, manufactures, and sells advanced systems for EEG and PSG (sleep monitoring), Long-term Epilepsy monitoring, and OR/ICU neuromonitoring, as well as supplies, accessories, and a broad range of products for neurophysiological research.

Visit Astro-Med, Inc. at www.grass-telefactor.com for further information.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2006 annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Everett V. Pizzuti
    Astro-Med, Inc.
    (401) 828-4000
    600 East Greenwich Avenue
    West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893