WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, today announced that a leading Nordic air carrier has selected the ToughWriter® 640 flight deck printer for its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The airline will be the first to use the 40-column flight deck printer in the 737 MAX. AstroNova’s ToughWriter 640 is used to print flight planning data, ground communications and messages transmitted over the ACARS digital datalink system. AstroNova is scheduled to begin delivering the printer to Boeing in 2018.
“With its light weight, low power consumption and compact form factor, the ToughWriter 640 is ideally suited for the technologically advanced flight deck of the 737 MAX,” stated AstroNova President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Woods. “As today’s announcement illustrates, our Aerospace business unit is playing a leadership role in supplying critical communications technology for the commercial aviation industry’s newest aircraft. Our alliance with this carrier is a result of Boeing’s inclusion of the ToughWriter 640 in its 737 MAX catalog earlier this year. We expect to establish a long and successful relationship with this customer and secure partnering opportunities with other carriers as we move forward.”
AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Product Identification segment offers a variety of hardware and software products and associated consumables that allow customers to mark, track and enhance the appearance of their products. The segment’s two business units are QuickLabel®, the industry leader in onsite digital color label printing and TrojanLabel™, a leader in the light-production color label press and specialty printer markets. The Test and Measurement segment includes the Test & Measurement business unit, which offers a suite of products and services that acquire, record and analyze electronic signal data from local and networked sensors. The segment also includes the Aerospace business unit, which makes printers, networking hardware and related accessories. These products are used in the aircraft flight deck to print flight plans, navigation information, and performance data and in the aircraft cabin to print maintenance data, receipts and passenger manifests. AstroNova is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index and the LD Micro Index (INDEXNYSEGIS: LDMICRO). Additional information is available by visiting www.astronovainc.com.
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