WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a leading manufacturer and supplier of aerospace products, including printers, networking hardware and related accessories to commercial, business and military customers, today announced that it has received multiple commitments following the Paris Air Show from major airlines for the ToughWriter 640 narrow format flight deck printer to be installed in their Boeing 737 aircraft.
“We are excited by the strong customer response to the ToughWriter 640 as we see the accelerated adoption of this next-generation flight deck printer by airlines throughout the world,” said AstroNova President and CEO Greg Woods.
The ToughWriter 640 brings several performance and operational benefits to the B737 aircraft. Compared with competitive offerings, the ToughWriter 640 provides a weight reduction of nearly 50%, a significant improvement in reliability, lower power consumption and a compact form factor. The ToughWriter 640 offers a number of industry firsts, including full graphical printing and Ethernet connectivity.
AstroNova announced the addition of the ToughWriter 640 to the B737 catalog in April. The 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 early in 2018.
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 supplies 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 tabletop 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 http://www.astronovainc.com/.
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