Cathay Pacific Selects Astro-Med’s NP4840 Network Printer for eEnabled Aircraft Program

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--()--Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a world leader in ruggedized printers for the commercial and military aviation markets, today announced that Cathay Pacific Airways has selected an Astro-Med airborne printer for its eEnabled Aircraft program. The NP4840 network printer will occupy a small footprint as the optional printer component in the airline’s eEnabled Aircraft system.

The eEnabled program is a breakthrough communications technology for the airline industry, as it streamlines and integrates communications management among flight operations, data communication services, cabin services, maintenance, diagnostics, and vital safety information.

“We are pleased to have been chosen as part of Cathay Pacific’s industry-leading eEnabled Aircraft system,” said Astro-Med Vice President and General Manager Thomas W. Carll. “Based on more than three decades of aviation printer experience, our proven NP4840 technology combines fast print speed and high-quality resolution to facilitate all of our customers’ airborne printing needs.”

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based international airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to almost 190 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of more than 140 wide-body aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire group and has made substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world's leading global transportation hubs. The airline is a founding member of the oneworld® global alliance. Cathay Pacific was named the “World’s Best Airline” for the fourth time in the 2014 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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 aircraft including 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 http://www.astro-med.com/ruggedized.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Astro-Med, Inc
Thomas W. Carll, 877-867-9783
Vice President
tcarll@astromed.com

Contacts

Astro-Med, Inc
Thomas W. Carll, 877-867-9783
Vice President
tcarll@astromed.com