WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova (NASDAQ: ALOT), today announced that its ToughWriter 5 airborne high-speed printer has been selected for inclusion in the Boeing catalog for the B737 Next-Generation (B737NG) and new B737 MAX aircraft families. Shipments are scheduled to begin in calendar year 2017, pending certification by Boeing.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company,” said Gregory A. Woods, AstroNova’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Inclusion in the Boeing catalog positions the ToughWriter 5 prominently for carriers expanding their fleet or replacing older aircraft. In fact, a major U.S. carrier recently selected the ToughWriter 5 for its B737 MAX fleet. The broader visibility our products receive as catalog-offered equipment serves as a catalyst for orders, enabling us to reach a wider customer base and drive sales growth.”
The ToughWriter 5 is the newest member of AstroNova’s airborne printer family and the world's smallest and lightest flight deck printer. At less than 9 pounds and just 7.3 inches deep, the ToughWriter 5 meets the commercial transport aircraft demands for efficient design without sacrificing quality or capability.
The ToughWriter 5 is used in the flight deck of an aircraft to print ground communications, weather maps, approach plates, airport diagrams and other critical flight information. The printer also can be installed in the cabin of commercial aircraft, allowing crew and passengers to print maintenance data, receipts and passenger manifests.
Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova, 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. Major brands include QuickLabel®, the industry leader in onsite digital color label printing. The Test and Measurement segment includes the T&M Product Group, which offers a suite of products and services that acquire and record electronic signal data from local and networked sensors. The Test and Measurement segment also includes a line of Aerospace Products that are used in aircraft flight decks to print flight plans, navigation information, ground communications and airport diagrams and in aircraft cabins to print maintenance data, receipts and passenger manifests. The ToughWriter 5 supports wireless printing and received Apple Inc.’s AirPrint certification in 2015, meaning information can be printed wirelessly from iPads, iPhones and other wireless enabled devices. Astro-Med, Inc. 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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