Astro-Med Announces Contract With Embraer for ToughWriter(R) 5 Cockpit Printers

June 5, 2013

WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced that it has been awarded the flight deck printer contract for the new Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft by the Embraer Defense and Security division of Embraer SA (NYSE: ERJ). Under the terms of the contract, Astro-Med will supply ToughWriter 5 ruggedized cockpit printers which are Night Vision compliant and tested to military standards.

In April, Embraer Defense & Security officially announced that the KC-390 has finalized the Critical Design Review and is now available for sale on the global market, with its first flight expected to be held in the second half of 2014.

According to Embraer, the Embraer KC-390 is a medium-lift, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft with the lowest total lifecycle cost and the highest availability in its class. It is capable of being refueled in-flight, can be quickly configured as a tanker, and is equipped with a complete self-protection system. Astro-Med's cockpit printers will be an option for each Embraer KC-390.

"We are delighted that Embraer has selected Astro-Med ruggedized cockpit printers to be a part of Embraer's exciting new KC-390 aircraft," said Thomas W. Carll, Vice President.

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med has been designing and manufacturing ruggedized airborne printers for more than a decade. 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 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

Thomas W. Carll
Vice President
Tel: 877-867-9783

Source: Astro-Med, Inc.

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