Astro-Med, Inc. Dash MX Receives "Product of the Year" Award From NASA Tech Briefs

WEST WARWICK, RI--(Marketwire - February 14, 2012) -

Astro-Med's (NASDAQ: ALOT) new portable data acquisition recorder, the Dash®MX, has won the NASA Tech Briefs 2011 Product of the Year competition. Each month, the editors of NASA Tech Briefs choose a Product of the Month -- the one product they feel has exceptional technical merit and practical value for the magazine's design engineering readers. The Dash MX was selected as Product of the Month in October.

During December 2011, NASA Tech Briefs readers were asked to select the products that they felt were the most significant new introductions to the engineering community in 2011. Following the year-end vote, Astro-Med's Dash MX was named NASA Tech Briefs Reader's Choice Product of the Year from the 12 monthly finalists.

Astro-Med's Dash MX is a full-featured high speed multi-channel recorder designed and engineered for capturing high frequency data and transient signals as well as long-term trending. Lightweight and compact by design, its rugged case makes the unit ideal for field and lab use. The Dash MX includes an internal rechargeable battery for power backup and up to 30 minutes of operation.

The Dash MX is designed for applications ranging from manufacturing process monitoring to transient capture and remote troubleshooting. The unit is ideally suited for diverse applications in automotive, aerospace, electric utility, telecommunications, pulp and paper, metals manufacturing, steel mills, R&D labs, medical and other industrial, scientific, and educational markets.

Price for the Dash MX, complete with the most popular signal conditioning modules, is only $9,995.00. It is available 6-8 weeks after receipt of order. More information about the Dash MX can be obtained from Astro-Med, Inc., Test & Measurement Product Group, Astro-Med Industrial Park, W. Warwick RI 02893. Phone Toll-Free 800-343-4039, e-mail, or visit

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty high tech printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments. Astro-Med, Inc. products are sold under the brand names Astro-Med®, Grass® Technologies and QuickLabel® Systems and are employed around the world in a wide range of aerospace, medical, military, industrial, and packaging applications. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index. Additional information is available by visiting

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