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Astronics Test Systems Wins Award for Best Enterprise Hardware at OC Tech Alliance’s 23rd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards

Organization Honors the New CTS-6000 Radio Test Set for Innovation and Market Impact

EAST AURORA, N.Y., October 7, 2016 – Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, announced today that its new CTS-6000 Radio Communications Test Set received the top award for the most innovative enterprise hardware product at the OC Tech Alliance 23rd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner, October 6, at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. 

The new CTS-6000 Series Radio Test Set incorporates 12+ test capabilities into a single tester with an easy-to-use, modern touchscreen interface for testing communications systems at the factory, at the depot, or in the field. The first of its kind in the marketplace, the CTS-6000 brings communications testing into the digital age with miniaturization, intuitive interfaces, and synthetic instrumentation to make testing all parts of a communications system, anywhere, much faster, easier and more secure than ever before. This product is intended for use wherever communications systems are critical for safety and security, including military, commercial aerospace, transportation, and security industries.

“Communications systems save lives, and we are thrilled that our new product’s importance and technological advancement was recognized by the OC Tech Alliance this year,” said Jim Mulato, President of Astronics Test Systems. “We appreciate the support of the OC Tech Alliance in promoting Orange County as a key technology innovation hub in the U.S.”

“All of the finalists were deserving and our judges felt Astronics Test Systems stood out in a highly competitive category,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance.  “We congratulate Astronics for winning the 2016 award and I’d like to acknowledge all of the finalists for their nominations.  Orange County is the true winner here because of the exceptional technology in this category.”

For nearly 60 years, Astronics Test Systems has designed and manufactured test equipment in Orange County to ensure flawless performance of mission critical systems in the aerospace, military, semiconductor, transportation, and other industries. Astronics Test Systems has been consistently named a Top Workplace in Orange County by the OC Register.

About Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at or Follow alliance activities on:


About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, electronics and semiconductor industries.  Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Test Systems, delivers more than 50 years of test and measurement experience, offered through a wide range of products and capabilities that include automatic test equipment (ATE), integrated test systems, instrumentation, software, and custom engineering solutions.  Astronics Test Systems solutions are implemented on a global scale, testing more than five billion devices to date to ensure reliable operation of everything from the aircraft you fly to the mobile device in your pocket.

For more information on Astronics Corporation and Astronics Test Systems, visit its websites at and

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Phone: (714) 832-8716, (949) 231-2965