EAO Corporation

Shelton,  CT 
United States
http://www.eao.com
  • Booth: 8717


EAO – Your Expert Partner for Human Machine Interfaces

EAO has experience in developing HMI Components and Systems in rail/bus/coach and lifting and moving applications that meet industry best practices for operator panel layout, component placement, size of surface area, legend size and color, emergency stop switch expertise, and other rail cockpit, passenger convenience, and lifting and moving ergonomic factors. EAO switches, pushbuttons, and complete designed and manufactured systems offer optimal usability, efficiency, and safety. Ergonomic considerations include TSI-PRM, IRIS, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. EAO has the expertise to take our customers’ HMI Systems from design through production including the following: • Industrial design and ergonomics; • Component manufacturing; • Mechanical and system design; • Software and interface design; • Production and supply chain; • Quality assurance and testing. EAO is a global manufacturer of high-quality HMI Components Systems and is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IRIS, and ISO/TS 16949 certified.


 Press Releases

  • SHELTON, Conn., EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), offers ADA compliant pushbuttons and indicators within their uniquely designed Series 57 products.

    EAO Series 57 feature the ability to meet ADA recommended text and legend requirements of advisable fonts, weights, and size ranges of 5/8 - 2 inches in height. Many common configurations are available such as “Door Open,” “Door Close” and “Emergency Call.” Furthermore, EAO’s ability to provide the smallest ADA compliant text (16mm) permits numerous additional indications.  

    Series 57 pushbuttons can also utilize an integrated finding tone to assist the visually impaired, dual illuminating rings for the hearing impaired, and an extra-large actuating area of 74mm diameter for ease of operation.

    These innovative, user-friendly pushbuttons effectively combine design and functionality to satisfy the unique needs of both interior and exterior, public building and transportation applications.

    Key advantages of the Series 57 Pushbuttons Include:

    • Extra-large, user-friendly operating area
    • “All-in-one” optical, tactile and acoustic feedback
    • Raised, illuminated symbols conform to TSI PRM & ADA
    • Integrated finding tones for the visually impaired
    • Two unique, independently illuminated feedback rings
    • Easy mounting

    To learn more about ADA compliant Series 57 Pushbuttons please visit www.eao.com.

  • SHELTON, Conn., – This year marks a momentous achievement in the history of EAO Corporation as its Series 56 reaches its 20th year in production. Featuring tactile, acoustic and optical feedback, accompanied by a long error-free service life, the Series 56 has served as a trademark for the company and a staple in the passenger access market. 

    The 20th anniversary of the Series 56 is a testament to the high-quality and dependability of all EAO products. Series 56 features a wide range of individually customizable products with unique tactile feedback and easy integration. These durable and reliable products helped to redefine the passenger access application of public transportation over the past two decades.  This innovative and industry leading product line consists of IP rated single-sided and dual-sided pushbuttons, several styles of indicators, sound modules, emergency call buttons, and more.

     “It brings us great pride to see that our globally accepted Series 56 products have served as a dependable line of products for twenty years and have adapted to the ever-changing needs of our customers during that time,” said Joe Torzillo, Vice President of HMI Components, EAO Corporation. “The Series 56 has been one of our trademark products since its inception in 1996 and its dependability and functionality formed the foundation of the standard we use to develop all of our EAO products to this day.”

    EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces offers a variety of innovative, intuitive and reliable products and services. The company also serves as a solutions-focused partner assisting their customers in seamlessly integrating their high-quality EAO products, such as the Series 56, into a fully customizable and sophisticated HMI system.

    For more information on EAO, or to view the Series 56 product catalog, please visit www.eao.com

  • SHELTON, Conn., EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), proudly announces the new Series 14 Indicator Compact.  This new addition to the Series 14 line of products features high-intensity, homogenous LED illumination with 180° all-around visibility in a compact, space-saving design.

    These units provide safe and reliable status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles.

    With a minimal back panel depth of just 9.5mm, a small outer diameter of 33.5mm and a polyamide seal, these units function reliably in confined spaces. Additionally, installation is made easy with connectivity through push-in-terminals (PIT).

    The Series 14 Indicator Compact is ideal for harsh, industrial environments due to robust front protection (up to IP69K) and IK07 impact resistance. It provides safe and reliable illumination for more than 50,000 operating hours in both interior and exterior locations, as well as applications that experience increased levels of humidity or extreme temperature fluctuations.

    These units can handle an operational voltage range between 14 and 32 VAC/DC, with a current consumption of less than 50mA, and feature a range of customization options including colors, connectors and cables.

    Key advantages of the Series 14 Indicator Compact:

    • High-intensity illumination
    • Long service life of more than 50,000 operating hours
    • Compact, space-saving design
    • Domed lens provides 180° all-around visibility
    • Easy mounting with reliable PIT terminal
    • IP69K Protection and IK07 impact resistance

    To learn more about the Series 14 Indicator compact please visit www.eao.com.

  • Innovative design capabilities result in reliable, award-winning and globally accepted solutions

    SHELTON, Conn.EAO offers intuitive and reliable HMI Components and Systems for the passenger transportation industry. With value-added partners across all markets, EAO possesses the resources to satisfy the certifications, approvals and legally applicable standards necessary for operator controls in driver cabs, passenger access, passenger convenience and lavatory controls within successful rail applications.

    EAO’s customer-oriented, five-phase project management process ensures every possible functional and ergonomic end-user requirement is completed in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Additionally, certified quality management combined with international acceptance guarantee these efforts are met without sacrificing ease-of-use and reliability.

    Driver cabs are the central focus of operation within rail applications and are essential for the safe and reliable transportation of passengers. Therefore, HMI systems and controls must be dependable and easy-to-use to reduce the risk of human error. EAO’s Series 04 have been developed to withstand the challenging demands of operator controls within driver cabs and can be seamlessly implemented in ergonomically-friendly designs to fulfil UIC 612 guidelines.

    Furthermore, products such as the Series 56 and 57 meet TSI PRM & ADA standards, and the new EN 14752, thus ensuring that everyone can travel safely and conveniently – including those with disabilities. These door openers are used in millions of passenger access applications around the world and are often the only point of interaction between passenger and vehicle.

    EAO’s comprehensive range of HMI solutions, both with individual components and completely designed systems, satisfy customer requirements while simultaneously increasing passenger convenience. Intuitive operation with interface controls allow operators to work effectively and efficiently, and help ensure a safe and comfortable journey for passengers.

    The importance of regulation compliance for impaired mobility also extends to lavatory controls in most modern trains as well. EAO offers special accessory components such as SOS buttons and status indicators for on-board restrooms to meet these needs.

    A detailed outline of EAO’s rail capabilities is available in EAO’s HMI Systems brochure available to view or download in the “News and Downloads” section at eao.com.

    About EAO:

    Human Machine Interfaces. Since 1947.

    EAO AG, a Swiss, family-owned company founded in 1947, has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality switches, keyboards, sophisticated control elements, and complete HMI control units and HMI Systems. With over 600 dedicated employees, EAO has a global production and distribution network at its disposal. And with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, North America and China, as well as our 11 country sales company and distributors in over 50 countries, we can guarantee global availability.

    Your solution-focused expert and partner

    EAO does much more than just manufacture individual control elements. As a solution-focused partner, we provide the option of technically and mechanically customizing existing HMI Components in line with our customers’ individual requirements. From simple control elements through to sophisticated HMI Systems, from serial production through to installation – we offer the entire range of HMI services and inspire the confidence of our customers.

    For more information, visit our web site at www.eao.com or contact EAO at One Parrott Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484; Telephone: 203-951-4600; Fax: 203-951-4601. Send E-mail inquiries to sales.eus@eao.com.

  • Booklet emphasizes the company’s ability to develop user-focused, customized HMI solutions

    SHELTON, Conn.- EAO announces the availability of its new HMI Systems Capabilities Brochure which highlights the company’s reputation as the expert partner for developing solutions-focused human machine interfaces (HMI). Readers will discover how superior quality and customization, including the integration of mixed-technology, enable EAO to produce innovative, intuitive and reliable HMI Systems for its customers.

    This booklet features a breakdown of EAO’s target-focused, customer-oriented, five-phase project management process which enables the company to fulfil every possible functional and ergonomic end-user requirement in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Furthermore, certified quality management and international acceptance guarantee these efforts are met without sacrificing reliability.

    As a global leader, with value-added partners across all markets, EAO has a variety of resources at its disposal. In this brochure, you will discover how EAO’s expertise allows it to meet all market- and country- specific standards, while also satisfying any necessary certifications and approvals.

    An abundance of real-world examples featuring EAO products are also available throughout this brochure. Detailed explanations and high-resolution imagery illustrate how the company’s unique and modernized technical capabilities provided a successful solution in each scenario.  

    Key Topics Covered in EAO’s HMI Systems Capabilities Brochure Include:

    • Core HMI capabilities overview – including the integration of mixed-technology solutions
    • The efficient, cost-effective project management process tailored to meet specific end-user needs
    • How a certified quality management system ensures each product meets the highest standards
    • EAO’s position as an international leader with value-adding partners across the globe
    • A commitment to the effective implementation of sustainable environmental policy

    Download, or view an online version, of EAO’s HMI Systems brochure in the “News and Downloads” section at eao.com.

    About EAO:

    Human Machine Interfaces. Since 1947.

    EAO AG, a Swiss, family-owned company founded in 1947, has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality switches, keyboards, sophisticated control elements, and complete HMI control units and HMI Systems. With over 600 dedicated employees, EAO has a global production and distribution network at its disposal. And with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, North America and China, as well as our 11 country sales company and distributors in over 50 countries, we can guarantee global availability.

    Your solution-focused expert and partner

    EAO does much more than just manufacture individual control elements. As a solution-focused partner, we provide the option of technically and mechanically customizing existing HMI Components in line with our customers’ individual requirements. From simple control elements through to sophisticated HMI Systems, from serial production through to installation – we offer the entire range of HMI services and inspire the confidence of our customers.

    For more information, visit our web site at www.eao.com or contact EAO at One Parrott Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484; Telephone: 203-951-4600; Fax: 203-951-4601. Send E-mail inquiries to sales.eus@eao.com.


 Products

  • EAO’s Series 57 Conforms to ADA Standards
    EAO now offers ADA compliant pushbuttons and indicators within their uniquely designed Series 57 products....

  • EAO’s Series 57 feature the ability to meet ADA recommended text and legend requirements of advisable fonts, weights, and size ranges of 5/8 - 2 inches in height. Furthermore, EAO’s ability to provide the smallest ADA compliant text (16mm) permits numerous additional indications.  

    Series 57 pushbuttons can also utilize an integrated finding tone to assist the visually impaired, dual illuminating rings for the hearing impaired, and an extra-large actuating area of 74mm diameter for ease of operation.

    Key advantages of the Series 57 Pushbuttons Include:

    • Extra-large, user-friendly operating area
    • “All-in-one” optical, tactile and acoustic feedback
    • Raised, illuminated symbols conform to TSI PRM & ADA
    • Integrated finding tones for the visually impaired
    • Two unique, independently illuminated feedback rings
    • Easy mounting

    To learn more about ADA compliant Series 57 Pushbuttons please visit www.eao.com.

  • EAO Now Offers Bi-Color Series 82
    EAO enhances its versatile and stylish Anti-Vandal Series 82 with the addition of bi-color illumination. This expanded flexibility further solidifies the Series 82 as the ideal solution for a wide array of passenger transportation applications....

  • Designers can now achieve the aesthetics they desire with red and green combinations of EAO’s Series 82 in attractive 24V ring or dot variants with indicators or both momentary and maintained pushbuttons.  Featuring an all-metal front, IK10 shock protection and IP67 sealing, the Seires 82 is one of the most durable and rugged pushbuttons on the market. Permanent and precise laser engraving also enables easy customization with complex icons, precise logos, legends and detailed graphics.  Additionally, EAO can add any industry accepted cable or connector to the pushbutton as specified by the customer to meet all end-user requirements.

    Key Advantages of Series 82 Pushbuttons and Indicators Include:

    • Sunlight readable, bi-color LED illumination in attractive dot or ring style versions
    • Vandal-resistant: Impact resistant to IK10, front protection up to IP67
    • Voltage range up to 5A/250VAC (Gold-plated contacts available for low voltages and currents)
    • 16,19, and 22.5mm diameter industry-standard mounting hole sizes

    EAO’s Series 82 product series is UL, cUL and CE approved, with materials that adhere to RoHS guidelines.

    For more information please visit www.eao.com.

  • HMI Components and Systems for Rail Applications
    EAO possesses the necessary resources to offer internationally recognized HMI Components and Systems for successful rail applications....

  • With value-added partners across all markets, EAO possesses the resources to satisfy the certifications, approvals and legally applicable standards necessary for operator controls in driver cabs, passenger access, passenger convenience and lavatory controls within successful rail applications.

    EAO’s customer-oriented, five-phase project management process ensures every possible functional and ergonomic end-user requirement is completed in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Additionally, certified quality management combined with international acceptance guarantee these efforts are met without sacrificing ease-of-use and reliability.

    HMI systems and controls must be dependable and easy-to-use in order to reduce the risk of human error.  EAO’s comprehensive range of HMI solutions, both with individual components and completely designed systems, satisfy all customer requirements and necessary international regulatory demands.

  • 20 Strong Years of EAO's Series 56 Opening Doors
    EAO's Series 56 door opening pushbutton turns 20! Featuring industry-leading tactile, acoustic and optical feedback, the Series 56 has served as a trademark for the company and a staple in the passenger access market....

  • The 20th anniversary of the Series 56 is a testament to the high-quality and dependability of all EAO products. EAO's internationally recognized Series 56 features a wide range of individually customizable products with unique tactile feedback and easy integration. These durable and reliable products helped to redefine the passenger access application of public transportation over the past two decades.  This innovative and industry leading product line consists of IP rated single-sided and dual-sided pushbuttons, several styles of indicators, sound modules, emergency call buttons, and more.

     “It brings us great pride to see that our globally accepted Series 56 products have served as a dependable line of products for twenty years and have adapted to the ever-changing needs of our customers during that time,” said Joe Torzillo, Vice President of HMI Components, EAO Corporation. “The Series 56 has been one of our trademark products since its inception in 1996 and its dependability and functionality formed the foundation of the standard we use to develop all of our EAO products to this day.”

    EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces offers a variety of innovative, intuitive and reliable products and services. The company also serves as a solutions-focused partner assisting their customers in seamlessly integrating their high-quality EAO products, such as the Series 56, into a fully customizable and sophisticated HMI system.

    For more information on EAO, or to view the Series 56 product catalog, please visit www.eao.com.

  • Read About EAO's Rail HMI Systems Capabilities
    EAOs new HMI Systems Capabilities Brochure highlights the company’s reputation as the expert partner for developing solutions-focused human machine interfaces (HMI)....

  • This booklet features a breakdown of EAO’s target-focused, customer-oriented, five-phase project management process which enables the company to fulfil every possible functional and ergonomic end-user requirement in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Furthermore, certified quality management and international acceptance guarantee these efforts are met without sacrificing reliability.

    As a global leader, with value-added partners across all markets, EAO has a variety of resources at its disposal. In this brochure, you will discover how EAO’s expertise allows it to meet all market- and country- specific standards, while also satisfying any necessary certifications and approvals.

    An abundance of real-world examples featuring EAO products are also available throughout this brochure. Detailed explanations and high-resolution imagery illustrate how the company’s unique and modernized technical capabilities provided a successful solution in each scenario.  

    Key Topics Covered in EAO’s HMI Systems Capabilities Brochure Include:

    • Core HMI capabilities overview – including the integration of mixed-technology solutions
    • The efficient, cost-effective project management process tailored to meet specific end-user needs
    • How a certified quality management system ensures each product meets the highest standards
    • EAO’s position as an international leader with value-adding partners across the globe
    • A commitment to the effective implementation of sustainable environmental policy

    Download, or view an online version, of EAO’s HMI Systems brochure in the “News and Downloads” section at eao.com.

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