EAO is the leading supplier of human machine interface (HMI) systems to the global rail industry. With over 60 years' experience, it has become the world's foremost expert in the design, manufacture and integration of these systems within passenger vehicles.
Passenger access systems are more than just a door opening button. As the primary interface between the operating company and the rail public, they must create a good impression while facilitating the safe, efficient passage on and off trains. Controls that combine aesthetically pleasing design with ease-of use actually make operation safer for passengers.
The key to designing passenger interfaces is to use familiar products which provide a consistent and predictable performance. Human factors, ergonomic criteria, the feedback of visual and audible information, and compliance to industry regulations and best practices are critical.
EAO's passenger access systems are designed using the finest quality and time-proven Swiss components. Our technical know-how ensures compliance with international regulations, including the new EN 14752 regulations for passenger body-side doors, European Technical Specification for Interoperability for Persons with Reduced Mobility (TSI-PRM), and APTA Standards Development Program Rail Standard (APTA SS-M-18-10).
Series 57 - Sets the new standard. EAO introduces the new Series 57 - the all-in-one door opening pushbutton combining these innovative features:
The Series 57 range currently includes:
Series 56 - The most comprehensive, TSI-PRM compliant range:
The effectiveness of a cockpit HMI system depends upon an exacting design process that incorporates all technical, ergonomic and communication requirements. Working with an experienced rail supplier will ensure that the system is designed to meet these expectations and is in accordance with international standards.
EAO's cockpit HMIs are manufactured to UIC Leaflet 612-0 standards, which harmonises the layout and functional requirements of each control device - not only on the driver's desk, but for all HMIs in and outside of the traction unit.
EAO's HMI systems provide:
On-board WC facilities are an important area within the passenger environment and are therefore within the scope of TSI-PRM regulations. All the controls which allow access to the toilet, door locking, flushing and washing must be compliant. EAO has wide experience of designing toilet controls which satisfy international rail standards and provide the human touch that is so desirable in passenger environments. We supply controls with bright illumination, Braille legends, international symbols, and easy-to-identify status.