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Human Machine Interfaces for Rail Vehicles

Your expert for Human Machine Interfaces: EAO is a Swiss family owned company and your global partner for pushbuttons, keypads, control elements and HMI control units and systems.

EAO offers you a global production and distribution network with over 600 employees. You benefit from production sites in Switzerland, Germany, North America and China. Combined with ten sales companies and distribution representatives in over 50 countries, you are guaranteed worldwide availability – around the globe and around the clock, you can further benefit from our efficient development processes and supply chains as well as project management and consultancy.

What We Can Do in Railway

EAO develops and produces high-quality HMI Components and Systems for the public and private transport sectors. Whether it’s a driver’s cab, passenger access system, passenger comfort and convenience or any other application, we bring innovation, the highest quality standards, and engineering expertise to every project, and deliver ergonomic, safe and environmentally-friendly solutions.

EAO works closely with experienced manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles to develop HMI Components and Systems that meet both customer expectations and international standards and specifications. A whole host of profiles, functions and haptic response characteristics are involved with creating intuitive and distinctive controls. Tailored to the needs of the user, the control surfaces are complemented by various tactile and acoustic feedback features.

Driver’s Cab – Control Elements with Top Ergonomics

EAO works closely with experienced manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles to develop driver’s cab control elements that meet both customer expectations and international standards and specifications.

The effectiveness of a driver’s cab HMI System depends to a critical extent on the precision of the requirements analysis and the quality of the design. With decades of expertise, we master increasing levels of complexity and tackle the broad range of integration issues inherent in these control systems. Our attractive designs, global service network and comprehensive research and development activities make EAO the world’s leading partner for reliable, intuitive and innovative driver and passenger controls.

We offer:

  • Pushbuttons and illuminated pushbuttons
  • Emergency stop switches
  • Keylock switches
  • Lever switches
  • Indicators
  • Potentiometer
  • Selector switches and illuminated selector switches

Passenger Access Systems – Safe Boarding and Alighting

EAO components and systems make a significant contribution to faster passenger turnover and increased safety, with benefits for you and your passengers. Our components and systems are often the only interaction point between passengers and the vehicle.

EAO door openers are established worldwide, with millions in use including in extreme climatic conditions. When developing them we consider human factors, intuitive symbols, tactile, and acoustic and optical feedback – and of course optimum function.

We offer:

  • Door opening pushbuttons
  • Multi-tone warning indicators
  • Multi-tone sound modules
  • Indicators
  • Multi-Legend Displays
  • Warning indicators

Toilet Facilities – Intuitive to Use

Ease of use in the smallest space: EAO offers complete operating systems from toilet operator panels to control units to status displays. Modern EAO operation panels for toilet facilities are fitted to trains and coaches all over the world. These EAO solutions are intuitive and user friendly, and offer passengers safe, secure and reliable operation.

We offer:

  • Multi-legend displays
  • Call for aid pushbuttons
  • Pushbuttons and illuminated pushbuttons
  • Lever switches

Passenger Convenience – HMIs for a Pleasant Journey

EAO provides a comprehensive range of HMI Solutions offering maximum comfort during rail travel, for a range of installation situations – from the at-seat HMI operating system to the passenger interface for conveniently charging smartphones during trips.

EAO HMI seat operating systems for individually operating reading lights allow passengers to enjoy a comfortable journey. Using reliable EAO products, passengers can easily operate toilet flushes or the showers in sleeper carriages.

The EAO Passenger Interface improves the passenger experience, by providing phone charging, eliminating ‘low battery anxiety’ and enabling passengers to stay connected on their journeys.

We offer:

  • Charging Solutions
  • Systems and Solutions for specific needs

HMI Systems in Railway – Your Expert for Mixed Solutions

EAO can develop custom-tailored HMI Systems for you. These systems impress through innovative technology, intuitive operation, and reliable functions. You can gain from our expertise in mixed technological solutions of this type, as we deliver benefits from our innovative design concepts through to efficient production and logistics.


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EAO Group News

NEW – Series 09 In-Cabin Rotary Cursor Controller

NEW – Series 09 In-Cabin Rotary Cursor Controller

EAO expands its Series 09 in-cabin product family to include a Rotary Cursor Controller and Rotary Pushbutton.

NEW – EAO’s Seat Reservation System of the Latest Generation

NEW – EAO’s Seat Reservation System of the Latest Generation

EAO Group has unveiled its brand new product – A Seat Reservation System of the latest generation.

Explore EAO’s New Seat Reservation System in Upcoming Webinar

Explore EAO’s New Seat Reservation System in Upcoming Webin...

Join EAO Group on 06 March for a digital product presentation on the brand new EAO Seat Reservation System.

Series 82 with Cable Connection

Series 82 with Cable Connection

EAO has extended the robust Series 82 with a new product variant with vibration-resistant cable connections.

EAO Launches New Website

EAO Launches New Website

Easy to navigate, tailored to the target audience and in a modern design: the EAO website has got a new shine.

Series 57 – New with Clean Touch® Coating Available

Series 57 – New with Clean Touch® Coating Available

Antimicrobial-coated door opening pushbuttons from EAO reduce the build-up and growth of bacteria – for more safety in public areas.

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Series 04 – Versatile, robust and reliable


Series 56 – Firmly established, intuitive and reliable


Series 57 – The new standard in public transport


At production sites in Switzerland, Germany, North America and China, EAO brings together development, research, series production and logistics for you


Train interior


EAO Passenger Interface – our product range of charging solutions


EAO develops custom-tailored solutions for you with measurable added value in terms of technology, operation and functions


We fulfill all the key international standards, as well as performing extensive product testing in our ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS) certified production

EAO Train Door Buttons

EAO Train Door Buttons


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