Multi-Tone Sound Module is used with pushbutton switches.

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Multi-tone Switch Module for Series 56 pushbuttons is pre-programmed with Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI PRM) suitable tone sequences for door opening, door closing, and orientation signal to help disabled users. Product operates with wide range of nominal voltages between 12-110 Vdc(±30%). Volume control box allows remote adjustment of volume in 1.5 dB steps between 66-90 dB to achieve 70 dB (± 2d B) prescribed by TSI PRM.



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Series 56 Multi-Tone Sound Module Meets TSI PRM Requirements



Milford, CT - EAO Switch Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier
of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components and Systems, announces a new Multi-Tone Sound Module (MTSM) for use with the Series 56 switch line. The MTSM meets a variety of requirements as outlined by the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI PRM) and increases passenger awareness above all when used with other ADA components for audible and visual indication. The new Series 56 MTSM can be programmed to emit clear warning and orientation sounds which may be adapted to any operating environment, especially rail vehicles.

The Series 56 MTSM is pre-programmed with three TSI PRM-suitable tone sequences for door opening, door closing, and an orientation signal to help disabled users. Additional sequences for different volumes, directions, and intervals can be programmed.

Additionally, the Series 56 MTSM has a variety of customizable features. The volume can now be adjusted after mounting which makes it easier to set the level according to how loud it is in the middle of the vestibule - a TSI PRM requirement. Using EAO's volume control box, the volume can be remotely adjusted in 1.5dB steps between 66 and 90dB to achieve the 70dB (+/- 2dB) prescribed by the TSI PRM. While the new product is still protected to IP 69K for use in harsh environments, EAO now offers a cost-conscious, IP 40 version for interior use.

Also important, it now operates with a wide range of nominal voltages between 12 and 110 VDC (±30%). There are only four terminals to connect instead of six, and all tones can be created from just three wires.

The new MTSM is an extension to the Series 56 range and matches the same design and dimensions of other Series 56 products. It can be retrofitted into the existing mounting holes so it's an ideal way for train builders to meet PRM TSI requirements.

About EAO
EAO is a technology leader in Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components and Systems. Founded more than 60 years ago in Olten, Switzerland, EAO is a global manufacturer of a full line of HMI Components including switches, keypads, keyboards, as well as complete HMI Systems. For more information, visit our web site at www.eao.com or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to sales@eaoswitch.com.

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