Vandal-Resistant Keypads are customized to application demands.

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Providing security and access control in public and harsh environments, M Series has modular design and ruggedized construction that support accelerated configuration and customization. IP67-rated products, shock-proof and damage-resistant to IK09 standard, mount securely and incorporate anti-fraud detection circuit. Customization can include keypad configuration as well as shape, dimension, color, and material of keys. Additional options pertain to tactile feedback and illumination.

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Rugged, Vandal Resistant Keypads from EAO

Milford, CT - EAO Switch Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier
of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, announces M Series keypads to provide security and access control in public and harsh environments, including heavy-duty and specialty vehicle applications, public kiosks, and vending machines. The M Series modular design and rugged construction make it an ideal solution for fast configuration and customization in any outdoor application.

The M Series offers secure, easy mounting and is shock proof and damage resistant to the IK09 standard, making it vandal-resistant for installation in public applications such as ATMs, ticketing machines, and access control systems. An anti-fraud detection circuit provides additional security.

The M Series is dust- and water-resistant to IP 67 for use in rugged applications, such as controls for heavy duty vehicles in construction, agriculture, and mining. Laser engraved legends provide clear instructions and high durability.

Configurability and customization make it easy for users to define the exact keypad configuration they require, and select the shape, dimension, color, and material for keys. User-specified layouts can include special key arrangements, with blanks, spaces, and rows to fit the application. Tactile feedback can also be customized and include the length of key travel. The M Series offers a range of illumination and color options to ensure that the keypads provide the functional and ergonomic characteristics necessary for the application.

All products comply with international standards, including UL, CE, RoHS, CB - EN/IEC 60947-5-1, NFF 16-102, CSA, CCC, GOST, and German Lloyd. UL approval is for copper wire, size 26-16.

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 and keypads, as well as complete HMI Systems. For more information, visit our web site at or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to

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