EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), travelled to Atlanta, GA, October 9 through October 11, to exhibit at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo. This exhibition is the premiere North American event for advancing public transportation. With products on display from some of the most influential rail car and bus-vehicle manufacturers and sub-system providers, EAO capitalized on an opportunity to identify key trends within the industry.
North America’s public transportation sector is growing and drawing significant interest from European and Asian manufacturers which presented the following themes:
- Public transportation is a key element of modern urban planning
- International suppliers are flocking to the U.S. to establish a domestic manufacturing footprint
- Buy America compliance is critical in today’s public transportation marketplace
- Passenger access door applications within the rail segment are expanding to include door opening pushbuttons to increase passenger comfort and control
EAO is confident in its ability to satisfy these needs. Certified quality management combined with international acceptance – including an upcoming achievement of ISO 9001:2015 at its Shelton, CT, location – guarantee these efforts are met without sacrificing ease-of-use and reliability. Award-winning HMI Components satisfy the rugged needs of operator controls, passenger access, passenger convenience, and lavatory controls with ease, intuitive design and international acceptance. Furthermore, EAO’s customer-oriented, five-phase project management process ensures every possible functional and ergonomic end-user requirement for complete and integrated panel assemblies is completed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.