EAO Corporation of Milford, CT, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, announces a strategic alliance with Digital Switching Systems (DSS), LLC, of Raleigh, NC. The two companies will cooperate to expand the development and promotion of ruggedized intelligent keypads and digital switching technology in the Heavy-Duty/Specialty Vehicle, Machinery and Public Transportation markets throughout North America.
Lance A. Scott, President of EAO Corporation, states, “We are excited to collaborate with DSS to further innovate HMI switching technology in these rapidly evolving markets, and to build upon the excellent technological reputation of both companies.”
This alliance combines EAO’s expertise in HMI System and Component design and distribution in the Heavy-Duty/Specialty Vehicle, Machinery and Public Transportation markets with the advanced DSS technology and manufacturing capabilities. The companies will promote standard, semi-standard and custom keypad HMI solutions built upon Digital Switching Systems’ omni-BUS technology for a variety of communication protocols including RS485, CANopen and J1939/J1939-11. Standard products offer easily reconfigurable keys, re-legendable buttons and straight forward configuration modules that make these IP67 sealed units ideal for rugged applications in agricultural, off-highway, specialty vehicle, bus, rail, lifting and moving, and related applications.
Eric Vaughn, CEO of Digital Switching Systems’ parent company, DNA Group, comments, “Digital Switching Systems has built its reputation upon delivering smart, rugged and flexible digital keypads to any industry that can benefit from our technology. With omni-BUS serving as the backbone of our future innovations with EAO, we are confident that this strategic alliance will accelerate market penetration and enhance support of key customers throughout North America for digital switching.”