EAO, represented in Australia by Switches Plus Components , has launched a robust and cost effective keypad solution for the fast growing unattended payment terminal sector. The AVME keypad series meets the tough environmental demands of public environment applications that may need to withstand resistance to inclement weather conditions, accidental damage and physical attack.
Harsh environments demand components able to endure the daily onslaught of mechanical shock and vibration. EAO's AVME keypad series is constructed of a durable, click-dome matrix, enclosed by a protective polychloroprene elastomer rubber case.
Polychloroprene is a tough material, extremely resistant to chemical aggressions. Anti-pull off keys are mounted over the click-domes, delivering an operator interface with high levels of tactile feedback.
The keypad is reliable and is tried and tested to 1m operations per button. The keypads are protected to IP67 when mounted behind a panel. The AVME series is both water and vandal resistant.
The durable features of this keypad provide all the elements necessary for internal and external payment terminal applications such as ticket and product vending machines, multimedia kiosks, parking payment terminals, self-scan and self-pay systems, ATMs and petrol pumps.
The fully flexible AVME keypad series is available with a choice of 12 or 16 flat or concave keys. The height and the size of the keys can be customised to suit the application. Double sized keys can be provided as extra function buttons for payment terminal applications.
Coloured and laser engraving of a wide variety of symbols are available upon request.