Nomad Digital provides a superfast Passenger WiFi solution for Amtrak's Acela fleet. In 2011, the operator claimed that along with e-ticketing, the WiFi service was part of point-of-sale improvements Amtrak was introducing on-boards its trains. The new WiFi service, along with other passenger focused technologies, saw an increase of 1.5 percent improvement in ridership – translating into 47,000 riders and $6.5 million of incremental revenues in 2011.
Amtrak utlises Nomad's global–leading on-board communications technology to offer free Passenger WiFi for its customers using Capitol Corridor trains. The new deployment further strengthened Nomad's working relationship with the primary Train Operator in the US – giving more passengers access to industry–leading WiFi technology across California.
Nomad Digital provides an industry-leading Passenger WiFi and Passenger Information System (PIS) on-board the Amtrak Cascades fleet that services the Vancouver, BC to Eugene, OR route. It marked one of the first large-scale PIS deployments for Nomad in North America, which would eventually be implemented on a much larger scale with the announcement of the nationwide OBIS deployment on Amtrak trains in 2014.
Nomad provides a global-leading Passenger WiFi solution for 1,500 Amtrak vehicles, covering Amfleet 1, Pacific Surfliner and Capital Corridor fleets. The new service which was offered free for Amtrak customers, was all part of a business case which would see Amtrak extending its free WiFi services to both eastern and western corridor services in 2011. In fiscal year 2012, these new offerings were expected to generate an additional $31.7m in ticket revenue – while simultaneously adding more than 250,000 additional riders.
Nomad Digital provides the US Railrunner with a global-leading Passenger WiFi solution, integrating multiple private networks and cellular 3G.
Canada’s VIA Rail chooses Nomad Digital for Passenger WiFi installation for its long-haul train the Ocean. Throughout the first weeks of availability, the Ocean’s WiFi users transferred 58 gigabytes of data, the equivalent of 100,000 web pages or 58,000 emails – without any additional cost.
Nomad provides a Passenger WiFi solution for First Great Western's high speed train fleet and Night Riviera Sleeper services. Available from June 2014, Nomad successfully managed the design, build and deployment for its global leading WiFi solution for 53 FGW trains.
Nomad achieves a 'world first' with Heathrow Express as it successfully delivers 802.16 tunnel coverage for WiFi connectivity, reaching over 6km. The new solution enabled real–time eTicket validation and customer information data capture using the robust and fast on-board communications platform.
Hitachi selects Nomad for on-board servers for its news IEP fleet. Consisting of 92 train sets running on Great Western and East Coast Mainline routes, Nomad's on-board server will be used as the communications gateway for multiple 3G networks to provide connectivity. The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between the train and the trackside.
Nomad Digital successfully deploys a highly-available and robust Passenger WiFi solution on-board 47 Northern Ireland Rail train sets. The free Passenger service is currently available to approximately 10m passengers every year.
Nomad Digital provides a leading GPS solution for Northern Rail, offering significantly improved train location data and Passenger Information, on a route that before had limited/poor location availability on over 50% of its route. The solution was integrated with national passenger systems.
Arriva Cross Country choose Nomad to offer a new Passenger WiFi solution on-board 57 on its trains in 2012. With a free WiFi in first class and paid-for services across standard class, Cross Country utilized Nomad’s experience in delivering multi-channeled Passenger WiFi services to ensure that the quality and consistency of the solution was matched across each of its trains.
Nomad Digital works with Alstom on the delivery of 93 Angel Network Units, to provide detailed monitoring on traction diagnostics, as well as components such as brakes, notches and doors. Nomad also provided the tools to generate on train data analysis, train to shore transmission and shore data management.
Nomad deploys the first broadband Passenger WiFi service for Southern Railways in 2005. In partnership with the T-Mobile Hotspot service, the deployment was a major milestone in train-to-shore communications – paving the way for the global-leading solutions Nomad offers todays.
ScotRail chooses Nomad for a free Passenger WiFi solution to offer customers on 38 of its Class 380 fleet. Launched ahead of the Commonwealth games and Ryder Cup, the Passenger WiFi enabled ScotRail customers to utilise a cutting-edge WiFi service during a period where the operator would be experiencing some of its highest ridership numbers.
Virgin Trains chooses Nomad to deploy a unique Passenger WiFi solution to deliver a high-speed connection on-board, on Pendolino trains that travel up to 125mph though urban and remote geographical areas where cellular service cannot always be assured. In conjunction with T-Mobile, Nomad designed and launched a bespoke landing page for Virgin, offering support and route information that gave valuable information free of charge.
Nomad designs, builds and deploys a free Passenger WiFi service for 99 Stadler GTW trains in the Netherlands, as part of the Spurt service that covers three different lines.
Nomad provides a global-leading Passenger WiFi solution for 5 Stadler Flirt trains which will run as part of the Leo Express service in Czech Republic. Almost two years following the successful deployment, Leo claimed that the success of its Passenger WiFi solution as part of its valued on-board services experience, is helping it win passengers over its competitors.
Nomad deploys a Passenger WiFi solution for 10 Stadler GTW trains, delivered for the Connexxion service running on the 'Breng' line in the Netherlands.
Nomad Digital deploys a next-generation communications platform for DSB Copenhagen, managing the design, build and deployment of enhanced passenger services such as Passenger WiFi, Infotainment and on-board advertising – delivered in high quality through 2806 on-board screens, station platform screens, and a WiFi portal delivering rich media content.
Nomad Digital successfully completes a Passenger WiFi and Infotainment for PKP for its entire Intercity fleet, consisting of 300 passenger cars. Chosen by T-Mobile to deliver the solution, the deployment is set to be the largest WiFi deployment on trains in Eastern Europe.
How to provide on-train WiFi access in a mountainous country with patchy broadband coverage? That was the challenge facing Norwegian operator NSB. The solution: Nomad’s multi-carrier aggregating software, which exploits all of Norway’s public networks to provide a reliable connection. The service is popular with NSB’s 52 million annual passengers, who also benefit from real time journey information.
Nomad delivered the world’s largest rail connectivity project for NS, the Dutch state rail operator.
All of the country’s 365 intercity trains have been equipped with wireless internet services and real-time travel information. Every day, up to 600,000 passengers see information via screens, displays, web portals and automated messages on the trains’ public address systems.
“The Nomad solution gives us a future-proof platform” – Cor van der Hoop, NS
The EU is aiming for a 20% cut in Europe’s annual primary energy consumption by 2020 – through generation, transformation, distribution and final consumption.
CP Porto was looking for a solution that could help them save energy during fleet service, idle time between services and night parking at the depots. Nomad installed its solution on a fleet of 34 CP EMUs, where energy savings up to 10% were achieved with Telemetering management.
The energy Telemetering and Monitoring stage is complemented by the Drivers Advisory System, which can leverage energy savings of up to 20%.
Combining the Reliability Centred Maintenance methodology with the Remote Online Condition Monitoring (ROCM) – from Nomad and EMEF (the maintainer for the Portuguese Railway Operator, CP) – achieved considerable fleet management optimisations (LCC decrease, availability increase up to 20% and improved reliability up to 30%).
This solution has been deployed on the Portuguese Pendolino Fleet since 2003 – with proven results in all of its KPIs. The ROCM functionality is also being used for real time troubleshooting, supporting the train driver and monitoring the train-critical systems.
Using railways maintenance knowledge, the Remote Online Condition Monitoring acts like an automatic failure finding tool, allowing the extraction of knowledge from the existing on-board train data.
Lisbon suburbans, PT
It’s possible to promote online energy savings policies on an operational context using existing offline energy measurement systems. This project’s main challenge was to provide energy consumption information remotely, using the existing measurement chain and energy meters to promote driving and operational efficiency policies.
The installed system collects the required data from the existing on board equipment, in a non-intrusive manner. The data is then sent to the on-shore Central System, for data analysis, export and integration with other systems.
Condition based maintenance
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The Remote Online Condition Monitoring applied to Diesel Electrical Locomotives systems.
On this project an onshore centralised server provides real-time and historical data from the locomotive like:
Being an old locomotive, only a small number of signals were available for the remote condition based maintenance strategy. Therefore Nomad Tech - in partnership with EMEF - selected and assembled new sensors (pressures, temperature, speed, level, etc.) for the referred purposes.
Queensland Rail wanted to improve on-train security. Nomad’s solution allows the operator to stream live video during an incident. When a passenger sounds an alarm, control room operatives can instantly see what’s going on in the relevant carriage via CCTV. The technology is designed to provide reliable access despite the poor mobile network coverage in some parts of Australia.