HITACHI RAIL EUROPE SELECTS NOMAD DIGITAL FOR ON BOARD SERVER SOLUTION FOR IEP
RAILTEX, LONDON, May 1, 2013 – Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has selected British company Nomad Digital to provide an On Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Super Express fleet for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between the train and the trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation, as well as daily timetable information. The OBS utilises Nomad’s R3500 router as the communications gateway and harnesses multiple 3G networks to provide connectivity.
Keith Jordan, Managing Director, Hitachi Rail Europe said:
“Nomad Digital is already an existing supplier for our Class 395 train and as one of the leading companies in Europe for supplying OBS solutions, we are now extending our working relationship with them. As the IEP contract is a long-term commitment for Hitachi Rail Europe, we will be working with Nomad Digital to future-proof the technology to ensure that it will be the right solution over the duration of the contract. We are very pleased to be working with a supplier, based almost on the doorstep of our new train manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.”
Alexander Eriksen, Group CEO of Nomad Digital, commented:
“We are delighted to have been selected as the supplier of this innovative communications solution for the IEP fleet. Nomad truly values its relationship with Hitachi and I look forward to developing this during a successful IEP project and beyond.”