New partnership launched with Translink Group

(Newcastle, 27 February 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the rail industry, has successfully partnered with the Translink Group (the main public transport provider in Northern Ireland) to offer its state-of-the-art WiFi solution on trains, buses and coaches across the territory.

Translink is made up of three companies: Metro, Ulsterbus and Northern Ireland Railways.  The partnership involves an extension of Nomad’s current WiFi provision on trains and also marks new business through the introduction of Nomad’s WiFi system on buses, coaches, and new high-quality rapid transit vehicles.

The scope and scale of Nomad’s WiFi provision involves:

  • Nomad to provide Translink’s WiFi requirements for the next five years across the rail and bus fleets
  • A continuation of a successful four-year partnership on the rail fleets
  • A successful upgrade on the Enterprise fleet.

Working in partnership with multi-modal customers allows Nomad to provide a common management platform. Its R4500 series will be deployed across Translink’s trains, buses and coaches, creating a common, consistent product family, generating operational efficiencies and cost savings. This enables the transport operator to take full advantage of the very latest innovative WiFi router architecture, incorporating new technologies such as integrated next-generation modems and access points, providing Translink with a scalable, future-proofed solution.

Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad’s EMEAI General Manager, said “This significant win helps us further develop our relationship with a key customer and also demonstrates the depth of that partnership highlighted by new bus business across Northern Ireland. Our unique proposition is to develop strong customer relationships through our leading technology and our hands-on local support. We are developing a local presence in Northern Ireland to benefit Translink, supported by our 24/7 Global Customer Service Desk in Newcastle.”

For more information on Nomad Digital
David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager
+44 207 096 6966 Ext. 2144 

About Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. It offers a broad solutions portfolio to both train operators and builders that significantly enhances the passenger experience, and increases fleet operational efficiency.

Its integrated and scalable solutions include the multi-award winning and patent-protected Passenger WiFi, enabling seamless connectivity with the internet and on-board infotainment. In addition, its Passenger Information System for live journey, multi-media information and Passenger Portal Framework simplifies the creation of custom portals for on-board services and entertainment. And Nomad’s Remote Online Condition Monitoring, Driver Assist and Power Train products are targeted at identifying efficient fleet maintenance operations and improving fuel economy.

Nomad is the pioneer of the Networked Train – a shared and secure internet-standards based network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect.

Nomad Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alstom and an international business, with sales and service centres in several locations around the world and product development facilities in the UK (Newcastle), Germany (Hildesheim) and Portugal (Porto). Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company serves more than 80+ global customers, in more than 40 countries, including train builders such as Bombardier, Hitachi and Alstom, and train operating companies such as ÖBB, Amtrak, VIA Rail, Eurostar, GWR, NS, NSB, PKP, Queensland Rail, and Virgin Trains.

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