Nomad announces five-year asset management partnership with DB Cargo

(Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 September 2016)  Nomad Digital is delighted to announce the start of a five-year co-operation with DB Cargo (formerly DB Schenker Rail) providing on-board Remote Online Condition Monitoring (ROCM) systems.

After the successful completion of a one-year trial with equipment tested, DB Cargo is currently completing installation of the ROCM systems across a locomotive fleet.

Nomad’s ROCM systems will be installed across a DB Cargo fleet of 90 locomotives operating internationally, with completion targeted for the end of 2016. The ROCM provides access to real-time condition and diagnostic-based information across key operational systems to DB Cargo. 

Mathias Thomas, DB Cargo’s Head of Asset and Technology Strategy, said: “According to its technology and innovation strategy, DB Cargo’s Asset Management and Technology Department drives digitisation of its rolling stock fleet aiming for an automated asset value chain. Thus until 2020 about 2,000 locomotives will provide data to DB Cargo’s “Asset Intelligence Centre”. Currently about 600 locomotives already deliver technical data from diagnostics systems as well as time series sensor data constantly. This system helps DB Cargo to enhance locomotive availability and fleet operations.”

As part of the agreement, Nomad will deliver both necessary customisation as well as developing future requirements for DB Cargo in a collaborative approach.  The technology to deliver the ROCM tool is provided by Nomad Tech, the joint venture between Nomad Digital and EMEF (the Portuguese rolling stock maintenance company).

Andrew Taylor, Nomad Digital CEO and Chairman of Nomad Tech, said “Our priority has been to build up a strong relationship with DB Cargo after an initial one-year trial period, refining our offer to ensure this technology provides all the information needed, enabling DB Cargo to make fully informed decisions about its fleet maintenance. We are developing the ROCM market in key global territories, building on our network of strong customer relationships.”


Nomad Digital

David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager 

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About Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital (Nomad) 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 train builders that facilitates a significantly enhanced passenger experience. The integration of Nomad products and services into the on-train environment improves levels of passenger and train connectivity, provides journey information and entertainment facilities and increases the in-service time and operational efficiency of the fleet.

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. This networking platform allows on-board devices to communicate with each other and, with the outside world, while maintaining a secure separation between passenger facing applications and those systems responsible for the safe operation of the train. Through the adoption of industry standards, augmented with added-value Nomad interfaces and features, customers can be assured of a functionally rich, future-proofed platform on which to deploy new applications and services.

Nomad’s 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 to on-board services and entertainment. While Nomad’s Remote Online Condition Monitoring, Driver Assist and Power Train products are targeted at more efficient fleet maintenance operations and improving fuel economy.

Nomad Digital is 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 remains an innovative market leader, providing products, services and solutions - directly or indirectly – across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Currently serving more than 80+ global customers – in more than 40 countries - including train builders such as Alstom, Bombardier and Hitachi, and leading train operating companies, such as ÖBB, Amtrak, Via Rail, Eurostar, GWR, NS, NSB, PKP, Queensland Rail, and Virgin Trains.

Nomad’s technology is used by circa 2 billion passengers annually, with solutions on more than 100 fleets, across 20,000+ vehicles, utilising 37,000+ passenger information screens, carrying 15+ million WiFi monthly sessions.  In the UK, Nomad’s passenger WiFi services are deployed on 75% of all WiFi connected trains and its position as a global player is borne out by almost 50% market share of connected (WiFi enabled) vehicles in the international heavy rail sector.

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