Nomad improves passenger experience to ÖBB’s Postbus’

Wednesday, 7th June 2017

(Newcastle upon Tyne; 7 June, 2017)  Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the transportation industry, has successfully partnered with ÖBB Postbus (the primary Austrian bus operator) to deliver fleet-wide connectivity and passenger WiFi to the Postbus fleet across Austria.

Building on a strategic 10-year partnership with ÖBB, Nomad has designed, integrated and deployed its next generation WiFi solution for the bus market, meaning ÖBB Postbus passengers will now benefit from best-in-class on-board WiFi during their journey.

Enabling this improved passenger experience is Nomad’s recently-launched 4500 product series for both the bus and rail markets.  As part of a suite of enhanced technology solutions, the 4500 integrates the most modern access point and antenna technologies, which coupled with high processing capability and multiple next-generation modems, aggregates local Austrian 4G networks, in order to deliver the best possible WiFi broadband experience to passengers.

To date, Nomad and ÖBB Postbus have implemented the solution on 232 Postbuses in Austria, and, as part of a broader strategic partnership with ÖBB, Nomad has established a fixed local presence in Austria, with a dedicated technical and customer management team based in Vienna, who will provide ongoing customer support to ÖBB Postbus.  In addition, Nomad is in the process of equipping new ÖBB bus lines, including the airport route.

Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad Digital Chief Commercial Officer, said “Nomad is very happy to be partnering with ÖBB Postbus in delivering what is a very important high-quality WiFi service for their passengers.  In conjunction with ÖBB, we have launched our new 4500 product series with Postbus, and having extensively tested the service, we are delighted with the overall WiFi performance and quality of service, which includes the ability for ÖBB Postbus to deliver additional enhanced passenger services and support operational applications.”

Matt Gould, Nomad Digital’s Business Development Director, said “Building on a strong local presence in Vienna is part of Nomad’s strategy to provide both centralised and local support to ÖBB, and we look forward to enhancing their passenger value proposition and overall journey experience.”

Christoph Schmutz, ÖBB’s Chief Information Officer, said, “In partnership with Nomad, we are delighted to be delivering a high-quality WiFi services to our Postbus customers in Austria, and importantly, we look forward in the very near future to delivering both WiFi and enhanced passenger services to our additional ÖBB bus passengers, across the ÖBB Group.”

 

For more information, please contact Nomad Digital

David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager
+44 (0) 207 096 6966 Ext. 2144

 

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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.