Vision for digital age customised real-time passenger information

Following the success of sharing its passenger information services expertise at the Railway Interior expo at the end of last year, Nomad Digital - the leading global provider of fleet connectivity and on-board passenger information services to the rail sector - will present at both SmartRail Europe and the Train Communications Systems conferences this year.

Speaking at the Railway Interiors Exhibition in Prague last year, Nomad’s Commercial Director, Jay Saw, outlined the benefits of the company’s On-board Information Systems (OBIS).  OBIS will provide ground-breaking levels of bespoke information for passengers, accessible from their own mobile devices as well as via coordinated on-board visual and audio systems.

OBIS responds to the challenges faced by all train operating companies (TOCs) globally and their customers in accessing both WiFi and passenger information. Indeed, intelligence supplied by the UK-based Transport Focus Group ranked ‘improved passenger information’ and ‘access to WiFi’ in the top three of the British rail passenger’s 10 priorities. 

OBIS is uniquely positioned as its fully integrated passenger information, communications and infotainment systems are all based in one IP platform.  Nomad Digital is now preparing for a host of industry events this year, to meet face-to-face with its customers, to discuss how OBIS can enhance the passenger experience. In April and June this year, Nomad will attend and present at SmartRail Europe in Amsterdam from 19-20 April and at the Train Communications Systems conference in London from 8-9 June. The company will also have another impressive stand presence at InnoTrans this year, building on its attendance over the last 10 years.

Nomad Digital’s Jay Saw said: “WiFi and passenger information have often been seen as separate entities. OBIS allows for an integrated delivery of information in a form that is much more tailored to the individual, providing TOCs with better communication with their customers.

“The Nomad platform also enables reporting of each train’s operational data, including status and remote condition monitoring, to inform the operator of potential maintenance requirements, or live incidents.”

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About Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the rail sector and is a pioneer of fleet digitisation. It boasts a rich suite of passenger and operational applications and services, which enables operators to significantly enhance the passenger experience, while delivering improved levels of reliability, safety and operational efficiencies.

Nomad’s solutions include its market leading Connectivity and WiFi suite of products and services, Passenger Information Systems (PIS), on-board entertainment platforms and Remote Online Condition Monitoring (ROCM) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) methodologies.

Nomad is an international business, with over 300 employees and product development facilities in the UK (Newcastle), Germany (Hildesheim) and Portugal (Porto).

Founded in 2002 in the North East of England, the company has grown consistently as an innovative market leader providing products, services and solutions directly or indirectly to more than 50 major global customers, including names such as Alstom, Bombardier and Hitachi and leading train operating companies (TOCs) such as Amtrak, Eurostar, GWR, NS, NSB, PKP, Queensland Rail, Virgin and Via Rail.

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 a 47% market share of connected (WiFi enabled) vehicles in the international rail sector.

In 2015 Nomad Digital generated revenues of £42.7m, up 47% year on year, and invested £4m in R&D across the business. 76% of revenues came from large implementation projects, with the remaining 24% from recurring software licence, and support and maintenance contracts.

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