NOMAD EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN FOOTPRINT WITH UP EXPRESS WIN

Monday, 9th February 2015

Nomad Digital provides Passenger WiFi solution for new Union Pearson Express

Nomad Digital has been chosen to provide the Passenger WiFi solution for Union Pearson Express, which will connect Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Union Station in downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Managing the full solution design and integration, Nomad’s technology will offer a best-in-class Passenger WiFi service, also providing a portal with multi-lingual and wide device support, platform to train roaming, and real-time customer support for Union Pearson Express (UP Express) passengers.

Nomad’s technology will offer passengers a seamless connection on-board, as well as on the UP platforms, and will integrate with a third party, deploying its global-leading connectivity solution on 18 cars.  Each car will have its own internet server to give UP Express the freedom to organise and connect cars as they wish – whilst maintaining a fast and high availability connection.

A Division of Metrolinx, UP Express is scheduled to launch in spring of 2015 offering a fast, reliable and convenient service for over 5,000 passengers a day, connecting Canada’s two biggest transport landmarks ahead of the 2015 Pan Am games.

Nomad’s design, integration and deployment will be accompanied by comprehensive OEM support to ensure that the service maintains the highest levels of passenger satisfaction during some of the service’s busiest periods.

Nomad’s General Manager for the Americas, Damian Bryant, said, “Nomad is proud to be playing an integral role as a technology partner for this highly anticipated air-rail express link. We’re also delighted to see this new service launched and showcased during one of the world’s most anticipated winter sports events – where I am certain Passenger WiFi will be a well-utilised and valued on-board offering.”

The Metrolinx deployment comes during a time of major growth for Nomad in North America. The global ICT leader has expanded its resources in both Canada and the US, to meet the increase of business wins, as well as the extension of a number of working relationships Nomad holds with some of the region’s largest train operating companies and train builders.

About UP Express
Union Pearson Express is a division of Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one project among $16 billion of transportation improvements Metrolinx is bringing to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Launching this spring, UP Express will be a dedicated express air-rail service connecting Union Station in downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport in just 25 minutes. For more information, visit www.upexpress.com.