(Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 December 2016) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the rail industry has recently expanded the scope coverage of its ISO 9001 certification to cover its US operations, based out of its Rockville headquarters.
Following the successful completion of an external audit, completed in Rockville, Nomad’s US operations are now included and covered by their Certification Body, LRQA. Nomad’s customers have the assurance it has an effective business management system in place that meets an internationally-recognised standard for quality management.
This is a clear demonstration that Nomad’s processes and procedures are robust and regularly audited externally, and that it is continually striving to further improve its operations and services. The audit in Rockville builds on Nomad’s scope which already includes its UK and European operations. Nomad is certified to ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 and is working towards becoming ISO 14001 certified.
John Mills, Nomad Digital QHSE Manager, said “This expansion of our ISO 9001 certification scope shows our ambition to cover all of Nomad’s operations with this International Standard recognition.
“We are developing our Business Management System on a continuous basis. Quality, Health and Safety is central to everything we do and we are working towards preparing for the transition to the new standard of ISO 9001.”
Damian Bryant, Nomad Digital President & CEO Americas Region, added “Our local operations have now been recognised and covered with this scope extension which is a positive step and will certainly be something our customers here appreciate, as it demonstrates our full and ongoing commitment to them.”
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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 in the United Kingdom, the company remains an innovative market leader, providing products, services, and solutions - directly or indirectly - to more than 80 major 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.
Nomad’s technology is used by 1.7 billion passengers annually, with solutions on more than 100 fleets, across more than 17,000 vehicles, with 36,000 PIS screens. Its systems carry more than seven million WiFi sessions monthly and covers 50,000 miles of track annually. 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.