(Newcastle upon Tyne, 3 April 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry, is working with Alstom to deploy passenger WiFi and the Nederlandse Spoorwegen’s passenger information services solution on the new Intercity Next Generation (ICNG) fleet.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) WiFi and passenger information system will be built into the 79 new trains belonging to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains which were ordered in July 2016. It builds on the strategic relationship already established with the Netherlands’ national train operator and offers their new intercity fleet a combination of Nomad’s connectivity solutions.
The ICNG networked platform enables on-board devices to communicate with each other and the outside world and supports an integrated portal. This portal from NS enhances the passenger experience by delivering an infotainment platform, providing passengers with fully synchronised and integrated real-time journey and service information.
Nomad is developing future-proof solutions providing NS with the opportunity to continually integrate additional services and applications over time, which in turn will continue to deliver greater passenger satisfaction.
Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad Digital Global Sales and Marketing Director, said “This is a truly integrated solution for the customer which provides them with a connectivity platform to build on and develop over time to ensure their passengers get the very best experience. The partners – Nomad, NS and Alstom – will collaborate closely to significantly enhance the operator’s value-proposition and the passenger experience.”
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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.