Nomad renews IRIS accreditation giving it strong foundation

(Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 October 2016) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the rail industry, has recently obtained renewal of its International Rail Industry Standard (IRIS) accreditation. The accreditation covers its specific operations in Hildesheim, Germany, which is now fully certified until 2019, following a recent external audit.

IRIS is a framework for railway suppliers to meet globally recognised levels of quality and Nomad’s accreditation was due for renewal this year, following initial accreditation back in 2013. The company has passed annual audits since then and will continue to be audited on an annual basis to meet stringent IRIS requirements.

John Mills, Nomad Digital’s Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager, said “The successful renewal of our IRIS certification is positive news. IRIS supports what our key customers require from their suppliers as a baseline. But importantly, internally, it also drives the ongoing improvement of our systems and processes as they and our business develop. The IRIS standard itself is developing soon to become an ISO standard and we will plan accordingly to convert to this.”

Nomad Digital is also certified to ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 ensuring the consistent, efficient and safe delivery of our solutions to our customers who can be assured internal systems and processes are well embedded and rigorously audited on.  Nomad also plans to become ISO 14001 certified for environmental management in early 2017 and is aiming to achieve ISO 27001 certification for security management in 2017.

Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad’s EMEAI General Manager, said “Our commitment to enhancing our integrated Business Management System covering all operational functions is key to driving our performance and ensures everything we do is delivered in a controlled and effective manner for our customers. The external certification we achieve as a result of this, further bolsters our business profile and our continued high regard with major train operators.”  

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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.

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