Nomad’s solution with Hitachi benefits ScotRail

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

(Newcastle upon Tyne; October 4, 2017)  Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry, is providing its WiFi solution to Hitachi Rail Europe, to benefit passengers using the new Abellio ScotRail Class 385 fleet.

Nomad is currently supplying its WiFi-enabled, on-board infrastructure on 70 new Hitachi trains. The trains (385 EMU) have been procured by Abellio ScotRail to operate along the newly electrified central belt routes.

The contract underlines Nomad’s position as a preferred supplier to Hitachi Rail Europe for on-train connectivity solutions, and develops and expands its current relationship and scope of services with Abellio ScotRail.  Nomad already provides WiFi to Abellio ScotRail passengers and this new contract further extends its solutions on fleets across Scotland.

Nomad’s latest connectivity architecture incorporates modern technologies including next-generation access points. This enables the integration of additional operational applications should Abellio ScotRail wish to add to their suite of passenger connectivity services, or build their predictive maintenance strategies to ensure fleet availability is fully optimised.

Nomad already has a relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe through its ‘On-Board Server’ solution that is currently being deployed to the AT200 and AT300 fleets.  This provides the opportunity for data exchange from train to shore, enabling the operator’s maintenance teams to minimise impending fleet failures and ensure its trains perform to the highest standards of safety, punctuality and comfort.

Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad Digital Chief Commercial Officer, said “We are delighted our connectivity solution with Hitachi Rail Europe will benefit Scottish rail passengers now and into the future.  This collaborative partnership with leading train builder, Hitachi, provides them with a connectivity solution that offers flexibility and scalability to train operators, and the ability to integrate a host of solutions to future-proof their requirements.  Passengers get the opportunity to work on-the-go, surf the web, use social networks and utilise news and video apps.”

For more information, please contact:
Nomad Digital
David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager
+44 (0) 207 096 6966 Ext. 2144
 
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.