Nomad successfully partners Stadler on supply of passenger WiFi and infotainment solution for new EC250 'Giruno'
(Newcastle upon Tyne, 11 July 2016) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the rail industry, has successfully partnered the international train builder Stadler, based in Switzerland, for supply of a passenger WiFi and infotainment solution for the new EC250 ‘Giruno’ high-speed trains being built for the Swiss state rail operator SBB.
Nomad’s WiFi and infotainment solution is being installed on the new Stadler-built EC250 'Giruno' trains which will travel across Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It further builds on the company’s growing influence across the DACH region, following the recent partnership with Austrian state operator ÖBB on the successful deployment of WiFi, infotainment and Live TV.
A key benefit for the passenger is a seamless WiFi experience delivered by Nomad’s cross-border technology promoting uninterrupted connectivity on international trains between different countries. Passengers who have become resigned to dropped mobile phone calls while crossing national borders by car or train, will be able to depend on seamless WiFi connectivity on SBB’s ‘Giruno’ trains.
These state-of-the-art new networked trains have been built by Stadler with Nomad’s open connectivity infrastructure embedded. Nomad’s R3500 CCU provides a secure, robust technology platform which enables the quick integration of additional operational applications, providing a scalable, future-proofed solution to the customer. As the customer’s and their passengers’ demands increase, Nomad has the ability to leverage the flexibility of its innovative networked platform to offer new market-leading connectivity solutions.
In addition, Nomad’s connectivity platform supports an integrated passenger portal, which delivers a full passenger information system and infotainment platform, offering fully synchronised and integrated real-time journey and service information.
Andrew Taylor, Nomad Digital CEO, said "This is an exciting partnership with Stadler and SBB that further extends our influence in a region of growing significance. The partnership has been a good example of Nomad’s long-term collaboration with Stadler which extends to other projects in Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. This strategic partnership delivers a service that offers passengers an unparalleled connectivity and infotainment experience throughout their entire journey irrespective of Swiss, German and Italian borders."
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David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager
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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.