(Newcastle upon Tyne; 8 June, 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the transportation industry, has successfully partnered with Great Southern Rail (GSR) in Australia to implement its leading edge infotainment technology on the Indian Pacific train service.
Forging a new relationship with GSR, Nomad has demonstrated its capacity to deliver its latest technology on one of the world’s longest passenger trains - akin to that of the Orient Express. Passengers benefit from a nostalgic rail experience on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world (4,000km from Perth to Sydney) seeing the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor.
Nomad enhances the passengers journey experience by providing them WiFi, information and video entertainment and an annotated moving map which displays tourist information at different stages en route. The moving map works independently of WiFi connectivity – a challenge given the uniqueness of the route which traverses large expanses of land with no WiFi coverage. Nomad has now successfully delivered the first stage. The system is looking at being rolled out wider along the popular tourist route.
Moin Majid, Nomad’s GM in the APACs region said “The unique nature of the implementation has been a really exciting challenge combining the old with the new but ensuring we do not compromise on the aesthetic of the train. We are delighted with the result and have had great feedback.”
Damian Blacker GSR’s Information Communications Technology Delivery Manager, said "Crossing the remote Australian Outback presents many logistical challenges, not least the ability to connect our travellers to the world beyond the rails.
“Aboard all of our journeys, we pride ourselves on telling the story of Australia – its landscapes, its history and its people. Through our work with Nomad Digital, we are excited to bring to life these stories with new technology.
“GSR has been delighted to partner with Nomad Digital to determine our capacities in this area and look forward to the project progressing in coming months.”
For more information, please contact Nomad Digital
David Bootle, Marketing Communications Manager
+44 (0) 207 096 6966 Ext. 2144
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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.