(Newcastle upon Tyne, 13 November 2015) Nomad Digital has announced a 10-year framework agreement with the primary Austrian rail operator, ÖBB, forming a strategic partnership which will see Nomad Digital provide fully-integrated enhanced passenger solutions for the majority of the ÖBB train fleet and Postbuses.
The deployment will include multiple passenger services, including: information, entertainment and high-speed broadband Passenger WiFi.The agreement will establish new regional resources for Nomad Digital, also strengthening presence in DACH region.
The initial phase of the strategic agreement includes the deployment of improved Passenger WiFi, portal, and multi-media services on the entire ÖBB Railjet fleet of 51 trains, plus 9 brand new multi-country trains which serve Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
With a central focus on integrated passenger services that improve the overall passenger experience, ÖBB’s partnership with Nomad Digital will introduce new on-board technology services for up to 900 ÖBB trains, as well as 2,000 buses, marking the world’s largest on-board connectivity deployment for two modes of transport, within one partnership agreement.
Nomad Digital will provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution, including the design, integration, and deployment of multiple on-board connected passenger services that cover information, entertainment and high-speed broadband WiFi performance for passengers. Working closely with the OBB team, Nomad Digital will also establish a strong regional presence to support both the delivery and the on-going management of all service delivered as part of the agreement.
Nomad Digital’s CEO, said, “We are excited about establishing and signing this extensive and long-term agreement between Nomad Digital and ÖBB, which is strategic in nature and will focus on delivering innovative passenger services, which will enhance the overall journey experience of OBB’s passengers.”
Nomad’s world-leading open connectivity and multi-media OBIS platform will create the foundation for the delivery of future ÖBB passenger and operational services, enabling the transport operator to take full advantage of multiple on-board and off-board solutions, to continually improve passenger experiences, as well as improving the reliability and efficiency of its operations. As part of the agreement, Nomad Digital and OBB plan to establish an innovation hub for the joint development of advanced passenger and fleet-based applications and services.
As part of a fully integrated passenger solution deployment, Nomad Digital will provide an advanced multi-media enabled portal platform for passengers, giving ÖBB customers direct access to timely journey and service information, on-demand multi-media content and entertainment, including multiple live TV channels from local broadcasters delivered through the train’s on-board platform – a world first for on-board train technology.
Chief Information Officer at ÖBB Personenverkehr, said, “ÖBB is delighted to be working with Nomad Digital, which is the best partner to meet the challenges of delivering innovative onboard services to our passengers. We are confident Nomad Digital’s solutions will help to significantly enhance the passenger experience, delivering our customers an optimal digital experience and ensuring that our passengers get the most out of their journey.”
As part of this agreement, Nomad Digital will establish a local office presence in Vienna, with a plan to invest heavily in local delivery and customer management resources – which will strengthen Nomad Digital’s presence in the DACH marketplace – as well as its relationships with new and existing customers locally.
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 transport operators and builders that significantly enhance passenger experience and increase 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 Intelligent journey – a shared and secure network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect.
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