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Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad for On-board server solution

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(Railtex London, 1 May 2013) Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has selected British company Nomad Digital to provide an On-Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Super Express fleet for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between the train and the trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation, as well as daily timetable information. The OBS utilises Nomad’s R3500 router as the communications gateway and harnesses multiple 3G networks to provide connectivity.

Managing Director, Hitachi Rail Europe said:

“Nomad Digital is already an existing supplier for our Class 395 train and as one of the leading companies in Europe for supplying OBS solutions, we are now extending our working relationship with them. As the IEP contract is a long-term commitment for Hitachi Rail Europe, we will be working with Nomad Digital to future-proof the technology to ensure that it will be the right solution over the duration of the contract. We are very pleased to be working with a supplier, based almost on the doorstep of our new train manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.”

Group CEO of Nomad Digital, commented:

“We are delighted to have been selected as the supplier of this innovative communications solution for the IEP fleet. Nomad truly values its relationship with Hitachi and I look forward to developing this during a successful IEP project and beyond.”

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.

For more information on Nomad Digital please contact:
Vicki Sloan, Global Marketing and Events Manager
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