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Nomad Digital secures Next Generation WiFi services contract with Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) in California

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(BWCS WiFi on Trains Conference, London, 5 June 2019) The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) formally awards Nomad Digital with “Next Generation WiFi Services Contract”.

CCJPA has procured, by the selection of Nomad Digital, the future installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of a next-generation WiFi network on board Capitol Corridor trains operated by the CCJPA and their service partners.

John Voyatzis, Nomad’s Director of Sales North America said, “The purpose of the solution is to deliver open internet access over WiFi for passengers, and a secure on-board network to support business operations including a potential on-board and platform-based passenger information system, all delivered from a service-based model on the Nomad Connect platform”.

The Solution will also ensure CCJPA’s wireless infrastructure and supporting systems represent the very best-in-class in terms of capacity, performance, and operational reliability over the initial five- year contract through the application of a robust technical roadmap. The roadmap will evolve over the term of the contract, allowing upgrades to be sequenced onto the train fleets replacing obsolete systems.

These services are directly intended for the California Intercity Passenger Rail fleets (existing and future rolling stock) comprised of California-owned and Amtrak-owned rolling stock. The Solution includes a service-based delivery model for all hardware, software, facilities, utilities, and labour necessary to meet the project requirements.

 “Being in the technology hub of Northern California and directly serving five major universities, Capitol Corridor passengers expect their time on the train to not only be enjoyable, but also productive,” said CCJPA Board Chair Rebecca Saltzman. “WiFi has been a game-changer for us, but it’s important we stay on top of the latest, greatest, and fastest technology. This partnership with Nomad allows us to deliver the next-generation WiFi that sets our service apart and keeps our passengers happy.”

The WiFi solution is built on Nomad’s latest router technology platform, the R5001, and uses the new Nomad Connect software, creating cutting-edge technology for a simple and intelligent end user experience.

Reece Donovan, Nomad’s CEO said, “I’m delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with CCJPA, working together to drive both technical and commercial innovation in the market.”

About The CCJPA and Capitol Corridor

The CCJPA is a partnership among the six local transit agencies in the eight-county Northern California service area which shares the administration and management of the Capitol Corridor intercity rail service. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) provides day-to-day management support to the CCJPA.

The Capitol Corridor route connects the most economically vibrant urban centers in the Northern California megaregion – from the Sacramento capital, to the tech hub of Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With a Café Car and free wi-fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for both work and leisure travelers.

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:
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