(Newcastle upon Tyne, 28 June, 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry, has extended its contract with Network Rail in provision of on-train connectivity servers.
Network Rail’s infrastructure monitoring fleet surveys the nation’s rail infrastructure to monitor the health of the railway and aid early detection of potential issues. This uses a number of technologies including ultrasonics, track geometry and plain line pattern recognition. The infrastructure monitoring fleet collects terabytes of data from across the country every day, while Nomad’s on-board connectivity servers enable Network Rail to transmit this vital data to their off-train data storage for processing and analysis.
Nomad Digital said “Nomad is proud to be a part of delivering this vital information for analysis through the provision of our connectivity infrastructure.”
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.
We are keen to make some clarifications to the original enews bulletin relating to this, issued on 21 June 2017
The Plain Line Pattern Recognition (PLPR) technology and equipment described is owned and run by a third party supplier
The description of how the PLPR service operates was misleading. For more information please contact AISCommunications@networkrail.co.uk