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On-board Passenger Information solution Amtrak

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(InnoTrans Berlin, 23 September 2014) Nomad Digital has been selected to provide an on-board Passenger Information solution for the US National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, covering its national network of inter-city passenger trains.

Nomad’s enhanced passenger services technology has grown a robust reputation within the global rail industry. With unrivalled experience in the design of both modern and legacy vehicle installations, partnered with its market-leading wireless communications platform, Nomad already delivers timely information on destination arrivals, schedule changes as well as other important messages – via both cutting edge screens and high-quality audio – to millions of passengers each day.

Innovative features that are currently in high-demand by rail operators and owners, include a back office interface that is fully integrated with existing systems, such as WiFi, LED signage and audio broadcast messages. Extensive experience of retrofitting legacy trains has also become a key attribute of Nomad, which ensures that all wireless systems perform at a consistently high quality across multiple fleets.

Covering Northeast Corridor, state-supported and long-distance services across America that total over 21,000 miles, Amtrak operates approximately 300 trains a day, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states. Amtrak and Nomad will begin the development of Nomad’s Passenger Information technology this year and have plans to deploy it on select routes beginning late in 2015.

Nomad said, “We are looking forward to working with Amtrak on what is set to be a ground-breaking technology deployment on national trains in America.

Nomad has a tried and tested technology that currently informs and entertains approximately 1.7bn passengers per year. Amtrak’s selection of the Nomad solution is a further testament to its success as well as a recognition of its value in multiple continents across the globe.”

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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