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Nomad Digital, has signed a new contract with CrossCountry to provide its digital train technology and associated services to keep the operator’s passengers connected on their journey.
Everyday life is impacted by our ever-increasing expectations of the digital communications world. The more technology we have at our disposal, the more we expect from it - and if the technology doesn’t deliver to our high standards, our satisfaction levels drop.
Our ground-breaking vision of the ‘networked train’ from 2007 remains relevant today. Yet now we see a great opportunity to connect not just the passengers, but also train builders, maintainers and on-board staff – all of whom play a pivotal part in the passenger experience - and this is part of our future strategic vision.
Alstom has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Nomad Holdings, commercially known as Nomad Digital, from Amadeus Capital Partners, SEB Venture Capital and Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments together with other investors.
Nomad Digital has successfully procured, designed and implemented the very first WiMAX trackside system to support operationally critical rail signalling communications in North America.
Today though it is a reality and last month many passengers using the Austrian national train operator ÖBB’s service got first-hand experience of just how good it is, while watching live broadcast TV coverage of UEFA’s Euro 2016 contest.