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VIA Rail's Ocean Train equipped with on-board WiFi

press release

(Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 September 2013) Nomad Digital, the global leader in wireless communications for the transportation sector, has completed a WiFi installation for VIA Rail’s long-haul train the Ocean.

Available to passengers on the Quebec City – Windsor corridor, the installation falls under a five-year $6.3 million contract, where Nomad will design, install, operate and maintain the WiFi infrastructure for VIA Rail – to keep passengers connected and entertained throughout their journey.

As part of a modernisation strategy for Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail responds to a very tangible need in an era where virtual communication and Web research are at the forefront of peoples’ daily activities.

The Canadian train operator claims that meeting the demands of the travelling public is a concrete way to stand out and earn the loyalty of its customers.

Speaking of the latest WiFi installation for VIA Rail, Nomad’s Interim CEO said;

“Not only is this a significant step in Nomad’s North American growth, but it’s also a credit to the  success of Nomad’s previous work with VIA Rail.

We’re delighted to play a part in the modernisation process for one of the continent’s most reputable passenger trains.”

Throughout the first weeks of availability, the Ocean’s WiFi users transferred 58 gigabytes of data – the equivalent of 100,000 web pages or 58,000 emails – without any additional cost.

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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