(Newcastle upon Tyne; 8 June, 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the transportation industry, has successfully partnered with Great Southern Rail (GSR) in Australia to implement its leading edge infotainment technology on the Indian Pacific train service.
Forging a new relationship with GSR, Nomad has demonstrated its capacity to deliver its latest technology on one of the world’s longest passenger trains – akin to that of the Orient Express. Passengers benefit from a nostalgic rail experience on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world (4,000km from Perth to Sydney) seeing the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor.
Nomad enhances the passengers journey experience by providing them WiFi, information and video entertainment and an annotated moving map which displays tourist information at different stages en route. The moving map works independently of WiFi connectivity – a challenge given the uniqueness of the route which traverses large expanses of land with no WiFi coverage. Nomad has now successfully delivered the first stage. The system is looking at being rolled out wider along the popular tourist route.
Moin Majid, Nomad’s GM in the APACs region said “The unique nature of the implementation has been a really exciting challenge combining the old with the new but ensuring we do not compromise on the aesthetic of the train. We are delighted with the result and have had great feedback.”
Damian Blacker GSR’s Information Communications Technology Delivery Manager, said “Crossing the remote Australian Outback presents many logistical challenges, not least the ability to connect our travellers to the world beyond the rails.
“Aboard all of our journeys, we pride ourselves on telling the story of Australia – its landscapes, its history and its people. Through our work with Nomad Digital, we are excited to bring to life these stories with new technology.
“GSR has been delighted to partner with Nomad Digital to determine our capacities in this area and look forward to the project progressing in coming months.”