Nomad Signs on with Great Southern Rail Down Under and Launches its Rail Industry Survey Worldwide(15 Jun 2017, BWCS Staff)
UK-based on-train wireless company Nomad Digital, has been signed up by Great Southern Rail (GSR) in Australia to implement an infotainment service on the Indian Pacific train service. At the same time the supplier has launched an online Rail Industry Survey (details and link below)
GSR is known for sending trains across the Nullaboor Desert in Australia as well as operating the famous Overlander service between Adelaide and Melbourne. The Alstom-owned supplier says that is latest technology will benefit passengers enjoying a nostalgic rail experience as the trains rumble along the 4,000km journey between Perth and Sydney.
The new service offers on-board 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 cellular coverage. Nomad says it has successfully delivered the first stage of the project.
Meanwhile, the Newcastle-based tech company has opened its Rail Industry Survey for 2017.
The online questionnaire aims to establish what are the major challenges facing rail operators, maintainers, owners and train builders and how ICT can help?
As an incentive to encourage industry representatives to participate, Nomad is offering a Free iPad Mini 4 32GB WiFi to one lucky entrant.
The survey is open now until 31st July 2017 – you may click here to enter the survey http://nomad-digital.com/resources/industry-survey/
Nomad was one of the main sponsors ate the recent highly-successful WiFi on Trains Conference in London, organised by BWCS and attended by train operators from around the world.