Nomad Digital has announced a 10-year framework agreement with the primary Austrian rail operator, ÖBB, forming a strategic partnership which will see Nomad Digital provide fully-integrated enhanced passenger solutions for the majority of the ÖBB train fleet and Postbuses.
The initial phase of the strategic agreement includes the deployment of improved Passenger WiFi, portal, and multi-media services on the entire ÖBB Railjet fleet of 51 trains, plus 9 brand new multi-country trains which serve Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
With a central focus on integrated passenger services that improve the overall passenger experience, ÖBB’s partnership with Nomad Digital will introduce new on-board technology services for up to 900 ÖBB trains, as well as 2,000 buses, marking the world’s largest on-board connectivity deployment for two modes of transport, within one partnership agreement.
Nomad Digital will provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution, including the design, integration, and deployment of multiple on-board connected passenger services that cover information, entertainment and high-speed broadband WiFi performance for passengers. Working closely with the OBB team, Nomad Digital will also establish a strong regional presence to support both the delivery and the on-going management of all service delivered as part of the agreement.
As part of the agreement, Nomad Digital and OBB plan to establish an innovation hub for the joint development of advanced passenger and fleet-based applications and services.
Nomad Digital will provide an advanced multi-media enabled portal platform for passengers, giving ÖBB customers direct access to timely journey and service information, on-demand multi-media content and entertainment, including multiple live TV channels from local broadcasters delivered through the train’s on-board platform – a world first for on-board train technology.