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Nomad Digital Secures Next Generation WiFi Services Contract in California

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), an intercity passenger train system in California, has formally awarded Nomad Digital with the “Next Generation WiFi Services Contract”.

CCJPA has procured, by the selection of Nomad Digital, the future installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of a next-generation WiFi network on board Capitol Corridor trains operated by the CCJPA and their service partners.

on-board infotainment device

John Voyatzis, Nomad’s Director of Sales North America said:

The purpose of the solution is to deliver open internet access over WiFi for passengers, and a secure on-board network to support business operations including a potential on-board and platform-based passenger information system, all delivered from a service-based model on the Nomad Connect platform.

The Solution will also ensure CCJPA’s wireless infrastructure and supporting systems represent the very best-in-class in terms of capacity, performance, and operational reliability over the initial five- year contract through the application of a robust technical roadmap. The roadmap will evolve over the term of the contract, allowing upgrades to be sequenced onto the train fleets replacing obsolete systems.

These services are directly intended for the California Intercity Passenger Rail fleets (existing and future rolling stock) comprised of California-owned and Amtrak-owned rolling stock. The Solution includes a service-based delivery model for all hardware, software, facilities, utilities, and labour necessary to meet the project requirements.

CCJPA Board Chair Rebecca Saltzman, added:

Being in the technology hub of Northern California and directly serving five major universities, Capitol Corridor passengers expect their time on the train to not only be enjoyable, but also productive.

WiFi has been a game-changer for us, but it’s important we stay on top of the latest, greatest, and fastest technology. This partnership with Nomad allows us to deliver the next-generation WiFi that sets our service apart and keeps our passengers happy.

The WiFi solution is built on Nomad’s latest router technology platform, the R5001, and uses the new Nomad Connect software, creating cutting-edge technology for a simple and intelligent end user experience.

Reece Donovan, Nomad’s CEO said:

I’m delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with CCJPA, working together to drive both technical and commercial innovation in the market.

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