Monday, December 14, 2009

Nomad Digital honored for Dubai Metro WiFi work

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Britain’s Nomad Digital says it has won the Railway Interiors Expo Award for Passenger Service Innovation of the Year for its work in providing WiFi capabilities to the Dubai Metro.

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Nomad’s system provides seamless broadband connectivity to all trains and stations on the automated light rail network, giving passengers Internet access. Trains run along a corridor of wireless coverage linked to trackside wireless base stations, with WiMAX radios located at frequent intervals along the route. Nomad Digital’s advanced mobile WiFi system can be fully integrated with a variety of applications, including real-time security CCTV, entertainment downloaded by passengers, and automated driver performance systems.

Dubai Metrois projected to carry approximately 1.2 million weekday on its 318 kilometers (197miles) of route.

Said Nomad Commercial Director Jay Saw, “I was honored and delighted to receive this award. It is a recognition of Nomad Digital’s achievement in meeting the highest quality of standards for the Dubai Metro WiMax system. This award has reinforced our position as global leader in transportation mobile services.”