Perth-based IT integrator PSQ Group has landed a contract to supply industrial switches to UK-headquartered passenger and fleet connectivity provider for the railway industry Nomad Digital.
The deal is worth $1.6 million and the delivery of switches will take place during a 13-month period, with the rollout starting in December.
The project gives PSQ an opportunity to showcase its expertise in provisioning onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment solutions for the railway industry.
PSQ was picked following a competitive tender process and was chosen based on its networking and wireless expertise, as well as the ability to source and import equipment.
For the project, PSQ chose to use Lantech switches over Cisco.
PSQ Group director Ben Donaldson said it was tight race between Cisco and Lantech, but in the end, Lantech met the specific technical specifications required for the rail system in a single unit.
Whereas the Cisco industrial product required some separate off-board components to meet Nomad’s solution brief.
Nomad has also previously engaged with PSQ for technical expertise and hardware procurement on smaller projects, resulting in the bigger task at hand.
Last year, Nomad secured a partnership with Great Southern Rail in Australia to implement its infotainment technology on the Indian Pacific train service. It also counts Queensland Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne as customers.
“PSQ Group is delighted to have won this competitive tender through the combined technical expertise of its senior engineers and the persistence of the sales lead, Chris Johnson,” PSQ Group general manager Andy Dawe said.
“The award of this contract highlights PSQ Group’s ongoing ability to demonstrate innovative, value-based solutions for clients.”