Making better use of a massive fixed resource through new technologies is the theme of BWCS’ third Rail CCTV Conference this November. Train and metro operators, rail authorities and new technology companies from around the world will gather to discuss the latest developments in on-board and station-based CCTV and how new systems can help reduce costs, tackle crime and enhance the security and safety of passengers.

Virtually all of the speakers and most of the audience will hail from the train, rail or metro industry, so this is a unique chance to address that sector. The conference is in London and will be held on the 28th and 29th of November.

According to Graham Wilde, MD of BWCS: "CCTV is increasingly important in the Rail sector, not just because of increased security threats, but because of the role it can play in introducing new services and transforming travel."

This conference offers a rare opportunity for the train and metro operators who attend to share their experiences first hand and also for the suppliers trying to expand their presence in this booming market to meet the key players.

According to Wilde, the Rail CCTV Conference 2012 is the only event to focus directly on the issues facing transport groups and rail authorities as they fight to make trains and stations more secure and develop cost-saving services based on new generations of IP cameras. He expects that the key transport groups, rail administrators, politicians and industry experts will all be there, from across Europe and the rest of the world, to discuss the developments in this crucial sector.

The operators presentation will frankly address the issues they have faced and will face in the future. Many of them will be reporting on problems they have encountered delivering the CCTV images across wireless communications networks.

As ever, the hosts, BWCS, will also encourage the speakers and audience to debate these problems in a series of panel sessions. Over the two days there will be several networking opportunities, including the speed networking event, where all the operators, rail authorities, industry experts and suppliers will get the chance to meet each other for a limited time.