Jersey City, N.J., July 14, 2011– IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and creator of the revolutionary unified communications platform Unigy, has once again been voted “Best Trading Floor Communication System” provider in the Waters Rankings for the fourth year in a row and the seventh time in the award’s eight year history.
Earlier this year, IPC revolutionized trading communications technology with the launch of Unigy, an open, single SOA-based unified trading communications and applications platform. Unigy speeds collaboration between traders and the trade support team across middle and back offices with unlimited flexibility, scalability, and adaptability. The new platform empowers customers to develop applications that will improve trading workflow and create a competitive edge. Unigy’s interoperability allows it to work with existing systems, IQ/MAX turrets, PBX phone systems and voice recording equipment to help trading firms of every size transform their workflow, making traders significantly more productive and their operations much more profitable.
“For the past nine years Waters magazine has turned to its expert reader base to determine which vendors lead in their respective fields for the Waters Rankings. For the fourth year in a row, Waters readers have selected IPC as the Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider,” says Rob Daly, Online/U.S. Editor of Waters.
IPC’s latest addition to its award-winning turret line is IQ/MAX Edge. IQ/MAX Edge is designed specifically for small- to medium-sized trading firms, as well as junior traders, sales traders and other individuals on the edge of the trading floor in larger firms. IQ/MAX Edge provides key capabilities needed to optimize collaboration with trade support individuals across the entire trading lifecycle and workflow.
IPC also offers a sophisticated suite of trading communications tools that includes the original award-winning IQ/MAX turret, whose intuitive design and advanced Voice-over-IP technology delivers maximum clarity, speed, control and power to a trader’s fingertips and IQ/MAX Omni, an innovative PC-based soft-turret that offers traders the ability to trade from anywhere.
“We constantly strive to provide our customers with breakthrough technology that empowers traders with the precise tools they need to be faster, more productive, and more collaborative,” said Michael Speranza, senior vice president, Global Product Management, IPC. “Our goal is to help our customers do their jobs more effectively and efficiently and we are honored that they have once again selected us as the best trading floor communication system provider. Winning the top honor four years in a row and seven in the past eight years reinforces our commitment to developing cutting edge solutions that meet their communication and trading needs.”
The Waters Rankings are the annual readers’ choice awards of Waters magazine, which recognize the combined leadership of technological capabilities and human expertise in each category. Qualified voters hail from buy- and sell-side firms as well as exchanges and brokerages. More than 1,000 voters chose the best financial IT solution and services in the annual Waters Rankings.
Each month, Waters reports and analyzes the practical implementation of financial technology in the wholesale banking and securities industry. Since its launch in 1993, financial IT professionals worldwide have relied on the magazine for its focused, in-depth coverage of financial market data and technology as well as the human issues of talent management, staff retention and compensation within the financial services community. With more than 10,000 subscribers, Waters readers enjoy the insights of CIOs and CTOs from the global capital markets. Waters is published by Incisive Media Plc. For more information, please visit www.watersonline.com and www.incisivemedia.com.
IPC Systems offers high and low touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With 100% focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC’s market-leading offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, electronic connectivity services including enhanced voice services, business continuity solutions, and follow-the-sun service and support. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 58 countries – including a Financial Extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.