Jersey City, NJ – March 6, 2012 – One year after introducing Unigy™, its industry-changing, unified communications and applications platform, and just six months after initial customer availability, IPC Systems, Inc., announced that installations were on track to exceed expectations in 2012. Today IPC has 17 sites and more than 400 positions live using the product. Before the end of the calendar quarter, it expects to have almost 40 sites and about 1,000 positions, putting Unigy on pace to be one of the industry’s fastest accepted and installed new platforms. Most recently, a major global bank committed to equip a 500+ position trading floor with Unigy.
“Unigy sales are off to a great start,” says Michael Speranza, senior vice president, Global Product Management and Marketing, IPC. “We’ve seen tremendous interest in each of our three sales regions – Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Our pipeline of opportunities for Unigy has grown robustly.”
For New York-based Brownstone Investment Group, LLC, “moving to new offices presented a great opportunity to also equip our traders with the newest trading communications technology,” says David Dinner, chief technology officer, Brownstone. “As we were with IPC’s IQ/MAX turret, we’re pleased to be among the first firms to get the productivity advantages provided by Unigy’s QuickDial and FastFind applications and its new IQ/MAX Sync app.”
Unigy was implemented this year at the new London headquarters of SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited. SMBC Nikko Capital Markets was launched with a mandate to build a new exceptional securities company and needed an innovative trading communications platform to match. “Unigy was the right solution for us as it gave us the best opportunity to deliver on our current and future unified trading communications objectives,” says Kevin Clarke, senior vice president, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited.
IPC has seen a strong and steady flow of customers and prospects, alike, at both its Unigy introductory events held in major cities around the world and at Unigy demonstration rooms at IPC offices. It is at these locations where people can see first-hand the Unigy benefits of new trader productivity applications such as Unigy QuickDial, and devices such as the compact IQ/MAX® Edge turret.
“Despite global economic uncertainties, trading firms of every size are continuing to invest in the value of the Unigy platform,” continues Speranza. “Unigy’s the one product that will help keep them a step ahead of the competition in what is becoming an ever more competitive environment. We see a very positive year ahead for Unigy as we continue to roll out new features and applications to further increase its value.”