SIA Show Extra
BT, IPC Launch Turret Software
By Robert Sales
IPC Information Systems and British Telecommunicationsthe two largest worldwide suppliers of programmable trading telephonesonce again tried to outdo each other at the show. IPCs big announcement centered on the launch of Alliance MX, a family of high capacity switches for programmable trading telephones. BT, meanwhile, launched a host of new productsincluding ITS Profile, the PV405I turret, the Type 51 switch and the Integrated Trading System Open Line Speaker Range.
IPC, the largest provider of turrets, touted Alliance MX as the next generation of switching platforms for the trading environment. Alliance MX, features, among other things, four times the bandwidth of Tradenet MXRIPCs flagship digital turretand advanced computer telephony integration (CTI) functionality.
BT, on the other hand, seemed most proud of ITS Profilea management and control software application that will enable an IT manager to adjust the profile of any turret on any trading floor worldwide from a Windows NT workstation. A BT rep says that via ITS profile, an IT manager in New York could, conceivably, adjust a traders turret in Singapore. Besides ITS Profile, BT also showed off the integrated speaker system.