IPC's Unigy Starts 2012 on Sales Roll
First Year Exceeds Expectations; Customers Extol Many Benefits of Revolutionary Unified Communications and Applications Platform
JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 equip our team 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 advantages provided by Unigy's scalable hardware and centralized management while lowering our operating costs. Our traders are able to use new applications like QuickDial and IQ/MAX Sync to increase productivity too."
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."
IPC Systems, Inc. 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 and electronic connectivity services. 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.
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