Syntegra is to launch a new Linux-based desktop multimedia device aimed at providing traders with the ability to manage all communications, including voice, video, instant messaging, e-mail and Internet, through a single console.
The ITS.Netrix device was developed in conjunction with Kinneir Dufort Design, and will be available to Syntegra customers in 2004.
Rod MacDonald, managing director of trading systems at Syntegra, says the firms has already pre-sold 1000 positions.
"We have been in constant dialogue with several of our key customers during the development stage to ensure that the end result is something they really want - something that will allow them to collaborate worldwide and push communication boundaries across all media," he says. "ITS.Netrix takes advantage of network-centric voice, video and data communications to empower users with instant access to clients, the market and business-supporting applications."
The system provides connectivity to IP (Internet Protocol) or traditional voice (TDM) networks and can be configured to alert users to high priority incoming instant messages or mails, key words appearing in chat rooms, clients accessing particular research on the bank's Web site or client orders reaching specified limits.