Lloyds TSB selects IPC VoIP system for new trading floor

Lloyds TSB selects IPC VoIP system for new trading floor

IPC has completed the engineering and installation of its voice trading technology at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets' new 250-position state-of-the art trading floor.

The newly merged Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets selected IPC to handle the move of its derivatives, FX, credit and debt capital markets traders to a new location at 10 Gresham Street in the City.

The move to the new building began in mid-August and was completed over the August bank holiday.

The new floor is powered by 280 HP Blade Proliant P-class workstations, which HP developed in partnership with the bank. The blades are accessed remotely via a thin client desktop at each dealing station. Lloyds TSB chose IPC's voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) trading desktops, IQMX, and TraderVision and Enterprise ICMX intercoms to kit out the floor.

The bank also chose to replace its overall voice network infrastructure with IPC's Enterprise Voice Services (EVS). During implementation the EVS package allowed voice communications to be delivered at both sites simultaneously, so the new site could be tested in real time while traders were still working on the original floor. EVS has also made it possible for Lloyds to make use of the original site as a fully operational disaster recovery site, says IPC.

Gavin Golbourn, head of production support, Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, says: "We wanted to create an architecture that would be as robust as possible and that could easily grow along with us. We now have an even more efficient and secure operation that will allow us to serve our clients better than ever before."

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