Outercurve feeds real-time market data to Blackberry handhelds
26 October 2004 | 876 views | 0
Outercurve Technologies, a leading global provider of wireless handheld business solutions, today announced the release of the SnapShot Market Indicators financial applications suite, a powerful tool that delivers real-time market data to financial professionals on their BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM).
Delivered using Outercurve's flagship InfoEdge On-Demand service, which seamlessly integrates with an organization's existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server via the Mobile Data Service feature, SnapShot Market Indicators is a vital tool for any financial professional. It features a customizable home page with dynamically updated quotes for selected financial instruments, along with an intuitive interface that lets on-the-go users request and retrieve quotes, news stories and an assortment of bar/line graphs.
SnapShot Market Indicators is managed through a user-friendly, web-based portal that makes it simple to configure personalized settings, alert triggers, and "Watch Lists" of indices and symbols. The "Trigger Manager" can be programmed with hundreds of potentially critical events, including specific share price/volume points and breaking news stories, for automatic notification by device alerts and streaming banners whenever the events occur. Using the InfoEdge On-Demand information delivery architecture with BlackBerry these pushed alerts are automatically sent to the handheld and stay visible until acknowledged by the user, ensuring that essential information cannot be overlooked. In addition, "Watch Lists" with up to 30 symbols in each allow quick access to market data, as well as the ability to monitor multiple instruments simultaneously.
SnapShot Market Indicators is available in two versions: the off-the-shelf Global Edition solution providing access to a real-time selection of worldwide market data provided by ComStock, an Interactive Data company, and the Enterprise Edition allowing enterprises to wirelessly enable their existing market data feeds, delivering specialized financial data to their population of BlackBerry users. The Enterprise Edition enables financial professionals to remotely receive crucial pricing and volume alerts, and can also be integrated with other corporate applications to provide up-to-the-minute information regarding their firm's and clients' positions.
"In the financial services industry, timely information can be as valuable as cash," said Derek Roga, Outercurve's President and CEO. "By making this powerful suite of applications available via BlackBerry, Outercurve's InfoEdge On-Demand service provides instant real-time data and news that financial professionals need to make profitable decisions."