IPC Systems, a leading provider of indispensable trading communications solutions to the world's leading financial services firms and global enterprises, today launched Alliance Express, an innovative, cost-effective solution that delivers a new, streamlined trading floor communications system for small and mid-sized firms.
Alliance Express combines IPC's market-leading Alliance MX communications platform with the world's largest financial services On-Net trading community, creating a complete, end-to-end solution that seamlessly integrates back-office hardware, IPC's gold-standard desktop trading "turrets" and IPC's exclusive global network of 3,500 sites.
Specifically optimised for hedge funds, smaller buy-side firms and other smaller trading floors, Alliance Express offers these firms a new way of doing business by making it easy for firms with as few as five trading positions to utilise the same industry-leading portfolio of IPC products, services and solutions as the world's largest banks, brokerages, exchanges and other firms. In 2008, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) together accounted for 99.9% of all enterprises, 59.2% of private sector employment and 51.5% of private sector turnover, according to the UK department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).
"The Alliance Express takes the proven capabilities of the most widely deployed, robust, resilient and scalable trading communications system on the market and seamlessly integrates with IPC's intelligent global network of 3,500-plus sites and our 24-hour global, 'follow-the-sun' management to deliver cost-effective solutions for smaller and mid-sized trading firms," said Mark Miller, director of IPC Product Management. "In addition to leveraging the world's largest On-Net community, we've put together aggressive, flexible pricing options for solutions optimised to enable smaller firms to deploy streamlined solutions for today's trading environments."
Streamlined and fully integrated, Alliance Express can be configured from a minimum of five trading positions up to 32 traders and 120 lines and features easy-to-understand, per-position pricing - including financing options. It also offers optional IPC Nexus Suite System Interconnect and Enterprise Reach for interoperability with PBX systems and offers cost-effective voice recording options.
Alliance Express features IPC's highly intuitive IQ/MAX turrets, leveraging Voice-over-IP technology and delivering maximum clarity, speed, control and power to traders' fingertips.