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IPC’s Trading Platform Named Best Sell-Side Trading Communication System

IPC received the “Best Sell-Side Trading Communications Systems” award in Sell-Side Technology’s second annual Sell-Side Technology Awards program.

IPC, a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, received the “Best Sell-Side Trading Communications Systems” award in Sell-Side Technology’s second annual Sell-Side Technology Awards program.  The selection was made by a panel comprised of industry experts and Waters journalists.

This award recognizes IPC for its revolutionary trading communications technology. IPC accounts for more than 118,000 of the world’s trading turret positions establishing the Company as the turret market segment leader with over 50% share. Unigy, IPC’s open, single services-oriented architecture (SOA)-based unified trading communications and applications platform, speeds collaboration between traders and the trade support teams across middle and back offices with unprecedented flexibility, scalability and adaptability. Unigy’s interoperability allows it to work with existing systems, IQ/MAX turrets, PBX phone systems and voice recording equipment to help trading firms transform their workflow. Now live at more than 500 customer sites globally, including installations at more than 50% of the Top 25 banks*, Unigy helps trading firms of every size reduce complexity, ensure compliance and control operating costs.

“We are honored to be selected as the Best-Sell Side Trading Communications System in the Sell-Side Technology Awards,” said Ranjan Singh, Vice President, Product Management, Trading Communications, IPC.  “Our primary goal is to provide our customers with the sophisticated technology and expertise that grants them a competitive advantage in every stage of the trading lifecycle. Our accomplishment in winning this award supports our viewpoint that it is the unification of technology and knowledge that makes the difference for our customers.”

IPC also offers a sophisticated suite of trading communications tools that includes the award-winning IQ/MAX turret, whose intuitive design and advanced Voice-over-IP technology delivers maximum clarity, speed, control and power to a trader’s fingertips, IQ/MAX Edge, a Unigy-powered turret designed specifically for small- to medium-sized trading firms, IQ/MAX Omni, an innovative PC-based soft-turret that offers traders the ability to trade from anywhere and IPC’s revolutionary Blue Wave application development platform that enables Unigy customers and third party Application Service Providers (ASPs) to create their own business-specific applications.

The winners of the Sell-Side Technology Awards were announced during an awards ceremony in New York on April 15.

*The Top 25 banks ranking is generated by The Banker Database, and published in The Banker July edition.

About IPC

IPC is a leading global provider of specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and over 40 years of expertise, IPC provides customers with integrated solutions that support traders and participants across the entire trade lifecycle including sell-side and buy-side financial institutions, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, clearing and settlement firms, independent software vendors, corporate finance departments, financial information exchange providers and market data providers. IPC’s offerings include a unified

communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, managed voice and data network connectivity solutions and dedicated service and support. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries – including a network of 5,000 customer sites over 630 cities and an installed base of approximately 118,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.