IPC Systems, Inc., a global provider of network services, trading communication technology and enhanced services to the financial markets community, today announced the introduction of its Self-Provisioning Online Tool (SPOT) for Trader Voice services within the EMEA region. SPOT empowers the EMEA Trader Voice community with greater control and visibility into their voice network by enabling customers to self-provision voice connections through IPC’s Xchange Customer Portal. SPOT is the most recent expansion of IPC’s proven, private and secure Xchange Customer Portal, which provides customers with instant, global visibility and hands-on analysis of their trading communications system and network services.
IPC is breaking new ground with the first single provisioning and management interface dedicated to the financial markets. SPOT enables customers to self-provision voice services anytime and proactively administer IPC resources globally. With SPOT, firms in EMEA will be able to:
- Self-provision voice services to IPC’s ever growing community of more than 5,000 global on-net locations
- Efficiently manage voice connections, including new voice installations, shifts or terminations enterprise-wide
- Quickly redirect bearers and channels
- Easily submit or cancel termination requests
“The introduction of SPOT in EMEA is just the first phase in a broader deployment of real-time self-provisioning solutions across our service portfolio to customers around the globe,” said Dave Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “IPC is dedicated to helping our customers achieve maximum business advantage, and the launch of SPOT is another step forward in IPC’s commitment to deliver trader productivity and drive operational efficiencies throughout the financial markets.”
In addition to provisioning, SPOT provides advanced functionality for IPC Financial Markets Network customers to gain complete visibility into their accounts including a dashboard overview of their global voice estate and order status, inventory management capabilities, capacity planning reports and advanced search capabilities. EMEA Trader Voice customers can use SPOT to search, report, reserve, lock, label and assign signaling preferences.
The Self-Provisioning Online Tool is part of IPC’s comprehensive portfolio of Voice Connectivity Services including Trader Voice and EVS. IPC Voice Connectivity Services enable traders to reach counterparties, access global hoot and holler networks and gain greater mobility in a rapid, cost-effective manner. The service also provides access to new markets, proactive infrastructure monitoring and unrivaled flexibility.
IPC is a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community. With complete 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 trading positions, managed voice and data connectivity solutions, compliance technologies, infrastructure management and a suite of enhanced service offerings. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries – including a network of 5,000 customer sites over 700 cities and an installed base of approximately 120,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has over 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. IPC’s mission is to continually innovate to support collaboration across the global financial community and address our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.
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