Today, IPC Systems unveiled a new app development partner program for its Unigy® trading communications platform. The Affinity Partner Program (APP) provides a framework for solutions vendors and customers to develop collaboration and trading workflow applications using IPC’s Blue WaveTM development platform for Unigy.
IPC’s APP provides an open development environment that allows the integration of communications, communications data and speech analytics to enhance business processes, workflow and simplify compliance. Participants in APP can help increase competitive advantages for their firms or customers by developing applications that could include productivity tools for traders, and customized applications to address the needs of specific business units.
IPC already offers or has in development a variety of Unigy Blue Wave-based apps such as integration with Microsoft Lync® and SalesForce.com® as well as mobile applications for Apple® iOS.
“The financial industry is moving toward a model favoring more open and integrated systems and IPC’s Affinity Partner Program opens the door for market leading vendors to fully leverage the openness of the Unigy platform to develop innovative and powerful applications,” Mark Miller, Vice President, Product Management for IPC, said. “This move toward open systems is already helping to revolutionize the capital markets industry and the possibilities for development are almost endless; from applications that integrate with proprietary systems to give customers a competitive advantage to those that integrate voice recognition with sentiment analysis to provide a real-time view into market and trading dynamics,” Miller continued.
The Affinity Partner Program is structured to help customers and technology innovators take full advantage of Unigy’s Blue Wave Web Services API’s. Participants in the program will have access to a full suite of tools and services, including a software development kit, as well as a virtual “sandbox” test environment. In addition, participants will have access to dedicated support and the APP portal, a web-based solution center.
IPC offers high- and low-touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC’s offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, electronic connectivity services including enhanced voice services, business continuity solutions, and follow-the-sun service and support. IPC’s global reach extends to nearly 60 countries – including a financial extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.
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