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New BT Software Eases Trading Room Phone Management

BT Tuesday unveiled a set of PC control and management software allowing administrators to configure trading room phones and allocate resources from remote locations via LAN, WAN, or the Internet.

Named ITSprofile, the Windows NT-based software has a simple drag-and-drop interface and can be operated from anywhere in the world.

"There's been a lot of talk about the 'software turret' lately, but except in the rare circumstance of a trader working from home, or disaster recovery, the use of this technology has been low," said Elizabeth Edwards, marketing manager of trading systems at BT North America.

"The fact is," continued Edwards, "traders want telephone systems that are easy to use. They demand instant access to the resources they need - where and when they need them."

"The introduction of ITSprofile allows the trading room manager to respond immediately to requests for additional lines, or to move an entire trader profile to a new office location with all resources intact."

The announcement of ITSprofile comes from BT North America, the U.S.-based subsidiary of British Telecommunications. BT offers a whole range of financial trading systems created by its Syntegra subsidiary, including large-scale solutions for multinational customers. Syntegra has supplied systems in 50 countries, totalling 45,000 positions at over 1,400 sites.