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
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.