Welcome!

News Feed Item

New BT Netrix HiTouch Keeps Traders In Control

New cloud-integrated device helps bring together high-definition communications, specialist apps and market information with the simple swipe of a finger

IRVING, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced a new cloud-integrated innovation for financial markets that puts traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships.

Called BT Netrix HiTouch, the new touchscreen device acts as a control centre for collaboration among traders, their clients and counterparties and the wider pool of experts involved throughout the trade cycle.  It enables individuals and groups to rapidly communicate in what is a highly complex, real-time environment.  It empowers them to make faster and more informed decisions with the help of the latest high-definition visual and audio interfaces and communications services, integrated with their specialist trading applications and market information.

BT Netrix HiTouch reflects the transformation in the industry as new regulations, emerging market dynamics, waves of innovation and changing demographics take hold.    

With the swipe of a finger, it allows traders to tap into the hundreds of apps, market data feeds and communications services delivered by the BT Radianz Cloud, including BT's specialist trading floor and enterprise voice, video and conferencing services. 

The Radianz Cloud is the world's largest secure networked financial community.  It brings together thousands of institutions from across multiple asset classes throughout the entire trading cycle, including banks, brokers, investment managers, third-party application providers, exchanges and market data vendors. 

The three-way integration that BT is enabling among Netrix HiTouch, the applications on traders' screens and the services in the Radianz Cloud, allows traders to access and share market information and research, talk to their clients through specialist communications services, engage in high-definition multi-party audio and video conferences, capture orders and trade, all through an integrated desktop and powerful touchscreen-driven collaboration device. This shaves precious seconds from the time it takes traders to make decisions and allows them to have richer, more timely contact with clients, helping build loyalty and win new business.

Netrix HiTouch is underpinned by an agile technology infrastructure that allows firms to manage costs and stay in line with increasingly strict compliance and risk regulations.  It gives traders control and flexibility across a range of execution styles, from pure "high-touch" trading (involving lots of human-to-human contact), through "hybrid trading" (a mix of human interaction and electronic trading) to "low-touch" electronic algorithmic trading.

Tom Regent, president, global banking and financial markets, BT Global Services, said: "As financial markets firms adapt to ever more stringent regulations and the need to retain more capital in reserve, traders are under increasing pressure to make the right decisions faster and maximise increasingly elusive investment returns.  In response, trading strategies are becoming more complex, involving a greater mix of execution styles.  On top of this, a new generation of trader is emerging, used to the speed and convenience of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets.  It's a perfect storm — and traders are at the very eye of it. 

"BT Netrix HiTouch should be at the heart of every trading strategy, complementing low-touch automation with high-touch collaboration and expertise. Its new interface gives traders intuitive touchscreen control of their communications, with the same ease with which they use their smartphones and tablets in their personal lives, integrated with unmatched breadth and depth of the applications delivered by our world-leading BT Radianz Cloud.

"Today's announcement is the latest in a series of product launches that underlines our commitment to continue to lead the way in innovating in financial services technology and networking for the benefit of our customers."

Rebecca Healey, senior analyst, Tabb Group, said: "As the industry continues to shift to greater automation, both buy and sell side now need to leverage their use of technology to optimise liquidity, relationships and resources.  Only the combined interaction between man and machine will enable traditional brokerage services to re-emerge in a new and more cost efficient manner, delivering the next generation in trading.

"BT Netrix HiTouch has been designed to address these challenges.  BT has positioned it as the control centre sitting at the heart of its end-to-end capability of solutions and services for financial markets across the entire trade cycle — from pre-trade to post-trade and settlement.  It allows a mix of execution strategies but importantly, regardless of whether using high-touch, low-touch or hybrid trading, it gives access to person-to-person collaboration tools, integrated with applications and market data feeds available in the BT Radianz Cloud."

BT has been serving the needs of financial markets customers for over 30 years.  Netrix HiTouch builds on its extensive installed base of 68,000 trading turrets used by financial markets firms worldwide.  One in three traders depend on BT Netrix trading turrets – more than 68,000 users in 1,400 trading rooms around the globe. 

All news releases can be accessed at our web sites: http://www.globalservices.bt.com/us/en/news and http://www.btplc.com/news

About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,103m with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

SOURCE BT

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, discussed how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your aud...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effici...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
"MathFreeOn.com is a line coding platform for engineers and scientists. When they want to solve an engineering problem and they have to use software - they have to pay a lot of money for licenses - but with MathFreeOn you don't have to pay a lot of money. Just go to our site and write the code and you can check the result right away," explained Simon Lee, CMO of MathFreeOn, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud ...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...