GreenKey, TT, OpenFin Partner
Green Key Releases New Front End, Launches Partnership Program
Trading Technologies First Third Party to Integrate New Web-based Voice Workspace
Now Deployed on Tablets, New Platform Runs on OpenFin HTML5 Container Technology
CHICAGO, February 3, 2016 – Green Key Technologies, creator of an award-winning voice workspace designed for financial market voice collaboration, today released its first web-based platform, Voice Box, in conjunction with the launch of a third-party Partnership Program. Green Key will upgrade all current users to the new HTML5 voice workspace, the first in the industry to bring sophisticated trader voice capabilities to a broad range of devices that includes low-cost touch-screen tablets.
Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading software, is the first third party to join Green Key’s new Partnership Program. The firms have integrated the new Web-based Voice Box and customized it for the unique needs of TT’s diverse user base, enabling TT clients to access Green Key from within the “TT” platform.
Green Key selected OpenFin’s market-leading, secure HTML5 container technology to eliminate browser dependencies and provide native application functionality, such as pop-up notifications and the ability to save workspace layouts. The OpenFin Container, which also powers TT Desktop, enables seamless integration between Voice Box and TT.
Said Green Key CEO Anthony Tassone: “We created an extremely thin web application, designed for mission-critical trader voice, that performs exceptionally well on sub-$100 tablets. This reduction in hardware dependency can produce an average cost savings of $15 million a year for large financial market firms. We’re very excited to partner with TT and make the workspace available to its highly skilled and vast user base.”
Drew Shields, CTO of Trading Technologies, offered: “One of the benefits of our new trading platform for our clients is that we are able to more easily integrate with other best-of-breed technologies. In doing so with Green Key, we have given our users another powerful trading tool without disrupting their workflow. We are very pleased to enter this partnership and bring this compelling combination to the market.”
Said OpenFin CEO Mazy Dar: “TT and Green Key are at the forefront of designing the next generation trader desktop, which is a Web-first, rich, integrated experience. We’re delighted they have both chosen OpenFin and look forward to facilitating integration between both platforms and other industry applications.”
Voice Box is a significant upgrade to Green Key’s previous Trader Voice Box platform, supporting the latest web application interoperability standards. Tassone said the product name now omits “Trader” because the platform’s numerous voice collaboration features now hold appeal not only to traders and brokers at the front end but to middle- and back-office personnel at banks, brokerage and trading firms.
Green Key provides global financial market participants with softphone capabilities over a secure voice network without hardware. The Green Key cloud-based voice software completely replicates the functionality of legacy hardware turrets and T1 lines, but at a fraction of the cost. Users can access the voice software from any device and push-to-talk concurrently in real time with an unlimited amount of users.
About Green Key Technologies
Headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, London and Singapore, Green Key Technologies provides the most comprehensive, advanced voice workspace environment for firms involved in the financial markets. The firm’s patented software turret functionality, encrypted global Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network and searchable text files combine to make voice communication significantly simpler, smarter and more cost-effective. Green Key’s VoIP network now includes more than 250 of the world’s largest banks, brokerage firms and trading firms. In 2015, Green Key won Waters Technology’s Most Promising Sell-Side Start Up Award and received an Innovator Award from FIA, the leading trade organization for the futures, options and cleared swaps markets worldwide. For more information, please visit www.greenkeytech.com.
About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (https://www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to 45 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its next-generation SaaS trading platform, TT, delivers ultra low-latency performance with unprecedented accessibility across all major devices.
OpenFin is the financial industry’s leading HTML5 container. Built on Google Chromium and tailored for financial firms, OpenFin is a powerful HTML5 engine that enables seamless deployment, native experience and desktop integration. The world’s largest banks and trading platforms use OpenFin to deploy applications both in-house and to over 150 buy-side and sell-side customers. For more information, please visit www.openfin.co
For Green Key Technologies:
Ellen G. Resnick
Crystal Clear Communications
773-929-9292; 312-399-9295 (cell)
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