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Trading Floor Consultants

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Trading Floors and Dealerboards

CAS has, for many years, had major exposure to Financial and Energy trading floor services.

This experience began in 1984 when CAS worked at the London Stock Exchange and during a successful 6 year period, a number of high profile and project related assignments were carried out, primarily focussed around the market floor and associated services to member firms.

CAS has demonstrated its ability to focus on the business aspects of trading floor operations, an example was for a world leading Energy trading company, where CAS has:

  • developed the strategy for, and implemented a trading floor user review for the new European Headquarters in London
  • designed, managed and implemented a trading services and user review for a large trading floor complex in Houston, Texas

The key difference between the CAS trading floor service and the competition is to concentrate on the client's business and use the resulting profile to recommend, design and project manage the technologies and systems that trading floors demand.

The trading systems that CAS has been actively involved with include all areas of voice, data and information services. Examples are:

Trading Accommodation:

  • Data and Telecoms centre design
  • Trading floor environmental planning
  • Client migration planning and management
  • Capacity planning

Trading Furniture Design:

  • Space planning
  • Cabling design and management
  • Desktop connectivity

Voice Systems:

  • IPC Tradenet MX, Alliance MX and IQMX
  • BT Syntegra, ITS and modular developments of new products
  • Ericsson MD110 - FS and Trading Application systems
  • Siemens Hicom 300 trader system
  • Hitachi Dealing system
  • Various PBX systems (eg. Avaya Definity, Ericsson MD110, Nortel Meridian) integrated into the trading systems and developed to meet the requirements of front/back office positions

Voice Recording:

  • NICE analogue/digital ranges
  • Eyretel Mediastore and development of unique total/selective recording
  • Racal Wordnet, Tienna and Renaissance software

Intercom Systems:

  • Stentofon range, including Alphacomm and modern developments
  • Speakerbus
  • Purple Voice IP Intercom
  • Ring

Market Data:

  • Reuters
  • Topic, Seaq and CRS
  • Bloomberg

Data Systems and Infrastructure

  • Microsoft operating systems ·
  • Microsoft networks
  • Hardware assessment and procurement
  • Redundancy planning for trading services
  • Local area network design and implementation
  • Structured cabling scheme design for the trading environment


  • Video-conferencing rooms
  • Desktop Videoconferencing systems
    • Avistar
    • Polycom / Polyspan
    • Integration with dealerboard systems
  • Plasma displays
  • Streaming media
  • Wall board displays

Application Software and Integration:

  • Application, integration change control
  • Various in-house and market available software
  • CTI solutions development based on user requirements
  • Voice-over IP developments
  • Integration testing between PBX and Dealerboard Systems, using Q-Sig, MCDN and DPNSS
  • Compliance testing of all integrated systems to pre-defined criteria

CAS has a wealth of experience in designing and producing tender documents and evaluating responses for all voice and information service systems. CAS will carry out contract negotiation for clients and undertake the project management either as "the lead" manager and team or working alongside a client's own in-house staff.

For an overview of some projects CAS has undertaken in the trading arena, clicking on the names below will show further details:

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