Published On: Tue, Oct 19th, 2010

WEY Technology Appoints MD for New APAC HQ

WEY Technology, a specialist provider of integrated trading floor and control centre solutions, announced October 18 the opening of its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore and the appointment of Giuseppe Zaccaria as managing director and head of WEY Technology Asia Pacific. At the opening, WEY Technology also unveiled two new solutions for the trading floor: WEY oneDesk, which makes complex desktop environments in the trading room more user-friendly and efficient; and WEY IP Remote, which simplifies the integration of remote solutions into an existing infrastructure.

As head of WEY’s new Asian Pacific headquarters in Singapore, Mr Zaccaria will be responsible for managing WEY’s operations in nine countries, including Taiwan, Japan and Australia, and strategic partnerships in key markets such as China.

Mr Zaccaria moves to Singapore from WEY’s head office in Switzerland, where he headed up sales for Italy. He brings over 25 years of experience in market data and trading room solutions having begun his career at Thomson Reuters – rising through the ranks to the role of business manager for Southeastern Europe. He also spent several years at Sun Microsystems in the role of managing director for the Middle East and North Africa, before joining WEY in 2009.

Armin Klinger, CEO, WEY Technology said: “As one of the world’s largest trading centres, Singapore is the ideal location for our APAC headquarters. We are already seeing strong business growth in Asia and anticipate further expansion over the next 12 months. Appointing Giuseppe Zaccaria to head our activities in APAC demonstrates our long-term commitment to further grow our business and provide outstanding service to our clients, both directly and through strategic partnerships.”

Giuseppe Zaccaria, managing director and head of WEY Technology Asia Pacific added: “At the recent opening of our Singapore headquarters we showcased our latest technology to clients and prospects, inviting them to experience the latest innovations for themselves. We look forward to collaborating closely with financial services firms across the region to deliver further innovation to the trader workspace resulting in a more efficient and ergonomic trading room environment.”

WEY oneDesk makes it easy for traders to switch effortlessly and intuitively between multiple local and switched PCs, using a single WEY keyboard and mouse. The solution incorporates three new technologies: a WEY Capture Card, Focus software and Mouse Switch. The WEY Capture Card allows any video source to be displayed in a window on the trader’s desktop screen, helping users maximise screen real-estate and eliminate the need for extra dedicated monitors. WEY Focus software brings context detection to WEY’s mutlifunctional keyboard, with relevant keyboard functions automatically switched on when a user clicks on a target window on the desktop, such as Bloomberg, 3000Xtra, D3000 or EBS. The WEY Mouse Switch allows users to toggle between PCs by simply moving the mouse cursor from one screen to another.

WEY IP Remote provides remote control access to dedicated workstations via LAN/WAN. It transmits high quality, latency-free, digital and analogue video, audio, USB, PS/2 and serial data from remote computers to any workplace – worldwide. The IP solution uses new compression techniques to minimise bandwidth requirements and is easily integrated within existing IP/Ethernet networks.

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