Merrill Pilots Motion-Video On Its Prism Broker Workstation, Eyes Firmwide Rollout

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Merrill Lynch & Co. is expanding the desktop delivery of video programming to its Prism broker workstations, following a successful test involving 60 users at 12 branch sites. Phase Two of the Private Client Television (PCTV) pilot, under way now, will increase the number of participants to 100 and add video to the traditional audio-only morning call.

As pilots proceed, Merrill systems executives are studying the feasibility of delivering full-motion video to all 10,300 of the firm's retail b