HighTower Securities Inc. recently announced the beta launch of its HOST (HighTower Open Source Technology) iPhone and iPad application for advisors.

Through HOST, advisors can review HighTower's custodians, investment products, trading capabilities, research capabilities, technology and tools, and financial support services. Advisors who use the new application can access HOST through an icon on their iPhone or iPad home screen. The application also features Google search and a "Send to a Friend" option for sharing information from HOST with colleagues and clients.

Advisors using BlackBerry and Droid smart phones also can use HOST. To access HOST, please contact [email protected].