The IQMX turret has the intelligence to subscribe to IP-based services on the firm's wide area network (WAN). Services such as data, voice and video, the turret has the ability to deliver richer, more interactive applications incorporated into state of the art integrated services. The primary function provided by the IQMX voice station turret system is to enable multiple people to participate in a party line conversation. At a single desktop station, a user can select one or more different party line conversations to listen to. With each line selected, the user can also select the option to participate or just "listen in."