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Datacom Systems Introduces New Network Monitoring device targeted at Proximity Hosting Service Providers in the High Speed Trading Environment

Datacom Systems announces the availability of a new matrix switch designed for co-location operators and service providers within the high frequency trading environment. The network device, known as the SingleStreamTM 2222, allows service providers (or major high frequency traders) to passively tap up to 10, 10G or 1G communication links with only minimal latency. These tapped connections can then be used by market participants' network or trade latency tools to monitor financial trading. Co-location providers may sell such tapped connectivity to end users for their own monitoring, so this device offers them the opportunity to provide higher value services to their end clients. The additional latency by inserting the SingleStream inline is less than 5 nanoseconds.

In addition to providing the end users with copies of their network traffic, the SingleStream 2222 also allows the service providers to monitor the tapped connections for service assurance monitoring. The device operates at speeds of up to 10Gbps. Up to 8 SingleStream 2222's can be seamlessly linked together allowing the service provider to monitor up to 80 10G links with a single monitoring device. The combination of its speed, ability to access up to 80 tapped links and selective monitoring of customer traffic is unique within the marketplace.

Kevin Formby, CEO of Datacom Systems, says "We have developed the SingleStream 2222 in conjunction with a major co-location service provider within the high frequency trading space. It allows them to offer new capabilities to their clients and at the same time provides full monitoring and service assurance on these critical network links. We are pleased to have worked closely with this customer, and are now able to offer this to a wider range of co-location providers. This device is well suited to service providers, and provides useful capabilities to large scale HFTs who need to maintain a sophisticated low latency monitoring infrastructure."

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