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Wireless network technologies offer firms with latency-sensitive trading strategies a significant speed advantage over fibre optic technologies. But to deliver a competitive edge in trading performance they must be carefully selected, deployed and operated.

OTAS Technologies, the preferred decision support partner to the world’s largest global institutions, today launched OTAS Base, an API and visualisation toolkit for developers to assist in building applications that integrate OTAS analytics and visual elements. Using OTAS Base, developers can quickly and easily build applications that include OTAS’ intraday analytics on over 10,000 stocks worldwide and also that deliver the look and feel of the OTAS interface.

Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced BSE – formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange – has deployed Solarflare’s intelligent network I/O software and hardware on their customer gateways and throughout their core network.

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, announced today that Parabellum Markets has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals.

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that they have now combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group.

Tbricks today announced that Cebulon, the Amsterdam-based derivatives market maker, has selected Tbricks as the backbone of their market making and derivatives trading business.

Global electronic trading technology provider InfoReach has opened three new data centers in strategic locations to offer clients faster and more efficient trading performance.

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS) for capital markets, and Lucera Financial Infrastructures, a premier provider of on-demand high-performance infrastructure to power electronic trading, announced the availability of a STAC Report on the first cloud-based STAC-M3 benchmark assessing high-speed analytics on time series trading data. McObject and Lucera also announced a partnership in which Lucera will offer eXtremeDB Financial Edition as a service for applications hosted on the Lucera Compute high-performance, collocated cloud computing infrastructure for financial institutions.

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ashworth as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. He succeeds founder, Paul Caplin, who remains on the Board as Executive Chairman.