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McKay Brothers Microwave has launched the industry-leading private bandwidth service between Slough and Frankfurt. McKay’s latency between Slough-LD4 and Frankfurt-FR2 is 4.64 milliseconds (ms) round trip, the lowest known. The company is finalizing more routes between the UK and Frankfurt as well as a London Metro service.

Velocimetrics, the provider of real-time business performance monitoring and analysis solutions, today announces TipOff can now capture network packets to disk at a sustained rate of 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) on a single 2U Appliance using the AHA374 GZIP compression/decompression card supplied by AHA Products Group.

OpenGamma, a leading provider of OTC market structure solutions, is working with dealers and other OTC derivatives market participants to deliver an open source model to calculate the margin on bilateral derivatives trades. The solution will implement the final Standard Initial Margin Methodology (“SIMM”) being developed by ISDA, which will meet the requirements set by the Basel Committee and due to be implemented by December 2015.

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, and Celer Technologies, a leader in adaptable high performance financial markets trading platforms, today announced a partnership that allows Celer’s customers to leverage the power of Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high throughput. By integrating Zing into Celer’s platform, their next-generation, Big Data trading solution is able to leverage a Java runtime that delivers consistent low latency for all their trading modules – from trade implementation to execution, from clearing to client reporting and from risk management to compliance monitoring. Together, Celer Technologies and Azul Zing deliver a competitive advantage to trading firms, giving them the ability to completely customize the application, analyze large amounts of data in real time to find the best opportunities and enjoy market leading trade execution.

BTS, London Stock Exchange Group’s multi-asset and multi-market front end trading and quoting solution, today announces a direct connection to Turquoise, the European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). Through Turquoise, the BTS GUI, powered by GATElab, offers members access to over 4,000 shares, Depository Receipts, and ETFs admitted to trading from 18 European countries. BTS, developed on Java, can be downloaded and installed directly on a member’s PC, offering a single point of connectivity to all LSEG markets.

Quotix, a fintech company specialising in intelligent trade execution and management for the FX industry, has implemented Azul Systems’ Zing in order to eradicate Java garbage collection (GC) issues and latency outliers.

Bloomberg announced today that as of December 1, 2014, Bloomberg's sell-side trading solution has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to report securities with an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) and Over The Counter (OTC) derivatives as part of the Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARM) regime within the United Kingdom.

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist and the pioneer of single-dealer platform (SDP) technology, today announced Michael Wee as its new General Manager and Head of Asia Sales. This key appointment builds on the company’s commitment to the region.

Societe Generale Prime Services – formerly Newedge – today announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP (“GMEX Group”).