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The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) - via its initiative - has released a free, open source, data feed handler for the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) consolidated feed.

Given its concerted effort to raise its visibility over the past year or so, RealTick’s sale to ConvergEx Group, announced today, comes as little surprise. It comes as little surprise too that its owner, Barclays, would want to divest itself of a non-core business that it acquired along with the US operations of Lehman Brothers in that post-Credit Crunch deal.

euNetworks Group Limited, announced it has launched a new ultra low latency route from London to Stockholm, marking the completion of the latest phase of its network development programme dedicated to the financial services community.

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced the acquisition of shares in Omnesys Technologies, a Bangalore-based provider of software for securities trading and order-management systems. Intel Capital hopes that this investment relationship will create opportunities for Omnesys to connect with potential customers, and take its product to securities markets around the world.

Vello Systems, a leader in high performance cloud infrastructure solutions, announces the introduction and availability of its ultra-low latency, high-density, 10G CX50T service card. Designed for the company’s CX Family of cloud infrastructure systems, the CX50T operates in either the 16-slot CX16000 system or the 5-slot CX4000 system providing the industry’s lowest latency 10G networking performance combined with the highest 10G densities. The CX50T is optimized for intra-metro applications and is part of Vello Systems growing solutions portfolio for intra- and inter-metro low-latency networking.

Fixnetix, ultra-low latency provider for all asset class trading and data, announced today its ability to provide co-location to BME through Visual Trader Systems, the exchanges subsidiary technology company. Leading investment banks, such as Deutsche Bank, will now be able to offer their ultra-low latency trading technologies to BME whilst continuing their path for providing best performance solutions to all trading customers. Hedge Fund and Proprietary Trading customers are now able to seek liquidity in the Spanish markets on the Fixnetix trading network.

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, and Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Interactive Data has extended its presence in Asia and the UK by adding Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) and London-4 (LD-4) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres to its existing presence with Equinix in Hong Kong, Sydney, Chicago, New York and Frankfurt. The new data centres are integral to Interactive Data’s global expansion programme for its real-time market data and trading solutions, by further extending the Company’s capabilities to key financial markets across the globe.

Financial market participants across Asia can now seek dark pools of liquidity throughout the region, thanks to a new agreement between Chi-East, the first Asian exchange backed non-display venue, and global connectivity provider Transaction Network Services.