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NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of Order Routing Direct, its new, fully-managed point-to-point order routing service. Order Routing Direct uses patent-pending network technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn’t require routing back to a centralized hub.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ BX TotalView ITCH 3.2 was up 23% with a new record peak of 113,631 mps over 1 second

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that its clients can now benefit from low latency connectivity to Hotspot FX, LLC, the New Jersey-based institutional foreign exchange ECN via Atrium Network’s global extranet infrastructure.

StreamBase has responded to increasing interest in foreign exchange (FX) trading by teaming up with algorithmic FX trading specialist MarketFactory to speed up ‘time to first trade’ for hedge funds, banks and trading firms accessing the spot FX market.

OneMarketData, LLC, the leader in tick data management and analytics, today announced that Intelligent Wave Inc. (IWI), a Japanese company specializing in system solution business, credit card business and security system business, has become the first Japanese reseller of OneTick, the one solution for complex event processing (CEP), tick data management and analytics.

Collaborative Software Initiative’s recent soft launch of Openmarketdata.org and the growing ambitions – and credibility – of ventures like Hedgehogs.net may be signalling that collaboration for financial markets applications and infrastructure is an idea whose time has finally come. While individual open-source providers – notably Marketcetera with its order management platform – have made inroads into specific areas of the business, CSI and Hedgehogs.net are taking the argument to the enterprise level, and may succeed in attracting high-level attention as a result.

cPacket Networks, Inc. the leading provider of pervasive network intelligence technology, today announced that it has joined the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC). STAC is focused on helping end-user financial firms understand the performance of their existing systems and of new technologies they wish to adopt. cPacket will participate in the STAC Benchmark Council, a group of trading firms and vendors focusing on measuring the performance of algorithmic trading systems.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral data centre services, today announced that it offers low-latency access to BATS Europe, the fast-growing European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).

Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international provider of fiber-based communications services, and Novasparks, the ‘No Latency’ specialists in data packet processing solutions, announced today that they have successfully tested a next generation end-to-end low-latency market data transport solution leveraging Level 3’s newly upgraded ultra-low-latency route between Frankfurt and London.