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SpryWare, a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the release of their third generation ticker plant software taking flexibility, throughput, and low latency to new levels. The cutting edge ticker plant technology is designed with an impressive list of enhancements including the option to install the software as an Embedded MIS (Embedded Market Information Server), deploying it as a full In-Process solution, bringing the feed handlers directly into the client trading application on either a Linux or Microsoft Windows server environment. With the In-Process configuration, latency is brought down to single digit microsecond level on key market data feeds.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced the availability of server collocation services directly on the lowest latency network connecting New York and Chicago. Spread Networks’ collocation services complement both its flagship 13.33 millisecond roundtrip dark fiber network and its 15.75 ms round trip low latency wavelength service connecting America’s two largest financial centers.

Custom Connect, a global reseller of high-performance network solutions, today announced that one of Europe’s leading financial traders selected Custom Connect’s transatlantic connectivity solution. It concerns a dedicated 10G network route between New York City and Equinix in Slough. The connection will guarantee ultra-low latency fiber connectivity on a key route for the trading market.

KVH, a provider of integrated communications and IT management solutions in Japan, has selected an Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) Digital Optical Network to provide speed, scalability, and low latency to its business customers.

Marketcetera’s initiative to establish an open-source model for execution systems took a step forward this month as Lime Brokerage agreed to make the company’s Automated Trading Platform available to clients alongside its existing connectivity solutions.

ITRS Group plc, the leading global provider of predictive, real-time monitoring and proactive application performance management solutions to the world’s financial community, has announced the launch of a new interface to the Thomson Reuters Enterprise Platform for Real-Time (TREP), which distributes, integrates and manages real-time information across financial institutions.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, has extended the footprint of its services by locating a Point of Presence (POP) in Interxion’s Stockholm data centre. Atrium Network’s POP offers the trading community ultra-low-latency connectivity to all the Stockholm-based exchanges: Nasdaq OMX, Burgundy and NGM, as well as between the London and Stockholm financial centres.

Algo Technologies has added another node to its inter-exchange distributed network with the provision of proximity hosting services for SIX Swiss Exchange at Equinix’s ZH4 Zurich data centre. Algo claims to be among the first proximity hosting service providers to SIX Swiss at ZH4, along with Fixnetix, which also has facilities there.

Options IT, a leading provider of ultra-low latency market data, connectivity, fully managed application hosting and high-performance technology Infrastructure-as-a-Service for the buyside and sellside, today announced that ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, has deployed ACTIVFeed on the Options PIPE platform.