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Today at the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association's annual Financial Services Technology Expo in New York City, IBM unveiled a new technology platform designed to transform the way that financial services firms manage the ever increasing amount of data and transaction volumes generated by capital markets around the world.

Exegy, a hardware acceleration market data appliance specialist, has added a hosted version of its ticker plant to its product portfolio and extended its partnership with Essex Radez, a provider of direct exchange feeds and collocation services for algorithmic traders.

FSMLabs, a premier provider of enterprise real-time and timekeeping technology, and EndRun Technologies , a manufacturer of time and frequency equipment, today announced a solution that leverages the global CDMA wireless network as a time source for ultra-precise timekeeping. The joint solution combines FSMLabs TimeKeeper and EndRun Tempus LX CDMA to enable financial services and other regulated industries to meet needs for accurate time-stamping and data logging with high transaction volumes.

Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, has selected Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network (GFN) for Ethernet between Frankfurt and Chicago. ACTIV chose Hibernia's GFN, a next generation, high speed connectivity platform because of its rapid delivery coupled with secure route diversity, commercial flexibility and unmatched provisioning time to install.

StreamBase today announced integration of its CEP platform with Solace Systems’ hardware-based middleware routing products. The combination of these technologies provides customers with a comprehensive solution for receiving, filtering and analyzing market data, news and other market inputs to improve real-time trading decisions and profits.

IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of indispensable trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced that it is providing Orbixa with highly reliable, secure, low-latency electronic connectivity to the BATS Exchange, the world’s third-largest stock exchange operator, via IPC’s Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS).

The algo news feed AlphaFlash of Deutsche Börse – Market Data & Analytics will be available in three London data centers starting 15 July 2010. This raises the total number of data centers which provide direct access to this data feed to seven worldwide. AlphaFlash, a joint product of Deutsche Börse and the financial news agencies Need to Know News and Market News International, both entities of Deutsche Börse, delivers more than 150 machine readable macroeconomic indicators directly into trading algorithms.

Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG, has selected Hibernia's secure Global Financial Network (GFN) for high performance, protected connectivity between Frankfurt and Chicago. Deutsche Börse Systems chose Hibernia's GFN because of its full route diversity throughout the entire transAtlantic, long-haul network, as well as down to the local metro loop level. The new high capacity route will serve Deutsche Börse Group's large financial client base. The route also avoids highly congested network areas, such as around the New York and London waterways, thereby offering security through physical diversity.

Spread Networks has opened for business offering a low-latency, dark fibre private network connection between New York and Chicago with a guaranteed round trip latency of 13.33 milliseconds, a couple of milliseconds below currently available commercial services.