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Essex Radez, a leading provider of direct exchange feeds and co-location services for algorithmic traders, today announced its Normalized Multicast Feed, a consolidated order book service. Powered by an Exegy ticker plant, this feed incorporates BATS, Direct Edge, NASDAQ TotalView, NYSE ArcaBook, and NYSE OpenView data to deliver the top five equity prices with quote volume detail for each venue.

Trading software and connectivity specialist Ullink is working towards a late summer release of its "HFT in a Box" offering, which will combine a number of functions, including market data handlers, trading gateways, client algorithms, pre-trade risk controls and network connectivity, on to a single server, in order to minimise latency in the overall package.

Messaging specialist 29West has published results of performance tests on its IPC (Inter-Process Communication) transport, which push the latency of message transfer to well below one microsecond.

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NYSE Euronext's NYSE Technologies unit is partnering with latency monitoring specialist Corvil to launch, a website designed to expose latency figures for NYX (and potentially other) data feeds. Initially, the service - which is free and open access - is monitoring data from the NYSE ArcaBook and NYSE OpenBook markets, which have been determined to be especially latency sensitive.

Kairos Asset Management (KAM), a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based company, with US$100 million under management, has confirmed its commitment to the StreamBase complex event processing (CEP) platform by adding futures strategies to the high frequency equities trading strategies it already runs on the platform (see its earlier deployment here).

NovaSparks SA the ‘No Latency’ specialists in data packet processing solutions today announced it has secured Series A financing of USD 2 million from Partech, a leader in international venture capital. Partech invests in technology and internet firms, major successes include Business Objects, DailyMotion, Informatica and Digitick. Jean-Marc Patouillaud, partner at Partech, joined the NovaSparks Board of Directors earlier this year.

ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, today announced that Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking firm and long-term ACTIV customer, has deployed ACTIV’s Market Data Processing Unit (MPU) to reduce its hardware footprint, enhance performance and lower its cost of ownership for market data services.