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Chi-X Global Technology, LLC, the technology services unit of Chi-X Global Inc., today announced that UBS Investment Bank will connect to the company’s MarketPrizm pan-Europe trading infrastructure to support the investment bank’s Direct Execution ultra-low latency market access and co-location services in the region.

Thomson Reuters today unveiled Elektron, its next generation data distribution network. Thomson Reuters Elektron is a global, ultra-high speed network and hosting environment that enables financial firms to access and share information faster and more cost effectively. Hedge funds, asset managers, banks, brokerages, exchanges and other participants will for the first time be able to connect to the world’s largest financial community and securely reach trading partners over the network.

SunGard is rolling out Valdi, a multi-asset trading suite combining OMS, smart order routing and liquidity services delivered as a hosted solution. Valdi draws upon existing SunGard offerings augmented with new functionality, promoted as a new single brand - a continuing sign of how the software giant is combining point solutions (many of them the result of acquisitions) into enterprise offerings to meet the more sophisticated needs of global customers.

NYSE Technologies has pushed its SuperFeed real-time market data delivery service into Brazil through a local distributor arrangement between NYSE Euronext and Brazilian telco Universal Telecom (Unitelco). The companies believe the move will bring Brazil’s investment market a step closer to the maturity of the US market, adding low-latency direct market data delivery to existing intermediary services from Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, and meeting the needs of growing numbers of hedge funds, algorithmic traders, high-frequency traders and arbitragers operating in Brazil.

STAC has released a second audited STAC-M2 Benchmark of products from Cisco, Solarflare, and Informatica (29West). This stack (SUT ID LBM100414) was the same as SUT ID LBM100402, except the switch was a Cisco Catalyst 4900M:

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the company’s line of 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet adapters will support the InfiniBand Trade Association’s recently announced specification aimed at furthering deployment of high-performance and low-latency applications in the enterprise data center: Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). RoCE brings the low-latency and efficiency benefits of InfiniBand to the data center Ethernet fabric, and holds the promise to bring the benefits of low latency to a significantly wider class of data center and cloud applications.

QuantHouse, the leading independent provider of low latency trading solutions, announced today that its feed handler technology, used to standardize exchange raw market data feeds, is able to decode more than 5.55 million messages per second.

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today that the firm now offers clients connectivity to the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). The new interface reflects the firm’s global strategy of providing low latency connectivity and trading solutions onto the world’s leading Asian and international exchanges.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced that the company has enhanced the performance and service options offered on its low-latency, fiber-optic network between New York and Chicago. With this enhancement, Level 3 is offering two new ultra-low-latency options backed by service level guarantees.