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Custom Connect, a global reseller of high-performance network solutions, today announced that a major worldwide financial trader selected Custom Connect to deliver connectivity between Frankfurt, Germany and Singapore. It concerns dedicated 1G Ethernet connections between the Deutsche Börse and the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The fastest connection offers the lowest possible latency between both markets with a round-trip time of below 180 milliseconds.

Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Toshiba Solutions Corporation has embedded Informatica Ultra Messaging software as  an integral component of the Toshiba Solutions’ Japanese Stock Order Execution System (JSOES) exchange gateway solution for ultra high-performance execution of securities exchanges. According to Toshiba’s own testing, Informatica Ultra Messaging proved to be the most efficient, lowest-latency messaging technology available, demonstrating average latencies as low as 660 nanoseconds.

TradingScreen today announced the appointment of Arnold Roxas as Head of Fixed Income Business Development and Tim Sullivan as a leading salesperson focusing on traditional asset managers in North America. Both roles report directly to Head of Global Marketing for Traditional Asset Managers Charles Garcia and are based in TradingScreen's New York headquarters.

OptionsCity Software, a leading provider of end-to-end electronic trading software, announced today that it has become a certified vendor on the International Securities Exchange (ISE) for electronic trading. OptionsCity will roll out connectivity to ISE to its customers, beginning with a proprietary trading group and a market maker on RUT that has expressed strong interest in trading the active, multi-legged strategy book available at ISE.

DealHub (Option Computers) a leading global provider of financial markets software, has strengthened its management team with the senior appointment of Chris Leaver as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Interxion Holding, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, is pleased to announce that Patsystems, a leading provider of trading and risk management solutions, has selected its City of London data center to host its recently launched London access point. Market participants can now easily and cost-effectively interconnect to Patsystems XConnect hub at Interxion.

Myricom, the technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet solutions specialized for vertical markets, today announces general availability of a new Myri-10G 10-Gigabit Ethernet network adapter. The 10G-PCIE2-8C2-2S two-SFP+-port adapter is specifically optimized to work with Myricom’s DBL 2.0 software to accelerate High Frequency Trading applications. Performance testing for the 8C2 network adapter demonstrates further latency reduction of 300ns over Myricom’s lowest latency products. With DBL 2.0 running on the 8C2 network adapter, users can expect repeatable end-to-end UDP and TCP latencies under 4us.

Patsystems is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Mixit Inc, a US based developer and vendor of sell-side Order Management Systems (OMS) and Execution Management Systems (EMS) for equities and options trading (the “Acquisition”).

ConvergEx Group (“ConvergEx”), a leading technology company, today announced that its parent company ConvergEx Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) in an all cash transaction expected to close in the early autumn.