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Impulse Accelerated Technologies today announced the addition of GigE and 10GigE FPGA development kits for financial traders. The kits are for firms that develop proof of concept and full production FPGA Auto Trading systems. Included with the kits are a working reference design, training, and available engineering services to increase first hardware project success rates.

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of the financial services industry’s first cloud platform, the Capital Markets Community Platform.   Designed to increase business agility, simplify market access and reduce trading friction by utilizing rapid on-demand computing resources, this enterprise-level platform was developed in partnership with cloud computing experts VMware  and EMC to address the unique performance and security requirements of financial services firms.

ITRS Group plc, the leading global provider of predictive, real-time monitoring and proactive application performance management products to the world’s financial community, announced today the appointment of Jim Kern as managing director of ITRS Americas.

Correlix Inc., the provider of the industry leading RaceTeam service for monitoring, measuring and reporting order and market data flows in real-time, today announced that BATS Global Markets (BATS), a global operator of cash equities and derivatives securities markets, has joined the Correlix RaceTeam latency measurement service.

NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, today announced that Shanghai Stock Communications (STOCOM), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, will establish a connection to the NYSE Technologies Marketplace for FIX order routing services. This partnership is designed to further expand NYSE Technologies network reach in China and enable traders and investors to more easily trade cross-borders with unmatched speed and reliability.

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that it has further expanded its coverage of Middle East feeds via PlusFeed, its low-latency consolidated data feed.

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire First Futures Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (FFS), a high-end technology solutions provider in Pune, India. The transaction marks RTS’ first acquisition of another company since its founding in 1992.

Exegy Incorporated, the ultra-high performance market data appliance company, announced today that the firm now has a local presence in London with the addition of Victor Tohux to the sales staff. Victor joins Exegy as Director of Sales for the UK. Prior to joining Exegy, Victor worked for Thomson Reuters providing market data services to banks, brokers, proprietary trading firms, and hedge funds.

Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse trans-Atlantic high-bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today the appointment of industry veteran Kathy Perone to the position of Chief Operations Officer.