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In its first major release since licensing TS Associates’ TipOff latency measurement system a year ago, London-based infrastructure monitoring specialist Velocimetrics has unveiled a new range of high performance TipOff appliances, one of which offers more than six times the storage capacity of previous appliances. The new appliance range will also underpin future releases of Velocimetrics’ eponymous system performance monitoring systems.

By Zoe Schiff

Azul Systems’ resale agreement with Chelmer will allow the Auckland, New Zealand-based trading systems supplier to offer Azul’s Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to add consistency and scalability to clients’ low-latency infrastructures. The deal also expands Azul’s presence in Asia / Pacific.

High-performance data platform provider Redline Trading Solutions has added Bloomberg’s consolidated B-PIPE market data feed to the list of feeds available via its InRush accelerated ticker plant.

Kevin Covington’s appointment to the board of Delta Capita this week underscores a perhaps more wide-ranging development: the emergence of the Plato Partnership, which named Delta Capita as its strategic consultant earlier this year.

Hats off to Hugh Hughes and the team at Fixnetix, who’ve sold the company to CSC (Computer Sciences Corp.), in a deal that gives the small but influential provider of managed services for trading the muscle it has craved for so long.

Hardware accelerator specialist Celoxica has launched the Celoxica Ticker Plant (CTP) for the OPRA options pricing feed. CTP for OPRA aims to minimise users’ data centre footprint while processing the OPRA data set’s high message volumes at ultra-low latency.

By: Zoe Schiff

Alize Trading, a Paris-based algorithmic prop house, has gone life with Horizon Platform with a view to developing its algorithmic trading business. The flexibility of Horizon’s algorithmic trading software allows smaller prop trading firms to engage in trades with a few exchanges and gradually increase their scale of operation as they grow.

The conviction of former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes on eight counts of conspiring to rig the Libor benchmark and the handing down of a 14-year jail sentence hit the headlines big time. The judge said Hayes was the centre of the conspiracy, the Serious Fraud Office acting as prosecutor said he was motivated by greed, the defence said he simply wanted to do a good job, and comments from market participants suggested he has been made a scapegoat.

By Zoe Schiff

Anova Technologies has gone live with a hybrid laser market data link between the Secaucus and Carteret, New Jersey data centres that house the Nasdaq and Bats/ Direct Edge matching engines. The company is offering Nasdaq TotalView-ITCH and BX, Bats BZY and BZX, and Direct Edge EdgeA and EdgeX market data feeds at 94.5 microseconds one-way with availability above 99.9%. It is also challenging high costs associated with wireless market data with a range of connectivity solutions.