The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is using technology from Caplin Systems to ensure real-time connectivity to its foreign exchange trading portal, FXstream.
The bank has migrated its FX portal to Caplin System's Liberator platform, which has been live since February 2004 running on Solaris, together with StreamLink for Java and associated toolkits.
Martin Spurr, head of e-ventures at RBS says: "We first launched FXstream in 2003, offering live pricing and trade entry to our clients on a 24-hour basis. As market demand increased, it became necessary to upgrade the technology that supported the real-time element of the portal."
The Caplin technology connects over 100 institutional customers to RBS's trading system, allowing them to deal in real time.
Caplin says it Liberator server, based on the RTTP protocol, is capable of delivering 1.25 million user updates per second and can support over 10,000 concurrent users.