RTS embarks on tech upgrade

Source: RTS Realtime Systems Group

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today that the firm this month will begin rolling out the first phase of a major technology initiative designed to further enhance the performance of its low latency and ultra-low latency offerings.

Phase One consists of upgrades in the gateway, infrastructure and application technology, enabling clients to reduce trading latency by up to 20 percent.

The firm said the Phase One improvements include continued enhancements to the gateways connecting clients to the world's leading exchanges. Through its global data center network, RTS already provides proximity hosting and co-location services, with high-speed, ultra-low latency connections to exchanges from the source of their matching engines. The new offering upgrades the RTS gateway to IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), making use of the high-speed ICE Multicast interface, and to CME Group using the new FIX/FAST Decoder. RTS also offers fully risk-managed, highspeed connections to Eurex, the Xetra platform of Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext and other leading exchanges.

Phase One also includes beta testing of the firm's technology upgrade that makes the firm's algorithmic trading solutions 64-bit capable, considerably improving throughput and reducing latency. The upgrade to 64-bit technology will enable clients to maximize the power of their hardware capabilities. Latency improvements will be particularly valuable for clients performing extreme stress testing or back-testing hundreds of strategies simultaneously using full historical tick data.

Steffen Gemuenden, RTS CEO, said: "Our latency-sensitive clients - particularly those using our API and RTD Tango solutions - should benefit greatly from this new performance upgrade, giving them tools to become more successful."

Alex Lamb, RTS Executive Board Member, said: "We are committed to providing the fastest possible access to exchanges around the world. The roll-out of high-speed interfaces will also play a key role in the next phase of our technology initiative that will restructure and optimize market data across the RTS infrastructure, even further reducing latency across markets."

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