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CameronTec Launches Catalys, the New Industry Reference for FIX Ecosystems

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 22, 2010 09:52 CEST

London, New York & Stockholm, Wednesday 22 September 2010: CameronTec, the financial industry’s leading provider of FIX infrastructure and connectivity solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Orc Software, today announced the launch of the new industry reference for FIX ecosystems, Catalys.  Addressing the expanding cross-functional needs of sell and buy side firms, exchanges and ISV’s, Catalys offers a highly adaptive, integrated FIX infrastructure based on the industry’s most widely-installed FIX engine, CameronFIX.

Recognizing the increasing complexity faced by firms managing decentralized FIX infrastructure in a global environment, Catalys provides enhanced flexibility, control and insight… and delivers much more than a FIX engine:

  • High Availability with newly introduced flexibility for allowing trade-offs between optimal performance and data integrity in a variety of topologies,
  • Unparalleled compatibility with industry standards for full JMX monitoring, configuration and management,
  • Runtime configuration for increased operational flexibility,
  • Defined benchmark performance enhancements, and
  • Powerful developer testing tools for faster, rigorous development lifecycle and migration — that symbiotically combines JMX and FIX scenarios.

Anders Henriksson, CEO for CameronTec, says:  "Catalys reflects our ongoing commitment to provide the industry with the continued and compelling innovation our clients need in today's increasingly competitive markets.  As an ISV, we benefit from unique insight into the world of FIX that can only come from a concentration of the world’s largest, in-production FIX user-base.  For many firms, isolated FIX engines do not address the additional complexities for controlling a global FIX environment."

Max Colas, Chief Product Officer for CameronTec, adds:  “Catalys has come about through challenging established paradigms.  Its release signals the breaking of legacy FIX deployment patterns, and the formation of a new connectivity cornerstone that enables users to achieve the convergence of the flows of FIX data with the flows that manage the FIX data.  Catalys offers an unprecedented environment to develop, test, deploy and operate advanced FIX infrastructures.”

“Marking a new direction for CameronTec and the worldwide financial industry, Catalys combines the strength of years of experience in FIX, based on our long‐time CameronFIX engine, with framework additions to develop, test, benchmark, configure, deploy and monitor FIX infrastructure,” comments Steve Christinson, Chief Technology Officer for CameronTec.  “Catalys targets a number of industry sweet-spots such as latency.  In this regard we have shaved off significant performance fat for both exchange collocation and FIX hubs, with an additional throughput premium on the latter.”

Out of the box, Catalys provides the scalability of a management infrastructure that uses the JMX industry standard allowing application configuration that can be monitored and performance- controlled. Catalys is taking FIX further. It is the next generation FIX.

In line with our commitment to respond to customer needs and deliver performance enhancements through incremental CameronFIX version upgrades, CameronTec will release CameronFIX Version 6.5 during Q4.

Meet CameronTec at Upcoming FIX Protocol Events.
During October and November, CameronTec will preview Catalys at a number of key FIX Protocol organization conferences, starting with Tokyo on October 6, Sydney October 13, New York October 21 and Stockholm November 23. Visit our stand to learn more about this latest market innovation and meet our team members closest to you.

About CameronTec
CameronTec is the financial industry’s leading provider of FIX infrastructure and connectivity solutions.  Its latest market innovation Catalys takes FIX further and is the new industry reference for FIX ecosystems.  Developed specifically to address the cross-functional needs of sell and buy side firms, exchanges and ISVs, Catalys is a highly adaptive, integrated FIX infrastructure. 

Catalys is based on the industry’s most widely installed FIX engine, CameronFIX.  CameronFIX is universally regarded as the reference standard for reliable, mature FIX engine applications.  It is the outcome of 13+ years continuous investment in performance, scalability, interoperability and robustness.  CameronFIX is today used by boutique to larger investment firms, brokerage houses, exchanges and regulators in 25 countries, on all five continents.

With truly dedicated customer service at the core of everything we do, CameronTec has offices in London, New York, Chicago, Stockholm, Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney. 

CameronTec is an Orc Software company and premier member of the FIX Protocol organization.


About Orc Software
Orc Software is the leading global provider of technology and services for advanced trading in financial instruments. Orc’s competitive edge lies in its depth of knowledge of the trading world, gained by deploying sophisticated trading solutions for over 20 years.

Orc Trading and Orc Connect provide the tools for making the best trading and connectivity decisions with strong analytics, unmatched market access, powerful derivatives trading support, automated trading strategies and execution, high performance futures and options trading capabilities, ultra-low latency and risk management.

Through the acquisition of Neonet, Orc also delivers neutral, high speed brokerage services to professional market participants, with clients in over 20 countries globally. With subsidiary CameronTec, Orc is the leading provider of FIX infrastructure and low latency connectivity.

Orc’s customers include leading banks, trading and market-making firms, exchanges, brokerage houses, institutional investors and hedge funds.

Orc provides sales and quality support services from its offices across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Orc Software is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm (SSE: ORC).


For further information contact Annie Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer, CameronTec
Tel +44 (0)7748 633445