Arcontech wins Banker Technology award

London 2nd June 2004 —Arcontech’s CityVision StarNet has beaten the competition to win the award for ‘Best Technology to the Sell-Side’ at this year’s second annual The Banker Technology Awards.

Arcontech’s winning product, StarNet, is a global market data platform that provides reliable, real-time data publishing and gathering worldwide. It extends CityVision's proven real-time middleware to wide area and global IP internetworks, enhancing globalised management, security and bandwidth efficiency and adding features for web server and browser integration.

StarNet covers all the key bases of technology allowing ultimate user choice. Use of the product over the public Internet allows firms to complete projects - such as the setting up of a remote office - in a matter of days, without expensive development and consulting.

"We are very pleased to win such a prestigious award," said Andrew Miller, managing director of Arcontech. "This endorsement of StarNet is a tribute to Arcontech’s vision, and a tremendous accolade to our development team, acknowledging their contribution as skilled, responsive and innovative, delivering cutting edge solutions to the financial community."

This is the second The Banker Technology Awards. The awards recognize best of breed, innovation and success in financial technology. The Banker’s goal has been to highlight those vendors, large and small, who have made a real contribution to advancing shareholder value and customer service within financial institutions over the past 12 months. The Banker is part of the Financial Times Business Group.

Judges for The Banker Technology Awards represent a cross section of financial technology expertise. They include: Chris Skinner, independent consultant, Balatro Ltd., research director, Shaping Tomorrow; John Stone, MD TowerGroup Advisory Services EMEA; Russell Simm director of technology and process design, Alliance & Leicester; John Brosky. MD EFMA (European Financial Management and Marketing Association); Bob Fuller, information technology director, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein; and P.J. DiGiammarino, director of information technology, Barclays Capital.

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