HAYWARD, Calif. - August 9, 2005 -- eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools to professional and individual traders, today announced that it has developed a customized quote, charting and news package for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The new service, called CBOE LiveOptions, is a white-labelled version of eSignal's MarketCenter Live(tm) service, which has been enhanced to meet the needs of options traders. CBOE LiveOptions is now available on CBOE's website.
"We take pride in our ability to offer exchanges and institutions quality products that both improve their customer's experience as well as broaden the overall range of services that they offer," said Chuck Thompson, President of eSignal. "Our ability to fast track product development and create customized, quality offerings for business partners like CBOE is a testament to our expertise in the real-time, financial tools marketplace. CBOE LiveOptions users will enjoy a robust service that leverages the eSignal infrastructure which currently services tens of thousands of users worldwide."
CBOE LiveOptions offers real-time, streaming quotes from major U.S., Canadian, Latin American, European and Asia Pacific exchanges, as well as charts and news. CBOE LiveOptions is an easy-to-use service that requires no downloads and runs within a standard Internet browser, through an enhanced Java-based application.
"CBOE has always offered cutting-edge trading tools through its website, and this is another way in which we are adding value for our customers. eSignal did a great job of customizing CBOE LiveOptions to suit the specific needs of options traders. CBOE is committed to delivering the world's most dynamic options trading website and a state-of-the art quoting service is another important step in achieving this goal," said CBOE Vice President of Internet Marketing, Cynthia Elsener.
In addition to CBOE LiveOptions, users will be able to add eSignal's QuoTrekÂ® service to their CBOE real-time account - providing a mobile tool for investors. QuoTrek delivers the same real-time, streaming quotes, charts and news as CBOE LiveOptions directly to PDAs, including PocketPC, BlackBerryÂ® and Palm(tm) devices.