Tokyo & Sydney, Monday February 14, 2005 — Tachibana Securities has selected to use CameronFIX line handlers, developed by MetaBit, to all of Japan’s major equity markets. The line handlers will offer pure FIX connectivity to TSE, OSE, JASDAQ, and NSE for all listed products. This reflects the trend for large securities firms in Japan to shift their line handler strategies to conform to the FIX protocol. Tachibana Securities has moved a step ahead of competition by investing in FIX line handlers for Exchange connectivity.

MetaBit and Cameron System’s latest offering commences with a FIX line handler to the new OSE gateway. The OSE FIX line handler will be ready for the Exchange’s pilot test for their new trading system. MetaBit has clients already committed to all of their FIX line handlers for reasons of performance and cost efficiency. This is the first time in Japan that a software vendor is providing FIX line handlers to the native gateways of all major Exchanges in Japan.

"Tachibana is a high-quality, customer focused Japanese securities firm that has continued to lead the industry with state-of-the art technology," comments Yoko Tateya, Director, MetaBit, "We are pleased to offer CameronFIX line handlers to Tachibana, which will position MetaBit in the forefront of Japan’s FIX arena. MetaBit is dedicated to assist traditional institutions with the adoption and implementation of the FIX protocol."

Cameron Systems Chief Technology Officer John Cameron says "Cameron Systems is pleased to be involved in another first for the global FIX community. We are delighted that MetaBit has selected CameronFIX DMA Architecture to deliver FIX connectors for Japan Exchanges. As leaders in the adoption of FIX in major EU, US and Asian markets, we are proud that Cameron Systems is playing a leading role in bringing standards to Japan."

MetaBit and Cameron Systems are jointly exhibiting at GMAC’s International Banking & Securities System Forum in Tokyo, February 16 & 17, 2005.

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