Arcontech wins Banker Technology award

London 3rd June 2005 —Following it’s success in the 2004 awards, winning the award for ‘Best Technology to the Sell-Side’, Arcontech’s CityVision StarNet was ‘highly commended’ as ‘Networking Initiative of the Year’ at the third annual The Banker Technology Awards, presented last night in London at the Café Royal.

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

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 delighted to follow last year’s win with this award in the networking category," said Andrew Miller, managing director of Arcontech. "It further endorses StarNet’s progress as an enterprise market data platform and acknowledges the innovation of our developers, delivering cutting edge solutions to the financial community."

This is the third 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, CEO balatro, Founder Shaping Tomorrow Dan Barnes, Financial Systems Editor Wijnand de Kruijff, Deputy CEO ING Direct Clive Winchup, CIO Banca popolare di Milano Bo Harald, EVP Nordea Parveen Bansal, Business Analyst TowerGroup P.J. Digiammarino, Head of Global IT Customer Services, Barclays Capital Bob Fuller, Head of IT Strategy, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Roberto Rivera, Intelligent Growth Ralph Silva, Senior Analyst, TowerGroup Europe Suresh Viswanathan, Senior Vice-President, Citigroup

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