Wombat Surges Deeper into Europe; Delivers Five More Direct Exchange Feed Handlers

Customers to Gain Direct Access to Euronext Cash, SWX, Virt-x, Xetra and Milan Exchange Feeds

Incline Village, NV and New York, NY, May 10, 2005 – Continuing to deliver on its commitment to offer feed handlers for every leading direct exchange feed globally, Wombat Financial Software announced today the release of five new feed handlers providing access to some of the most active European exchanges.

Delivered from the Wombat European offices in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the feed handlers will provide direct access to five additional European exchanges within the Wombat ticker plant, giving Wombat clients access to Euronext Cash, the Swiss Exchange, Virt-x, Xetra and the Milan exchange.

"Wombat’s LSE feed handler has been operating at a number of sites since August 2004", said Ron Verstappen, Wombat CEO. "These five new handlers not only strengthen our position in Europe, they highlight our quick emergence as the leading global enterprise ticker plant provider."

Wombat now offers 40 direct exchange feed handlers.

The five new feed handlers are available on all common market data platforms, including Reuters (NasdaqNM: RTRSY) RMDS, TIB Classic, Triarch, Wombat's various MAMA platforms (TIB/RV, Elvin and LBM) and various custom interfaces. They are designed to operate in high-availability mode with built-in, active-active, hot-standby fault tolerance and entitlements.

The Euronext Cash feed handler interfaces to the customer’s local CAPI, which delivers an FIM data feed over MMTP. The handler runs on Solaris or Linux platforms.

The Swiss Exchange’s SWX feed handler is API-based. The SWX and the Virt-x feed handlers use the SWX Trading System Member's Application Programming Interface (MAPI) to directly receive data from the Trading System Server. They run only on Solaris platforms.

Also API-based, the Xetra feed handler uses the VALUES API to directly subscribe to the market data streams provided by the Xetra Xervices. It is only available on Solaris platforms.

The Milan feed handler is a TIB RV-based feed handler that subscribes to the market data streams published by the MTA trading system.

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