Fidessa Workstation goes international

London, 4th March 2007 - royalblue (LSE: RYB) has today announced the launch of international equity market coverage for its rapidly evolving Fidessa Workstation product.

The first phase of the new data coverage will include access to Level 1 prices across continental European equity markets, with access to US markets and Level 2 content due to follow soon after. Real-time and delayed information is both fully supported.

As part of the implementation of this new data, royalblue has developed new Ticker Plant technology to handle high-volume, real-time feeds from numerous Exchanges and other sources.

Direct Exchange links are the primary route used for key market data, with backup and secondary markets, covered by a recently extended deal with Comstock, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of real-time global market data. This deal also provides for coverage of value-added corporate actions, descriptive data and pricing fundamentals.

Simon Barnby, Business Development Manager at royalblue, commented "We have been asked by many of our existing UK Workstation customers for access to equity data from additional markets. This new data will let us extend our presence significantly in our current client-base and also target many new customers as well".

The ability to trade these new markets through the Workstation, either directly as a member or via the growing broker network as a non-member, will be launched later in the year as the Workstation is further integrated into royalblue's FidessaExpress transaction network.

FidessaExpress provides connectivity between buy- and sell-side institutions as well as direct trading links to Exchanges and other electronic pools of liquidity. Currently FidessaExpress connects to over 100 buy-side firms, 14 Exchanges and 18 Brokers as well as the royalblue Fidessa user-base. This integration with FidessaExpress will provide Workstation clients with unparalleled order routing and trading facilities.

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