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Nebula DS-3 Interconnect now supports High-Frequency Trading

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Oct.16 2012—Nebula Manufacturing Inc., supplier of advanced optical access equipment for Ethernet services, today announced successful deployment of its popular VFAST DS3 Interconnect product for High-Frequency Trading applications.

High-Frequency Trading is an advanced trading field in which proprietary computer algorithms identify and exploit marginal price differences by rapidly executing large numbers of trades. First introduced by Alexander Wissner-Gross of Harvard University, the strategy of High-Frequency Trading fundamentally depends on communications speed to be successful. A few microseconds can make the difference between a successful and a failed trade.

The architecture of Nebula’s VFAST Ethernet to DS3 converter delivers the exceptionally low latency that High Frequency traders require in order to take full advantage of these extremely small and time transient margins. The DS3’s advanced FPGA design delivers standard 64 byte IP packets at 15 µS and custom packets in as little as half that. Program traders can be confident that their transmitted orders are received as quickly as they possibly can.

“Nebula’s DS3 link connects exchanges where minimum latency is critical,” commented Nebula’s CTO, Peter Schmelcher, “lowering the virtual distance to the trading floor and improving trade efficiency as a result”.

Link reliability is also an important factor. As a member of Nebula’s broadly deployed VFAST line of media converters, the VFAST DS3 Interconnect has been delivering carrier grade levels of reliability in mission critical settings for many years.

Find out more about DS3 Interconnect, and other Nebula Interconnect products.

About Nebula
Nebula EtherOptic™ access solutions let service providers build next generation access networks in a way that is cost effective, and profitable, today. The Nebula EtherOptic products deliver from 10 Mbps to Gigabit Ethernet services for business or consumer customers.
As one of the earliest entrants into fiber access equipment market, Nebula has been helping service providers build out their fiber access networks profitably since 1993 with cost effective, easy to deploy and reliable optical access products. Focused solely on EtherOptic equipment,

Nebula works closely with customers to design and deliver products that support innovative services plans that fit into their operational environment. Nebula adapts designs to meet service providers’ deployment and operational requirements. For more information visit

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