STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- B2B ITS Corp. has released .FIXantenna(TM) Engine -- the first open source FIX Engine, offered under Apache-style license. This event propels FIX, a message protocol used to communicate securities transactions among financial institutions, as an open industry standard by giving it open reference implementation. It is now available for download at http://fix.btobits.com. B2B ITS Corp's .FIXantenna(TM) Engine release coincides with the launch of its .FIXantenna(TM), a suite of FIX protocol related products for the financial services industry. In addition to the FIX Engine, .FIXantenna(TM) includes additional external CORBA services and a FIX Message Browser. These software tools are 100% Java and have unique features which make them highly flexible and universal. Designed with Internet usage in mind, .FIXantenna(TM) products can be used beyond the traditional functions of FIX and can be applied in online trading. .FIXantenna(TM) is the first portal that provides users with a wide range of testing possibilities. A UML schema of FIX sessions is also available for download. Alexander Mologoko, CTO of B2B ITS Corp., explains the company's decision to release .FIXantenna(TM) Engine as open source. "We stand for an open source approach and believe that our company's profit will come from selling our services and expertise, not from selling the product itself. Furthermore, an open source FIX Engine will have positive effects on the efforts to further standardize FIX specification and help catapult its use on the Internet in light weight trading applications." The intuitive .FIXantenna(TM) Engine easily integrates with legacy financial systems, making the systems FIX-enabled. It has component architecture based on CORBA, allowing for integration with non-Java applications, and making it possible to build any number of configurations to fulfill customer and company needs. .FIXantenna(TM) Engine implements FIX v.4.2 protocol. About B2B ITS Corp. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, B2B Information Technology Services Corporation is a team of IT professionals experienced in rapid software development and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). The company focuses on the needs of the financial services industry, developing innovative products using Java and XML technologies, with an emphasis on service and specialized integration. Products launched include InstantWAP(TM), a WAP browser emulator applet and W3XMLTOOLS(TM), a set of tools intended to support Java XML development. After only a year in business, B2B ITS Corp's clientele includes Schwab Capital Markets, Lucent Technologies, and Sterling Management Consulting. B2B ITS Corp is an IBM PartnerWorld Developer and a member of the Sun Developer Connection Program.
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