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Monday 03 March, 2008

Knowledge Technology

Expansion of StarNet

Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC
03 March 2008

3 March 2008



                   Knowledge Technology Solutions Plc ('KTS')



         Arcontech announces expansion of StarNet market data platform

                              for Tradition Group



Following its successful implementation of Arcontech's CityVision StarNet market
data platform, Tradition Group (www.traditiongroup.com/uk) has extended this
system to manage contributions to Bloomberg in London.  The migration of the
Bloomberg contributions from the previous system was achieved in a matter of
days.



The Tokyo hub has also been rolled-out, to support local contributions to a
number of vendors in that region.  The deployment, achieved within a week, is
integrated with the London hub and provides seamless data transfer between the
locations.  Other data collection hubs throughout the world are in the process
of roll-out.  Currently the data platform collects data from 10 offices globally
with further expansion planned for 2008.



The StarNet system collects data from various sources, including in-house
trading systems and numerous Excel spreadsheets.  It enables managed real-time
publishing to many destinations, including Reuters, Bloomberg and Tradition's
RMDS platform, as well as to other global offices.



Commenting on these improvements Dominique Velter, Strategic Marketing Director
at Tradition said: 'We chose the Arcontech system over competitors because we
were convinced that it would meet our growing business requirements quickly and
efficiently.'



Andrew Miller, managing director of Arcontech, added: 'It's great to be involved
with a dynamic and forward-thinking firm like Tradition.  They recognised the
potential for cost and operational efficiency offered by StarNet and have
implemented an innovative architecture using our off-the-shelf products.'



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For further information please contact:


KTS / Arcontech                                                  020 7256 2300
Andrew Miller

Kelso Consulting (PR advisers to Arcontech)                      020 7242 2272
Tim Prizeman/Angelina Hunt






Notes for Editors



Arcontech: Founded in 1979 and acquired by Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC in
2007, Arcontech is an award-winning developer of mission-critical software for
real-time market data transmission and trading.  Its clients cover a wide range
of users of market data, from leading City institutions through to bookmaking
websites.  The CityVision suite addresses enterprise level real-time data
requirements.



CityVision: Arcontech's suite of software components for real-time data
publishing is well established and proven with major City institutions.
CityVision's StarNet components extend the suite to allow financial institutions
to interconnect different networks and the Internet.  CityVision allows the
immediate, simultaneous and secure transmission of market data between sources
and destinations.  It can deliver very high message rates with exceptionally low
latency and can scale from one to hundreds-of-thousands of users.


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