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Ahoy There! Thomson Reuters Eikon Trading Software Was Successfully Tested At Sea, Onboard A Motor Yacht In The Mediterranean

LONDON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Land lubbers and shipmates please note:

Brighton-based Beacon ETS stress tested Thomson Reuters products at Sea, April 15th, 2013.

Chris Smith, Founder, Senior Technical Consultant and 'Salty Sea Dog' at Brighton-based Beacon ETS, explains, "Beacon ETS (trading as LJE Ltd) are a Market Data and Open Source IT Solutions provider Specialising in design and installation/support of bespoke Solutions and Infrastructures for Investment Banking and Private Investors, since 2003.

"Many motor yachts like Slipstream, are already fitted with Sea Tel satellite systems, designed to provide robust and reliable internet connectivity in all weathers and sea conditions.

"Beacon ETS completed full stress testing, of two major Market Data vendors, defined in Project 'Trade Outside' aka Blue Ocean.

"Whilst onboard testing, I witnessed two important World News Stories.

  1. Earthquake in Iran
  2. Bomb at Boston Marathon

"These News items would have been important events that Traders or Investors would have acted upon from their office, wherever they had connectivity and could use Thomson Reuters or similar.

"With current Satellite go anywhere Technology, it is possible for Banks or individuals to work on the move, using products they already have on the trade floor.

"The testing was conducted with the full support of Livewire Connections Ltd, Slipstream Motor Yacht's VSAT airtime and IT service provider, Thomson Reuters, ship's crew and another Market Data provider, who unfortunately we cannot mention.

"During the sea journey of 30 hours/540 nautical miles (some of which in Storm force winds), Beacon Super Yacht Electronic Trading Solutions, were well away from terrestrial GSM/3G services and were completely reliant on the yacht's satellite system for internet access.

"Using the yacht's standard satellite internet connection Bandwidth (512k), Beacon ETS were able to confirm that Thomson Reuters Eikon  performed extremely well, with 4000+ realtime instruments in Excel and full featured desktop applications. The tests were re-run numerous times during the journey, including  Asian, European and U.S. Market Open, over the variable latency link and various weather conditions.

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