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RTS Selects KVH to Expand Trading Solutions in Japan

- Delivering Proximity Hosting and Low-latency Connectivity Services to Major Japanese Exchanges Through KVH's Global Network and Data Centers -

TOKYO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced it has launched proximity hosting and low-latency connectivity services in Japan by leveraging KVH Co. Ltd., Asia's leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. These services, available from the new RTS Tokyo data center in the KVH facility, will enable the firm's global and local clients to achieve ultra-low latency access to Japan's major stock, futures and options exchanges.

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RTS chose KVH for its ultra-low latency networks, robust data centers, and thorough knowledge of the Japanese market. KVH matched RTS' needs for high-performance and low-latency connectivity services in Tokyo to meet the growing demand among financial market players outside of Asia for access to the Japanese markets. Through KVH's services, RTS' newly established presence in Japan will offer global high-speed access to a full ecosystem of capital market participants including the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Osaka Stock Exchange (OSE), Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) and all major brokers.

In 2013, significant changes are expected among the major Japanese exchanges, including advancements in next generation trading platforms and the development of Japan Exchange Group (JPX, the recent merger between TSE and OSE), generating a growing international interest in this market. This has led to an increasing need among traders for innovative service providers that enable optimal trading with Japan's exchanges. As both RTS and KVH continue to strengthen their offerings in Japan and expand throughout Asia, they plan to collaboratively deliver premium trading solutions for traders wanting to capitalize on Japan's evolving financial market.

RTS CEO Steffen Gemuenden, who recently relocated from Chicago to Singapore, said: "We are delighted to partner with KVH on this important expansion in Japan as part of our dedicated growth efforts in Asia. As the premier provider of the lowest latency network in Japan, KVH is enabling us to operate a robust data center that meets our clients' growing demand by featuring a full range of hosting services, ultra-low latency access to liquidity pools of the key Japanese markets and superb international arbitrage opportunities."

Dr. Zhongmin Guo, Executive Vice President, Business Development Division of KVH, said: "We are excited to be entering this partnership with RTS as the firm expands into Japan, strengthening its presence across Asia and globally. Combining our extensive experience in serving the financial services market in Asia with leading-edge data centers and low-latency network solutions, with RTS' trusted trading solutions, KVH is confident that traders across the world will be receiving connectivity and hosting solutions of the highest caliber through these new offerings."

To highlight the new services available in Japan for market participants globally, RTS is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. JST (1 a.m. EST) entitled "Commodity Trading Opportunities in Asia: Focus on Japan". Those interested in participating can visit http://www2.rtsgroup.net/webinar_1_17_2013.

About RTS Realtime Systems Group 
RTS (www.rtsgroup.net) delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses. The firm is a global leader in robust electronic trading software, connectivity, hosting, matching and risk management solutions. With standardized low latency connectivity gateways to 135+ exchanges and execution venues worldwide, the firm provides proximity hosting and co-location services to 80+ venues via its global data center network. The RTS infrastructure enables clients to deploy sophisticated trading strategies quickly, securely and cost-effectively throughout multiple trading desks and sites. RTS has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Pune, Singapore and Sydney.

About KVH 
KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data Center Services Provider established in Japan. KVH's Information Delivery Platform delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class service to its customers.  KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information.  KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.

KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 450 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra-low latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the high-frequency trading community in Tokyo and Osaka.  KVH also offers low-latency connectivity services between major financial markets in the Asia/Pacific region and the US including Tokyo, Chicago, Aurora, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul/Busan, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvh.co.jp/en/

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