Colocation Provider Perseus Selected by Nasdaq for Trade Time Stamping Service at U.S. Data Center

Nasdaq, a provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services, has announced the launch of a trade time stamping offering at its data center in Carteret, New Jersey. The service, High Precision Time, is provided by colocation and connectivity provider Perseus Telecom and enables Nasdaq customers to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers.

High Precision Time offers access to a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-certified GPS antenna as well as Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) connectivity with nanosecond accuracy to the Coordinated Universal Time UTC (NIST) timescale.

nasdaq-data-centersThese NIST-certified options allow Nasdaq colocation clients at the Nasdaq data center in Carteret, NJ, to synchronize their system clocks. This tool can be used as clients’ primary time service, or as a backup for clients which already use Nasdaq’s shared GPS service or have their own dedicated GPS antenna

Nasdaq colocation clients can connect to High Precision Time services via a simple inter-cabinet cross-connect with:

  • Certified NIST GPS Antenna access
  • Certified UTC (NIST) timescale accuracy and reporting
  • Choice of delivery protocols: NTP (Network Time Protocol) and PTP (Precision Time Protocol)

“Our adoption of Perseus’ precision time service is another example of our commitment to provide member firms with technology solutions that reduce risk exposure,” said Stacie Swanstrom, Head of Global Access Services and Senior Vice President of Global Trading and Market Services at Nasdaq. “Transparency and choice is a hallmark of Nasdaq‘s philosophy, which is why we continuously improve our Nasdaq Data Center environment while being mindful of the challenges and complexities of the markets.”

Perseus Telecom is a privately held global high precision network provider for financial trading, gaming, e-commerce and multi-media. Customers include top tier market makers, banks, exchanges and Fortune500 companies. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Dublin, London, and São Paulo.