Chicago Merc Extends IP Network

EXCHANGE WATCH

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)has introduced its new TCP/IPfeed to a second set of vendors after launching it for data vendors and user firms last month.

Starting last week, the exchange began migrating independent software vendors that use its data for order entry and order routing onto the feed.

The new feed, which was unveiled Aug. 19, will replace the current serial feed, which runs on 56k lines. The exchange provides data directly to about 35 data vendors and user firms, six of wh