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Uniquotes.doc

  1. 1. Financial Markets Information dissemination Service National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 1 of 10
  2. 2. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service Introduction Uniquotes is a high performance; interactive, digital data feed that delivers premium real-time Equity and Derivatives Market information from around the world to banks, brokers, fund managers and retail investors. Uniquotes comes packaged with top of the range content, advanced features and tools required by active traders. UniQuotes provides unparalleled local / regional content and local touch including Arabic support. Delivery Options Uniquotes delivers continuously updating time-sensitive financial data: a) Over private leased lines to the banks to be re-distributed using banks internal Local Area and Wide Area Networks. b) Over dial-up line to an active trader on his desktop at home or office c) Over Internet to retail investors Market Coverage Uniquotes covers worlds leading Stock Markets – the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, CME and OPRA and the Local stock Market – Tadawul. Uniquotes will add other popular markets progressively based on Local Market demands, (real-time information from Egyptian stock exchange is already added). Through our information source partners, we have provision to cover real-time information from more than 120 stock exchanges around the world. Content Coverage National Technology Group Ltd (NTG) provides rich and most sought after content through agreements with world leading Information and research vendors. International Markets: NTG has partnered with S&P and Dow Jones to provide real-time financial information and news. The coverage is rich, comprehensive and real-time. The following is the current list of content offered by us, however virtually unlimited content could be made available based on demand. For the benefit of customers, we have aggregated different content into packages and options (see Packaging section): • Real time Level 1 information and market Indices from NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX • Real time information from Chicago Board Options Exchange (OPRA) and currency options from PHLX) • Real time information from Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) covering futures and options • Selected Dow Jones and S&P Indexes • Company Fundamental data from S&P (for US stocks) • Real time Level 1 and Level II information from Saudi Stock Market (Tadawul) and Cairo Stock Exchange (CASE) National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 2 of 10
  3. 3. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service • Real-time Corporate Actions from US markets as well as Regional markets • Real-time Dow Jones News Service (DJNS) and Dow Jones Business News (DJB) news wires • Real time S&P Market Scope service • S&P Stock Reports service • Historical information for charting Saudi Market: We have an Information link agreement with Tadawul to get the tag ticker feed for real-time prices, news and company announcements. Features and Functions Uniquotes comes in two versions targeted at two distinct user groups: 1. Workstation Version: This is a high performance service with sophisticated tools and features targeted at the banks, their investor lounges, branches and active investors. The workstation version runs a powerful client application that connects to the Uniquotes Server at NTG Data center. The Workstation users get free access to our dedicated hotline support center. 2. Streamer Version: This is mainly targeted at the not so active investors as well as retail customers. The streamer version is predominantly accessed over the Internet and therefore constrained in terms of performance and reliability, however it offers complete mobility (can be accessed from any location having an Internet connection) Feature List (common to Workstation and Streamer Versions):  Fully bilingual user interface (English and Arabic)  Dynamically Updating real-time prices (Push based not refresh),  Multiple Exchanges – Both regional and international; Equity and Derivatives  Real-time Symbol snapshot and time and sales  Real-time Corporate Actions from US markets as well as Tadawul  Symbol Look up  Summary Market reports updated throughout the day  Uniquotes E-mails – Automatic e-mail system that will generate summary market reports daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually and mail to registered users  Integrated Charting -Intra-day.  Fully customizable user interfaces (stock lists, columns, font, color, etc)  Alert Module (optional)  Portfolio Module that allows users to create and maintain his portfolio and obtain real- time valuation. Valuations can be obtained in multiple currencies based on the latest exchange rates (optional) National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 3 of 10
  4. 4. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service Features available only in Trader Workstations:  History Charting  Real-time News with option to filter and search for historical news  Time and Sales for each Stock list and Full market  Ticker for each Stock list and Full Market  Dynamic Data Link to Excel  Data Export for further analysis – Excel and MetaStock  Savable Workspaces for easy access later  Provision for creating multiple portfolios  Customizable Market watch – users can monitor the market trade by trade or create a custom stock list to monitor latest information on selected stocks only  Multiple Market Views – users can view the market in multiple ways including top losers, Gainers, Most active or your own customs stock list  Real-Time news with option to filter and search historical news ( Applicable for International only)  Public Display: Idea here is to project the market information on large public display systems in investor lounges and wherever the banks might want to display such information. As these terminals will be non interactive, the application will ensure dynamic change of information and allow the banks to change content as well as playing sequence from an administrator menu.  Site Connection Manager (SCM) for multi terminal sites to ensure best utilization of bandwidth  Connection via leased line, ADSL, Internet or dial up from anywhere in the Kingdom Service Packaging Uniquotes service is available in pre-configured content packages as well as provides for adding optional content: International Markets: Uniquotes Trader Workstation International – Standard (UTW – I – Std):  Real-time Level 1 information from NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX  NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ regional quotes  NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ Mutual funds & OTC wherever applicable  Tadawul and CASE optional  Complete real-time Indices – Dow Jones, S & P and above exchanges  Pre-market and after market information for NASDAQ  Fundamental data from S&P  Intra-Day Charting with 5 day intra-day history  Real-time Corporate Action from US markets and Tadawul  Dow Jones Business News (DJBN) – covers over 700 real-time news stories a day Uniquotes Trader Workstation International – Private (UTW – I – Pvt): National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 4 of 10
  5. 5. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service  Same as above + Portfolio + Alert + E-mail report modules Uniquotes Trader Workstation International – Professional (UTW – I – Pro):  All information included under the Private terminal above  Professional Charting with History data (adjusted for splits etc. by S&P)  Real-time information from OPRA, PHLX (foreign currency options)  Real-time Indices from all the exchanges + S&P and Dow Jones Indices  Expanded fundamental data service from S&P  Dow Jones News Service (DJNS) – Premium news service from DJ covers over 4,000 real-time news stories a day (In Lieu of DJBN) Uniquotes Streamer – International (US-Int):  Real-time Level 1 information from NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX  Fundamental data from S&P  Streaming Intra-day charting  Real-time Corporate Action from US markets Optional services: o Forex and Commodities o Real-time Prices and Corporate action from Tadawul o Real-time prices and corporate action from Egyptian Stock Exchange (CASE) o Option Chain from OPRA o CME (Options and futures) o Professional Charting with History Data. Value added Content:  S&P Market Scope (SPM) - Standard & Poor's real-time financial newswire, providing action-oriented analytical commentary, including stock recommendations  S&P Stock Reports - The industry standard in top-shelf equity analysis, covering approximately 6,000 publicly traded companies listed on the New York, American, Nasdaq and regional stock exchanges. Saudi Stock Market (Tadawul): Uniquotes Trader Workstation – Tadawul – Standard (UTW – T – Tdl):  Includes real-time prices including Order Book, intra-day charting and corporate actions from Saudi Stock Market. Uniquotes Trader Workstation – Tadawul – Private (UTW – T – Pvt):  Same as above + Portfolio + Alert Uniquotes Trader Workstation – Tadawul – Professional (UTW – T – Pro): National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 5 of 10
  6. 6. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service  Same as (UTW – T – Pvt) + Professional Charting with history + Day’s complete Time and Sales transaction records for printing and export. Uniquotes Streamer – Tadawul (US-Tdl):  Includes real-time prices (excluding Order Book), intra-day charting and corporate actions from Saudi Stock Market Option for Tadawul:  Add Order book Data Center and Communication Infrastructure Uniquotes Data Center is equipped with redundant high-performance servers that host the applications, databases and the connectivity to various information sources. The applications process data feeds from all markets and disseminate the information real-time to different target users. The Data center is kept under a temperature and power controlled environment with power back- up facility. Access to the Data center is physically controlled through number locked doors and restricted to only authorized persons. Communication Network Uniquotes servers are connected to the S & P source through a redundant satellite link that provides stable, reliable and consistence performance. For the local stock exchange feed, we are connected to Tadawul using a leased line. UniQuotes system provides multiple connectivity options to cater to the needs of banks and Individual Investors. The system has been designed to make use of the banks existing network to distribute information to its branches through optimal utilization of bandwidth. Banks can this way centralize their information dissemination source and reduce the number and cost of leased lines that might be required at the branches. The system is designed in such a way that users can obtain filtered (but not limited) data to their terminals. Following are some of the unique features of the system that ensure bandwidth optimization: • Data is “intelligently pushed” to the users using a server port; this will ensure that only incremental data is pushed to the user to minimize the load on the communication network. This is much more efficient than a refresh based systems where the whole page has to be reloaded regardless of change in data. Other advantage is that data is pushed as changes occur ensuring no delay. • There are tens of thousands of symbols listed in international markets. While the Uniquotes servers will receive data of all these symbols through its dedicated connectivity National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 6 of 10
  7. 7. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service to the markets, the system will filter and send only the user selected preferred symbol information. This does not limit the user in anyway, as user can add any number of symbols to his/her preferred list. Leased Line Connection:  Banks and brokers will be connected to our Data Center over a leased line. Based on the initial estimates, multi terminal sites will require a 64 kbps leased line to Uniquotes data center for local market information and a 128kbps leased line for international market information.  Site Connection Manager (SCM): This server component would be deployed by us at Bank sites that have multiple terminals. SCM will optimize the load on communication link between the multi terminal site and Uniquotes Data center by logically treating the connection as a single terminal connection. SCM will in turn distribute the data within the bank using the banks LAN or WAN.  NTG will offer in due course connection POPS (Points of presence) in Jeddah an Al- Khobar to help banks and other active investors connect their branches to the nearest POP. • Dial-up Connection: Individual Workstation users can dial into NTG provided dedicated number to get access to all the Local and International market information without compromise. This unique feature will allow the banks to offer these workstations to its high net-worth clients without the burden of high cost or maintenance. To enable this NTG will provide at a nominal cost an Internet access option that will restrict access to our servers only • Internet access: Individual investors who subscribe to the streamer version get access to all information over the Internet at our Web site. The access is controlled through a username and password. Users just need to have a browser enabled PC with an Internet connection. Trader Workstation can also access over the Internet. Recommended PC Configuration National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 7 of 10
  8. 8. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service Workstation Version: • Pentium PIII or better processor • Minimum 500 MB available HDD space • Minimum 128 MB RAM (256 strongly recommended) • Microsoft Windows 98, NT workstation, Windows 2000 or Windows XP • 10/100 Network card if it is on a network or 56 kbps modem if it is a standalone PC • 15”+ monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution (software is able to run on higher or lower resolutions). 17” monitor or 15” flat panel monitor is recommended for best viewing Streamer Version: • Any standard PC with IE 5.0 & above or Netscape 4.7 & above Site Connection Manager for Tadawul: • Pentium PIII or better processor • Minimum 500 MB available HDD space • Minimum 256 MB RAM • Microsoft Windows 98, NT workstation, Windows 2000 or Windows XP • 2 * 10/100 Network cards. • Standard monitor Note: The above configuration is good enough to support upto 30 terminals. In case more terminals are connected, the configuration ha to be scaled accordingly (upgrade of RAM is necessary) Site Connection Manager for International: • Entry Level Server Pentium PIII or better processor • Minimum 2 GB available HDD space • Minimum 1 GB MB RAM • Microsoft Windows 98, NT workstation, Windows 2000 or Windows XP • 2 * 10/100 Network cards. • Standard monitor Note: The above configuration is good enough to support upto 10 terminals. In case more terminals are connected, the configuration has to be scaled accordingly (upgrade of RAM is necessary) Screen Layout Options for Trader Workstations National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 8 of 10
  9. 9. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service Uniquotes Trader workstation offers intuitive user interface and allows extensive personalization features including user definable screens and windows. • Arabic and English Support • Multiple windows • Comprehensive quote data fields • Column settings and orderings • Full symbol title • Add symbols • Remove symbols • Arrange fields across the window • Sort each column • Unsort features • Window size • Multiple Font size and type • Multiple Color themes to choose from • Line and cell highlights • Hiding tool bars, titles etc. to create more viewing space • Dynamic link to Excel • Savable workspaces • Multiple Alert windows • Announcements • Ticker for each Stock list and Full market • Auto scroll feature for Tadawul Workstations only How to contact us Riyadh Old Airport Road P.O. Box 220625 Riyadh 11311 Contact: Mr. Ravi Chari General Manager – Business Solutions Tel: 4763777 x 144 Mob: 053187096 Fax: 4763196 National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 9 of 10
  10. 10. Financial Markets Information Dissemination Service Email: uniquotes@acs.com.sa URL: www.uniquotes.com Marketed by Arabic computer Systems Limited www.acs.com.sa National Technology Group Ltd confidential Page 10 of 10

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