Omniflex alarm systems keep NYSE Euronext trading

  • January 31, 2011
  • Omniflex (UK) Limited
  • Case Study
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues, the NYSE group represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. The NYSE data centre in Basildon, Essex has floor space covering 315,000 square feet (approx four football pitches). The trading hall and IT equipment are supported by an electrical and mechanical infrastructure with inbuilt 5x redundancy. This modern trading centre which came online in 2010, demands very low down time with extremely low mean time to repair, (less than ½ hour to repair and be back online); failure to do so results in millions of pounds worth of lost trade, even for the slightest disruption.NYSE needed a reliable alarm reporting system to monitor critical alarms on the computer room air conditioning units and electrical distribution systems.Omniflex provided 6 distributed alarm systems networked back to the central control room, where grouped alarms were then displayed on an Omniflex HMI display. Using Omniflex’s SIL1 annunciator systems with Omniflex EasyView HMI, alarms are displayed both locally and remotely, giving the operators and engineers the information first hand when they need it.Due to reliable and accurate reporting, the NYSE assets maintain high availability allowing billion pound trading to continue uninterrupted, with a payback /return on investment period of literally minutes. Learn More

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