Since Anova’s inception, our company has distinguished itself by innovating products and services that widen the playing field and engage the greatest number of financial industry participants. Our in-house R&D department and deep patent portfolio are proof positive that technology continues to be an essential element of Anova’s DNA.
Offering the ultimate combination of speed, capacity, and availability, the underlying technology in the Celeras Laser Transport System (LTS) was originally developed in collaboration with the Department of Defense for use in communications between jets flying at mach speeds. With more than a decade of research and hundreds of millions in funding behind it, Anova’s LTS was introduced to the financial markets for telecommunications usage in 2013.
The LTS platform can maintain near 100 percent availability in all inclement weather. It simulcasts the data across two frequencies, millimeter wave (MMW) and laser, and selects the best packet in real time using Dynamic Packet Resourcing (DPR), enabling fiber-like availability at wireless speed. The laser and the MMW have mutually exclusive attenuation properties. The weather that causes the MMW to fade does not affect the laser, and vice versa. This enables the radios to transmit 2Gbs of throughput in all weather.
A critical advantage that the LTS has over the competition is its ability to compensate for up to ±3°of tower twist and sway. This enables Anova to deploy these radios on non-conventional structures and take advantage of towers at heights where other radios cannot.
Another benefit the Celeras LTS provides is capacity to 4Gbs. The robust capacity allows us to offer a wide number of clients both execution connectivity in a variety of bandwidth increments partitioned in 10Mb slices and raw market data. With the bandwidth constraints of other technologies, such as microwave or standard MMW, providers have extremely limited capacity, and therefore can only offer services to the highest bidders.
The Celeras Relay optimizes Layer 1 for latency, democratized queuing and failover. A patent protected adaption of the FPGA platform, Anova designed the Celeras Relay from the ground up specifically with trading clients in mind. In fact, the Celeras Relay delivers fair bandwidth across customers at the bit level.