Anova’s Proprietary Products Enhance Network Performance
Since the beginning we’ve distinguished ourselves by offering exclusive products and services to level the playing field and democratize the industry. This is accomplished by our in-house R&D department, past joint ventures and deep patent portfolio. The confluence of these factors has yielded the Celeras family of proprietary products.
Anova was previously, the exclusive network provider of the AOptix ULL3000, the trifecta of speed, availability, and capacity. In early 2016, we acquired the remaining inventory, select head count and right of use to the underlying patents of this groundbreaking equipment. In 2017, we rebranded this platform under the Celeras umbrella – Celeras LTS, with LTS standing for “Laser Transport System”.
The LTS simulcasts data across millimeter wave (MMW) and laser. Each of these frequencies has mutually exclusive attenuation properties. If the weather is such that the millimeter wave goes down, the laser stays up, and vice versa. This system enables our network to deliver fiber like availability with wireless speed.
Another benefit the LTS provides is capacity to 4Gbs, scalable to 10Gbs on the horizon. The robust capacity allows us to offer a wide number of clients both execution connectivity and market data in a variety of bandwidth increments partitioned in 10Mb slices. 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.
As end point termination equipment went: first there was the hub, then a bridge, followed by a switch, which was somewhat displaced by the router. While the hardware evolved, the basic flaws did not. These hardware devices simply weren’t designed with the trading end user in mind. Each adds latency, slows execution, and queues up non-deterministically – potential nightmares for electronic trading firms.
Enter the Celeras Relay – a small, yet powerful, patent protected adaption of the FPGA platform that solves for all the above inefficiencies. We designed the Relay over 24 grueling months from the ground up specifically with trading clients in mind. It optimizes layer 1 for latency and democratizes queuing & fail-over. In fact, the Relay delivers zero queuing cross customers at the bit level.
Our patents are the manifestation of our commitment to offer products and services that are unrivaled in the marketplace. We’ve evolved over the years from simply customizing existing gear to blowing out our engineering department with sharp, hungry, and innovative minds. Below is a sampling of some of the Anova family of game changing patented products.
The Relay PS700 (Packet Sharing) patent # 9,036,654 B2, issued 5/19/15
The Relay SH700 (Self-Healing) patent # 8964739 B1, issued 2/15/15
The Relay HP700 (Self-Healing) patent # 9,473,599, issued 10/18/16
“As the Crow Flies” Pathing Software
It’s not just about equipment. You can have the best equipment, but if you’re not deployed on the shortest path, you’re not going to have the lowest latency.
Pathing, both the layout and link distance, as well as the adherence to the curvature of the Earth’s surface (geodesic distance), can either make a network unbeatable or unusable. And anyone who’s designed a path knows well that the process is usually a manual, and at best, imperfect task wrought with human trial and error.
With over 5000 FCC registered links in our portfolio we knew that old-school pathing methods wouldn’t cut it. So we reach outside our in-house engineers and contracted a team of physicists (we’re talking multiple PhD types) to create for us an algorithm that could parse and design paths while considering all support structures (from water towers to monopole locations… anything with height) that would both adhere to the geodesic circle and efficiently shave any obstacles resulting in straight-line paths.
And that’s just what we got. In fact, our routes are unbeatable. We know this not only because our software is the best, but also because we can see competing registered links via the FCC site and none of them compare.