\slˈɪŋʃɒt], \slˈɪŋʃɒt], \s_l_ˈɪ_ŋ_ʃ_ɒ_t]\
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
CSKSoftware's real time financial server for the Internet.Slingshot allows the delivery of real time market data acrossthe Internet and private intranets quickly, cheaply andsecurely. The first beta-test version was released free tothe Internet on 6 August 1996. Slingshot allows any financialinstitution, regardless of size, to publish their rates andassociated information to a global audience using standardInternet protocols and software. The real-time data can beseamlessly integrated into any standard World-Wide Webapplication and thus combined with static text, databasequeries and even audio and video objects, to create services.The Slingshot protocol enables the delivery of other forms ofreal time data over the Internet, thus making Slingshot usefulin industries as varied as manufacturing, betting, telemetry,weather, transport and medicine.Version 2's improved protocol minimises the requiredbandwidth and can go through firewalls, proxies, andvirus scanners, making Slingshot real-time data accessibleeverywhere where normal web access is possible.
By Denis Howe
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