Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Equity Trader Alert #2020 - 77
Nasdaq Workstation and ACT Workstation Technology Update


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Nasdaq Workstation’s Dynamic Quote and Order Entry Services and ACT Workstation’s Interact and Upload services are built with Adobe Flash Player, which will reach end-of-life as of December 31, 2020.1 Nasdaq is re-writing these Flash components on a modern React framework and will release the upgraded components by December 31, 2020. The software upgrade will seamlessly update and no changes are required by customers.

In 2021, Nasdaq will be introducing a next generation of the Nasdaq and ACT Workstations, WorkX, on a cloud based-technology stack using a React user interface framework. Starting in Q1 2021, Nasdaq will launch enriched FINRA/Nasdaq TRFTM,2 trade reporting and monitoring tools to improve supervisory controls, workflow efficiency, and overall product experience. A subsequent technical notice will be published with more details on product testing availability and production release.

More Information

If you have questions about the upcoming product release or want to learn more about WorkX, please contact Nasdaq Trading Services at +1 212 231 5180 or email Nasdaq TRF Product Management


1: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

2: “FINRA/Nasdaq TRF” means the FINRA/Nasdaq TRF Carteret and the FINRA/Nasdaq TRF Chicago, depending on the facility to which the member firm reports.

FINRATM, Trade Reporting FacilityTM and TRFTM are trademarks of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; FINRA/NASDAQ TRFTM is used under license for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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