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vcShare provides a wide range of stock investment channels (namely, FAST, PC-FAST, Internet-PC, Set-Top Box and Mobile Phones) to the investors after the new AMS/3 Trading System is launched by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK).

The first vcShare system was installed in the vcShare Centre in Central, Hong kong. Broker firms and banks can make use of these services to their clients after subscription. Since the vcShare Trading Service (vcShareTS) will own and operate the vcShare system, it can provide an efficient and cost effective electronic trading solution to broker firms especially the small ones.

Other companies may also install the customized vcShare systems at their own premises and have their own distinct operations.

vcShare components

A complete vcShare system consists of the following components:

  1. Open Gateway (OG)
    Open Gateway (OG) is a hardware device that allows electronic linkage between the vcShare system and the AMS/3 Trading Host System.
  2. vcShare Front End (vcShare-FE)
    vcShare-FE serves as a link between the vcShare DataBase Server (vcShare-DBS) and the OG.
  3. vcShare Administrative System (vcShare-AS)
    vcShare-AS is data server. It is the main control unit of the system and supports the following functions:
    • Account Generation
    • Message Routing
    • Market Information
    • Subscription Management
    • Transaction Message Logging
    • Error Message Logging
  4. vcShare-DataBase Server (vcShare-DBS)
    vcShare-DBS is a database server installed in the bank or broker firm. All client details of the bank/broker firm are resided in this server. It provides the following functions:
    • Risk Management
    • Settlement and Back-Office Support
    • Electronic Fund Transfer
    • Transaction Message Logging
    • Error Message Logging
  5. vcShare Communications Processor (vcShare-CP)
    vcShare-CP links vcShare-AS and Fast Access Stock-broking Terminal (FAST) or Personal Computer Fast Access Stock-broking Terminal (PC-FAST) via a modem pool connected to a multi serial port adapter.
  6. vcShare-Web Server (vcShare-WS)
    vcShare-WS is web server with Secure Socket Layer SSL and firewall facilities. It provides Internet Stock-Broking with the vcShare system.
  7. vcShare-Mobile Phone Interface (vcShare-MPI)
    vcShare-MPI is an interface with applications that can translate the vcShare message protocol to the proprietary message protocol of the mobile phone service provider, such as Smart Tone, through their supplied API.
  8. vcShare-Operator Terminal (vcShare-OT)
    vcShare-OT allows an operator to retrieve information from and send requests to the vcShare-AS. It is used for system administration and maintenance. PC-FAST Customisation Terminal The PC-FAST Customisation terminal is used to customize the PC-FAST application programs before they are despatched to the investors or brokers. This terminal customizes all PC-FAST applications before they are despatched to the users.
  9. vcShare-Trading Terminal (vcShare-TT)
    vcShare-TT is a customised terminal that allows the dealer to input trading requests manually to the AMS/3. The operation of an vcShare-TT is controlled by the vcShare-TT Controller.
  10. vcShare-Trading Terminal Controller (vcShare-TT Controller)
    vcShare-TT Controller controls the operations of one or more vcShare-TT terminals.
  11. Fast Access Stock-broking Terminal (FAST)
    FAST is a hand-held device specially designed to allow investors to access stock market information and to buy or sell shares through the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The FAST terminal supports both Chinese and English languages.
  12. Personal Computers with Personal Computer Fast Access Stock-broking Terminal applications (PC-FAST)
    PC-FAST applications allows PC users to access stock market information and buy/sell shares through the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
  13. Internet Personal Computer (Internet PC)
    Internet PC users can access stock market information and buy/sell shares through the vcShare Web Pages and vcShare Internet Server after their registration.
  14. vcShare-Set Top Box (vcShare-STB )
    vcShare-STB allows home users to access the Internet using their TV sets.
  15. Mobile Phones with vcShare applications
    The vcShare System also supports mobile phone users to access its services through a specially design mobile phone interface. After registration, a mobile phone user can also access stock market information and buy/sell shares through the vcShare mobile phone channel.

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