Connecting to Bloomberg ● For redundancy, two connections – Primary must be a leased line – Backup can be leased line or dialup – `Heartbeat' commands constantly check if link is up ● Receive data over TCP/IP or raw link (async) ● Different feeds – Batch: historical information, news, etc. – Online: trade prices, etc. Connecting to Bloomberg ● Various access methods – Bloomberg (or “Open Bloomberg”): software that can be installed on most PCs Connecting to Bloomberg – Bloomberg Flat Panel: trademark dual-head system Connecting to Bloomberg – Bloomberg Traveler: laptop associated with specific desktop Connecting to Bloomberg – Bloomberg Application Programming Interface (API): programmer interface for connecting to other applications on MS Windows, WWW interfaces, etc.
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