Caplin supplies a number of ready-made Platform Blades that you can use in your Caplin Platform deployment to save time and effort.
|Blade name||Type||What it does|
|Alerts||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that enables a client application to set alerts. An alert notifies the application's end-user, or performs particular actions, when data values meet particular conditions.|
|Charts||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that allows a client application to generate charts and graphs from live data.|
|Adapter blades||See NovoAdapter suite below.|
|Permissioning||Service blade||Enables Caplin Liberator to handle permissioning data received from a Permissioning Adapter. See User authentication and permissioning in the Liberator Overview.|
|Refiner||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that enables a client application to apply filters to the data it receives from Transformer. Performance is optimised so that no bandwidth is used by data excluded by the filters.|
|RMDS Adapter||Adapter blade||Enables the Caplin Platform to obtain real-time data feeds from Reuters RMDS.|
|Static Containers||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that enables a client application to define a container for publication, the contents of which are specified in a file on a disk.|
|TS1 Charts Decoder||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that transforms Reuters charting data in TS1 data format to the Caplin charting data standard. This allows the data to be integrated into Caplin Trader applications.|
|Watch List||Service blade||A Caplin Transformer blade that enables users of client applications to create their own bespoke instrument lists.|
The NovoAdapter suite is a set of Adapter blades provided with the Caplin Trader FX Motif. You can use these example Adapters to test FX trading behaviour when you're developing an FX Trading system that uses the FX Motif. The blades provided are:
- NovoRatesAdapter: Sends streaming executable FX rates to the FX Motif, for use in quick-trade tiles.
- NovoTradingAdapter: Handles the two most common trade types, ESP and RFS.
- NovoOrderAdapter: Deals with single orders and multi-order strategies.
- NovoCalendarAdapter: Sends tenor dates (also called value dates) and valid settlement dates to the FX Motif.
- NovoPermissioningAdapter: Sends all of the permissions required by the FX Motif to Liberator's Permissioning Auth module.
The blades come with all the source code for the Adapters; the Adapter source code illustrates the best way to use the Motif's FX Integration API when implementing each type of adapter.
For more about the NovoAdapter suite, see Using the FX Integration API to integrate the Caplin FX Motif in The FX Integration API.