Carbon trading goes mobile in world first deployment

Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX), an Australian-based carbon
credits trading marketplace, has expanded its service for brokers and corporate
clients with the launch of mobile service for accessing the CTX trading

The service provides carbon buyers and sellers with access to the exchange to
buy carbon credits. Based on the Blink Mobility Platform from BlinkMobile and
developed in association with technology consulting and enterprise services
organization, EcoView Global, the mobile service enables traders to research
and buy voluntary carbon credits, or to check the value of a portfolio by using
a smartphone, tablet or other internet capable device.

The Mobile Enterprise Application Platform from BlinkMobile
works by developing a unique mobile user centric interface that’s accessible by
all internet capable devices and then managing the content required by
repurposing information from across websites, intranets, web-enabled
applications and core business systems.

The mobilization of the CTX data will be of significant benefit to brokers
who need to access up-to-the-minute pricing when out on the road or when
meeting with clients. The ability to carry out on-the-spot trades will enable
brokers to bring a new immediacy to their client relationships, effectively
consummating sales within minutes rather than in days or weeks. Corporate
clients will also benefit as emissions managers are now free to calculate
emissions offset requirements, research and identify the most appropriate
lowest-cost environmental compliance alternatives at any time or place that
most suits them.

The CTX mobile service includes all of the functionality currently
available from CTX’s standard trading platform including the ability to select
from a range of project criteria and links to all project documentation.
 Information can be viewed and acted upon immediately or stored in the
user’s document library for later review.

The emissions market is young but it is quickly going to become much more
volatile and there will be an increasing number of purchasing opportunities for
companies that want to participate in the carbon sector. As in any market,
knowing what products are on the market and the price of those products is going
to be an important factor in obtaining competitive advantage,” said Wayne
Sharpe, CEO of CTX.

The CTX trading platform operates as a cloud-based service and was created
using Microsoft technologies. To introduce their mobile-optimized service CTX
opted for BlinkMobile’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform and EcoView to
develop the interfaces between the platform, Microsoft Exchange and the CTX
website.  The end result is a seamless experience for CTX clients
regardless of the way in which they engage with the trading platform.

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