Trading floor technology integrates the best of both worlds - cost-trimming electronic technology with time-proven open outcry trading. Trading Floor Technology Services staff work to ensure a state-of-the-art trading environment for market participants on the CME Group trading floor. Located on the trading floor immediately east of the out trade area, our staff provides administrative and technical support for all trading floor technologies including Galax-C, Order Direct API, EC, COMET, HHT, CWI-MF and telecommunications. From hardware maintenance and repairs to resolving technical issues or creating reports, our staff strives to provide the highest level of service and professionalism to support the trading floor community.
Services provided include:
Order Processing Through Electronic Clerk Devices
Booth-Based Technology: Order Entry and More
Comet is a trading floor-based order entry device, exclusively for day orders, that allows FCM floor staff to send spread and outright orders for futures and options products to all pre-designated floor brokers. Comet enables staff to:
In addition, the Comet grouped-order status screen:
The CME GALAX-C electronic handheld trading system allows local traders to directly access futures, options and defined spreads on CME Globex from the open outcry trading floors.
CME GALAX-C, a CME-provided application and hardware, is available in a state-of-the-art wireless tablet pc and/or handheld and is individually configurable. CME GALAX-C also supports credit controls, both per trade limits and net position limits.
CME GALAX-C users can:
CME Group offers connections to a Common Wireless Infrastructure (CWI-MF) on the trading floors to facilitate the use of wireless local area networks (LAN) by all market participants. The CWI was designed to alleviate the need for each interested member firm to design, purchase, install and maintain its own wireless network antennas on the trading floors as well as to significantly increase the number of wireless devices that could be used by the trading floor community.
Common Wireless Infrastructure-Member Firms (CWI-MF)
Additional information and applications are available at the Technology Support desk on the trading floor at 141 W. Jackson, just east of the out-trade area.
If you have any questions, please contact Trading Floor Technology Services at +1 312 435 7100.