DTN Introduces ProphetX Energy Edition

Offers enhanced analytic power

Published in CSP Daily News

OMAHA, Neb. -- DTN has rolled out DTN ProphetX Energy Edition. ProphetX introduces a variety of productivity features, advanced analytics and performance enhancements.

The new product eliminates having to click between quote sheets, chart windows and news indexes. ProphetX links together a wealth of information by dragging and dropping it into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or within the ProphetX client itself for up-close monitoring, charting history and full details. Pricing information updates in real time.

ProphetX accesses [image-nocss] market data through DTN's own multi-redundant ticker plants and quote servers. Specific new enhancements found in ProphetX include improved redundancy and failover capabilities, a proprietary tick-scrubbing process, faster quote data and news processing systems. It enhances the analytical tools available in earlier versions by adding calculated spreads in both bar chart and market profile displays.

ProphetX Energy Edition's linked display tools filter data to create a strong contextual relationship between quote displays, charts and industry news. A single click accesses all relevant information for a particular commodity or market, and the resulting information is displayed in an intuitive and flexible manner.

Available screen space is maximized in ProphetX by extending the display across multiple monitors, allowing energy traders to maintain visibility of broad market sectors while reacting quickly to market dynamics. Extensive drag and drop' capabilities and keyboard shortcuts help to create new displays from existing data, including building a spread display or chart overlay, or creating a news search filter from a list of symbols in a quote display all done in two clicks of the mouse. Users receive more information faster than ever before.

To conveniently help organize and display information, tools are included in ProphetX to facilitate customized quote content. Industry-specific displays such as crack spreads, crushes or strips are available at the click of the mouse. ProphetX also supports multi-monitor environments allowing for maximum screen real estate to organize windows.

Offering a broad and deep range of news coverage, proprietary content originates from DTN's own newsroom and staff of meteorologists as well as top third-party sources including Hotspot FX, Dow Jones, Platts, OPIS, Argus, Barclays and Canadian Enerdata. Valuable economic calendars and reports are also included. News filtering options allow users to create customized searches to bring up relevant articles. The search function looks for keywords in the full-text of articles. ProphetX Energy Edition also delivers energy forecasts, histories, current conditions and climate predications.

During periods of intense market volatility, price alerts can be set up and customized through a variety of different formats such as visual, audio, e-mail or text-to-speech to ensure prompt response.

DTN, Omaha, Neb., is a major business-to-business provider of real-time market, news and weather information services to agriculture and energy trading markets and other weather-sensitive industries. The company delivers on-demand market information, commodity cash prices, industry news and in-depth analysis, and location-specific weather to more than 120,000 subscribers through DTN for agriculture, refined fuels and trading markets, and DTN/Meteorlogix.