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Systems

The Ring

A set of robust systems and technologies underpin trading at the LME and provide security to those trading on our market.

Trading systems

Tin
LMEselect
LMEselect, our electronic trading platform, allows category 1-4 members, and their direct-access clients, to trade with each other electronically and takes advantage of straight-through-processing efficiencies.
Platinum
LMEbullion
LMEbullion is our custom-built electronic auction system for platinum and palladium.

Clearing systems

Aluminium
LMEsmart
Matches and registers trades made on the Exchange. This starts the clearing process.
Aluminium
LMEmercury
LMEmercury is operated by LME Clear and is the core clearing platform.

Data systems

Data
LMESelectMD
LMEselectMD is the LME’s market data feed and provides real-time, historic and summary reports of trading activity within LME for external data vendors and market participants. 
Data
LMEsource
LMEsource is the LME’s new multicast market data platform. Phase I of LMEsource includes all LMEselect data only.
Data
LMEprism
LMEprism is used to receive daily option volatilities from members to assist the LME in the determination of the closing prices for traded options.

Warehousing systems

Warehousing
LMEsword
Creates and manages warrants for LME contracts that are physically settled, and for LME metals that are held on warrant in LME approved warehouses. 
Warehousing
LMEshield
Our new electronic warehouse receipt system provides a reliable, secure register for global commodities which are stored off-warrant.

Connectivity systems and testing

Data
LMEnet
LMEnet is the new dedicated wide area network (WAN) from the London Metal Exchange.
Data
Customer test
Visit our customer test page for all information relating to our Customer Test service and environments.
Data
Weekend connectivity
Information about weekend availability to execute a basic connectivity test following participant-side network or infrastructure changes.

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