Sumitomo Corporation of America Chooses Triple Point Solution for Natural Gas Trading and Scheduling, Delivered Via ASP

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Since Triple Point introduced its Gas Scheduling ‘Visual Cockpit’™ module to the market in June 2005, seven prestigious clients have signed on, establishing Triple Point as the premier solution in natural gas trading and scheduling. The Sumitomo Corporation of America is one of the most recent to select Triple Point, citing integrated front- to- back solution for scheduling, real-time physical and financial trading, scalability, and fast time to market.

Triple Point Technology, Inc., the leading global supplier of cross-industry software platforms for the supply, trading, marketing, and movement of commodities, announced today that the Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) has selected its solution for natural gas trading, risk management and scheduling, delivered via ASP. Seven prestigious clients have signed on since Triple Point introduced its Gas Scheduling ‘Visual Cockpit’™ module to the market in June 2005, establishing Triple Point as the premier solution.

SCOA, the largest subsidiary of the Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan's major integrated trading and investment business enterprises, chose Triple Point’s solution to support the evolution of its natural gas business. “We were looking for an integrated front- to- back-office solution that would handle scheduling, support real-time physical and financial trading, could be implemented quickly, and would scale as we continue to grow,” said Brian Mock, president, Pacific Summit Energy LLC, formed by SCOA to expand their presence in the North American energy industry. “We believe that Triple Point’s ASP solution gives us the complete package all at once, providing very fast time-to-market.”

“It’s been satisfying to see how many of the major players in natural gas trading have adopted our solution in the last nine months. Clients are finding that it’s the only solution that can handle the complexities of natural gas trading and scheduling and is completely scalable to meet their high transaction requirements,” said Peter F. Armstrong, president and CEO. “Commodity XL for Gas™ and ’Visual Cockpit’ are proven, world-class solutions, designed using the best practices of global leaders in gas trading and scheduling.”

Gas Scheduling ‘Visual Cockpit’ was announced in June of 2005 and integrates seamlessly with Commodity XL for Gas, providing a central, single screen control point that graphically displays all the information required for complex scheduling. It solves the unique scheduling challenges caused by a convoluted interstate pipeline system, intricate FERC regulations, and complexities such as capacity management, storage management, imbalances, book-outs, lending, and parking.

About Triple Point Technology Inc.

Triple Point Technology is the leader in trading, risk management, scheduling and logistics solutions for commodities, including power, oil, gas, coal, metals, agricultural products, and freight. Triple Point Commodity XL profitably integrates physical and financial markets from the front-to-back office for all commodities on a real-time next-generation platform. Triple Point's award-winning solutions are used by more than 25 percent of both Global 500 commodity trading companies and Global 500 energy companies. Founded in 1993, and headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, USA, Triple Point serves clients from five development and support centers located around the globe. More information is available at http://www.tpt.com.

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