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eHub Connects CBD B2B

[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Australian Stock Exchange-listed company CBD Online has provided its network of wired 'e-buildings' with a business-to-business (B2B) trading hub.

The portal, eHub, will provide tenants of CBD Online's smart buildings, which include the Rialto Towers and Nauru House, with desktop access to a wide range of suppliers, offering CBD businesses a more convenient and simplified way to manage their procurement processes.

According to the company, over 200 locations in Australia and internationally have been identified as potential sites, all of which will have access to the eHub via the CBD Online Web site.

"Business tenants generate millions of dollars of procurement transactions each year," said CBD Online's managing director Antony Hing.

"From today, business with access to our eHub portal will be able to save time and money by buying everything from paperclips, paper and pens through to computer hardware, coffee and fax machines," Hing said.

CBD Online was formed last year with the intention of creating building-specific Web sites for commercial properties in the central business districts of the world's major trade centers.

The company's initial strategy was to create Web sites for physical buildings within central business districts; Intranets that delivered content, information and subscription services; individual and aggregate e-commerce purchasing, research facilities and other online solutions responding to business requirements.

By leveraging off the physical connectivity of central business district buildings using broadband carriers, including Davnet, CBD Online entered the online arena with eBusiness context for connected buildings.

"We provide commercial property owners with an opportunity to enhance the value of their property assets through the use of proven and advanced Internet-based technologies throughout the complete supply-chain process," said Hing.

CBD Online listed on the ASX in April following a reverse takeover of Asia Pacific Infrastructure. It now has three operating divisions: eBuildings (building-specific Web communities), eHub (the new procurement site) and eBusiness solutions (technology consulting).