Campus Pipeline Enters 2002 Running Delivers New Web Platform and Six New Products
Campus Pipeline, Inc.announced it has delivered the latest upgrade of the Campus Pipeline Web Platform 3.1, and six new products that expand the Web Platforms enterprise functionality and customization capabilities.
The Campus Pipeline Web Platform serves as a foundation for the unified digital
campus, integrating campus technologies, student information systems (SIS),
learning management systems (LMS), academic resources, campus news, and other
services into a central network that can be accessed through a single sign-on
password from any Web-enabled computer.
The new products, extensions of the Campus Pipeline Web Platform product line,
help to broaden a schools digital campus by providing handheld device
access; personalized content delivery; portal building tools for groups, classes,
and campus organizations; and other features.
These new products, coupled with the Web Platform, will make our digital
campus a user-friendly and attractive resource for all our campus constituents,
said Andrew J. Golub, vice president of information resources at the University
of New England, who participated in a beta program for the new products.
The six new products are bundled and sold as two separate packages. Line Extension
Package 1 includes the following three products:
- Personalized Content Delivery 1.0 Enables institutions to make every
constituents campus experience as unique and tailored as possible by
delivering only those Web-page views and emails that are applicable to an
individuals specific role (i.e. student, faculty, alumni) or area of
study. In addition, system administrators will save time by delegating content
updating privileges to non-technical managers, rather than having to run updates
through the IT office.
- Handheld Sync 1.0 Addresses the growing use of handheld devices and
synchronizes the Campus Pipeline calendar with Palm, Windows® CE,
and Pocket PC® operating systems for anytime, anywhere wireless access.
- Secure Transport 1.0 Extends existing security features and prevents
eavesdropping and data tampering by creating a point-to-point, secure data
transport channel between the Campus Pipeline Web Platform and the schools
SIS, LMS, or other software integrated with the Web Platform.
Line Extension Package 2 includes the following three products:
- Group Portal 1.0 Improves the way campus groups form, interact, and
stay connected through private Web communities that can be easily managed
by non-technical group members, rather than through the IT department. The
- Group Portal includes a variety of community tools such as message boards,
chat, photo gallery, calendar, and news postings. It also contains a streamlined
workflow process that provides the institution with better control over both
the groups and content created.
- Group Maker 1.0 Creates and administers group lists, making it possible
to target specific audiences and send announcements based on any system attribute
including area of study, year of graduation, etc. Use of this tool enables
postage fees to increasingly be diverted to other areas.
- Course Consolidator 1.0 Allows instructors to save time by consolidating
sections and managing a single course homepage, compared with managing separate
course home pages for every course and course section taught. It also helps
coordinate access to the tools and information sources needed for online learning
environments, regardless of which LMS vendor the institution chooses.
- The new version 3.1 of the Campus Pipeline Web Platform includes a new Course
Portal feature that provides easier access to Campus Pipeline course tools,
as well as those from any LMS. Version 3.1 also includes portal content, directory,
and messaging server upgrades.
In addition to integration software products and applications, Campus Pipeline
also provides customized technical and functional consulting and training services.
Each is designed to support the entire scope of a Campus Pipeline Web Platform
implementation, from assessing campus readiness and project planning to installation
and rollout. Premium service bundles include process and organizational design,
development and integration of specialized technologies, training for students,
faculty, and staff, and campus-wide communication support.
Campus Pipeline quickly and effectively trained our staff, and provided
excellent support throughout the beta program, said Susan Mellady, director
of information technology and lead of the Campus Pipeline project at the University
of New England. We are pleased to have participated in the 3.1 Web Platform
and line extension product beta and look forward to working with Campus Pipeline
as we continue to expand and unify our digital campus.
Campus Pipeline products deliver unmatched features and applications
with out-of-the-box simplicity, said Andy Cooley, senior vice president
of marketing and product management at Campus Pipeline. Customers from
more than 125 enterprise implementations of the Campus Pipeline Web Platform
tell us that having the applications, portal, and integration capability all
in one package simplifies the process of building a digital campus. The openness
and integration capabilities of the Web Platform help ensure that the digital
campus can grow based on campus needs, incorporating the systems and applications
that best serve constituents now and in the future.
About Campus Pipeline, Inc.
Campus Pipeline, Inc., an Upside Hot 100 Internet Infrastructure award winner,
delivers enterprise software and services to unify the digital campus. Through
the Campus Pipeline Web Platform and the Campus Pipeline Luminis product
family, more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide have created comprehensive
online environments for unifying administrative services, campus news, distance
learning and other services within their higher education communities. Campus
Pipeline product development, integration, and strategic partners include Dell,
Documentum, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, JA-SIG, SCT, Sun Microsystems, Talis
Information Limited, TIAA-CREF, and WebCT. Investors, including American Express,
Dell Computer Corp, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, Lynx Technology,
Meritech Capital Partners, and Oak Investment Partners, back the Salt Lake City-based
company. For more information, visit www.campuspipeline.com
or call 888.682.PIPE.
Campus Pipeline, Luminis, and the Campus Pipeline logo are trademarks of Campus
Pipeline, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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