Campus Pipeline Luminis(TM) Product Family Now Available
SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2002 — Campus Pipeline, Inc. today announced general availability of the Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM) product family, marking an industry milestone in a collaborative venture among Campus Pipeline, leading academic institutions, and industry leaders. The Luminis product family represents a major advancement in portal, content management, enterprise integration, and Web-based services delivery designed to address the unique needs of higher education.
“The Luminis product family helps address some of the most pressing higher education technology challenges,” said Sean Gallagher, analyst at Eduventures. “Enterprise integration and Web content management are two critical issues facing institutions with rapidly evolving and maturing portal needs. The Luminis products are a testament to Campus Pipeline’s commitment to providing standards-based products that enhance productivity, support learning, preserve technology choice, and foster campus community.”
Academic institutions are working hard to meet the online service expectations of their very diverse constituents. They operate in a heterogeneous environment with multiple systems, applications, tools, and technologies that are often very complex and difficult to administer. The Luminis product family is the first flexible software solution of its kind, offering a comprehensive, standards-based infrastructure for unifying and managing these very complicated environments. With the Luminis products, academic enterprises are able to retain choice and control of their digital campuses, and extend the life of valuable technology investments.
Another challenge of many institutions’ disparate technology environments is the often-fractured online experience it creates for students, faculty, staff members, alumni, and other members of the campus community. The Luminis product family delivers a high-touch, user-focused platform for campus information and services that ensures personalized interaction, and improved productivity campus wide.
Preeminent institutions and technology leaders, including Sun Microsystems, Documentum Inc., and the Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG), collaborated with Campus Pipeline to deliver the Luminis family of content management, platform, and advanced integration products. Ten innovative colleges and universities joined the Campus Pipeline Pillar Institutions co-development program to help guide the product direction and development: Appalachian State University, Drexel University, Lehigh University, Mississippi State University, Pepperdine University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the University of Akron, University College Dublin, the University of Miami, and University of Notre Dame.
“We envision our digital campus to be the central hub for managing the complex network of campus information, courses, and technology applications, so we may provide the best possible online experience for our learners,” said Mark Hoye, manager of software services at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. “Campus Pipeline’s Luminis product family is the key to making our vision a reality. Our involvement through the development and beta process reinforced our confidence in the ability of the Luminis products to provide the infrastructure, integration, and content management capabilities that our institution requires. The final product exceeds our expectations.”
The Luminis product family gives institutions unprecedented freedom to build the unified digital campus that best suits their unique campus environment. Based on open standards, Campus Pipeline products can be integrated with an institution’s choice of student information systems, course management systems, and a wide range of other technologies and applications. Campus Pipeline offers integration solutions for third-party systems including, among others, Blackboard, Datatel, e-College, JA-SIG uPortal, Jenzabar, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Poise, SCT, WebCT, and homegrown applications, enabling an institution to realize its unique vision of a digital campus.
Three separate product suites comprise the Luminis product family. Key features of each include:
Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM) Platform II
Portals: Customizable campus portals and channels based on the JA-SIG uPortal 2.0 framework deliver targeted information and institution-branded experiences
Applications: Integrated communications tool suite facilitates online interaction through Web-based email, calendar, targeted messaging, collaborative group portals, and course portals
Infrastructure: Robust platform infrastructure includes single sign-on, external authentication, security, user and data management, centralized LDAP, and other enterprise services
Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM) Integration Suite 3.0
Integration: Standards-based architecture enables seamless visual and data-level integration with SIS, LMS, and other campus systems of choice
Extensibility: Integration infrastructure ensures the digital campus is open, interoperable, and built for unlimited extensibility
Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM)™ Content Management Suite 2.0
Content Management: Enterprise-class content management tailored to the needs of higher education, developed in conjunction with Documentum, the leading provider of content management solutions, streamlines content creation through delivery while improving brand consistency across all Web properties
Customization and Personalization: Robust customization and personalization provides services and information tailored to the needs of every campus constituent, delivering the right information to the right person at the right time
“The Luminis technologies represent a culmination of collaboration that is unprecedented in higher education, and signal the arrival of content management and advanced integration for higher education,” said Tom Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer, Campus Pipeline. “The Luminis products are rooted in the suggestions and requests of more than 150 institutions that hold Campus Pipeline at the heart of their online service delivery. We sincerely thank our Pillar Institutions and industry partners for their time, effort, and dedication to making this product blossom.”
Packaging and Availability
The Luminis product family is available in two package bundles as well as a variety of other configurations. Pricing varies based on institution size and customization requirements.
The Luminis(TM) Foundation package—provides a baseline of platform, content management, integration and customization features and delivers a robust, flexible foundation for any digital campus.
The Luminis(TM) Premier package—includes the full range of the enterprise-wide technologies offered in the Luminis product family.
About Campus Pipeline, Inc.
An UPSIDE magazine “Hot 100” Internet Infrastructure award winner and Codie Award “Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution” finalist, Campus Pipeline delivers software and services that enable institutions of higher education to unify campus data, enterprise applications, and Web services into a centralized digital campus. Today more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide use Campus Pipeline technologies including the Campus Pipeline(TM) Web Platform, the industry’s first and most widely used Web platform, and the Campus Pipeline Luminis(TM) family of platform, content management and integration technologies, to build their vision of a unified digital campus. For more information, call 888.682.PIPE or visit www.campuspipeline.com.
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