The University of Akron Purchases the Campus Pipeline Web Platform

August 28, 2001

Campus Pipeline Inc., a leading provider of Web-integration technology and services for higher education, Monday announced that The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio has purchased its Campus Pipeline™ 3.0 Web platform and six new Campus Pipeline products.

“We seriously evaluated the various vendors capable of unifying our technologies before selecting Campus Pipeline,” noted Thomas Gaylord, vice president and chief information officer at the university. “Our digital campus, which is unified by the Campus Pipeline Web platform, is highly valued on campus.

“By purchasing the Web platform, Campus Pipeline’s new products and technical services, we gain the ability to further customize and expand our digital campus in a timely fashion.”

The University of Akron has been using the Campus Pipeline Web platform, version 2.1 since fall semester 2000 through a grant license supported by corporate sponsorships.

During the past year, the university has integrated PeopleSoft human resource, financial accounting and student information systems with Web-based email, news distribution, course tools and a homegrown online voting technology with the Web platform.

By upgrading to the Campus Pipeline 3.0 Web platform later this year, the university will add an iPlanet messaging server (email) and calendar to its digital campus.

In addition to purchasing the latest version of the Web platform, The University of Akron purchased six new Campus Pipeline line-extension products expected to enable The University of Akron’s digital campus to sync with handheld devices, deliver more personalized content for constituents, transfer data even more securely, incorporate group portals, deliver news based upon more specific constituent interests and consolidate course sections on one course home page.

These products are slated to be available to the university at the end of the year.

About The University of Akron

The University of Akron is the public research university for northern Ohio. Founded in 1870, it is the only Ohio public university with a science/engineering program ranked among the nation’s top five by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Akron is a leader in the implementation of learning technologies as evidenced by its partnerships with IBM, Cisco Systems Inc., PeopleSoft, Tivoli Systems Inc. and 2Way Corp.

Serving approximately 23,000 students, the university offers more than 350 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and approximately 100 certificate programs at its main campus in Akron, its Wayne College branch campus in Orrville, and in sites throughout Medina and Summit counties. For more information, visit

About the Campus Pipeline Web Platform

The Campus Pipeline 3.0 Web platform goes beyond portal and communication tools by bringing these technologies together with student information, HR systems and course tool programs within a unified digital campus.

Use of the Web platform sparks automatic exchange of information between technologies and produces dramatic improvements to the daily experiences of university constituents while simultaneously reducing operational costs.

About Campus Pipeline Inc.

Campus Pipeline Inc., an UPSIDE Hot 100 award winner, develops Web-integration software and provides consulting services and training programs to assist colleges and universities in unifying the entire campus enterprise.

Using the Campus Pipeline™ Web platform, the company helps schools integrate campus communication, academic resources, administrative services, campus news, distance learning and all other Web applications securely together online. One hundred colleges and universities worldwide use the Campus Pipeline Web platform.

The Salt Lake City-based company is backed by investors including American Express, Dell Computer Corp., General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, Lynx Technology, Meritech Capital Partners, Oak Investment Partners and SCT. The company has strategic relationships with companies including Dell, iPlanet, Sun Microsystems, TIAA-CREF and WebCT.

For more information, visit or call 888/682-PIPE.