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Unicon Develops & Contributes New Features & Technology Enhancements to uPortal Open Source Portal for Higher Education

September 28, 2006; 03:33 AM
Unicon, Inc., the leading independent provider of open source-based technologies and professional services for the online campus in academic institutions, announced its in the process of contributing several feature and technology enhancements to the uPortal open source enterprise portal for higher education. uPortal was developed by the higher education community for higher education institutions. Unicons contributions to uPortal v2.x will include enhancements to the flexibility and configurability of the uPortal framework, enrichment of the channel environment, data loading support for SQL Server, user experience refinements, and significant performance improvements.

Since becoming a founding member, developer, and architect of uPortal in 1999, Unicon has continually contributed back to the core shared uPortal project to mutually benefit the future development of the portal and Unicons own products.

In the interest of making our own Academus Web Portal development more sustainable and also for improving the quality and vibrancy of the uPortal project, Unicon is pleased to contribute back to the core uPortal project all modifications to the uPortal framework currently maintained for Academus, commented Mike Zackrison, vice president of product management for Unicon, Inc.

About uPortal

From the Java Architectures Special Interest Group (JA-SIG), uPortal is an open source enterprise portal collaboratively developed by higher education, for higher education. Utilizing Java, Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaServer Pages Technology (JSP) and Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies, the uPortal framework enables easy, standards-based integration with authentication and security applications, single sign on secure access, and end user customization. Now gaining favor worldwide, uPortal is one of the most widely used portal technologies in the United States.

About Unicon

Unicon, Inc. is the leading independent provider of open-source frameworks, applications and professional services for the online campus. Unicon delivers enterprise portal, collaboration, learning, and integration technology for higher education institutions worldwide. Unicon is the leading commercial supporter of the uPortal open source Web portal initiative, and is a Sakai Commercial Affiliate for the community source Collaboration and Learning Environment. The companys signature Academus® brand encompasses an Enterprise Portal, Web Content Management system, Collaboration Tools, and Learning Environments. Unicon strives to base its solutions on open-source technology for increased productivity and reduced costs. Unicon also provides a full complement of professional consulting, training and support services.

More information about Unicon, Inc. and Academus Open Campus is available at www.unicon.net & www.academusopencampus.com

Unicon, Inc., Jim Layne, 480-558-2444, [email protected], or
TopSpin Communications, Inc., Joe Waldygo
480-632-5050 (Media), [email protected]



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