Universities, Solution Providers Showcase the Use of Sun Technology at Educause Conference

10/3/2002 - At this year's Educause Conference, Sun Microsystems will share its booth with its Universities and solutions providers to demonstrate how Sun technology is being applied in administration, infrastructure, digital libraries and e-learning.

"At Sun, we are firmly committed to educational technology. By focusing on network based solutions, we help our customers to reduce costs, provide technologies that enable their communities and make doing business with them easier for their customers." said said Kim Jones, vice president of global education and research for Sun. "We are very excited to be demonstrating a wonderful array of products and services that have come from our many education partnerships."

The following Universities and solutions providers will join Sun for demonstrations in booth # 1417 at Educause.


Wayne State University (WSU)
A Sun Center of Excellence in Administrative Computing, WSU will be on hand to discuss how they built an integrated campus infrastructure based on open standards and cross-platform integration using Sun ONE.

Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG)
JA-SIG will be discussing uPortal, a free, sharable portal using Java, XML, JSP and J2EE. JA-SIG is an independent organization designed to increase the flow of information between educational institutions and companies involved in the development of administrative applications using Java technology.

Learn how Oracle Self Service applications can benefit the students, faculty and staff at your Institution. Oracle Self-Service applications streamline your business processes, improving the accuracy and accessibility of your information. Oracle will also be demoing their Self-Service Human Resource applications, enabling managers and executives to make better and more timely decisions. This demonstration will include: Internet Procurement, iSupplier, iExpenses and HR Self Service.


Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
CWRU will demonstrate the myCWRU portal and Campus Athena(tm) higher education enterprise portal solution, which includes a J2EE Web services middleware framework that extends the functionality and investments of the existing Oracle-based legacy student information system and Kerberos-based authentication system, and facilitates the real-time integration of enterprise systems including Sun ONE email, Steltor (Oracle) calendar system, Oracle 9iAS, Blackboard learning management system, Sun ONE LDAP, and SUN One MQ.

New York University (NYU)
NYU will demo NYUHome and highlight the Campus Cluster architecture. NYUHome is the university portal serving the needs of more than 55,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Campus Cluster environment ensures high availability using redundant infrastructure - situated in separate machine rooms - to provide fast failover.

Sun will be featuring the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), our standards-based software vision, architecture, platform, and expertise for building and deploying Services on Demand. It provides a highly scalable and robust foundation for traditional software applications as well as current Web-based applications, while laying the foundation for the next-generation distributed computing models such as Web services.

Digital Libraries

Luna Imaging
Luna Imaging will showcase their image management software, Insightę, which makes it easier than ever to build comprehensive digital image collections. Collection managers can digitize their own image collections and incorporate them into Luna's Insightę software, share content with other institutions that use Insight, subscribe to digital image collections through a variety of Luna's content partners, or license digital images from the growing number of Insight-ready image collections now available.

VTLS Inc. is an international market leader in the development of visionary solutions for libraries. The digital library division of VTLS will be demonstrating the following implementations at the SUN booth:


eUniversity/Sun Professional Services
Sun Professional Services (SunPS) will discuss the development of the eUniversity(UK) on-line learning system, which delivers high-quality, flexible and accessible higher education and professional development courses from UK universities to students globally. This is a Sun ONE-based solution providing a scalable, available and robust solution built on J2EE, Solaris and Sun hardware.

HarvestRoad will be demonstrating their web-enabled Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed specifically for the Education market. LCMS enables the efficient collection, publication, management, maintenance, discovery and sharing of learning objects across courses maximizing an institutions return on investment (ROI).

University of Wisconsin System
dot.edu is an Educational Application Service Provider for the University of Wisconsin System and beyond. As the only e-learning Sun Center of Excellence in the US, dot.edu is considered a pioneer and a visionary for its unique extension of the ASP model in "education serving education," providing infrastructure and resources to educational institutions both within and outside the UW-System.

WGBH, a diversified nonprofit educational media company, is working with Sun Professional Services and Sun's Global Education and Research team to develop a Digital Asset Management system to organize and coordinate its media assets and maximize the value of their content through increased accessibility.

About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — "The Network Is The ComputerTM" — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries.

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