Unicon Launches uPortal 3 Services

Technology integrator Unicon has announced that it's now providing commercial support for uPortal 3.0, an open source campus portal solution designed by members of the education community.

uPortal is an open source enterprise portal that's built on Java, XML, JSP, and Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies, providing a framework for building portals with standards-based integration (including authentication and security applications), single login, and customization.

The new 3.0 version of uPortal, released last month, provides a variety of enhancements, including streamlined skinning with CSS, new themes, portlet support via Pluto 1.1, improved reporting tools, optimized code, multiple cache implementation options, and support for JMX-based remote management.

Unicon provides services for uPortal in the areas of deployment, customization, integration, and general support.

"Unicon has been active in the uPortal project since its early beginnings," said Jonathan Markow, JA-SIG executive director, in a statement released this week. "As a JA-SIG Commercial Affiliate providing well-rounded support for our products, we are very gratified to see them offering services for uPortal 3. Unicon's skills, experience, and contributions to uPortal make them particularly well qualified to provide commercial support to our community."

Unicon has, to date, helped implement uPortal at more than 150 campuses. Further information about uPortal can be found here. Further information about Unicon's uPortal support can be found here.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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