Saturday, September 17, 2005

Macromedia Announces New Streaming Media Server

Macromedia Announces New Streaming Media Server: "Macromedia Announces New Streaming Media Server
By Stephen Bryant
September 8, 2005

Macromedia Inc. will up the ante in the streaming media software market Thursday when it releases new server software that will eliminate the need for additional applications that track content.

The company will introduce Flash Media Server 2, which was formerly known as Flash Communication Server. Macromedia is best known for its Flash technology for animated Web presentations. Flash content already reaches 97.6 percent of Internet 'viewers,' according to the company.

Flash Media Server 2 is expected to ship in late October. It combines traditional streaming media capabilities and a development environment for developing media application, including Flash, MP3 streaming, video-on-demand and others."

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