Consumer applications company Adobe has introduced Flash Media Server 3 family of products, which offers streaming media and real-time communication capabilities to consumers.
The new product line from Adobe includes Flash Media Streaming Server 3 for live and on- demand video streaming and Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 3 for customized video streaming services and multi-way social media applications.
In a similar move, Apple launched its QuickTime 7 player and QuickTime 7 Pro for windows users in 2005. The new software is claimed to have supported streaming and playback of high definition (HD) video on Windows. The new player was complaint with industry standard H.264 video capabilities.
Adobe claims that both the products can help media publishers with cost-effective streaming solutions for various web video formats. The new Flash Media Server 3, which features industry standard H.264 video capabilities and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio support can provide content owners with increased protection for streaming video and enables delivery of interactive media applications that work across multiple browsers and operating systems. The new media server is capable of working on web, the desktop with Adobe Media Player, and on mobile devices with Adobe Flash Lite 3.
John Loiacono, senior vice president of creative solutions at Adobe said: By offering the Flash Media Server 3 product line coupled with new pricing options, Adobe is reducing the barrier to entry for content owners who want to deliver streaming video or real-time communications online. Whether they opt for interactive social media services or linear streaming, our customers can feel confident that their media is more secure and that the end-user experience is the highest quality.
Adobe Flash Media Server 3 is expected to be available in January 2008. Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 3 will be offered at $4,500 and for single-server deployments, Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 3 will be available at $995.
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