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Macromedia Breeze is positioned in the "visionary" quadrant in Gartner's 2004 Magic Quadrant report on Web conferencing. With Breeze, Macromedia is delivering the first rich Web communication system, allowing organizations to communicate, collaborate, and train via a single, easy-to-use, integrated solution that includes everything from live meetings to on-demand presentations. "We're very pleased to be recognized by Gartner after being on the market for only one year," said Tom Hale, general manager, Macromedia. "Breeze is redefining Web conferencing by offering a breadth of capabilities for live and on-demand presentations, customizability, and extensibility. Customers are adopting Breeze because it provides a unique and useful solution for online communication." Breeze uses the \Macromedia Flash Player, already installed on more than 98 percent of browsers, to d... (more)

VitalStream Announces Support For Macromedia Flash Player 8

VitalStream, Inc. (OTCBB: VSTH), a streaming media solutions and content delivery network provider, announced support for the newly launched Macromedia Flash 8 Player, offering enhanced video components to deliver interactive, rich media content through its reliable and secure content delivery network (CDN). VitalStream worked closely with Macromedia to develop the Macromedia Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by VitalStream, leading the market as the first Macromedia partner to offer streaming services for Flash Video. As the founding member of the Macromedia Flash Video Str... (more)

Flash To be Ported to Linux?

"When will it be time to bring our tools to Linux?" chief software architect Kevin Lynch and his colleagues at Macromedia, Inc., have been asking themselves recently. The answer, he said this week at Macromedia's latest "FlashForward" conference - the 11th of its kind - is right now. First to emerge, thinks Lynch, would be optimizations allowing Flash MX to work with Wine. Then if all went smoothly with that, next would come a Linux version of Flash MX - and eventually of Macromedia's other market-leading apps too. This move would parallel Macromedia's introduction of "Flex" to w... (more)

Flash Video Takes the Web By Storm

Flash video, which enables companies to deliver custom branded video experiences directly in their Web site, is beginning to sweep the Web. With Flash video interactive content can be delivered across a high-performance, reliable content delivery network to Macromedia Flash Player. This means that approximately 500 million Web users - the installed base of Flash Player - can in turn immediately experience the video content without downloading special plug-ins or media players. Macromedia has set up here a "Flash Video Gallery" containing additional customer examples. Examples abo... (more)

Impressario Information, Support Material in German

Integration New Media (INM) now offers online product information and support material in German for Impressario! Impressario, the latest Director Xtra from INM, enables seamless integration of PDF documents into Director with a very high degree of ease and flexibility. This new step aims as much to help developers select the right product, as to provide easier access to key information and tools for German-speaking developers. Online product information, user manual, specifications, comparison charts, and tech notes as well as behaviors and toolbars are now available in German. ... (more)