Adobe’s Flash Media Server 4

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Adobe just announced the availability of Adobe® Flash® Media Server 4 software, the company’s solution for streaming video and real-time communication.

What Adobe hopes to accomplish with this release is a “video solution for every customer” as the solutions are designed for both small/medium-sized publishers and large enterprise deployments.

“The release of Flash Media Server 4 software changes the game for the delivery of rich interactive media,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president of Creative and Interactive Solutions at Adobe. “By introducing a new enterprise server with peer-assisted networking and our RTMFP, we are transforming the way enterprise organizations and social media companies deliver rich interactive content by reducing the bandwidth costs associated with media delivery. The Adobe Flash Platform continues to set new standards in the delivery of compelling content to the widest possible audience."

All versions of Adobe Flash Media Server 4 now leverage 64-bit operating systems, which provide an immense memory range to increase caching capacity, delivering more advanced interactive services and ultimately improving service quality.

The software will be attractive to those rely on video to develop richer ways of helping their audiences communicate online. “We see great potential with Adobe Flash Media Server 4 software as a solution for our upcoming video chat service for premium users,” said Gavin Roy, CTO of myYearbook. “We've seen great traction with our VIP Club and subscription offerings, and we think video will lead to additional uptake of premium services. Leveraging the Flash Platform will allow us to manage our own infrastructure, while keeping the cost of media delivery down.”

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