When it comes to Streaming videos, video chat the only thing comes in mind, is Flash Video (FLV) & SWF. New HTML 5 also can't replace them at any condition, and we flash designers know the value of it. In IBT, Amsterdam, Europe's Biggest Broadcast show Adobe showcased video solutions that improve content to creation delivery workflow with enhanced GPU acceleration, Adobe CS Review, and Flash Media Server 4 (FMS4). Flash Media Server 4 software is a leading video streaming and Real-time communication solution. It will be available in three versions- Flash Media Streaming Server 4, Flash Media Interactive Server 4 and Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 targeted at different types of customers from small sized publishers to large enterprise deployments. This will enable peer assisted networking with Real Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP), significantly reducing the bandwidth usage, without compromising the quality of Rich Media.
Last week Adobe hosted and streamed a live event from Hall7, Stand H.23, IBC 2010 demonstrating the same and also hosted a free webinar about Flash Media Server Roadmap.
All three version of Adobe Flash Media Server 4 Support 64-bit operating system (OS, Support for 128-bit Windows 8 may come) and provides unlimited memory range hence increase in caching capacity and quality.
“The release of Flash Media Sever 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."
Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 4
Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 4 is best for small to medium sized publishers. They can stream high quality live and on demand videos on a wide variety of platforms. It provides content protection with encrypted RTMP and SWF file verification. Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 4 is ideal for basic video on demand, live streaming for Bloggers :) and Videographers.
Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 4
Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 4 provides scalable live playback experience and real time social media applications. Customers can get benefits of new IP Mulitcast and live packaging with HTTP Dynamic streaming. It's targeted at large businesses and Social Media Companies which require multiuser experience.
Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4
Along with features of above two version Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 enable enterprises to deliver video communication and collaboration with a software approach to large scale social apps & video streaming.
For customers there are three free media players available, hosted on Adobe.com.
Adobe Flash Media Server 4 is available to download with price tags of
995 USD for Flash Media Streaming Server 4
4500 USD for Flash Media Interactive Server 4
No information is available about the price of Enterprise edition.
Buy from www.adobe.com/go/fms
The use of new RTMFP technology reduces bandwidth usage, ultimately reducing costs with efficient network management. Adobe FMS improves scalable delivery of videos.
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