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September 9, 2010

Adobe unveils Flash Media Server 4

The new RTMFP technology reduces bandwidth usage without network upgrades

By CBR Staff Writer

Adobe Systems has unveiled an offering used for streaming video and real-time communication in three new versions, which include Flash Media Streaming Server 4, Flash Media Interactive Server 4 and Flash Media Enterprise Server 4, to cater to the need of every type of customer.

The company said that the new Flash Media Server 4 family of products enables peer-assisted networking, with Real Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP), which reduces bandwidth usage.

The Flash Media Server 4 family of products are designed for small and medium sized publishers up to large enterprise deployments, and all versions of Adobe Flash Media Server 4 leverage the benefits of 64-bit operating systems, which provide nearly unlimited memory range to increase caching capacity, deliver advanced interactive services and increase the quality of service, Adobe said.

The Flash Media Streaming Server 4 software allows small to medium sized customers to start streaming high quality live and on-demand content to an array of platforms and devices, with content protection and advanced playback experiences.

The Flash Media Interactive Server 4 enables secure, scalable live and on-demand playback experiences, along with real-time, social media applications.

Adobe’s Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 is build on the capabilities of the Flash Media Streaming and Flash Media Interactive Servers, which allows enterprise customers to deliver video communication and collaboration by providing a software approach to large-scale video streaming and social applications, across multiple screens.

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The company said that the new RTMFP technology reduces bandwidth usage without network upgrades by leveraging connected Flash Player clients for real-time data delivery across the network, enabling lower costs and efficient network management.

Further, customers can utilise IP multicast or peer-to-peer delivery independently or combine them as Multicast Fusion, which increases the capacity and quality within both private and public networks.

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