September 12, 2007

Adobe Reveals Industry Partnerships, Collaborations

IBC 2007, Amsterdam - Adobe made several product and partnership announcements at IBC.
Cisco and Adobe announced that the Cisco Content Delivery System (CDS) will be the first system of its type to natively support Adobe Flash streaming capabilities, in addition to traditional progressive delivery. Service providers and organizations of all types using the Cisco CDS will be able to deliver Adobe Flash Player-compatible video to PCs, and TVs using Adobe Flash streaming capabilities, accelerating the Cisco CDS’ ability to deliver “any stream to any screen.” This solution will include the recently announced Adobe Flash Media Server 3 software.         
AMP ecosystem
Adobe announced significant adoption of Adobe Media Player by key organizations involved in the creation, management, and delivery of online and offline content for the entertainment industry. Since announcing Adobe Media Player in April 2007, Adobe has been working closely with partners who will support and offer solutions based on the new player, that will help enable new ways to brand, distribute, monetize, protect, and measure media. Built using the Flash software architecture, Adobe Media Player redefines the TV viewing experience, giving viewers control over viewed content and the ability to enjoy their favorite shows both online and offline.
Audition 3    
Adobe announced Adobe Audition 3 software, a major new release of the all-in-one solution for professional audio production. Adobe Audition 3 is designed to give audio professionals — sound designers, recording and mastering engineers, and musicians — a flexible production toolkit for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering audio. With comprehensive audio mastering and restoration capabilities, Adobe Audition 3 helps professionals create music and radio spots, as well as restore imperfect recordings with sophisticated editing tools. New features include VSTi virtual instrument support with MIDI piano roll, enhanced spectral editing options, fast fade and crossfade controls, and advanced multi-core support.                                                              
Flash Media Server 3   
Adobe unveiled new features that will headline the upcoming release of Adobe Flash Media Server 3. This major new release will offer the unique combination of traditional streaming media capabilities and a flexible environment for creating and delivering interactive social media applications to the broadest possible audience. Scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2008, customers can expect nearly double the previous performance, as well as new live event support, industry-standard H.264 video codec and AAC+ audio codec support, and increased protection for streamed media.