Macromedia announces Flash Media Server 2

Macromedia has unveiled Macromedia Flash Media Server 2, server software offering traditional streaming media capabilities and a flexible development environment.

The new release complements the recently announced Macromedia Flash Professional 8 and Flash Player 8.

Flash Media Server 2 is the foundation for delivering both recorded and live Flash Video in large-scale deployments, such as video on demand, live Web broadcasts, MP3 streaming, video blogging and video/audio chat applications. The new release introduces new scalable Edge-Origin servers, an optional, enterprise-ready architecture that simplifies load balancing, failover, and clustering to ensure reliability and scalability of streaming rich interactive experiences.

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