Macromedia said its server ties a variety of Web technologies together with pre-built components. "Combining streaming, messaging, and real-time communication capabilities into a single server that uses Macromedia Flash Player 6 as the client will forever change communications on the Internet," said Jonathan Gay, Macromedia VP-engineering, in a statement.
On the client, the communication server takes advantage of Macromedia Flash Player 6 to receive and transmit video, audio and data. The server, which runs on Windows, can be downloaded from the Macromedia Online Store (www.macromedia.com/store).
The Personal Edition costs $499; pricing for Professional Edition starts at $4,500 and includes a one-year software subscription.