Adobe (News - Alert) Systems, a provider of software solutions, recently released streaming video solutions with IP media server functionality to enable media publishers to extend their mobile reach via Flash-enabled devices.
The new release includes Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0 software. The Flash Media Server 4.5 has the ability to deliver content to Apple's iPad and iPhone (News - Alert) devices. Adobe Flash Access 3.0, a robust content protection and monetization solution, enables content owners to deliver on-demand content with massive scale and strict studio-level security across a broad range of devices.
"Adobe has a deep heritage in providing video solutions for delivering content online and on-device,” said Pritham Shetty (News - Alert), vice president of video solutions, Adobe, in a statement. “With Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0, we're enabling businesses to reach more customers and more devices, helping them increase the impact of video experiences, enhance their brands and ultimately, drive business success.”
Flash Media Server 4.5 expands on its mobile delivery options with the addition of iOS support. Businesses can use the same media and live streams to deliver fully adaptive bit-rate experiences to platforms supporting Flash, as well as Apple devices, including iPad and iPhone.
The Flash Media Server 4.5 also enables IP media server functionality by allowing content owners to create HTTP content on the fly in order to reduce costs brought on by device proliferation.
Additionally, the IP media server solution features an integrated content protection capability that simplifies deployment and reduces infrastructure cost, enabling seamless streaming for advertising-funded online video.
On-demand stream packaging eliminates the need to prepare and protect assets ahead of time, reducing complexity and storage costs while simplifying publishing for businesses so they can use one set of source video to reach multiple downstream devices, the company said.
Adobe Flash Access 3.0 extends support to reach mobile devices, allowing content providers to securely deliver and monetize content with a single back-end workflow, delivering rich, engaging experiences on desktop, connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and smartphones.
Flash Access 3.0 now supports mobile devices including Android (News - Alert) tablets and smartphones, as well as other mobile devices. The scalable license delivery and in-band key rotation enables Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) and programmers to offer television experiences over IP, whether over the open Internet or on a managed network, at massive scale.
Furthermore, Adobe’s content protection and monetization solution is also compatible with industry standards including UltraViolet, a cloud-based digital rights locker system that allows consumers to create personal virtual video libraries and access them across multiple devices.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein