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Bracknell UK - May 10, 2004 - Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of solution accelerators for Macromedia Breeze that enable enterprise developers to fully leverage Breeze as an integral part of their existing IT infrastructure. The accelerators consist of sample code and documentation that allow developers to integrate Breeze web communications functionality directly with a company's existing directory services, intranet applications and portal pages. For more information on the accelerators, visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/breezeacc/.
"With Breeze, Macromedia is delivering a web communication system that can be integrated with existing enterprise assets, infrastructures and processes" said Tom Hale, general manager, Macromedia. "By investing in an open, extensible architecture, Macromedia is ensuring organisations can more easily use Breeze to open the lines of communication across the enterprise."
Macromedia Breeze is the first rich web communication system that enables organisations to communicate, collaborate and train via a single, easy-to-use, integrated solution that includes everything from live meetings to on-demand presentations. The solution accelerators provide a variety of integration options including synchronising Breeze with employee directories, such as LDAP. Breeze content and scheduling information can be made available on external or internal websites and portals using Java, ColdFusion and .NET implementations.
"The solution accelerators included with Breeze will simplify the process of integrating very user friendly web conferencing and rich media presentation capabilities into a wide range of enterprise applications and business processes," said Paul Ritter, program manager for collaboration research, Yankee Group. "For example, the ability to leverage corporate directory integration for planning and scheduling meetings and training sessions is one example where solution accelerators will help businesses increase productivity and efficiency across their entire organisation."
Macromedia Breeze Solution Accelerators are part of the extensibility strategy for Macromedia Breeze. By integrating the Macromedia Breeze solution into existing business processes and systems, customers can lower the overall cost of ownership while improving the return on investment in web communications. The flexible and extensible Breeze architecture, combined with a standards-based approach, ensures that customers can easily integrate and adapt Breeze communications as their business processes evolve.
The solution accelerators are available immediately as free downloads for existing Breeze customers from http://www.macromedia.com/go/breezeacc/. Macromedia Breeze trial subscriptions are also available now and can be requested at http://www.macromedia.com/software/breeze/.
Experience matters. Macromedia, Inc. is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our software empowers millions of business users, developers and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling and memorable experiences - on the Internet, on fixed media, on wireless and on digital devices. Macromedia is a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).
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Published on: 12:00AM on 10th May 2004