Adobe announced a new version of the Flash Media Server (FMS) at IBC at Amsterdam. According to the press release some of the key features of the new version will be:
- Improved performance and scalability
- Streaming upport for H.264 and AAC (following Flash player’s support for H.264)
- Secure streaming
- Flash Lite 3 support (i.e mobile video delivery to your mobile)
Considering the competition, Adobe is facing from RED 5 (an open-source server) and Wowza (a commercial but significantly cheaper version), they’ll need to work on the price point too. $4,500 per 100 or so connections is very expensive.