updated 11:25 am EST, Tue February 20, 2007
Wowza Media Server
Wowza Media Systems today released Wowza Media Server, its high-performance alternative to Adobe Flash Media Server that enables the company says offers significant improvements in Flash streaming economics. The Wowza Media Server utilizes a 64-bit architecture to enable Flash applications as well as content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recoding, and chat. The software is designed to accommodate a wide range of uses, offering support for most major operating system platforms including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux. The server includes TiVo-like fast-forward and rewind capability that enables viewers to easily navigate pre-recorded video content, and offers unlimited connection support, according to the company. The four Wowza Media Server Pro editions are available to supplement 10 connections (free), 50 connections ($750), 150 connections ($2,250), and "unlimited" connections ($5,000).