Macromedia has integrated software acquired with presentation vendor Presedia into its product line-up and is calling them Macromedia Breeze, the company revealed today.
Presedia was acquired last month. It offered tools (Express Trainer and Express Presenter) to convert PowerPoint presentations into Flash equivalents. The products will now be marketed as Breeze Training and Breeze Presentation.
The Training product is a complete electronic-learning package, while Presenter is for the corporate user to create, deliver and share online presentations, Macromedia said.
Breeze Training costs from $12,500 while Breeze Presentation costs $9,995. Both products are available initially in the US, with a worldwide launch planned in about two months, Macromedia said.
In associated Macromedia news, giant Japanese telecoms provider NTT DoCoMo plans to build support for Macromedia Flash into its next range of mobile phones. This strengthens Macromedia's presence in the telecoms market.
The first handsets with Flash support will be NTT DoCoMo's 505i line-up that is due to be launched sometime this year.
These products will replace the operator's current high-end 504i line of handsets. Flash support will add to a growing line of features that includes Internet email, mobile Web browsing, a built-in digital still camera, basic JPEG graphics, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption and the ability to run Java applets.
In late 2002, Macromedia signed a deal with Sony to get Flash support into the company's Clie personal digital assistants (PDAs) and some Pocket PC-based PDAs. Meanwhile, Sony Computer Entertainment is to add Flash support to PlayStation 2. Macromedia has similar deals with set-top box makers and some cellular handset makers, such as Nokia.