Macromedia has acquired Presedia, a developer of online presentation and e-learning solutions for corporate companies.

Macromedia plans to use the acquisition to expand its reach in the online presentation, training and e-learning markets.

Macromedia is particularly interested in Presedia's Express, which uses Flash technology to deliver presentations on a wide range of devices, including Macs and mobile phones.

The solution can utilize tools such as PowerPoint to annotate presentations with audio. It then combines these elements into a streaming Flash application. This can contain slides, animations and other interactive content. The system also tracks and reports results.

Macromedia president and CEO Kevin Lynch said: "Express enables companies to simplify traditionally time-consuming and hugely expensive tasks, such as educating 1,000 sales reps on a new product, in a short timeframe and at a fraction of the cost of other training options."

Express is already employed by a list of blue-chip companies, including Novell, Sprint and Wells Fargo.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.