Adobe Systems Inc., a provider of content delivery solutions, offered its Adobe Flash Player 9 (formerly Flash Player 8.5). Adobe calls the product “the next-generation Flash Player client runtime.” According to the company, the Flash Player provides a more secure, lightweight, robust runtime environment for rich media and enterprise-ready internet applications. Installed on over 600 million internet-connected PCs and mobile devices worldwide, Flash Player provides application runtime capabilities across browsers, desktops and other devices, according to Adobe. Flash Player and Adobe Reader provide client runtime capabilities for the Adobe Engagement Platform, which delivers programming models, tools, components, and services that enable designers and developers to create and deliver content and applications to mass audiences in virtually every medium, according to the company.
Flash Player 9 provides new application runtime capabilities for Adobe Flex 2, another Adobe product featured at NECC. The Flex 2 product line provides developers with an integrated set of tools and technology for end-to-end development of innovative web applications. With powerful tools based on Eclipse, a data services offering, and the introduction of the free Adobe Flex 2 Software Development Kit (SDK), Adobe says it is equipping developers to build a new class of rich internet applications with improved usability and effectiveness.