Concert, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, and Sony Classical Choose Macromedia Solutions

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Macromedia, Inc.

    MACROMEDIA UCON 2001, NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced that leading companies like Concert, the AT&T
 and British Telecom global venture, GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Sony
 Classical are choosing Macromedia solutions to deliver high-impact,
 data-driven, personalized Web experiences.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     Macromedia(R) Flash(TM) 5 and Generator(TM) are used together by companies
 to deliver impressive visuals populated with real-time data. Using templates
 authored in Macromedia Flash 5, developers merge high-impact Macromedia Flash
 visual content with real-time data using Macromedia Generator.
     "Macromedia Flash is the standard for delivering high-impact visual
 information on the Web," said Peter Goldie, vice president of product
 management, Macromedia. "More businesses are now merging those visuals with
 dynamic data to make the content as timely and informative as it is engaging
 and interactive."
     Concert designed its customer portal to support almost 300 global
 companies, offering them an on-line environment in which to conduct business
 with Concert, learn more about the company and its capabilities and enjoy
 access to a host of news and information sources. Working with NexusGroup, a
 Web integrator that develops custom e-business solutions, Concert developed a
 portal that looks and works in a spectacular way, incorporating real-time,
 dynamic news feeds and alerts, fed from internal and third party sources.
 Since launching the portal application, Concert has used the same technologies
 to enhance its www site at http://www.concert.com .
     "Macromedia Flash and Generator met our requirements for a compelling
 front end, personalized content and dynamic presentation," said Simon Cooper,
 Vice President e-Marketing, Concert Global Accounts. "The solution also offers
 the ability to run on any client platform and to be accessible on dial-up
 bandwidth without requiring Java applets and heavy-duty training and
 maintenance. In an upcoming release of the portal, Macromedia Flash and
 Generator will be used to create an eService Dashboard to connect customers
 with legacy and newly developed service applications."
     GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation will be using Macromedia Flash and
 Generator in the next release of Realpoint, a comprehensive and
 up-to-the-minute Web-based resource portal for investment professionals who
 examine, track and trade commercial mortgage-backed securities. Realpoint
 blends insightful industry news and commentary with sophisticated analytical
 tools and direct access to a team of 25 seasoned commercial real estate
 analysts.
     "We see the Web as the premier platform for creating value on an
 individual level, and the way to this value is through a combination of
 personalization, customization, and usable content," said Eric Spellman, Sr.
 Program Manager, GMAC Commercial Mortgage. "We leverage Macromedia Flash and
 Generator to integrate our unique content with rich presentation-layer
 features to keep Realpoint on the cutting edge of both mortgage analytics and
 technology."
     SonyClassical.com is the online brand for the world's #1 classical
 recording label, designed to extend the label's marketing efforts and
 promotion of artists and recordings. The graphic designers, content producers,
 and programmers behind SonyClassical.com rely heavily on Macromedia products
 including Macromedia Flash, Director Shockwave Studio, Dreamweaver, Fireworks,
 and Generator. Macromedia Flash offers SonyClassical.com users a high level of
 interactivity throughout the site. On the home page, for example, Macromedia
 Flash Player delivers a new sound clip each time a visitor enters the site.
 Macromedia Generator helps SonyClassical.com make automatic, data-driven
 content updates to the site for new albums, featured artists, tour schedules,
 news, and other frequently changing information. Recently, SonyClassical.com
 used Macromedia Flash, Generator, and Director to develop the world's first
 online listening stations, similar to the public CD-player stations found in
 real-world record stores.
     "SonyClassical.com is built from the ground up using a wide range of
 Macromedia products. These integrated solutions not only help us save
 production time and make the site more interactive and sticky, but they allow
 us to unleash our full creativity without being restricted by technology,"
 said Manech Ibar, Director New Media, SonyClassical.com. "Macromedia Flash,
 Director, and Generator has literally cut in half the time required to update
 the listening stations on a weekly basis."
 
     PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
     Macromedia Flash 5 is $399, and the Flash 5 Generator Studio, which
 includes Generator 2 Developer Edition, is $1099. Macromedia Generator
 2 Enterprise Edition is now available at the reduced price of $2,999 per CPU.
 Discounts start at 4 CPUs and site licensing is available. Macromedia Flash
 5 runs on Windows and Mac. Generator server runs on Windows NT/2000, Sun
 Solaris, and Red Hat Linux platforms. Macromedia Flash and Generator are
 available at the Macromedia Online Store.
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than
 1,700 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
 
     NOTE:  Macromedia, Flash and Generator are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. as indicated.
 
 

SOURCE Macromedia, Inc.
    MACROMEDIA UCON 2001, NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced that leading companies like Concert, the AT&T
 and British Telecom global venture, GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Sony
 Classical are choosing Macromedia solutions to deliver high-impact,
 data-driven, personalized Web experiences.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     Macromedia(R) Flash(TM) 5 and Generator(TM) are used together by companies
 to deliver impressive visuals populated with real-time data. Using templates
 authored in Macromedia Flash 5, developers merge high-impact Macromedia Flash
 visual content with real-time data using Macromedia Generator.
     "Macromedia Flash is the standard for delivering high-impact visual
 information on the Web," said Peter Goldie, vice president of product
 management, Macromedia. "More businesses are now merging those visuals with
 dynamic data to make the content as timely and informative as it is engaging
 and interactive."
     Concert designed its customer portal to support almost 300 global
 companies, offering them an on-line environment in which to conduct business
 with Concert, learn more about the company and its capabilities and enjoy
 access to a host of news and information sources. Working with NexusGroup, a
 Web integrator that develops custom e-business solutions, Concert developed a
 portal that looks and works in a spectacular way, incorporating real-time,
 dynamic news feeds and alerts, fed from internal and third party sources.
 Since launching the portal application, Concert has used the same technologies
 to enhance its www site at http://www.concert.com .
     "Macromedia Flash and Generator met our requirements for a compelling
 front end, personalized content and dynamic presentation," said Simon Cooper,
 Vice President e-Marketing, Concert Global Accounts. "The solution also offers
 the ability to run on any client platform and to be accessible on dial-up
 bandwidth without requiring Java applets and heavy-duty training and
 maintenance. In an upcoming release of the portal, Macromedia Flash and
 Generator will be used to create an eService Dashboard to connect customers
 with legacy and newly developed service applications."
     GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation will be using Macromedia Flash and
 Generator in the next release of Realpoint, a comprehensive and
 up-to-the-minute Web-based resource portal for investment professionals who
 examine, track and trade commercial mortgage-backed securities. Realpoint
 blends insightful industry news and commentary with sophisticated analytical
 tools and direct access to a team of 25 seasoned commercial real estate
 analysts.
     "We see the Web as the premier platform for creating value on an
 individual level, and the way to this value is through a combination of
 personalization, customization, and usable content," said Eric Spellman, Sr.
 Program Manager, GMAC Commercial Mortgage. "We leverage Macromedia Flash and
 Generator to integrate our unique content with rich presentation-layer
 features to keep Realpoint on the cutting edge of both mortgage analytics and
 technology."
     SonyClassical.com is the online brand for the world's #1 classical
 recording label, designed to extend the label's marketing efforts and
 promotion of artists and recordings. The graphic designers, content producers,
 and programmers behind SonyClassical.com rely heavily on Macromedia products
 including Macromedia Flash, Director Shockwave Studio, Dreamweaver, Fireworks,
 and Generator. Macromedia Flash offers SonyClassical.com users a high level of
 interactivity throughout the site. On the home page, for example, Macromedia
 Flash Player delivers a new sound clip each time a visitor enters the site.
 Macromedia Generator helps SonyClassical.com make automatic, data-driven
 content updates to the site for new albums, featured artists, tour schedules,
 news, and other frequently changing information. Recently, SonyClassical.com
 used Macromedia Flash, Generator, and Director to develop the world's first
 online listening stations, similar to the public CD-player stations found in
 real-world record stores.
     "SonyClassical.com is built from the ground up using a wide range of
 Macromedia products. These integrated solutions not only help us save
 production time and make the site more interactive and sticky, but they allow
 us to unleash our full creativity without being restricted by technology,"
 said Manech Ibar, Director New Media, SonyClassical.com. "Macromedia Flash,
 Director, and Generator has literally cut in half the time required to update
 the listening stations on a weekly basis."
 
     PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
     Macromedia Flash 5 is $399, and the Flash 5 Generator Studio, which
 includes Generator 2 Developer Edition, is $1099. Macromedia Generator
 2 Enterprise Edition is now available at the reduced price of $2,999 per CPU.
 Discounts start at 4 CPUs and site licensing is available. Macromedia Flash
 5 runs on Windows and Mac. Generator server runs on Windows NT/2000, Sun
 Solaris, and Red Hat Linux platforms. Macromedia Flash and Generator are
 available at the Macromedia Online Store.
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than
 1,700 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
 
     NOTE:  Macromedia, Flash and Generator are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. as indicated.
 
 SOURCE  Macromedia, Inc.