ConnectSolutions Announces Full Support For Adobe Connect 8

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — ConnectSolutions, a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, today announced plans to fully support Adobe® Connect™ 8 on the ConnectSolutions Managed Service platform. Adobe Connect 8 offers powerful new capabilities including a simpler and more intuitive user interface for improved usability, enhanced audio/ video integration for richer participant experiences, a new optional desktop client for improved access, and a software development kit (SDK) for even greater solution extensibility.

“At ConnectSolutions, we have a commitment to help our customers use Adobe Connect to meet all of their web conferencing and collaboration needs,” said CEO and Co-Founder Michael Fitzpatrick. “We look forward to helping enterprises and government agencies hold highly productive collaborative sessions, in a highly secure, yet flexible format.”

Adobe Connect 8 includes a number of innovative new features that will benefit ConnectSolutions customers.

Increased Security and Reliability: Enhancements in Adobe Connect 8 strengthen meeting security with advanced meeting management controls. Meeting hosts can decrease the risk of unauthorized access with meeting passwords. This major upgrade also includes performance enhancements including enhanced fail-over support that will enable ConnectSolutions to provide a higher level of service while reducing overall costs to manage Adobe Connect servers.

Better Integration and Customization: Adobe Connect was the first web conferencing product to open up its platform to developers with extensive APIs. Adobe Connect 8 provides a completely revamped foundation for ConnectSolutions to provide deeper integrations for our enterprise and government customers. The completely revamped Collaboration SDK, based on the Adobe Flex® framework, provides a robust development environment for ConnectSolutions to enhance meetings with custom functionality. The newly released XMPP chat server integration will allow customers to seamlessly integrate Adobe Connect with their Unified Communications infrastructure.

Richer Meeting Experience: New enhancements in the area of video and multimedia empower users to conduct more engaging meetings. In Adobe Connect 8, users can quickly and easily utilize graphics and high-quality video to increase meeting and training effectiveness. Integration with video conferencing systems will breathe new life into room-based video conferencing systems that too often remain dark.

“Adobe Connect 8 includes many enhancements that will benefit our customers,” Fitzpatrick added. “Innovative new features like drag-and-drop multimedia playback and integration with dedicated video conferencing systems will undoubtedly enable our customers to run meetings more efficiently and engage attendees like never before.”

Deploying Adobe Connect 8 in a Highly Secure, Managed Service Environment Adobe Connect 8 can help organizations create and deliver high-impact web meetings, eLearning sessions, and webinars across a range of devices to audiences worldwide. With over 200 years of combined experienced with Adobe Connect, ConnectSolutions is a premier provider of Adobe Connect Managed Services with support for global deployments, deep integration with existing infrastructure, extensive customizations, and 24×7 support. With ConnectSolutions, customers can deploy Adobe Connect in a FISMA-compliant, single tenant environment, a key initiative for government agencies and enterprises in highly regulated industries such as Financial Services, Accounting, Life Sciences, and Healthcare.

“ConnectSolutions has a proven track record of supporting enterprise-class rollouts of Adobe Connect,” says Arun Anantharaman, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Connect. “The combination of Adobe Connect 8 with ConnectSolutions’ expertise and global infrastructure will empower government and enterprise customers to achieve a higher level of collaboration through improved user workflows, high availability and scalability, and integration with back-office systems.”

About ConnectSolutions ConnectSolutions provides a leading private-cloud web collaboration and communication solution for enterprise and government organizations. The solution combines proven scale and reliability with expertise in enterprise-class integration and adoption programs. The company’s global platform presence has delivered 1 billion minutes of web conferencing and collaboration. With a focus on enterprise and government customers, solutions have been used to facilitate one-on-one virtual collaboration and addresses by the President of the United States to global audiences of more than 10,000. Users of ConnectSolutions products have participated from over 125 countries on six continents.


Jeff Hale