GEO Interactive Teams With NetObjects to Broaden Accessibility of Streaming Audio and Video On the Web.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 1998--
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GEO Interactive (LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor :GIM a. 1. Neat; spruce. .L), provider of the Emblaze(R) suite of multimedia tools, today announced a technology development partnership with NetObjects, Inc., to integrate GEO's Emblaze streaming multimedia tools with NetObjects' award-winning Web authoring product, NetObjects Fusion. As part of the agreement, GEO will develop a component that will enable site builders using NetObjects Fusion to easily add streaming audio A one-way audio transmission over a data network. It is widely used on the Web as well as company networks to play audio clips and Internet radio. Computers in home networks stream audio (mostly music) to digital media hubs connected to home theaters. and video to their Web sites and manipulate files generated by GEO's Emblaze multimedia authoring tools. The new Emblaze component can be added to the NetObjects Fusion development environment to further extend authoring capabilities. GEO Interactive also announced a co-marketing program with leading distributor Ingram Micro Ingram Micro, Inc. NYSE: IM a Fortune 100 company founded in 1979 and based in Santa Ana, California. It is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. , Inc., to bundle NetObjects Fusion with GEO's Emblaze VideoPro. Beginning this month, the program will enable Ingram Micro, Inc., customers to offer Emblaze VideoPro and NetObjects Fusion at a discounted price that represents up to a $200 savings to the end-user.
GEO's Emblaze technology provides "instant gratification" to Web surfers and business professionals alike by eliminating plug-ins on the client side and server software on the development side. By providing support for Emblaze multimedia files through its component technology, NetObjects will significantly broaden accessibility of streaming audio and video for its customers who develop sites for both corporate intranets and the Internet.
"NetObjects Fusion is recognized for developing innovative products that simplify the process of designing, building, publishing and updating Web sites," said Peter Schlosser, vice president of business development at GEO. "GEO's no plug-in, server-less approach to delivering streaming audio and video on the Web ideally complements NetObjects' commitment to intuitive authoring technologies. This agreement gives Web developers a simple way to put audio and video on their sites without additional costs or steep learning curves."
"As streaming Web audio and video emerge from novel design elements to core business communication solutions, NetObjects Fusion users find they need easy-to-use, inexpensive tools for integrating high quality, streaming multimedia on their sites," said Anthony Pho, product manager at NetObjects. "We're very pleased to work with GEO Interactive to make this happen."
NetObjects product family consists of NetObjects Fusion Personal Edition for entry-level site builders, NetObjects Fusion 3.0 for experienced site builders, NetObjects Authoring Server Suite for corporate site building teams, NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.0 for scripting and NetObjects BeanBuilder for Java Bean See JavaBeans. component development. All the products are the first in their class to integrate automated site building, and professional quality design and publishing, thereby lowering the cost, time and tedium of building high-quality Web sites.
Emblaze Offers Users "Instant Gratification"
Emblaze is the first multimedia technology designed from the ground up for the Internet and corporate intranets. It delivers high quality streaming multimedia to developers and consumers alike, providing a full multimedia experience, regardless of modem speed. The unique Emblaze approach replaces clunky plug-ins with tiny Java applets on the client side and, on the development side, eliminates the need for costly server software. Emblaze technology makes it possible to view multimedia content over low bandwidths, yet is scaleable to high intranet speeds. Moreover, Web surfers who visit "Emblazed" sites -- arguably ar·gu·a·ble
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Pricing and Availability
GEO's streaming Web video component for NetObjects Fusion is free of charge and will be available for download beginning in October at both the GEO Interactive (www.emblaze.com) and NetObjects (www.netobjects.com) Web sites.
NetObjects, Inc. is a privately-held company that is funded by IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Perseus LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , AT&T Ventures, Norwest Venture Capital, Venrock Associates, Rae Technology Rae Technology was a software company founded as a spin-off from Apple Computer in 1992. Rae Technology was best known for its Personal Information Manager Rae Assist and for being the predecessor of NetObjects, Inc.. LLC and private investors. NetObjects develops and markets award-winning Web site building software for businesses. For press inquiries contact: Priti Khare, NetObjects, 650/482-3251, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About GEO Interactive
GEO Interactive develops leading-edge authoring tools for producing streaming multimedia content on the Internet. GEO's technology, called Emblaze, enables the creation of Web multimedia content that streams over low bandwidth modems and is scaleable to intranet speeds. North American North American
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See: Ticker symbol GIM.L. More information about GEO can be found on the World Wide Web at www.emblaze.com.
Note to Editors: Emblaze is a registered trademark and VideoPro is a trademark of GEO Interactive. All other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
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