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Macromedia Breeze Supports Best-of-Breed VoIP Technology; Award-Winning Voice Products Ensure Superior Quality, Multipoint Voice Conferencing

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACR) today announced that the award-winning voice products of embedded voice communications provider SPIRIT DSP have been integrated into Macromedia Breeze(TM) 5, ensuring superior voice quality for the web conferencing communications and collaboration solution based on Macromedia Flash(R).

Breeze is delivered through Macromedia Flash Player, which forms the backbone of the Macromedia Flash Platform and is currently installed on nearly 600 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices. This pervasive platform commands a million-strong developer community and leverages existing content on an array of devices. Users can instantly access Breeze from any standard web browser without downloading or installing software. For more information about Macromedia Breeze 5, please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/go/breeze.

“SPIRIT’s superior voice and communications software is a big step forward for Breeze, enabling the delivery of high-quality Internet audio conferencing experiences,” said Keith Kitani, vice president of product management, Macromedia.

SPIRIT’s multipoint voice conferencing engine allows several Breeze conference users to speak and be heard simultaneously, complying with the stringent voice quality requirements of enterprise and service provider customers. Industry-leading echo cancellation and jitter buffer features manage audio quality and maintain low latency even with network congestion.

“The open and flexible architecture of Breeze makes it easy to incorporate and scale best-of-breed technology,” said Andrew Sviridenko, founder and chairman, SPIRIT. “SPIRIT’s multipoint voice conferencing engine gives Breeze users the highest quality experience possible, allowing simultaneous conversations without echo or breaks in the audio.”

SPIRIT delivers comprehensive integrated voice products, services, and solutions designed specifically to produce the highest possible voice quality in any IP network on any platform. For more information, please visit http://www.spiritdsp.com/voip.html.


SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) is the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice & video software engines since 1996. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. SPIRIT counts among its direct customers Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other telcos, OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT smart-phone OEM customers’ shipments jointly exceed 60% share of the global market.

20 September 2005