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Adobe Systems and Ricoh have agreed to develop and co-market document scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe PDF. The integration of Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server software, Adobe print and scan technologies with Ricoh Document Solutions and its multifunction (MFP) and laser printer (LP) devices will transform the way knowledge workers convert paper processes into more secure digital workflows. Now, the scan of a printed page to a searchable, more secure, and compact Adobe PDF file can initiate a mission critical process. Knowledge workers can establish more secure digital workflows for scanned documents, adding user permissions and policies, encryption, digital signatures, and time stamps certified by trusted authorities. "Ricoh has been an important Adobe partner since 1999. By partnering in the areas of PostScript and PDF, the two companies helped sha... (more)

Flash Player Will Remain the Best Deployment Platform for RIAs

In our annual round-up of technology predictions, Yakov Fain - editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's Flex Developer's Journal - says "Flash Player will remain the best deployment platform for rich Internet applications. While Microsoft is trying to come up with a competitive delivering platform for RIA, it’s not going to happen in 2008. Silverlight 1.0 is a good start, the next version (1.1) will be even better, but it’ll take time to release a product that can do more than streaming multimedia." Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, consulting, training and pr... (more)

Adobe and Broadcom Bring HD Flash Video to Intel Atom Processors

Broadcom  and Adobe Systems announced an engineering collaboration to enable hardware accelerated playback of high definition (HD) Adobe Flash technology based video content on platforms powered by Intel Atom processors. This collaboration paves the way for rich, seamless entertainment experiences on Intel Atom processor enabled netbooks and nettops, offering users new options for accessing and engaging with Web content from popular online providers worldwide. As a result of this work, Adobe Flash Player software, a key component of the Adobe Flash Platform, will be optimized and... (more)

"Real-World Flex" — Flex 2, the Flash Player, ActionScript and More

With its free features, such as the Flex SDK, Flex 2 uses Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player as its runtime, which is why Adobe can confidently predict millions of users and 1,000,000 developers. That, according to Flex Product Manager Eric Anderson (pictured), is the key to understanding the potential of Flex: it is going to have the widest reach of any other technology in the world. Anderson's talk was particularly useful for anyone wishing to master Flex Data Services, and his demos were well received by the completely full Grand Ballroom at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-... (more)

"Real-World Flex" on SYS-CON.TV: "Creating Great Mapping Mashups Using Flex"

Mansour Raad (pictured), from "the 800-pound gorilla when it comes to mapping," ESRI, is the senior software architect behind ArcWeb Services, the next-generation mapping unit of ESRI that creates and serves up 6 million maps a day on the fly in real time (www.arcwebservices.com): a real-world proof point for what ESRI is doing – the real-world deployment of Flex on literally a massive scale. Our motto at ESRI, declared Raad, is "program with a smile on your face and love in your heart." Using the Flex infrastructure, data does not have to be static, he explained. Plus "We... (more)