Wowza Media Server Pro – Delivering Superior Flash Streaming Economics

Wowza Media Server Pro is a powerful and extensible pure Java alternative to Adobe Flash Media Server that delivers a dramatic improvement of Flash streaming economics. With up to 80% lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Wowza Media Server makes Flash streaming affordable for organizations of all sizes – from individuals and enterprises, to hosting companies and CDNs.

»     Scalable – 64-bit architecture means more connections, less hardware
»     Extensible – comprehensive client side scripting & server side programming and integration
»     Reliable – built from the ground up as an infrastructure grade server
»     Compatible – full RTMP and RSO for true streaming to Flash client
»     Manageable – standards based logging and administration for easy deployment and integration
»     Cross-platform – runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris, and more…
»     Feature rich – including our exclusive TiVo®-like Fast Forward/Rewind
 Wowza Media Systems

Programming Flash Communication Server

Finally. The most wanted book about Flash Communication Server was published and should be available at Amazon.com at any moment. "Programming Flash Communication Server", this is the title for the book from Brian Lesser and some other developers including Giacomo Guilizzoni, Robert Reinhardt, Justin Watkins and Joey Lott. You can find more info about this book here. You will find there the source code and examples used in the book, sample shapters and news about FCS.

The book should be available in some stores at the moment but i´ll leave here the link for Amazon.

Programming Flash Communication Server – by Brian Lesser
(Not yet released at Amazon but should be available soon).

Nice FCS hosting plan

There are many hosting companies that provide FCS hosting, but sometimes the price isn´t friendly. Today i found a new provider that offer great prices, the "Starter" plan will cost $6.95 / month and allow 10 connections with a 64Kbps Streaming bandwidth, but if you are able to spend more money with $25.95 / month you may join 40 users with a 512 kbps Streaming bandwidth.

Go see for yourself @ FCSeXtreme.com.