ⓘ Adobe Connect

                                     

ⓘ Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is software used to create information and general presentations, online training materials, web conferencing, learning modules, webinars, and user desktop sharing. All meeting rooms are organized into pods; with each pod performing a specific role.

Adobe Connect was formerly part of the Adobe Acrobat family and has changed names several times.

The product was first developed by a startup called Presedia, which created the Presedia Publishing System and included a first generation PowerPoint-to-Flash Plugin, which then became Adobe Presenter, and a training module. Macromedia acquired Presedia and added on a real-time web conferencing component, called Breeze Live later renamed Breeze Meeting.

In version 5, Macromedia Breeze included four applications: Breeze Presenter, Breeze Training, Breeze Meeting, and Breeze Events new in version 5. Following the acquisition by Adobe, Macromedia Breeze Meeting was initially rebranded to Adobe Connect, then Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional with an SMB version named Adobe Connect, and now is rebranded as Adobe Connect. The full product line includes rebranded versions of Breeze Training, Breeze Meeting, Breeze Presenter, and Breeze Events.

                                     

1. Applications

Adobe Connect includes the following applications:

  • Adobe Connect Learning formerly Breeze Training
  • Adobe Connect Meetings formerly Breeze Presenter
  • Adobe Connect Webinars formerly Breeze Events
                                     

2. Related Products

  • Adobe Captivate - a rapid eLearning authoring tool with capability to publish directly the Connect server
  • Adobe Captivate Prime - a learning management system designed around capturing information from eLearning programs
                                     

3. Features

Adobe Connect includes the following features:

  • Notes, chat, and whiteboards
  • Central content library
  • User management, administration, and reporting
  • Meeting recording
  • VoIP
  • Breakout sessions within a meeting
  • Screen sharing
  • Collaboration Builder SDK
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Polling
  • Mobile app Android & iOS
  • HTML5 clients
  • Unlimited and customizable meeting rooms
  • Multiple meeting rooms per user
                                     

4. History and marketplace competition

Prior to September 2006, when Macromedia products were added to the Acrobat product line, Adobe Connect was Macromedia Breeze. It was renamed subsequent to Adobes purchase of its former competitor Macromedia; the rebranded Breeze products were renamed Adobe Connect 6, rolled into the Adobe Acrobat Product line in version 7, and renamed Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional.

In version 7.5, the product was renamed Adobe Connect.