Adobe has released today Flash Media Server 3.
FMS 3 is available in 3 editions:
- Flash Media Streaming Server ($995)
- Flash Media Interactive Server ($4500)
- Flash Media Development Server (free, 10 simultaneous connections limit)
You can find a side by side comparison of the 3 editions here but the most important new features from my opinion are:
- Limitations on bandwidth and connections limit have been lifted
- More secure content delivery (rtmpe, swf hashing)
- H.264 video and HE-AAC audio
- Audio/Video stream delivery to Flash Lite 3
- Major improvements in performance
- AMF3 support and new plugin arhitecture
AVChat and AVConference should work without any issues with FMS3 as a media server should you choose to use it.