Monday, December 17, 2007

Adobe BRIO : did you miss this too?

The second half of 2007 has seen a tsunami of news from Adobe and I guess we could be excused for missing a few things here and there. But I was very surprised when I heard about the BRIO beta. BRIO is a slightly scaled down and re-designed version of Adobe Connect. The beta offers users a free meeting room for up to three participants with a simple easy to remember URL. In that respect it is similar to Elluminate's vRoom. Elluminate is very much focussed on education, while Connect/BRIO has a wider target audience. Pity BRIO wasn't available when CS3 was released. It would have made that "Start A Meeting" link seem less like marketing and more like a useful part of the suite.

2 comments:

Sebastiaan said...

But..., BRIO is a registered trademark of the Brio Company of Denmark, you know, of the wooden trains and stuff...

geekglue said...

Hi Sebastiaan,

perhaps this will be like Apollo (a name that was also owned) where a name was used for the beta and then the actual name was released with the full product release. I didn't make up the name. I'm just reporting on the product.