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Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Immediately Available

Comprehensive Web Conferencing, eLearning Solution Receives Industry Accolades

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/19/08 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Acrobat® Connect(TM) Pro amid positive early response from customers for the product's powerful online meeting and rapid training capabilities.

Organizations and schools of all sizes are using Acrobat Connect Pro to engage with employees, customers, partners, and students more effectively. Customers including the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), FoodSHIELD, Grundfos, Holland & Knight, Penn State, Philips Healthcare, Reuters, Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS), and the Graduate School, USDA leverage the Adobe software to support a range of collaboration and eLearning activities.


"We have implemented Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro to better engage sales and distribution channels outside the corporate network," said Douglas Dell, global director, Learning Services, Philips Healthcare. "Because Acrobat Connect Pro content is delivered via the ubiquitous Adobe Flash® Player, our eLearning programs are easily available to authorized users on most any digital device. Equally important, the content and meetings can be delivered securely and reliably inside medical organizations' firewalls."

"Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro enables instructors to create high-impact training sessions that increase engagement and knowledge retention," said Eric Hoffman, managing partner, EJH & Associates and technical lead at FoodSHIELD, a central portal where people in all 50 states work collectively to safeguard the national food supply through secure, integrated resources. "Intuitive class management capabilities and seamless video, audio, and multimedia integration rival the traditional classroom experience, while keeping the focus on the content, not the technology."

"Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro offers the same advantages as instructor-led classes, enabling us to engage with our audience anywhere at anytime," said Ole Kristensen, senior eLearning consultant at Grundfos, the world's largest manufacturer of circulation pumps. "We can get their feedback and engage with them in meaningful discussions using the enhanced interactive features in Acrobat Connect Pro."

"The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro has even more interactive features to increase engagement and overall satisfaction," said Paul Fell, manager of eLearning and Holland & Knight, one of the 20 largest law firms in the U.S. "Participants in real-time, online meetings can interact more fully in sessions by using intuitive controls in the interface to raise their hands, respond to questions, and communicate immediate feedback during talks."


The availability follows the product's recent win of PC Magazine Editors' Choice award for web conferencing solutions, garnering 4.5 out of 5 possible stars:

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