Macromedia Announces Availability Of Breeze Lms Adapter For Plateau

October 15, 2003

San Francisco – October 14, 2003 – Macromedia(r) (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the availability of the Breeze Learning Management System (LMS) Adapter for Plateau which seamlessly integrates Macromedia Breeze(tm) with the Plateau 4 LMS, giving enterprise customers the ability to rapidly author, manage, deliver and measure learning content on a scalable, single Web-based platform.

Mission-critical training can now be created and deployed within minutes to an organization’s entire value chain, allowing it to respond to an immediate need or create ongoing, strategic training initiatives for sales teams, engineers, project managers and remote personnel.

Macromedia Breeze enables anyone with basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint(tm) to quickly create rich media presentations that include synchronized voice narration, animations, quizzes and surveys. Plateau 4 LMS provides the platform to deliver and manage this instruction in a strategic way, aligning it with business processes to enhance the knowledge readiness of Global 2000 corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

“Plateau is a valued partner, and Macromedia is excited about expanding this partnership to include integration between Macromedia Breeze and Plateau 4 LMS,” said Kevin M. Lynch, vice president of e-learning and collaboration, Macromedia. “By using Macromedia Breeze in conjunction with an enterprise LMS such as Plateau 4, organizations can simply and rapidly deploy tailored instruction to anyone in their enterprise, speeding time to market and greatly increasing productivity and performance.”

“In today’s world, large organizations must be able to rapidly and efficiently deploy knowledge across their extended enterprise, and manage the results of that deployment,” said Paul Sparta, Plateau’s CEO and Chairman. “Plateau and Macromedia have worked together to provide a scalable, consolidated platform to create, deliver and manage learning. We are pleased to extend the value of this partnership through integration with Macromedia Breeze.”

The Macromedia Breeze LMS Adapter for Plateau is available immediately from Macromedia as a hosted or licensed addition to the Breeze Platform. Pricing starts at $15,000. For more information, visit .

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About Plateau:
Plateau’s enterprise-class software manages all of an organization’s learning and knowledge on one scalable platform. Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based J2EE/EJB architecture, and is the engine behind the largest e-Learning initiatives in the corporate, non-profit and government markets. Plateau 4 LMS automates the management and delivery of online and classroom learning, organizational knowledge and competencies for clients including the American Red Cross, Motorola, Union Pacific and the U.S. Air Force. Plateau is listed as a leader in LMS evaluations from Gartner Inc. and META Group. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit