March 20, 1997 1:27 PM ET

VivoActive products to support Microsoft's Visual Tools
By Maria Seminerio

  Vivo Software Inc., developer of the VivoActive streaming media platform, announced today that it is integrating support for Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Tools across its entire product line.

The combination will enable developers writing streaming audio and video applications to incorporate Visual Basic scripts in active pages to link Web content to audio and video content, said Staffan Ericsson, chairman of Vivo, in Waltham, Mass.

The Vivo platform "offers distinctive capabilities for simplifying the Web video production process," said Tom Button, director of marketing for development tools at Microsoft, in Redmond, Wash.

In a related announcement last week, Vivo officials said the VivoActive platform will support Microsoft's NetShow 2.0 network multimedia platform.

Vivo claims more than 1,400 Web sites now use its VivoActive Producer and VivoActive Player products.

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