Reflect Systems recently unveiled a new combination of creation\/management tools, servers and hosting designed to take IT out of the corporate Webcast business, allowing business users to create and push a rich media presentation to an internal group or the outside world.The new ReflectNet offering enables content creation, management and delivery inside a corporate firewall, and ReflectWeb is a hosting service for delivering content over the Internet to third parties. ReflectNet consists of ReflectStudio, a free tool for capturing video, slides and other presentation material; RelectManager, a portal application for centrally managing content; and ReflectEdge, a remote cache for serving content to far flung users. The combination of Reflect Manager and ReflectEdge create a mini-content delivery network. The system can be used for live and on-demand broadcasts. ReflectStudio's interface is similar to that of the PlaceWare presenter interface: A presenter can flip through slides or play pre-recorded media within the overall presentation. Users cannot do any video editing, however. It's free, meaning it can be deployed to any desktop where a user needs to create a presentation.ReflectManager runs on a Windows 2000 box with IIS, while the edge server only requires Windows 2003. Edge servers can be placed in remote offices as a means of limiting the amount of streaming traffic going through a WAN connection.Playback is designed to work with just about any available desktop player and a standard Web browser.On the hosting side, ReflectWeb is "an enhanced and updated version of what you saw with Yahoo Broadcast," says Stan Woodward, chairman and CEO of Reflect Systems and a former VP at Yahoo. (Reflect Systems' founder, Matt Schmitt also worked at Yahoo.) "It's a service provider business where we can do all work for events. Whatever they needs, we can hold their hand the whole way."A ReflectNet installation starts around $50,000. Hosting is priced on a per-event basis.