After months of beta testing, Allaire shipped Spectra this week. Spectra is possibly the most affordable industrial strength content management & eCommerce system for large websites, and is based on the ColdFusion tool Allaire built to manage their own site.

Allaire are offering a startup bundle of servers, tools, training, consulting and support for $117,445 (#72,300) - not bad considering BroadVision (probably the biggest competitor) costs around that for license fees for a single server, and tell you not to expect much change out of $1.6m (#1m) for a similar bundle.

More information on Spectra, and the press release, are available from the Allaire site.