LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 18, 2007— Chyron Corporation (OTCBB: CYRO) has today announced the eagerly anticipated launch of Lyric(R) PRO 7, the latest version of Chyron's revolutionary graphics creation and playout workflow software, now available across the Chyron product line.
Visitors to the Chyron booth (SU6120) at NAB2007 will witness
Chyron pushing the creative boundaries with Lyric PRO 7's dual
renderers. These include a continuous graphics renderer and a new
advanced text renderer that enables the display of virtually any font
set, including Unicode and Complex Scripting. The continuous renderer
also allows the creation of multiple timelines, so that animations can
be taken on and off air at will, while maintaining multi-scene
compositing on output.
Interactive Messages can trigger events within themselves or other
messages; persistent objects can remain on-screen throughout multiple
message reads; hierarchical animations allow creation of complex
animations-within-animations; and real-time particle effects and
shaders add a truly unique look.
Key features of Lyric PRO 7 include:
-- FBX(R) Importer delivers unprecedented levels of
interoperability with Autodesk(R) 3ds Max(R) and Maya(R) for
the Lyric PRO authoring environment, all while maintaining
original polygon meshes, geometry hierarchy, lights, cameras
and animations within the Lyric scene.
-- Adobe(R) XMP(R) metadata integration provides sophisticated
graphics management and the ability to automatically extract
data to populate text fields in Lyric pages.
-- Adaptable primitive geometry brings enhanced element creation
tools into Lyric for generating bar charts, pie graphs and
other data-driven graphics essential for live election
coverage, statistics display, etc.
-- Pie FX applies real-time effects from industry-standard
GenArts(R) Sapphire Plug-ins(R) and others to Lyric PRO
Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron CEO commented, "We are very
excited about this latest version of Lyric PRO, which takes graphics
capabilities to a previously unseen level of sophistication and
creativity. Chyron is truly committed to delivering the best products
to market for our clients and this NAB sees the product line fully
integrated, delivering end-to-end solutions for broadcasters."
Chyron is also announcing the launch of the HyperX(2), LEX(2) and
SOLO(2) at NAB2007. The HyperX(2) replaces the HyperX as the premier,
high-performance HD/SD graphics system. The LEX(2) replaces the LEX,
LX and HX200 as a scalable graphics system which features an HD
upgrade path and premium Lyric feature options. Chyron's classic
HyperX, LEX, LX and HX200 systems will continue to be available. Lyric
PRO 7 is available for the HyperX and LEX.
SOLO(2) provides broadcasters with a graphics
system-in-a-briefcase, a perfect solution for networks, truck
companies, rental houses and freelancers who require a fast, available
graphics channel on-site at the live video source.
With unwavering clarity of vision, Chyron continues to define and
dominate the world of broadcast graphics. Winner of numerous awards,
including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader
in the industry. From the entry-level MicroX to the HD/SD-switchable
HyperX with Lyric PRO, Chyron's exceptional product line brings
unmatched, 2D and 3D graphics creation and performance to the most
demanding studio and mobile operations. Rounding out Chyron's graphics
offerings are still and clip servers, channel branding and
telestration systems, MOS newsroom and XMP integration solutions and
the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering application. The
ChyTV product line leverages Chyron's broadcast expertise with video
graphics devices for microcasting and digital displays. Chyron holds a
patent on technology that enables the integration of live television
graphics data with a broad range of interactive media platforms and
consumer electronics devices. Chyron has a unique, 40-year history of
service and support for its products that far exceeds that of most
manufacturers. For more information about Chyron products and
services, please visit the company web sites at www.chyron.com and
Product images available upon request.