Chyron Releases Revolutionary Lyric(R) PRO 7 Graphics Creation & Playout Software

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 graphics.

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.

About Chyron

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 and (OTCBB: CYRO.OB).

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