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Viasat Upgrades Chyron Fleet To Lyric Pro And Invests In Hyperx2 Grpahics Platform


Reading, UK - May 2008: Chyron (AMEX: CGS) today announced that Viasat, a Denmark based digital broadcast satellite provider, has deployed Lyric PRO across its existing installation of HyperX graphics systems, and has further invested in a new HyperX2 system.

This leading sports broadcaster takes advantage of the power of Lyric PRO to provide sophisticated live graphics, such as clocks and statistics for football matches and studio-based sports programmes. “Before we upgraded we used another system to run most of our studio-based sports graphics, with the Chyron HyperX systems running in the background for manually updated captions. This meant that on many productions we needed to use two systems simultaneously. Now, using Lyric PRO, and in particular its ’persistent message’ capabilities, we can run most of the productions with a single machine. As a bonus, we can also do real time 3D graphics,” commented Jonas Hermansson, Software Developer, Viasat.

Following the installation of Lyric PRO at Viasat, Hermansson created a custom plug-in based on Chyron’s LEIF SDK, he explains, "I have created an application that presents the user with a dedicated interface for the game that they are covering. This application uses Lyric PRO as the graphics engine. The advantage is that all the design and creation work can be handled within Lyric PRO, allowing for flexible design changes, right up to on air time. The data to be displayed is retrieved from our sport systems (statistics), the internet and user input.

“For Viasat the single most important feature of Lyric PRO is the persistent message function. Without that, the upgrade would never have taken place,” concluded Hermansson.

David Ward, Chyron’s YP and General Manager, EAME said, “This announcement demonstrated the flexibility of the Lyric PRO software and its LEIF SDK. Customers can develop their own custom plug-ins to improve graphics workflow, tailored to the individual needs of the facility.”


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