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Chyron Corporation selects Ciprico’s advanced RC5252-08 PCI Express host RAID Controller and Core Logic Software for use in new XClyps multi-format SD/HD production clip server


Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI), a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances, announced today today that Chyron Corporation will integrate its RC5252-08 into their new XClyps HD/SD Clip Server. The RC5252-08 is one of Ciprico’s advanced RAIDCore™ RC5000 PCI-X™ and PCI Express® (PCIe™) compatible line of SAS and SATA II RAID controllers.

Ciprico’s enterprise level RC5252-08 eight port PCIe RAID controller will be used to extract the maximum I/O performance from the XClyps server to meet the sustained operational requirements needed for round-the-clock SD and HD broadcast workflows. XClyps enables real-time clip playback in single- or dual-channel video and key, and can store up to 50 hours of SD content or up to 22 hours of HD video in a single system. The clip server will be used for news bumpers, station promos, coming ups, monitor background playback or any application where pristine video, key and audio playback are required.

“Our search for PCIe RAID controller for two of our real time high reliability broadcast servers turned out to be very frustrating,” said Peter Morrone, Director of Product Management for Chyron. “With all the boards we evaluated, we were forced to make difficult price vs. performance vs. capability tradeoffs and there was no clear winner. However, once we got our hands on the new Ciprico RAIDCore 5000 series board, the combination of uncompromised performance, management capability and incredible price point made the decision clear. The RAIDCore 5000 provides us with a no-compromise solution for our industry leading television broadcast products.”

“We’re pleased to have such a notable company as Chyron join our growing family of RAIDCore users, and that our RAIDCore 5000 series controller met the exacting performance and reliability milestones required for their ’design-in’ program,” added Steve Merrifield, President and Chief Executive Officer for Ciprico. “The continued market acceptance of our RAIDCore technology is a strong testament to our deep understanding of developing enterprise and digital media grade storage software and hardware solutions. We will continue to drive customer-centric innovation and deliver on our commitment to provide the best-in-class RAID controller technology and storage solutions for our industry verticals.”

Existing XClyps servers utilized Ciprico’s previous RAIDCore BC 4000 series controllers. The RC5000’s new features, specifically support for the newer PCIe bus and SATA II/SAS 3Gbps hard drives, however, are what cemented Chyron’s decision to utilize the new series. Testing of RC5000 series of controllers has also begun for two additional Chyron products. The RC5000 series controllers provide support for the latest serial attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA II (SATA II) specifications, as well as supporting both the traditional PCI-X and newer PCI Express bus standards. US recommended retail pricing the enterprise level RAID 5 class RC5152-08 (PCI-X) and RC5252-08 (PCIe) products is $299, with the entry level RAID 0, 1, 10 versions of the cards, the RC5110-08 and RC5210-08 respectively, priced at $219. The series is currently in production, with the 4, 12, and 16 port cards expected to begin shipment in the fourth quarter of this year.


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