Chyron to Use Ciprico RAID Controllers

Ciprico, a Minneapolis-based provider of intelligent storage hardware/software announced that it won a design-in contract with Chyron Corp.

Melville, N.Y.-based Chyron, a longtime provider of graphics for broadcast, will integrate Ciprico’s RC5252-08 into the Chyron XClyps HD/SD Clip server. The RC252-08 is one of Ciprico’s advanced RAIDCore RC5000 PCI-X and PCI Express compatible line of SAS and SATA II RAID controllers.

Ciprico’s RC5252-08 eight-port PCIe RAID controller will be used to power the XClyps server, which 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 can be used for news bumpers, stations promos, coming ups, monitor background playback, etc.

“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,” said 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 used Ciprico’s previous RAIDCore BC 4000 series controllers. The RC5000’s new features specifically support the newer PCIe bus and SATA II/SAS 3 Gbps hard drives. Testing of the RC5000 series controllers has also begun for two additional Chyron products.

The series is currently in production, with the 4- 12- and 16-port cards expected to ship by the fourth quarter of this year.