(click thumbnail)Kevin PrinceQ. What kind of products or services does your company offer for broadcasters?
A. Chyron solves many workflow problems for graphics. The company has integrated its MOS newsroom computer system, CAMIO with its flagship HyperX graphics system. This allows broadcasters to house, manage and play-out images using iSQ, the company’s remote monitoring and play-out control application. On a pure systems level for the news environment, Chyron has the best workflow and the fastest graphics fulfillment from story run down to air.
Also, Chyron’s Lyric PRO advanced creation and play-out software is extremely easy, fast and logical to use. And because the creative and play-out functionality is packaged in one product, artists don’t have to launch other applications or import or export from one machine to another.
Chyron’s Mobile Suite of products for CAMIO has provided a set of enhancements integrating cellphones directly with the news production workflow. Viewers everywhere are using their cellphones as cameras, uncovering reporting opportunities as never imagined, and now broadcasters can both integrate cellphone images directly into live broadcasts and build loyalty through direct involvement of viewers with unfolding events.
Q. What’s new that you will show at NAB2007 and that broadcasters should look for there?
A. Chyron’s Next Generation interFuse expands on internal technology — interFuse is Chyron’s adaptable workflow solution for news, sports, election coverage, entertainment and education. interFuse combines all of Chyron’s existing products into a flexible, inter-operable solution that will provide clients with an adaptable, scalable and reliable workflow package for all industry segments. interFuse is fully Adobe-XMP-metadata aware.
Lyric PRO version 7.0 brings to broadcasters a powerful graphics package, with advanced animation creation, intelligent transitions and play-out control truly unmatched in the industry.
BTi Inc., a leading provider of automated broadcast graphics applications has partnered with Chyron and introduced DynaCrawl Bridge for the Chyron DynaCrawl broadcast graphics system. An easy-to-use, Web-based, point-and-click service DynaCrawl Bridge delivers a reliable stream of operator-selected real-time news and information formatted specifically for SD, HD and HD/SD switchable DynaCrawl system configurations.
In response to strong demand, Chyron introduces the LEX2 becoming the most advanced SD graphics system available today. The LEX2 integrates a frame buffer with video mixer and optional clip player, into a single output, providing ease of use and flexibility
Q. How is your new product offering different from what’s available on the market?
A. There are many more outlets for people to view content – the Web, mobile phones, IPTV and even the PSP. From a graphics angle that opens up all sorts of interesting ideas and possibilities, but also technical challenges in terms of graphics media management because of varying aspect ratios and frame rates. Chyron’s ability to help a broadcaster create his media assets such as a logo and then manage those and make sure they are always on the right machine at the right time, ready for air, sets Chyron apart from other graphics solutions providers.
Q. Where are you based, and how many employees do you have? Anything else we should know about your company?
A. Our headquarters are in Melville, New York. We are a global company with offices and distributors across EAME, Asia and South America. Chyron has approximately 100 employees.
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