2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron's graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company's BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company's investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the Investors link.
Chyron Products at the 2012 NAB Show:
Channel Box (v.4.6) Branding and Promo System
At the 2012 NAB Show, Chyron will showcase its newly enhanced Channel Box (v. 4.6). Channel Box is a channel branding system that features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on Chyron's Lyric technology, Channel Box allows users to access any data -- RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, and more -- and publish it on-air anywhere, anytime.
New Channel Box software (v. 4.6) introduces an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets, as well as new data binding tools for improved panel control. Additional new features include locking scenes and copy/paste/reverse functionality, all of which can be coupled with a scene list that allows groups of scenes to be created and stylized.
Chyron will demonstrate MediaMaker, a new technology that seamlessly integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows. MediaMaker extends Chyron graphics capabilities to a wide range of editing and third party applications. MediaMaker gives video editors and graphic designers access to the same graphics and animations that are being used live on the air. MediaMaker also takes producer-created graphics from a wide range of newsroom systems for painless repackaging into the edit suite. Edit applications such as Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, and Adobe(R) After Effects(R) are now easy to integrate with MediaMaker and the Chyron graphics workflow suite.
This software-based application gives any operator, including a master control operator, the ability to monitor and control multiple remote desktop systems simultaneously from a single desktop within a single application. The Desktop Multi-Viewer displays each system in a view-only grid view without affecting any on-air devices. If needed, the operator can easily manage and control a particular playout system by maximizing the view of that system. The Multi-Viewer is based on VNC technology, with the Multi-Viewer application acting as the client, and is compatible with most VNC servers in use today.
Axis World Graphics
Axis World Graphics is the world's only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. Axis World Graphics simplifies, streamlines, and facilitates the graphics creation process, enabling artists, reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics using their own graphics packages. Combining award-winning technology and functionality, proven integration, and point-and-click customization, Axis World Graphics allows users to create templates in Chyron's award-winning Lyric PRO 8.1 software, further streamlining integration within the broadcaster's existing workflow or within Chyron's BlueNet(TM) workflow. Several new features have recently been introduced to the system, including fully integrated electronic order management, asset management, and integrations with Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro video editing, all of which are designed for ease of use and maximum workflow efficiency.
BlueNet(TM) Graphics Creation and Playout
Chyron will also demonstrate BlueNet(TM), a comprehensive solution that fully addresses broadcasters' requirements for streamlined end-to-end graphics workflows. BlueNet leverages Chyron's acclaimed suite of graphics tools for ordering and graphics asset management, collaborative graphics creation, and real-time playout. Integration with Axis World Graphics, Chyron's cutting-edge cloud-based services offering, extends the power of BlueNet workflows to speed even the most advanced graphics to air.
In fast-paced news or sports workflows that require many complex graphics, BlueNet minimizes the cycle time from creation to air. Order management tools allow producer-driven content to move smoothly into a rundown, and easily accessible templates enable instant and efficient collaboration in preparing graphics.
Lyric PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software
Chyron's Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software continues to put the broadcaster in control of the graphics. With new scriptless conditional intelligent transitions across multiple systems and delivery of superior-quality real-time 3D animations, Lyric PRO 8.1 enables users to improve the look of on-air graphics with ease and accuracy. Cloud-based content creation tools are a significant part of Chyron's product roadmap, and they've been extended to Lyric PRO 8.1 with the introduction of Web-enabled control over Lyric messages and playout. With native support for stereoscopic 3D, scriptless transitions, and touch screen-enabled graphics, Lyric PRO 8.1 is a worldwide leader for sports and news applications.
Company Event: Chyron will hold its 2012 NAB Press Conference on Sunday, April 15 at 8 a.m. in the LVCC, Room 242. More details will be forthcoming soon.
Company Quote: The 2012 NAB Show promises to be an exciting event for Chyron this year, and will feature several new enhancements to our award-winning line-up, said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. Broadcasters around the world require cost-effective 2D and 3D graphics solutions that facilitate a more efficient production workflow, and Chyron continues to provide solutions to meet these specific needs, including our Axis World Graphics cloud-based platform and Channel Box channel branding system.