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Chyron Launches Lyric v5.2

Support for Unicode and Complex Scripting languages (August 24, 2005)

Chyron, the industry leader in broadcast graphics, announces the launch of Lyric 5.2, the advanced graphics application for the Chyron Duet Family of CGs. Lyric 5.2 couples stunning 2D/3D animation creation and playout with powerful update capability, for unsurpassed performance in HD and SD sports, news and live event production.

The launch of Lyric 5.2 coincides with the rollout of the Duet HyperX HD/SD, Chyron's single- or dual-channel, software-switchable HD/SD graphics system. Lyric 5.2 introduces the Duet HyperX eFX Panel, which features clip record, video/audio clip playout and advanced video mixing, all within each HD/SD-switchable channel.

Support for Unicode and Complex Scripting languages propel Lyric 5.2 to the forefront of global broadcast and production by enabling 2D/3D text display in Western, Asian, right-to-left and other languages. In addition, a wide range of Lyric features have been enhanced:

* Unicode character data can now be transmitted via Intelligent Interface, greatly expanding the number of languages that can be displayed in Lyric templates via this method of data transmission.

* A Timer can now keep running whether or not it is currently displayed in an animation, so that when the timer is redisplayed, it picks up the correct, real-time count-down or count-up time. There is no need to reset the timer when it is reread.

* There can now be a total of three simultaneous streams of Intelligent Interface communication: One Telnet and two serial.

* Movie objects that are in a Lyric animation can now continue to play while the other components of the animation are paused. This allows movement to continue in a scene while waiting to manually or automatically trigger the next segment of the animation. In addition, a Movie can be set to play to the end, automatically adjusting the animation Timeline to accommodate full playback.

* A clip can now either display the first frame on load or display black on load, providing additional control over clip playback.

* Using the Auto-Follow feature, 2D Text Templates can now be linked together so that entering text in a template automatically moves text in other specified templates. This eliminates the need to reposition templates each time text of differing lengths is entered.

* A Message Number can now persist even when the message is swapped from the canvas to air. When the message is swapped back to the canvas, its message number is retained. This eliminates the need to both remember the message number and to re-enter it while editing, previewing and rerecording.

Doug Green, Chyron's VP of Software Engineering, commented, "Chyron is supremely positioned to meet the demands of a fast-paced, multi-format and multi-lingual global broadcast environment. Whether creating and executing graphics on the Duet HyperX HD/SD, or on any of our other high-performance Duet systems, Lyric 5.2 brings unparalleled control and flexibility to mobile and studio facilities of any scale."

About Chyron
With unwavering clarity of vision, Chyron continues to define and dominate the world of broadcast graphics. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry. From the compact MicroX to the HD/SD-switchable HyperX HD/SD, Chyron's exceptional Duet product line brings unmatched, 2D and 3D graphics creation and performance to the most demanding studio and mobile operations. Rounding out Chyron's graphics offerings are still and clip servers, channel branding and telestration systems, and MOS newsroom integration solutions. The ChyTV group leverages Chyron's broadcast expertise with video graphics devices for television information displays and digital signage. Chyron has a unique, 30-year history of service and support for its products that far exceeds that of most manufacturers.

For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company website at (OTC BB: CYRO).


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