Viasat taps Chyron HyperX 2 Graphics system
Viasat, a Denmark based
digital broadcast satellite provider, has deployed Lyric PRO across its existing
installation of HyperX graphics systems, and has further invested in a new
HyperX 2 system.
Lyric PRO can be used to
provide sophisticated live graphics, such as clocks and statistics for football
matches and studio-based sports programs. “Before we upgraded we used another
system to run most of our sports graphics, with the Chyron HyperX systems
running in the background for manually updated captions. This meant that on
many productions we needed to use two systems simultaneously. Now, using Lyric
PRO, and in particular its ‘persistent message’ capabilities, we can run most
of the productions with a single machine. As a bonus we can also do real time
3D graphics,” commented Jonas Hermansson, Software Developer, Viasat.
Following the installation
of Lyric PRO at Viasat, Hermansson created a custom plug-in based on Chyron’s
LEIF SDK, he explains, “I have created an application that presents the user
with a dedicated interface for the game that they are covering. This
application uses Lyric PRO as the graphics engine. The advantage is that all
the design and creation work can be handled within Lyric PRO, allowing for
flexible design changes, right up to on air time. The data to be displayed is
retrieved from our sport systems (statistics), the internet and user input.
“For Viasat the single
most important feature of Lyric PRO is the persistent message function.
Without that, the upgrade would never have taken place,” concluded Hermansson.
David Ward, Chyron’s VP
and General Manager, EAME said, “This announcement demonstrates the flexibility
of the Lyric PRO software and its LEIF SDK. Customers can develop their own
custom plug-ins to improve graphics workflow, tailored to the individual needs
of the facility.”