France 2 selects Chyron’s graphics for Presidential Elections

Chyron
Corporation has announced that France 2, the French public television network
has added a further four HyperX HD/SD-switchable
graphics systems with Chyron’s Lyric PRO advanced creation/playout application,
to its existing portfolio of a HyperX and four Duet SD systems.

Early in
2007,

France
2 announced a search to find a solution that could handle demanding, fast-paced
graphics initially for the Presidential Elections and then for upcoming live
programs. The broadcaster required a powerful graphics system that could
deliver complex graphics in a demanding environment. Following great success with
its existing HyperX system,

France
2 chose an additional four HyperXs loaded with Lyric PRO and wrote an
application using Chyron’s LEIF API to enable greater control of the system.

LEIF adds
integrated functionality to the Lyric application by creating plug-ins or new applications,
leveraging Lyric’s industry-leading rendering engine. The SDK provides an
advanced API capable of controlling and updating Lyric’s core functionality.

France
2 is now using three HyperXs for production and news on a daily basis and will
introduce the fourth system in November 2007.

“We
were astounded by the power and graphics capability that the HyperX delivers.
The system has the capacity to deal with multiple graphics simultaneously.
Lyric PRO allows the user to build and lay out graphics at the same time, which
is something that we had not seen previously. Chyron delivers the most advanced
graphics solution, at the best price, and migration and training were simple
due to our existing relationship,” commented Jean-Michel Cl menceau,
Project Manager, France 2.

Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron CEO added,
“We are delighted to announce this continuing partnership with

France 2 and
the integration with the LEIF API. In the last few months, sales of HyperX,
HyperX2 and Lyric PRO have been outstanding; the systems are now installed in some
of the world’s leading television stations.”

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