NAB 2009, 20-23 April, Booth SL1420: Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) today introduced “Channel Box V3.0”, the latest software release of Chyron’s family of powerful, cost-effective and customizable branding and automated promo systems. Designed for ease of interfacing and integration with facility automation, traffic and management systems V3.0 is a state of the art release.
Channel Box V3.0 offers superior ROI with a greatly enhanced feature set including integrated support for “Control Master”, a space-saving 1-RU rack-mountable 8 or 16 button panel that can remotely control a Channel Box system via TCP-based Intelligent Interface.
With support for up to 50 simultaneously connected Channel Boxes, Chyron’s new Courier Server content distribution system gives users a highly redundant systems approach to the deployment and management of scenes. Controlling Channel Box using V3.0 software, Courier Server removes the need for manual intervention of larger branding systems as required by cable head-ends and satellite up-link facilities.
Also new, Channel Box V3.0 optionally supports Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. Users easily integrate EAS into their channel branding system, reducing the need for many separate downstream devices in the program chain while ensuring maximum benefit of capital expenditure. The EAS option supports all major EAS decoder vendors.
The adoption by of SMPTE’s- BXF standard (Broadcast Exchange Format) for as-run logging within Channel Box V3.0 highlights Chyron’s support of standards and interchange formats for our industry. Users configure specific scene items to be reported in the BXF as-run log providing tight integration with client’s reporting workflow. Integration with BXF compliant traffic and automation systems is quick, accurate and easy.
Making even greater use of the V3.0 software interface capabilities, Chyron is offering VDS’s,(a long time Chyron partner), PromoLite as an option for Channel Box. Based on the VDS Promotor application PromoLite offers an affordable single-channel automated promo capability with tight integration with Channel Box. PromoLite and Channel Box offers new revenue opportunities and excellent ROI.
Chyron COO Kevin Prince said, “Channel Box V3.0 and its options embody Chyron’s commitment to provide customers with value for money. The advances provided by V3.0 represent a significant step-change in channel branding technology. Channel Box not only represents a powerful leap forward in terms of branding flexibility, integration and automation, it also represents excellent value for money. Its ala cart feature set means that customers can match features to budget and offers an easy upgrade path should as needs change.”