Chyron Corporation has announced its continued commitment to the German broadcast market with a major installation at Nord Deutscher Rundfunk (NDR) based in Hamburg. The contract was managed by Chyron's division in Wiesbaden and covers seven channels, writes Andy Stout.
Part of Germany's ARD network, NDR has purchased a number of Chyron graphics systems for the main national news provider ARD Aktuell, its digital news channel EinsExtra, the common ARD channel Das Erste as well as the four NDR regional channels. The order is based on approximately 30 LEX graphics systems and an additional three HyperX graphics systems with 2 channels plus clip player, and two CAMIO servers for news graphics management, expanding its deployment to a total of four CAMIO servers. NDR's CAMIO architecture is linked to a Dalet OpenMedia MOS Newsroom Computer System (NCS).
By integrating the CAMIO servers with the Dalet MOS NCS, Chyron has transformed NDR's graphics creation workflow, by enabling its journalists and producers to create and edit template-based text and graphics for realtime playout on the Chyron graphics systems. Chyron CAMIO technology provides NDR with centralized asset management allowing integrated browsing, creation, editing and management of media assets. Assets can be uploaded to a single location, allowing multiple workstations and newsrooms access.
Dittmar Stretz, Head of NDR Planning Department, commented: "Following intensive tests, in cooperation with other members of the ARD network, NDR selected Chyron. The HyperX systems were chosen for their high-performance features and realtime, multichannel functionality. The integration of CAMIO with the Dalet MOS NCS significantly improves workflow empowering our journalists in the process."
David Ward VP and general manager, Chyron EAME added: "CAMIO is the singular solution for newsroom operations that depend on accurate, lightning-fast exchange of information and graphics. With CAMIO integrated into the newsroom, NDR's workflow is streamlined, allowing journalists and producers unprecedented control over the look and content of news graphics."