SOURCE: Ciprico Inc.

July 12, 2007 12:31 ET

Ciprico's RAIDCore 5000 Series SAS/SATA II Controller Wins Design-In Contract With Leading Broadcast Television Graphics Company

Chyron Corporation Selects Ciprico's Advanced RC5252-08 PCI Express Host RAID Controller and Core Logic Software for Use in New XClyps Multi-Format SD/HD Production Clip Server

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI), a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances, announced today that Chyron Corporation will integrate its RC5252-08 into their new XClyps HD/SD Clip Server. The RC5252-08 is one of Ciprico's advanced RAIDCore™ RC5000 PCI-X™ and PCI Express® (PCIe™) compatible line of SAS and SATA II RAID controllers.

Ciprico's enterprise level RC5252-08 eight port PCIe RAID controller will be used to extract the maximum I/O performance from the XClyps server to meet the sustained operational requirements needed for round-the-clock SD and HD broadcast workflows. XClyps enables real-time clip playback in single- or dual-channel video and key, and can store up to 50 hours of SD content or up to 22 hours of HD video in a single system. The clip server will be used for news bumpers, station promos, coming ups, monitor background playback or any application where pristine video, key and audio playback are required.

"Our search for a PCIe RAID controller for two of our real time high reliability broadcast servers turned out to be very frustrating," said Peter Morrone, Director of Product Management for Chyron. "With all the boards we evaluated, we were forced to make difficult price vs. performance vs. capability tradeoffs and there was no clear winner. However, once we got our hands on the new Ciprico RAIDCore 5000 series board, the combination of uncompromised performance, management capability and incredible price point made the decision clear. The RAIDCore 5000 provides us with a no-compromise solution for our industry leading television broadcast products."

"We're pleased to have such a notable company as Chyron join our growing family of RAIDCore users, and that our RAIDCore 5000 series controller met the exacting performance and reliability milestones required for their 'design-in' program," added Steve Merrifield, President and Chief Executive Officer for Ciprico. "The continued market acceptance of our RAIDCore technology is a strong testament to our deep understanding of developing enterprise and digital media grade storage software and hardware solutions. We will continue to drive customer-centric innovation and deliver on our commitment to provide the best-in-class RAID controller technology and storage solutions for our industry verticals."

Existing XClyps servers utilized Ciprico's previous RAIDCore BC 4000 series controllers. The RC5000's new features, specifically support for the newer PCIe bus and SATA II/SAS 3Gbps hard drives, however, are what cemented Chyron's decision to utilize the new series. Testing of RC5000 series of controllers has also begun for two additional Chyron products.

The RC5000 series controllers provide support for the latest serial attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA II (SATA II) specifications, as well as supporting both the traditional PCI-X and newer PCI Express bus standards. US recommended retail pricing for the enterprise level RAID 5 class RC5152-08 (PCI-X) and RC5252-08 (PCIe) products is $299, with the entry level RAID 0, 1, 10 versions of the cards, the RC5110-08 and RC5210-08 respectively, priced at $219. The series is currently in production, with the 4, 12 and 16 port cards expected to begin shipment in the fourth quarter of this year.

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 entry-level MicroX to the HD/SD-switchable HyperX2 with Lyric PRO, Chyron's exceptional 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, graphic asset management and XMP integration solutions and the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone news gathering application. The ChyTV product line leverages Chyron's broadcast expertise with video graphics devices for microcasting and digital displays. Chyron holds a patent on technology that enables the integration of live television graphics data with a broad range of interactive media platforms and consumer electronics devices. With over 40 years of experience, Chyron has a unique 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 websites at www.chyron.com and www.chytv.com (OTCBB: CYRO).

About Ciprico

Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI) is a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances for enterprise class IT servers, professional workstations and digital media workflows. More information about Ciprico is available at www.ciprico.com.

RAIDCore is among the trademarks of Ciprico, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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