Viable to Launch Videophone at CES

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Provider of video relay services will participate in the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and debut its videophone, providing deaf and hard of hearing persons with a superior alternative to existing devices for use with video relay services.

Viable Inc., a provider of video relay services (VRS) for deaf and hard of hearing, will unveil its videophone this Saturday, January 5, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

"Our videophone will inaugurate the wireless age for VRS users," said Viable CEO and founder John T.C. Yeh. "We are literally introducing to our customers to an exciting, new technology standard that blows away every other videophone currently available."

Although the CES opens to the public January 7-10, Viable will announce its videophone at CES Unveiled, an exclusive media event attended by the international press community occurring before the CES opening.

Viable will also have an exhibition booth throughout the CES. All deaf and hard of hearing attendees are welcome to test the videophone and interact with Viable representatives at booth space #36904.

"The CES is internationally recognized as the top electronics tradeshow, and Viable aspires to lead the VRS industry into the next generation of communication technologies," said Anthony Mowl, who will manage the nationwide rollout of the videophone. "It is fitting that we celebrate the tradition of innovation CES has by launching the most revolutionary videophone ever."

Those interested in attending the CES should visit http://www.cesweb.org for information on the tradeshow.

About Viable, Inc.
Viable provides next-generation video relay services for deaf and hard of hearing persons that can be accessed wherever there is Internet or wireless connectivity, opening them to a world of communication possibilities. Founded in 2006, Viable is a private, deaf-owned company, and the majority of its employees are deaf and hard of hearing and are personally vested in the innovation and development of the company's products and services. Please visit http://www.viable.net for further information.    

About Telecommunications Relay Services
Mandated by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, telecommunications relay services (TRS) enables individuals with hearing or speech disabilities to achieve functional equivalence by accessing telephone systems to place or receive calls through an intermediary known as a relay operator or relay interpreter. Emergent IP technology has given rise to video-based solutions, which are known as video relay services (VRS). VRS options include using a webcam or a videophone to connect to a video relay interpreter, and allow deaf and hard of hearing callers for whom sign language is native to fully achieve the ideal of functional equivalence.

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