Purple™ Releases Updated Purple VRS for Android™

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Purple VRS now supports three additional Android devices with the release of the updated Purple Video Relay Service (VRS) for Android app. Purple Communications is a leading provider of innovative communications technologies for deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled individuals.

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The new Purple VRS for Android app makes calls easy and convenient for deaf individuals.

"It's an exciting and very promising time in history to live as a deaf individual in the United States...Purple believes anything is possible, including equal communications access through innovative technologies."

Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-disabled, announced today the release of the updated and enhanced Purple Video Relay Service (VRS*)™ for Android app.

“As the Android smartphone becomes more and more popular with our customers, as well as offers more models, we wanted to concentrate on expanding the already expansive choices our customers have with Purple,” said Vice President of Technical Program Management Mark Stern. “With the updated Purple VRS for Android app, we added three additional Android devices, as well as several new features.”

With the constant innovations in communications technology, Purple continues to be a leader in providing apps for smartphones traditionally used by hearing individuals. In addition to its new features, like the ability to update or change E911 information within the app, Purple VRS for Android now supports HTC™ Sensation, EVO™ 3D and the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1.

“I choose Purple VRS for my business,” said Linda Cummings, owner of Pre-paid Legal Services. “I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab – it’s so light and easy to carry – I can hold it in my hand to make a call.”

Stern believes the more choices customers have, the faster equal communications access will come to pass. “It’s an exciting and very promising time in history to live as a deaf individual in the United States,” explained Stern. “I’m very proud to be a part of the Purple development team where we believe anything is possible, including equal communications access through innovative technologies. This is why we’re all here – to make sure that becomes a reality.”

The updated and enhanced Purple VRS for Android app offers the following:

  •     Supports HTC™ Sensation, EVO™ 3D and the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, along with other popular Android devices (for a full list of supported devices, go to Purple VRS for Android)
  •     Update or change your E911 address information directly within the app
  •     Certified video interpreters and excellent video quality

*Purple Video Relay Services (VRS) provides deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and business owners a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with hearing individuals in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This service is free to our deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. To see how Purple VRS works, click here.
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Price and Availability
The Purple VRS for Android app is free and available now at the Android Market. For more information, visit http://www.purple.us/android.

About Purple

Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of video relay and text relay services, on-site interpreting services and video remote interpreting. Offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of businesses and customers, Purple’s vision is to enable free-flowing communication between people, inclusive of the differences in abilities, languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services, visit http://www.purple.us. Purple, P3, the hands logo and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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