Using existing communication devices generally reserved for hearing individuals, like cell phones, Purple develops free communications software designed to make communications among deaf and hard-of-hearing people with hearing people easier.
Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Purple Communications™, Inc. (OTC: PRPL) (“Purple”), a leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, announced today the launch of the Purple Video Relay Service (VRS) version 2 application (app) for iPhone® 4, iPod touch® and iPad® 2.
“Now more than ever, our customers and employees have choices when purchasing smartphones, computers and other devices,” said Mark Stern, Purple’s vice president of technical program management. “I’m proud that I am part of an organization that continually develops products and services that allow me the choice to use Purple VRS on an iPad, iPhone, Mac – whatever I choose.”
Stern stresses that choice is important, adding that the launch earlier this year of Purple VRS for Mac® is due to the large number of Purple customers who use Mac computers and laptops. “We recognize one size doesn’t fit all, and the more choices we offer, the better our customers will be able to more freely and easily communicate,” he added.
Using existing communication devices generally reserved for hearing individuals, like cell phones, Purple develops free communications software designed to make communications among deaf and hard-of-hearing people with hearing people easier and more convenient. By adding support for the iPad 2, Purple VRS continues to expand its products and services, allowing customers not only the freedom of more choices, but mobility, as well.
“Before the iPad 2 was released, our customers and employees were asking if Purple VRS would work with it,” said Mark Bella, vice president of outreach. “They asked us because before Purple, our customers – me included – didn’t really have a choice when it came to making VRS calls. Purple gives us so many choices, and our customers know they can count on us to make sure they always stay connected.”
The new Purple VRS for iOS app offers the following:
- Inbound and Outbound VRS calls
- Inbound and Outbound VP calls
- Use with Wi-Fi or 3G cellular service
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Price and Availability
The Purple VRS for iOS app is free and available now at iTunes. For more information, visit http://www.purple.us/iphone4.
Purple VRS Works With All of These:
T-Mobile® Sidekick® 4G
Motorola Atrix™ 4G
Dell™ Streak™ 7
T-Mobile myTouch® 4G
Samsung™ Epic 4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab™
Nexus S from Google
Dell™ Streak 5
T-Mobile Samsung S 4G
Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers. Purple’s vision is to enable free-flowing communication between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services, visit http://www.purple.us. Purple, P3 and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other Names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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