Purple™ Releases Another Innovative Communication Solution – New P3

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New communication software for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals – New P3 – includes numerous user features and benefits with a fresh user-friendly interface.

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“We continue to give our customers what other video relay service providers (VRS) don’t – choice. We believe the more communication choices our customers have, the more equal communication access will continue to improve." Purple VP of Sales Mark Bella

Purple Communications, Inc., the leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, announced today the release of New P3, an upgraded software communications tool. New P3 was designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to make and receive equal communication access telephone calls through video interpreters (VI).

“Purple customers using New P3 software will enjoy a variety of new features and enhancements that take our service beyond functional equivalency for our customers,” says Purple Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer Tony La Rosa. “We understand our customers like to have choices on how they communicate and New P3 is one more choice we are proud to offer.”

“As a video relay service (VRS) user, New P3 gives me more choices on how to make a call than ever before with features like call waiting and three-way calling, making my job more efficient,” says Denise Brown, a Purple customer. “New P3 gives me easy access to many different features and is very easy to use.”

New P3 enhanced features, include:

The ability for customers to make three-way calls among deaf and hearing individuals
One- and two-line voice carryover (VCO) option for deaf individuals who prefer to use their own voice when making a call
Receive second-line incoming calls
For easier communication in American Sign Language (ASL), a full-video screen option, as well as chat functionality
The ability for customers to block calls
Refreshed, easy-to-use interface

“We continue to give our customers what other video relay service providers (VRS) don’t – choice. We believe the more communication choices our customers have, the more equal communication access will continue to improve,” says Purple Vice President of Sales Mark Bella. “This has been Purple’s mission all along and New P3 solidifies our dedication to ensuring our customers have the ability to make a call anytime, anywhere and anyplace – just like hearing individuals.”

New P3 works with PC and Mac® computers, and is now available to download for free at http://www.purple.us/p3.

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications, Inc. provides a high-quality video relay service (VRS) available from multiple platforms – desktop, laptop and smartphone. VRS allows individuals who use sign language to communicate via video conference and a video interpreter (VI). The VI voices/relays the signed conversation in real-time to both deaf and hearing individuals.

Purple’s portfolio of solutions spans across telephone captioning services, text relay services, on-site interpreting services and video relay interpreting (VRI) delivering a wide array of options to meet the varied communication needs of businesses and customers, collectively make communicating with both the deaf world and the hearing world accessible to all. For more information, visit http://www.purple.us.

About Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
Created by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS) is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. There are a variety of types of relay service including video (VRS), text and captioning services. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls at no additional cost to the consumer. The Telecommunications Relay Services program is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and providers of such services are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. For more information related to TRS visit http://www.fcc.gov/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

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