SOURCE: Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications

October 07, 2011 10:00 ET

Sorenson Communications Announces Eagerly-Anticipated Deaf SignMail

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 7, 2011) - Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use sign language to communicate, today announced important updates to its ntouch® PC product. Included in the new ntouch PC 2.0 features is Deaf SignMail®, which empowers ntouch PC users to record and send as well as receive video messages.

"For the first time, Sorenson customers can now leave each other messages in their native language -- sign language," notes Dale Pederson, Sorenson Communications Product Manager. "This long-awaited innovation empowers deaf callers to send and receive video messages to deaf family, friends and business associates."

New ntouch PC 2.0 features and options for Sorenson® VRS (SVRS®) customers include:

  • Deaf SignMail - Video messages can be sent from ntouch PC and received by all Sorenson users.
  • Block List - Unwanted calls and SignMails from specific numbers can be blocked.
  • Spanish VRS - Contacts can be designated as Spanish-speaking for direct routing through a Sorenson Spanish-speaking interpreter.
  • Fast Search - A number or contact name entered on the ntouch PC home screen brings up all matching entries from the ntouch PC Phonebook.
  • Multiple phone numbers for Contacts
  • Audio Ringer
  • USB Flasher Compatibility
  • The ability to minimize ntouch PC to the Windows® system tray
  • The ability to automatically start ntouch PC when starting Windows

Earlier this week, Sorenson Communications announced the new ntouch® VP videophone, which also provides new features and options for SVRS callers.

For more information on ntouch PC or any of Sorenson's ntouch suite of products, visit www.svrs.com/ntouch.

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communications services and products for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the new Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay), a text-to-speech relay service; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via a mobile device.