SOURCE: Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications

October 05, 2011 12:00 ET

Sorenson Communications Introduces ntouch VP Videophone for Deaf Callers

Deaf SignMail Offers Functionally-Equivalent Option

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Services (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use sign language to communicate, today announced its new ntouch® VP videophone. The announcement was made at Gallaudet University, one of the premiere educational institutions for deaf students in the world.

Using an ntouch VP videophone, a television and a high-speed internet connection, deaf individuals connect to a nationwide network of American Sign Language video interpreters who contact hearing individuals and then relay conversations between the two parties.

The new ntouch VP combines the best elements of Sorenson's award-winning VP-200® videophone with new features, including Deaf SignMail®, which empowers ntouch VP users to record, send and receive video messages.

"Sorenson was the first to create a videophone designed specifically for deaf users. Since then, our customers requested the option to leave a signed video message," notes Sorenson Communications President and CEO Pat Nola. "Deaf SignMail is Sorenson's response to that request. We've fully integrated Deaf SignMail into ntouch VP so it's easy to send and receive video messages to deaf family and friends."

Other new or enhanced features of the ntouch VP videophone include:

  • A new deaf-friendly user interface
  • State-of-the-art video quality with Sorenson HD
  • Searchable contacts in Phonebook
  • Camera unit that mounts on any TV
  • LightRing® visual caller ID
  • Improved remote control
  • Sorenson Video Center
  • Voice Carry Over (VCO)

For more information on ntouch VP or any of Sorenson's ntouch suite of products, visit

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® ( 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.