SmartVP: videophone for the deaf and hard of hearing




SmartVP: videophone for the deaf and hard of hearing

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This week, Purple Communications has announced a product called SmartVP. The device is a videophone applications and a set of features that help deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with each other at a distance. According to the manufacturer, this is the first videophone, which offers “true HD-quality.”

In the past, deaf used for communication teleprinter or teletypewriter (TTY). Later it was replaced paging device. “Pager” is so much caught in the lexicon of the deaf, that this word came to be called, all wireless mobile devices, including the iPhone.

However, with the advent of video, everything changed. Today the deaf and hard of hearing communicate in sign language via video. There’s even a special service offering telecommunications services for people with disabilities. Mediator in communication with deaf sign language interpreter stands by healthy people.

The Company applies the approach Purple «five-screen strategy», which means the opportunity to use a relay video on your PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone and TV.

But is it worth paying for the services of Purple Communications, when there is a iPad? Tablet PC, designed for the mass market, went to people with disabilities in many ways. They found the iPad is much more functional and less expensive specialized equipment.

Videophone SmartVP also works with applications, without which today is practically no cost, no mobile device. But you have to believe that sooner or later the competition from producers of smartphones and tablet computers will make manufacturers of hardware and software for the deaf and hard of hearing, to concentrate on the latter.

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