Purple(TM) Enhances P3(TM) Communications Application, Optimizing Caller Experience

New Customer-Inspired Features Provide Easy, Personal, Anywhere Connections for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Jan 20, 2010, 10:00 ET from Purple Communications(TM), Inc.

ROCKLIN, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Purple Communications™, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PRPL), a leading provider of text and video relay and on-site interpreting services, today announced a new version of P3, the company's software communication suite designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Building on the P3 software's core communication capabilities, including video relay service (VRS), IP-Relay, and direct video ("point-to-point") communication, the latest version adds new features most requested by Purple's customers, including more call notification options, Purple Mail video messaging, and an improved contact list.

"Today Purple Communications is focused on designing products that fully meet the needs of our customers," said Ronald E. Obray, Vice Chairman. "Our P3 application is a prime example of a product built 100% on feedback we received from the deaf and hard of hearing community."

P3 Software Keeps You Connected Your Way

The latest version of the P3 communication software adds three primary features, including Purple Mail™, new on-screen and external call notification options, and a completely redesigned contact list. It also includes dozens of "under the hood" updates that improve picture quality, performance, and stability.

Purple Mail. When a P3 software user misses a call, callers can now leave a video message called Purple Mail. Users can view Purple Mail messages with just a few clicks, right inside the P3 application.

New Call Notification Options. P3 software can now notify users when there's an incoming call, even when the users aren't actively using the P3 application. When a call comes in, the P3 software alerts users by flashing their PC screen. For a stronger alert, users can attach an external light signaler, which flashes when there's an incoming call.

Improved Contact List. Users can now add and update contact entries in their contact list, while still benefiting from the P3's software's special, one-click calling.

Sharper Video, Same Great Interpreting. Other enhancements ensure users experience the sharpest picture possible, while still getting quick, easy access to Purple's industry leading interpreters.

Pricing, Availability, System Requirements

Beginning today, users can download the latest version of P3 software for free by visiting www.purple.us . Existing users of P3 software will receive the free update automatically when they next sign in to the P3 application.

P3 software requires a PC with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, and a webcam.

Users can learn more about the P3 software and download the application for free at www.purple.us.

About Purple Communications

Purple Communications is a leading provider of onsite 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. The Company'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 www.purple.us or contact Purple Communications directly by voice at (415) 408-2300, by Internet relay by visiting www.i711.com or www.ip-relay.com, or by video phone by connecting to hovrs.tv.

"i711", "Purple", and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. "Purple Mail", "Powered by Purple", "i711.com", "IP-Relay.com", and "P3" are either registered trademarks, trademarks, or service marks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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