Haneke Design, a developer of mobile applications, has announced several enhancements to the Z4 mobile application for client ZVRS (The Z®), a provider of video relay services (VRS) for the deaf and those with hearing loss.

The original Z4 application, released in 2010, took advantage of Apple’s iPhone FaceTime feature to give The Z’s customers access to sign language interpreters in its call center and enable them to make video calls on their iPhones.

The latest version was developed using a universal build for most popular mobile devices and platforms, but with different presentation layers created to suit the specific attributes of each one. On an iPad, for example, the user will see an HD version of the display, and the interface is designed to take the larger screen into account to create a very different, richer visual experience for the iPad user.

Another major convenience factor for Apple users is the ability to download the Z4 app from the iTunes store and have it synch with their iPhone and iPad automatically, removing the need to download two different apps on two different devices.

The new version of the Z4 application also allows users to:

  • Make, receive, and return videophone calls using point-to-point calling or video relay service
  • View video mail
  • Forward numbers from their mobile device to any other ZVRS phone in their home or business using the Z Remote feature
  • Integrate phone contacts stored on personal mobile devices with those stored on The Z’s server
  • Manage the profiles, settings, and preferences for all of their phones and devices (mobile and landline) from one location
  • Set up a default number that will ring one device in addition to all of the other phones and devices the customer assigns to it.

The Z4’s new video mail function replaces a standard mobile device’s voice mail feature and gives users the ability to view and delete video mail messages. Customers who need to place a call to a hearing person simply choose the number to call from their contacts or manually dial that person’s phone number, and they will automatically be connected directly to a sign language interpreter at The Z’s call center. The interpreter will then translate the conversation between the client and the other party. Calls can also be made directly to other videophones in instances where no sign language interpreter is needed.

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SOURCE: Haneke Design