Ditto®, a smartphone notification wearable, has announced a partnership with Video Relay Service (VRS) provider Purple Communications Inc. This partnership exclusively integrates the Ditto wearable with Purple’s P3 Mobile app to make Purple VRS communication easier and more effective for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Through the integration with Purple’s P3 Mobile app, Ditto/Purple users will have a notification system that ensures they never miss their calls. Ditto follows Purple’s “Always On” service approach, making sure users do not miss calls, wake-up alarms, alerts or other messages that they simply cannot hear and might otherwise miss if their phone is out of reach or out of sight.
Purple is now the only Video Relay Service provider that works with Ditto to notify its users of incoming calls and messages. Ditto is a product by Simple Matters®, a Santa Monica, California-based technology company that creates simple and elegant solutions for everyday problems. Launched in 2015, Ditto is a small, discreet, waterproof Bluetooth wearable device that alerts users of calls, texts, social media updates, emails, calendar alerts, and can also be customized with alarms and timers using vibrations that are set up via a free mobile app.
Purple is a provider of video relay, a free service for deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers who use American Sign Language to communicate via videophone and a Video Interpreter (VI). Purple works on multiple platforms including smartphones, TV, desktops, laptops, tablets, and other specialized equipment. Together, Ditto and Purple are delivering enhanced communication services to meet the unique needs of each deaf and hard-of-hearing customer.
“This is an exciting relationship for Ditto,” said Marc Guren, co-found and CEO of Simple Matters. “With the recent emphasis on greater accessibility features for individuals with disabilities by the tech industry’s biggest players, there’s a notable focus on the need to provide innovative technology solutions to specific audiences. While Ditto was originally focused on the mass market, we’ve learned from our customers that Ditto offers tremendous value and critical assistance to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Ditto enables them to stay better connected, especially to the people most important to them.”
Purple’s P3 Mobile is a free app and currently available on both iOS and Android platforms. Ditto likewise works with both iOS and Android, is simple to use, requires no charging or cables, and works with over 60 apps (including P3 Mobile), and is customizable by the user. It is available for $39.95 on the Ditto website, and on Amazon.com, as well as at other select online and retail locations.
Purple’s portfolio of solutions also includes on-site interpreting services and Video Relay Interpreting (VRI), delivering a wide array of options to meet the varied communication needs of businesses and customers, collectively making communication between the deaf world and the hearing world accessible and enjoyable for all. For more information, visit .
Source: Simple Matters