Rocklin’s Purple Communications, Inc. and Tely Labs of Menlo Park have created a smart videophone, SmartVP, which features HD and smart apps for people who are hard of hearing. Users are able to access applications on the phone during calls, and also find similar convenience with apps like Captionfish, Yellow Pages, Weather, and more. The product hit the markets in early April of 2013.
Purple’s goal is to provide high quality video relay service for customers is based on a five screen strategy (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, TV). The company currently provides video relay service via desktop, laptop, and smartphone.