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October 25, 2004

Sorenson VRS Now Open 24/7/365

From: Sorenson Media - Oct 25, 2004

Sorenson Video Relay Service Now Open 24/7/365

Sorenson Video Relay Service is the Only Provider to Offer Continuous Video Relay Service to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

SALT LAKE CITY (October 25, 2004) – Sorenson Media® today announced that its Sorenson Video Relay Service™ (VRS), an innovative communication service that allows deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to instantaneously converse with the hearing world, is now available 24/7/365. Sorenson Media is the only VRS provider offering 24-hour communication service to the nation's 28 million deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

"Many individuals in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community have expressed a desire to have VRS access 24-hours a day achieving greater functional equivalency and Sorenson Media is pleased to respond to this need," said Pat Nola, COO at Sorenson Media. "As the largest VRS provider, we have been preparing for this continuous service for the past several months by opening several new call centers nationwide and increasing our staff of highly-trained interpreters. We want our users to know they have 24/7 access now and hope they will take advantage of the extended hours."

Deaf and hard-of-hearing users are able to place Sorenson VRS calls for free through an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter using either the Sorenson VP-100™ videophone appliance connected to a TV, or a personal computer equipped with a Web camera and Sorenson EnVision® SL video relay software or Microsoft® NetMeeting®. Hearing users are able to access Sorenson VRS to free by calling (866) FAST-VRS or (866) 327-8877. For more details on Sorenson VRS, visit

About Sorenson Media
Sorenson Media ( and is the recognized technology leader in video services, video compression, and video communication to improve the quality of communication over the Internet. The company's products and services include the industry's highest-quality video relay service, award-winning video compression solutions, and the market-leading broadband Internet videophone technology.

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