New FCC order grants VTCSecure first ever non-VRS provider access to the National iTRS numbering directory
January 18th, 2017
On the same day that the FCC rules on SIP interoperability for VRS providers and interoperability with the ACE initiative the FCC grants VTCSecure access to the TRS numbering directory. Historically only VRS Providers were allowed to access this database. This new ruling means VTCSecure’s SOLVES platform is now fully accessible from any deaf video phone in the US. As mentioned by the FCC, VRS providers have a disincentive (quote from order) to provide access as it takes away VRS minutes. This limited organizations in the past but now VTCSecure can provide access through it’s platform opening up a whole new opportunity to the community.
FCC Adopts Real-Time Text (RTT) Services for Americans with Disabilities
December 15th, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission on Dec 15th, 2016 ruled that phone companies replace the currently used text telephone communications (TTY) to now support real-time text to provide better technology and more reliable telephone communications for Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf-blind or those with a speech disability. (Learn more at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-real-time-text-services-americans-disabilities)
VTCSecure has already developed and utilized real-time text in both their communication applications as well as their SOLVES call center platform and are experts in the area. They have already publically launched this year a communication app with Live Video, Voice, Real-Time Text, Chat and File Sharing called PUC. (Learn more about PUC at www.puc.me)
VTCSecure Releases Beta Version of the Next Generation, Standards Based, Interoperable Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) Application for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows
October 14th, 2016
VTCSecure released today the Beta version of its Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) endpoint application. PUC Beta is now available for iOS in the Apple Store, Android in the Play Store, and by download from the PUC website for Mac and Windows operating systems.
PUC is an interoperable, standards based, cross platform software application that enables users to engage in real time video, voice and text communications over the Internet. Built into PUC are cutting edge capabilities like real time text, automated speech to text, emergency broadcast alerting and the ability to interoperate with next generation 911 platforms.
VTCSecure Successfully Completes $10 million FCC Contract
July 1, 2016
Washington. VTCSecure announced the successful completion of their contract with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to design and build a standards-based, open source application to provide interoperable video, voice and text for Video Relay Service (VRS) users on their Apple iOS and Android mobile devices and Mac and Windows desktop operating systems. The contract was awarded by the FCC in May, 2015, and VTCSecure designed and built the ACE APP, as the application is known, in less than 12 months. The contract was completed on time and on budget in May, 2016.
ITU Council 2016
May 25th-June 2nd, 2016
M-Enabling Conference 2016
June 13-14, 2016
National Federation of the Blind 2016
June 30th to July 3rd, 2016
NENA Conference 2016
Deaf Nation World 2016
July 5th-8th, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
National Association of the Deaf 2016
July 5-9th, 2016
January 18-21st, 2017