Lesson 1: Introduction to myMMX db

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Welcome to The Learning Corner.  We provide you with several lessons on how to use the myMMX db videophone software.  This course is designed to address each area of usage within the program and is divided into 7 chapters.  At the top and bottom of each page, you will be able to go to previous or next lessons or return to the main Support page.

Steps shown in these lessons are described usng keyboard navigation.  If you are using a mouse, it should be straight-forward to click instead of using a keyboard.

This course will not focus on installation, but instead, focus on using myMMX db.  For installation guidelines, plese refer to our Installation Cheat Sheet on our Support page.

And now… let’s begin!

What is myMM db?

“MMX” stands for Multi-Media Exchange, and that’s exactly what this is.  It combines the power of visual, audio and text into a single videophone application and is designed from the group up with accessibility in mind.  No other videophone in the telecommunications relay industry matches this level of accessibility.  It is particularly suited for people who are DeafBlind or have combined hearing/vision loss.

myMMX db was created by nWise AB, a global leader in relay service platforms, and is distributed in North America, by Access256 Productions, LLC, a DeafBlind owned company.


How Does It Work?

myMMX db uses state-of-the-art technology and open standards to provide a videophone that works within the Deaf videophone network that is overseen by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.   It combines high quality video and audio along with Real Time Text (RTT).   RTT enables callers to use video and text interchangeably during a conversation.  RTT is an emerging technology that not only supports communication between a DeafBlind caller and relay interpreter, but also to other Deaf and DeafBlind people like never before.

The use of RTT and nWise’s dedicated focus to braille and low-vision accesibility has created the most revolutionary product thus far for DeafBlind telecommunication access.

The process is simple, yet effective:

  • A DeafBlind caller makes a call and uses ASL to communicate via webcam.
  • A reply to the DeafBlind caller is sent via text that is typed by the interpreter or person with access to a keyboard connected to their videophone.
  • The text is converted to highly-accessible customizable visual text or braille output.

Powerful, yet easy to use!

In the coming lessons, you will learn about the various features and types of calls you can make to almost anyone.   Whatever you choose, it’s your call.

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