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Stratus Video acquires Optimal Phone Interpreters to deliver a one-stop service for interpretation needs

Stratus Video, a leading provider of interpretation solutions with a focus in the healthcare industry, announced today that it has acquired Optimal Phone Interpreters, a leader in over-the-phone interpreting (OPI) solutions, doubling Stratus Video’s interpreter base. The acquisition allows Stratus to provide greater support for both video and audio interpretation while maintaining and improving upon a standard of excellence.

During Stratus’s and Optimal’s three-year partnership prior to the acquisition, Stratus Video offered an OPI connection to clients to provide both video and audio interpretation. Today, this acquisition allows one-stop service for clients under one brand.

Stratus Video provides customers with a solution for individual organizations’ language-service needs. Now offering over 200 spoken and signed languages, the cloud-based audio and video remote interpretation platform connects with a certified interpreter on demand in less than 30 seconds.

“The acquisition gives us a unique opportunity to meet an industry demand for a one-stop service for all interpretation needs,” said David Fetterolf, president of Stratus Video. “By partnering with Optimal, Stratus Video is able to provide a wider and more diverse language base with a single point of contact for rapid response, ultimately improving the experience for both our clients and their customers.”

“Stratus Video offers a truly comprehensive interpreting service. By combining video remote interpreting (VRI) with our expertise in OPI, there is a greater opportunity for our customers to reach patients in the way that they need to,” said Greg Engelman, president of Optimal Phone Interpreters. “By combining offerings, we will continue to serve customers with premiere interpretive services quickly and efficiently.”