April 13, 2015, New York – eScribers, a nationally recognized legal transcription company is pleased to announce today that it has acquired AVTranz, a prominent Arizona-based transcription and reporting company established in 1991. eScribers’ acquisition of AVTranz represents a significant expansion of its resources in the western United States as well as a strengthening its presence in the Northeast.
AVTranz’ highly skilled employees and robust technologies have enabled the company to achieve brisk growth and become a leading provider of transcripts to the legal community.
AVTranz and eScribers share many common values, including a passion for producing transcripts of the highest quality, an absolute commitment to delivering transcripts on time every time and for utilizing technology to simplify and streamline the transcript ordering process and delivery.
“We are excited to welcome the AVTranz team to eScribers as we expand our transcript preparation services to law firms and judiciaries across the United States,” said Aryeh Bak, Chief Executive Officer of eScribers. “We plan to offer our clients a wider array of services including translation and reporting, in addition to our core competency: legal transcription.”
Steve Townsend, CEO of TheRecordXChange and former CEO of AVTranz added that, “[w]e believe that this sale is very positive for AVTranz’ clients, staff and contractors. The combined companies will able to provide a very high level of service and will create new opportunities for both the employees and the independent contractors that do work for AVTranz and eScribers”. He went on to clarify that, “TheRecordXchange is not part of this sale. This sale allows for the separation of, and the growth of, the innovative and rapidly growing platform service TheRecordXChange independent of AVTranz.”
The combined company is an approved transcript provider in more than sixty State and Federal jurisdictions nationally.
By integrating these two great companies we look forward to a stronger and more robust eScribers that is even better positioned to serve its customers.
October 14, 2013, Phoenix, AZ – AVTranz today announced that it has been awarded a contract with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for court reporting and transcription services. The region covers all of the Western United States including Alaska. AVTranz will provide professional Digital Court Reporters to capture the official record of hearings and produce verbatim transcripts to be provided in a 1, 3 or 10-day turnaround as required by participants.
“The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the authority to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and determine whether to have a union as their collective bargaining representative. The Agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions, as well as cases arising from the United States Postal Service.” www.nlrb.gov.
NLRB Administrative Law Judges conduct hearings and issue decisions based on complaints of unfair labor practices by employers or labor unions. In 2012, 1,314 formal complaints were filed resulting in more than 175 hearings being conducted. Formal hearings can last from one day to several weeks.
“AVTranz has provided digital reporting and transcription services to the NLRB in several regions since 2010.” said Steve Townsend, AVTranz’ CEO. “We are pleased that the NLRB concluded that our performance and pricing deserved a significantly expanded award this year.”
Unlike other court reporting firms, AVTranz uses state of the art digital audio and video recording technology exclusively to capture the official record of proceedings. Digital recordings are immediately uploaded to AVTranz’ secure servers, and within minutes, transcription can be assigned to US-based professional transcriptionists specifically skilled in courtroom and hearing room proceedings. Townsend went on to say that “expansion of the NLRB contract to a much larger geographic area, combined with the efficiencies created by an exclusively digital process, positions AVTranz perfectly for further growth throughout the region.”
The contract was expected to begin on October 1, 2013. However, the U.S. government shutdown caused commencement of services to be delayed until government operations resume.
Link to Press Release in PDF Format –> HERE
AVTranz can create a verbatim transcript from digital recordings produced by any vendor including: FTR Limited (FTR), Jefferson Audio Video Systems (JAVS), CourtSmart, VoiceIQ (VIQ), AudioSoft, High Criteria (Liberty Recorder) VeriCore, NCH Software (MSRS) , Lanier Advocate, Sony BM 246 and others. AVTranz is also happy to consult with courts related to choice and implementation of a digital recording vendor.
AVTranz can create a verbatim transcript from digital recordings produced by any Federal, State or Municipal court or Agency. AVTranz is also happy to provide verbatim transcripts from digital recordings of interviews, phone conversations, covert recordings and other “open-microphone, multi-party” recordings.
AVTranz partners with government agencies across the country to guarantee that administrative judges, lawyers and private litigants can obtain a quality digital recording of their proceeding and an accurate and timely transcript. AVTranz has staff with years of experience and E-Reporting and transcription from administrative proceedings. All transcription is performed or supervised by AAERT certified e-transcribers, many of whom have specific expertise in medical, workers comp, administrative hearings and other technical specialties.
AVTranz staff can prepare minutes or a verbatim transcript from digital recordings produced by any digital recording device or tape. AVTranz is also happy to consult with your organization related to choice and implementation of a digital recording solution or vendor.