ZVRS First Video Relay Service Provider
To Receive 5-Year Certification from FCC

Clearwater, Fla. [December 4, 2012] — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted CSDVRS, LLC (doing business as ZVRS) an unprecedented five-year certification for the provision of video relay service (VRS). ZVRS is the first provider to receive such certification under the FCC’s stricter certification process.

Based on the company’s recertification application, on-site FCC inspections of ZVRS’ facilities and operations, the FCC determined the company “currently provides VRS in compliance with the Commission’s rules and orders.” The certification deems ZVRS eligible for continued compensation for the provision of VRS through 2017.

“We are honored and extremely proud that the FCC has shown confidence in the way we do business,” said Sean Belanger, CEO of CSDVRS, LLC. “We look forward to continuing to work together with the Commission and other VRS providers to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing Americans will continue to have access to the most functionally equivalent means of telephone communication.”

“Everyone at ZVRS works hard to provide the best VRS experience possible—one that meets or exceeds both FCC requirements and customer expectations,” said Tim Rarus, ZVRS senior vice president of sales. “We are never satisfied with ‘good enough,’ and this certification reinforces our commitment for the long haul. You can count on The Z to continue to develop exciting new features and offer the highest level of services to VRS users for years to come.”

To view the FCC document in its entirety, click on the link below:
Link to FCC document

View a video announcement of the certification here: Link to video

About The Z® — CSDVRS, LLC (dba ZVRS), is the first video relay services (VRS) provider to offer 24/7 availability, Spanish VRS, video mail and mobile videophone solutions for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Established in 2006, ZVRS was developed by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals based on feedback from the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing communities. Today, the company remains dedicated to that same spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, continuing to set the industry standard as the nation’s premier VRS provider. For more information about The Z, please visit www.zvrs.com and follow our social media accounts on Facebook (fb.com/likezvrs), YouTube (ZVRSChannel), Instagram (zvrs) and Twitter (@ZVRS).