About Automatic Sync Technologies (AST)

Automatic Sync Technologies (AST), a Verbit company, has been providing closed captioning services for over 17 years, producing more than 5 million caption files for over 6,000 customers. In 2003, AST was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Education, providing the company’s initial funding. Founders Kevin Erler, Ph.D. and Brent Robertson then worked in collaboration with a team of expert advisors to develop the most cost-efficient, high quality, closed captioning service available today. We deliver affordable captions, open captioned videos, live captions, audio descriptions, and translations with quality, accuracy and efficiency. Today we proudly serve thousands of customers around the world, including educational institutions such as the California State University System, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington, government agencies such as NASA and the Library of Congress, and enterprises including Apple, NBC Learn, Pearson and Cengage Learning.

AST Team

AST was founded by engineers, and while our team has grown significantly over the years, our primary focus remains on the continuous improvement of our technology and operations. AST’s dedicated team of professional transcribers and translators, along with our engineering, operations and support staff, are ready to help make your closed captioning and subtitling projects a success. You can learn more about AST and our team members on our LinkedIn page.