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Thursday, April 21, 2016

AmpliVox Gift to American Red Cross Provides Megaphones for Disaster Teams




To enhance communication at disaster scenes and other vital operations, AmpliVox Sound Systems is providing its signature Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross. AmpliVox has donated twelve of the versatile portable sound systems, ten for disaster relief teams and two for Red Cross events sponsored by its Communications Department.




The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need, in the US and internationally.

The non-government agency responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family, to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions.

In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health, and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.


AmpliVox’s Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones will provide reliable, powerful sound amplification for Red Cross efforts, improving crowd control and communication between team members.


The SB602R Mity-Meg is a lightweight, weather-resistant design unit, delivering sound coverage of up to a mile with talk, whistle, and siren modes.

An integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery and AmpliVox-exclusive power indicator light keeps the unit running for up to eight hours of typical use.

Weighing just two pounds, the Mity-Meg carries easily with the included wrist strap and comfortable pistol grip.



"We are grateful for the generous gift from AmpliVox Sound Systems,” said Harley Jones, Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois.

"This technology will be useful when our volunteers are delivering relief items to communities affected by disasters like tornadoes and floods, and also during preparedness activities, such as our smoke alarm installation rallies."



For more information about AmpliVox megaphone products, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Six Communication Tips for School Safety and Educational Success




How do you put forth a clear voice and strong image when communicating in and around schools?

Here are six proven tips.


#1 Safety Always Comes First

In any school emergency from weather to man-made crisis, be ready to communicate indoors or out with powerful battery powered PA systems.

Give teachers, coaches and administrators the voice reinforcement they need.

AmpliVox extends your voice with quality PA products designed for small audiences or large, indoors or out for emergencies or everyday learning and general communication.



#2 Give Yourself Some Help

Many people overestimate the power of their own voice. Even students with perfect hearing can miss up to one third of what teachers are saying from poor acoustics.

Teachers who use PA systems get kids attention more easily and also experience less voice strain at the end of each day. PA systems for schools can be affordable, easy to use and a huge benefit to your message clarity.



#3 Know Your Audience Size and Room Layout
When speaking inside a classroom or auditorium, always plan for room acoustics and layout as well as audience size.

There are AmpliVox systems designed to reach audiences from 50 to 10,000 with clear, natural sound.



#4 Bring Portable Power to Outdoor Events
Athletic fields, playgrounds or special events are no obstacle for being heard when they use battery powered megaphones or portable devices on wheels or tripods.

For example, the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer lets your audience hear you loud and clear from a distance.



#5 Be Ready for Multimedia
Adding music, recorded messages or multiple speakers to your school presentation is not a problem with AmpliVox systems. They project auxiliary sound with the same strength and clarity of your own voice.

Many students report getting more pumped up while listening to a professional grade sound system.



#6 Create a Professional Image with Stylish Lectern
A stylish lectern can enhance your image in the classroom or out.

AmpliVox offers models ranging from table top to freestanding, with sound reinforcement or without, in wood, acrylic, steel or weatherproof hard shell plastic.


To further enhance your image and promote school spirit lecterns can even be imprinted with your schools logo. Be prepared to support school safety, enhance learning and pump up school spirit with quality PA system.





Extend your voice and project your image with AmpliVox.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Titan Wireless Portable PA Packages




The AmpliVox Titan Wireless Portable PA is a system you can take anywhere, indoors or out, to reach up to 2500 people with crystal clear voice or music.

Its powerful 100 watt amp projects sound to a room as large as 10,000 sq. ft. yet it weighs only 40 lbs. and can be rolled anywhere using built-in luggage handle and wheels.

Now, with Titan Wireless Packages, you can expand the capabilities of this versatile PA system.




The Titan Wireless Basic Package B8001 starts with:
  • The Titan SW800
  • Adds a mic stand
  • Heavy duty tripod for greater sound dispersion



SW800 Titan Wireless Portable
PA System
S1073 Mic stand
S1080 Heavy duty tripod
Choice of Wireless Mic
Wired Handheld
Dynamic Microphone
Protective Cover for Titan Wireless PA System



Titan Wireless Premium Package B8003:
  • Adds mic stand
  • Two heavy duty tripods
  • And a SC800 Companion Speaker



SW800 Titan Wireless Portable
PA System
SC800 Companion
Speaker
S1073 Mic
stand
Two S1080 Heavy duty tripods
Choice of Wireless Mic
Wired Handheld
Dynamic Microphone
Protective Cover for Titan Wireless PA System
Adding a second speaker lets you reach an even larger audience with clear, intelligible sound to every set of ears. The second speaker has a built-in 100 watt amplifier and panel mount wireless receiver to receive sound from a choice of different wireless microphones included with the SW800 base unit.





Titan Wireless Platinum Package B8004:
  • Choice of second wireless mic
  • Mic stand
  • Two heavy duty tripods
  • And companion speaker with built-in panel mount wireless receiver



Titan Wireless Portable
PA System
SC800 Companion
Speaker
S1073 Mic
stand
Two S1080 Heavy duty tripods
Choice of Two
Wireless Mics
Wired Handheld
Dynamic Microphone
Protective Cover for Titan Wireless PA System
This package also includes your choice of a second wireless mic.

Get a Titan Wireless Package to make sure you have the sound coverage and versatility you need. For more information, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/800-Titan-Wireless-Portable-PA.aspx

Monday, March 14, 2016

Juliana's Secret To Success - Waking Up Early


It's definitely no secret that the most productive people always wake up early.

Tapping into the power of the morning gives you the opportunity to set a positive tone for the day.

Early risers use their morning quiet time for organization, goal-setting and planning out their days and weeks ahead.

Many get up early to exercise, boosting their mood and fitness. Others like to jump straight into their work, tackling their most difficult task of the day first when there are not that many distractions.

Thankfully for Juliana, AmpliVox's Quality Assurance Intern Superstar, waking up early is a skill she did not have to learn because she is a natural early bird.

Juliana is always excited to wake up at the first sight of dawn and never drags her feet out of bed.

She greets a wonderful new day with enthusiasm and gets a head start on the day by getting so much more done in the morning.

Her early morning routine consists of:
  • Tea Time With Grandma
  • Digesting the Daily News
  • Playing With Her Favorite Building Blocks
  • Being the First To Arrive At AmpliVox



Tea Time With Grandma
There's nothing more special than morning tea with Grandma.

It gives the girls the time they need to talk about the things that really matter in life, such as: current world politics, the economy, global warming and shoes.

Grandma always serves chamomile tea in the morning for its antibacterial effects to prevent and treat colds.

Juliana prefers tea over coffee for its soothing effects in relieving stress and moisturizing properties as it does wonders for her skin.



Digesting the Daily News
Reading the newspaper daily is a good habit that can provide a great sense of educational value, enhancing your knowledge about general information while likewise improving your English skills and vocabulary.

Staying updated with the latest around the globe and following a news story or case thoroughly contributes to a higher understanding of the world.

Juliana goes straight for the funnies and welcomes a good morning laugh. She is an avid fan of Calvin and Hobbes for their uncompromising vision of sweetness and pain, humor and philosophy.

Juliana follows the funnies with checking the weather section and then closely goes over the stories that made the front page.

She also likes to keep an eye on the latest in her local area through the classifieds and advertisements, increasing her working knowledge of her locality and loves a good sale.



Playing With Her Favorite Building Blocks
Juliana is exceptionally skilled at assembling custom AmpliVox Multimedia Lecterns, but her first love is playing with building blocks.

Playing with building blocks improves her motor skills and mental stimulation, encouraging Juliana to test spatial relationships and rotate objects in the mind's eye to create a better structure.

Through block play Juliana masters the importance of sequence, cooperation and responsibility to work together as a team to reach a common goal.

Her practice of bringing all the pieces together and making it work has transferred well into Juliana integrating Multimedia Lecterns with complementing accessories and sound systems.



Being the First To Arrive At AmpliVox
Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is a horrible way to start your day. The longer you're stuck, the more frustrated you likely get as you realize you're wasting valuable time that could be spent in the office.

Leaving the house early allows you to miss all of that traffic, instead of sitting behind the wheel of your car you can be seated at your desk getting some work done.

Juliana takes advantage of this extra time to create the daily flash report, a 1-page overview of activities which had occurred the previous day.

The flash report provides Grandpa with a quick snapshot of how the business is performing in regards to Service, Sales, Billing, and Inventory.

Flash reports allow AmpliVox CEO Don Roth to identify exceptions sooner than later and take corrective action if necessary.




Waking up early is a proven way to have a productive and enlightened start to the day while most people are still tucked in bed hitting the snooze button.

Are you an early riser?

Please share your tips and early morning routine on social media using the hashtag #WakingUpEarly.

Friday, March 04, 2016

AmpliVox Honored For Company Values


Thank You!

AmpliVox Sound Systems has just been recognized as 2016 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Northbrook, Illinois.



And we couldn’t have done it without you!

The award was based on AmpliVox’s exceptional business success, as well as our deep commitment to community involvement.


Here’s a short clip of the awards ceremony featuring our CEO, Don Roth:



We at AmpliVox are proud to be part of a vibrant business community in the town where we’ve been based for the last 20 years. This award reflects our fundamental mission: to create the highest quality sound and presentation furniture products.

Our goal has and always will be to provide exceptional customer service and contribute to our community.

Thanks for being part of AmpliVox’s success story!

Your Friends at AmpliVox

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jen From The Little Couple On TLC Extends Her Voice With An AmpliVox Megaphone




What a great surprise to see The Little Couple's Jennifer Arnold, MD extend her voice with help from our megaphone!

On Season 11, Episode 7 of "All Aboard!", Jen found herself working in a warehouse that was set up as a mockup of three patient care rooms. The mockup was to test and evaluate what might be the best design for a set of intensive care units that are being built in a new 19 story tower at the Texas Children's Hospital.

Project "Cardboard Hospital" was teamed by doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and an architecture firm to design the layout of the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.



The team created rooms with cardboard walls, filled with real equipment, and used high-tech mannequins with physiological responses to create scenarios that will allow participants to care for a patient and test the risk aspects of the room design.

To coordinate all the moving pieces and start the simulations, Jennifer used an AmpliVox Megaphone to direct all the participants.


The AmpliVox model 601R Mity-Meg 15 Watt Megaphone used by Jen can go anywhere you need to extend your voice. It is ideal for crowd control, announcements in noisy environments, or emergency services.

Mity-Megs 15 Watt power lets you reach even far away audiences. Use the Mity-Meg not only to talk but sound emergency signals.

This charge and go Meg is powered by either conventional batteries or a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can be reused hundreds of times.

A battery strength indicator shows you when it is time to recharge or replace the batteries. You can switch battery type anytime so you are never out of power. There is an optional carry bag that protects the megaphone.



For more information on AmpliVox Megaphones, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Friday, February 19, 2016

Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern Series



Get the lectern that seems to float above the floor, the AmpliVox Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern has a sweeping arc design that makes your presentation seem momentous and memorable.

Its beautiful acrylic table and brushed stainless steel base and column provide contemporary elegance.

Model SN3196 provides a spacious 24” wide reading table. Models SN3199 and SN3200 are even wider 28”.

Model SN3200 even has an adjustable height feature to accommodate presenters of different heights, just unlock the column and push the button then raise the table to your desired height.

Choose from three different models of this stunning lectern.


Model SN3196 has:
  • 24” wide reading table
  • Clear reading surface
  • Presenter side height 40 inches
  • Brushed stainless steel column and base
  • 16" diameter weighted base for stability
  • Holds up to 40 lbs.




Model SN3199 has:
  • 28” wide reading table
  • Anti-reflective reading surface
  • Presenter side height 40 inches
  • Brushed stainless steel column and base
  • 17" diameter weighted base for stability
  • Holds up to 40 lbs.




Model SN3200 has:
  • 28” wide reading table
  • Anti-reflective reading surface
  • Presenters side height that adjusts from 36” to 44” in five locking positions
  • Brushed stainless steel column and base
  • 17" diameter weighted base for stability
  • Holds up to 40 lbs.



All models feature a one year warranty.

Extend your voice and project your image with AmpliVox.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Portable PA Systems Bring Game Atmospheres To Sports Practice




Sports coaches work daily to create practice formats that will best prepare their teams for competition. Research has proven teams that compete at practice with energy, enthusiasm, and at a game-like tempo, typically are successful during competition.

All coaches would agree, at times, it can be hard to get players to consistently be energetic and enthusiastic about practice. Without their 100% commitment, practice time can easily diminish from a time of improvement to a time where teams develop bad habits for games.

How can coaches impact practices in a way that will consistently get players to commit to being energetic and enthusiastic during practice time? Creating a fun and competitive game-like atmosphere at practice can be the solution.

Although using a portable sound system at practice isn’t particularly popular in athletics, many coaches are beginning to rely on this strategy to impact preparation for games.



Portable Sound Systems can create a game-like environment for teams during athletic practices.

Research shows that implementing player-driven audio soundtracks during practice can increase team energy and enthusiasm.

This concept allows athletes to be more engaged with the tone of practice.

Some coaches may fear that audio application could be more distracting than beneficial, however, this concept emphasizes the importance of self-motivation and team discipline.

Another strategy that can create game-like atmospheres at practice involves, adjusting the audio level output during important team period drills.

This forces players to listen and communicate with one another during chaotic situations. Team chemistry and unity will be positively impacted, while also preparing players for intense game situations.


Lastly, sometimes a coach's position on the practice field can make communication efforts difficult. Portable sound system application to a practice environment would allow coaches to be clearly heard no matter where they are, or which direction they are facing. Coaches can establish and maintain a game-like tempo by having a more vocal role in practice.





Whether your intentions are to create a practice environment with energy and enthusiasm or to be more vocal with your team at practice, AmpliVox has you covered.

The following AmpliVox sound systems best fit a practice field:


Half-Mile Hailer

The Half-Mile Hailer lives up to its name, you can easily be heard over a half mile away with this loudspeaker system. It's simple, straightforward controls, and lightweight design makes it the most practical and portable outdoor speaker sound system on the market.

If you need to project your voice to large crowds and up-tempo environments, this is your solution.



Digital Audio Travel Partner

The Digital Audio Travel Partner has a 250-watt amp that can project sounds up to 25,000 square feet, and to groups up to 10,000 people.

It features such as it’s 16 channel UHF wireless microphone receiver, Bluetooth connectivity, and remote controlled media player that puts this PA system above all others.



Titan Wireless Portable PA System

The AmpliVox Titan Wireless Portable PA System is a sound system that can be used indoors or out, to reach up to 2,500 people with crystal clear sound. The system contains a built-in locking handle and wheels for mobility purposes, as well as a storage compartment convenient for microphone and remote.

Its most popular feature is Bluetooth capability in which you can play music remotely from your iPad or smartphone. You can also add an optional tripod for even greater sound dispersion.



Mity-Meg Megaphones

Extend your voice quickly and powerfully to large open areas with AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphones.

They are ideal for crowd control, noisy environments, and emergency situations. Mity-Megs 25-watt power allows you to reach those that are even far [further] away.

With it’s simple “push-to-talk” function you can be heard however far you want, whenever you want.


AmpliVox products are reliable for any athletic field sound application. Take the initiative and revolutionize your practice habits with this audio trend. Depend on AmpliVox to create a game-like atmosphere for your next practice!