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Monday, February 23, 2015

ABC-7 Chicago Creates a Dignified Setting for Televised Chicago Mayoral Debate with AmpliVox Lecterns




The five main candidates for Mayor of Chicago joined in their first formal televised debate on February 6, and lecterns from AmpliVox Sound Systems were front and center for this landmark election event.

AmpliVox’s SN3100 Contemporary Lectern was chosen by the design team at WLS-TV, the host of the debate, to establish an elegant tone for the staging of the event.



Susan Mitchell, the Set Designer for WLS-TV, had only a limited amount of time to plan and assemble the set for the debate, which eventually would be viewed by tens of thousands of local viewers.

She turned to locally-based AmpliVox as a source that could provide top-quality lecterns on an expedited schedule.

Pleased with the overall look and well-made design, Mitchell was able to customize the lecterns with silver side panels that gave them their distinctive on-screen appearance.

Customization is a hallmark of AmpliVox’s wide-ranging collection of lecterns.

Available in a variety of materials, many AmpliVox lecterns can be special ordered with custom colors, logos, and sound system options.

The Contemporary 3100 lectern featured in the debates has a streamlined profile with a spacious reading surface, silver side uprights that are also available in black or custom colors, and a hidden rear shelf for water.

The reading surface and base are manufactured with a revolutionary technology resulting in an attractive and durable finish.


AmpliVox CEO Don Roth was proud to see his company’s products connected to such a significant political event.

“Our products are often used on the campaign trail. Everyone from Barack Obama to Sarah Palin has been photographed using our megaphones,” he comments.

“This is an especially exciting event because of its importance to our local community, and because we were able to meet the very specific needs of the event planners. The lecterns performed perfectly during the debate, and I look forward to seeing them in use on WLS in the future.”


Monday, February 16, 2015

Mobile Line Array Hailer Video: Outdoor Public Address System



When you need to really blast out the sound up to a mile away, use the AmpliVox Mobile Line Array Hailer System.



The Mobile Line Array Hailer System is the perfect solution where there is no existing PA and you want to reach people clearly over a large area such as:
  • Athletic Fields
  • Outdoor Arenas
  • and Street Fairs


It features a 50 watt multimedia amplifier and four tapered horn speakers mounted on a sturdy tripod.

The weather proof horn speakers are designed to achieve superior clarity and sound dispersion.

The amplifier runs on 10 D-cell batteries good for 200 hours of operation, or optional rechargeable NiCad battery with AC adapter recharger.




The amplifier features:
  • Dual wireless microphone jacks for multiple presenters
  • Auxiliary input for iPhone or CD player
  • Line out for recording
  • Additional speaker jacks
  • Volume and tone controls
  • There is even a siren button


The AmpliVox Mobile Line Array Hailer System ships complete:
  • Amplifier
  • Heavy duty tripod
  • Four horn speakers
  • And wireless handheld mic


For more information on the SW664 Mobile Line Array Hailer System, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/664-Mobile-Line-Array-Hailer-System.aspx

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AmpliVox Supports Celebrity Catwalk’s Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for Animal Welfare


Extreme weather and turbulent economic conditions stretch animal rescue organizations and shelters to the breaking point.

Fortunately, Celebrity Catwalk works with many of them in hopes of connecting stray pets with new owners, promoting pet adoption, and raising funds to support local shelters.

Every year, Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including the likes of Jamie Foxx and Melissa Rivers, lend their time and talent to Celebrity Catwalk-hosted fundraisers.

The group’s latest event, the Fire & Ice Gala, will be held on February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at SPOT Chelsea in New York City.

Guests attending the fundraiser will enjoy an exquisite brunch, including cocktails and desserts, in addition to a silent auction and raffles benefitting local animal welfare groups.

Emmy Award nominated journalist Jill Nicolini, Lori-Ann Marchese of Bravo TV’s Game of Crowns, and Chrissy Monroe from VH1’s Love & Hip Hop will also be on hand taking pictures with guests — and their pets!


Events this big and causes this important require a sound system up to the task, which is why we are providing Celebrity Catwalk with the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System, which will ensure that every guest at the Gala will hear the speeches and announcements pristine clarity.

Packing a powerful 100-watt amplifier that covers audiences of up to 2,500 people and rooms up to 10,000 square feet, the Titan is worthy of its name.

And with its eight-inch speaker, Bluetooth streaming capability, and compact, portable frame, Celebrity Catwalk can feel confident in their sound support, not only for the Fire and Ice Gala, but also for future fundraisers and events.

“We are very happy to support Celebrity Catwalk’s work on behalf of homeless animals,” said Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox.

“They create exciting events that raise awareness and funds to support grassroots organizations, which is what our Community Contribution Club is all about. This donation will provide excellent sound amplification to support Celebrity Catwalk’s charitable efforts for years to come.”


Celebrity Catwalk is the latest organization to benefit from the AmpliVox Community Contribution Club, which strengthens and improves the communities we serve through innovative programs that bring our product expertise assistance to public service organizations looking to do good.

Do you have a cause that could benefit from assistance? Learn more about our Community Contribution Club at: http://www.ampli.com/community-outreach/contribution.aspx

Monday, February 09, 2015

9th Annual NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser



For years AmpliVox has been helping the community by supporting the North Suburban YMCA and will also be participating at the 9th Annual Ken and Alta Thiel NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser being held on February 26th at Pinstripes in Northbrook IL.


YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign focused on raising much needed resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to reach their full potential: to live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future.

The North Suburban YMCA keeps their promise to serve the community by making their programs, services and facilities available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Often times, when families face financial hardships they are forced to give up the things that enhance their quality of life. At the Y they believe that every child, family and individual should have access to the life changing programs they offer, never turning away any child that is in need of services due to their inability to pay.


Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly helps children, teens and young adults in their community. Donations will help the YMCA to ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their background or financial situation.

This means:
  • Helping a struggling family to enjoy fun filled activity at their local YMCA
  • Helping a child learn to swim
  • Helping a teen to learn to lead and feel success
  • Enabling a child to participate in a recreation or physical activity
  • Enabling a family to use a trusted, quality child care

The 9th Annual NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser will be held at Pinstripes in Northbrook IL:







When you buy tickets, donate or support the Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund you are ensuring that the children in our service area will be be more confident, connected and secure through Y programs.

Purchasing a dinner ticket includes:
  • Open bowling and bocce
  • Dining on many specialty items from the Pinstripes menu
  • Open Bar
  • Mobile silent auction (bring your smart phone)
  • Live auction
  • Ample seating (reserved seating is available with a purchase of 10 or more tickets)
  • Valet parking
  • Coat check
This night is all about fun, friends and our community!
Leave the tux at home because casual attire is welcome.

For more information on the NSYMCA Strong Kids Campaign and to purchase your tickets online please visit:
http://nsymca.org/index.php/get-involved/give/strong-kids

Thursday, February 05, 2015

FETC 2015 Lectern Drawing Winners




As the technology sponsor for lecterns at FETC 2015, AmpliVox provided lecterns in the exhibit halls, show floor, theater, lobby and meeting rooms for presenters in each of these areas to use during their sessions.







Participants were also given a chance to win the lectern.





AmpliVox raffled off nine of the SN3250 lecterns at the event. With over 400 entries, AmpliVox is proud to announce the winners of the FETC 2015 Lectern Drawing:


Julie Remke
Pensacola Catholic High School
Pensacola, Florida
Angela Kirkpatrick
Copperas Cove ISD
Copperas Cove, Texas
Soralee Ayvar
University School of NSU
Ft Lauderdale, Florida


Laura Spunt
David Posnack Jewish Day School
Davie, Florida
Stewart Lee
Westside High School
Anderson, South Carolina
B Pirie
Lake Highland Prep
Orlando, Florida


Lori Engasser
Eagle Ridge Elementary
Parkland, Florida
Dianna Robinson
Dixie District Schools K-12
Cross City, Florida
Roy K Carter
Voice Instructor
Viera, Florida

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AmpliVox Announces First Winners of 10-Week Dealer Contest


AmpliVox Sound Systems has awarded the first two of ten weekly prizes in its dealer incentive contest, ongoing through March 14.

The contest encourages dealers to make full use of AmpliVox’s versatile YouTube channel as a sales resource.

For the 10-week contest period, dealers who embed AmpliVox videos on their websites will be eligible to win valuable prizes, while also gaining the advantage of AmpliVox’s instructive content to share with customers.

AmpliVox introduced its YouTube channel for dealers in late 2014, featuring a wide assortment of useful demonstration videos for its portable sound systems, lecterns, and integrated multimedia furniture products.

Videos provide a dramatic sales benefit: studies show that customers are 85% more likely to make purchases after viewing a demonstration video.


In the first week of the contest, All Pro Sound received a $100 gift card in AmpliVox’s random drawing, followed in the second week by Markertek.



Week #1 Winner

Week #2 Winner


Between January 5 and March 14, 2015, authorized AmpliVox dealers are invited to embed one or more of the AmpliVox videos on their own websites.



Weekly Prize: $100 Amex Gift Card
When the dealer sends the URL for the embedded video to contest@ampli.com, the dealer is then entered into a weekly drawing for a $100 American Express gift card.

Each new video embedded can be emailed as a separate contest entry. In addition to the weekly drawings, dealers who participate will be entered in a March 14 drawing for the grand prize, an iPhone 6 valued at over $600.

Full contest rules and restrictions can be viewed on the AmpliVox website.


“We’re pleased to the response to our contest, and congratulate our first two dealer winners,” said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

“The AmpliVox YouTube channel is a great selling resource, and the contest has inspired more dealers to put our videos to use.

Whether or not they win the contest, they’ll get the benefit of helping customers make great choices and closing more sales.”


We welcome all dealers to join the Dealer Video Contest, for more info on becoming a dealer please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/dealer-video-contest/

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

AmpliVox is the Technology Sponsor for Lecterns at the FETC 2015



AmpliVox will be the Technology Sponsor for LECTERNS at the upcoming Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando Florida.

Nine of AmpliVox's SN3250 Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern will be used in the exhibit halls, show floor, theater, lobby and meeting rooms during the 4 days of FETC.

Presenters in each of these areas will be using the Pinnacle Multimedia lectern during their sessions.

AmpliVox will be also be supplying Sound Comparison Guides and keychains to all those that attend these presentations.

Locations of the Pinnacle Multimedia Lecterns will be at:

  • Learning Labs on the Exhibit Hall show floor
  • Stem Demo Theater on the Exhibit Hall show floor
  • Makers Hub Theater on the Exhibit Hall show floor
  • Makers Hub on Lobby Level
  • Meeting Room S230A
  • Meeting Room S230B
  • Meeting Room S230C

For 35 years, FETC has brought education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success.




Enthusiastic Ed Tech professionals eager to use technology in new ways have the opportunity to participate in hands on experiences while networking at FETC.


Featuring more than 500 companies, the FETC exhibit hall is literally a technology playground for the education professional. From startup companies in the incubator pavilion to well know brand names, technology companies come together at FETC to introduce new products, share successful implementation strategies and provide educators with the tools they need to excel in the 21st century classroom.

FETC is more than an annual conference, it is a content rich year round community for education technology professionals who connect, collaborate, and create.

From cutting edge sessions, to hands on demonstrations, to networking with peers and collegues, innovation truly radiates from FETC.

Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum—from kindergarten to college—through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies.




Stop by booth #165 to learn how our sound systems and lecterns can help educators in their classroom environment.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

AmpliVox Sound Systems CEO Selected for National Church Goods Association



Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems, has been accepted for membership by the National Church Goods Association (“NCGA”).

AmpliVox was selected in recognition of its wide variety of products for religious settings, including attractive acrylic lecterns, wired-in speakers for sanctuaries and narthexes, and portable sound systems for fellowship halls, outdoor activities, and other spaces.

NCGA brings together suppliers and dealers of a wide variety of products for religious settings, facilitating innovative solutions to serve the needs of churches and other institutions.
AmpliVox’s product line includes a multitude of options for houses of worship.


Among the most popular products for churches are AmpliVox’s acrylic lecterns and contemporary lecterns, which offer elegant styling with extensive customization options including logos and graphic art.




Church service and program leaders also appreciate the versatility of AmpliVox’s portable PA systems, such as the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA and the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner.

These systems can be used indoors and out, carrying a speaker’s voice to large audiences with perfect clarity.



Optional extension cables to plug into existing in-house PA systems enable the lectern to connect to the hot mic. For the greatest sound coverage in large outdoor areas, the AmpliVox Half Mile Hailer delivers distinct amplification in a single easy-to-carry unit.

“I’m proud to represent AmpliVox in the NCGA,” noted Roth.

“The NCGA’s members are dedicated to the highest level of quality in their products. We look forward to working with the Association to build stronger relationships with dealers and provide the perfect fit AmpliVox products for their end-use church customers.”

Monday, January 05, 2015

Dealer Video Contest: January 5, 2015 – March 14, 2015



AmpliVox offers sales generating videos to help you demonstrate their portable sound systems, elegant lecterns, and integrated multimedia furniture. AmpliVox product videos clearly show consumers the product features and benefits.

Videos generate more sales. 85% of consumers are more likely to buy after watching a product video.


How to Enter Dealer Video Contest
  1. Go to AmpliVox’s YouTube Channel, choose from their extensive list of videos to embed in your website. Visit our Dealer Video Playlist, and take a look at our latest videos.
  2. Post any of these videos on your website
  3. Email the URL of the embedded video to AmpliVox at contest@ampli.com
... and you are automatically eligible to win a prize.


Prizes

Weekly Prize: $100 Amex Gift Card



Each week AmpliVox will award a $100 Amex Gift Card to a company chosen at random from those who have entered.

You may enter the contest again, each time you embed a new AmpliVox video.



Grand Prize: iPhone 6

Each time you email us, you will also be entered in our
Grand Prize drawing to win an Apple iPhone 6,
16 GB model worth $649.

Even if you don’t win a prize, you’ll win new business by selling high quality products with outstanding support.

Extend your voice, drive more sales, win a prize with AmpliVox.


AmpliVox Sound Systems has released a series of YouTube videos, designed to introduce AmpliVox’s wide-ranging product line to dealers and consumers.

The Dealer Video Playlist showcases the features of AmpliVox lecterns, sound systems, and megaphones, with advice on choosing the best product for specific settings and applications.



Many of our latest videos cover new features of upgraded products.

Take a look at our latest videos list to update any videos you may currently have on your site with what is most current.



Contest Rules
  • Contest is open to all dealer customers of AmpliVox who use AmpliVox-produced videos to market AmpliVox products via their websites
  • Contest period is January 5, 2015 – March 14, 2015
  • To qualify, dealer must:
    • Embed any AmpliVox video in their website as a promotional sales tool
    • Send the URL to contest@ampli.com with your name and dealer name and address
  • Once a week throughout the ten-week contest period, one name will be drawn at random from all entrants received during that week to receive a $100 Amex Gift Card. A total of ten gift cards will be awarded
  • Each weekly contest period ends at 12am Saturday. Submissions after that will be entered in the next week’s contest
  • At the end of the entire contest period (March 14, 2015), one name will be drawn at random from all entrants throughout the contest period to receive an Apple iPhone 6, 16GB model ($649 retail value; phone service not included; color of your choice.)
  • No limit to entries per dealer as long as each entry contains a unique URL with a different AmpliVox video
  • Contest void where prohibited by law

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2014: Milestones


As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2014 as we move forward into the New Year.



January 2014
SW800 Titan Wireless PA System with Built-In Bluetooth® Module

The SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System had been upgraded with a built-in Bluetooth® module that allows a user to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth® music-playing device.

Bluetooth's wireless capability can transmit audio music from your iPad, iPhone, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device such as a smartphone, PC or laptop computer.

The SW800 Titan Wireless PA System comes equipped with a powerful 100 watt amplifier, 8 inch speaker, lapel or handheld wireless microphone, and a luggage handle with wheels. You can also play your music with the built-in CD player, USB input, or through the SD slot.


Lecterns and Sound Systems for Health Care Settings

Hospitals and other health care facilities are microcosm communities with sectors dedicated to education, business, entertainment, and even spiritual functions. In these contexts, hospital spaces frequently become presentation venues for groups of various sizes and purposes.




February 2014
AmpliVox Releases New SW915 Product Video for Dealers

AmpliVox had released a new product video of the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner specifically for dealers to use and share on their website, social media and marketing materials.

SW915 Dealer Video - YouTube Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsAX4dGGTWI


Multimedia Presentation Furniture Integrates Technology in Style

AmpliVox Sound Systems was proud to unveil a new line of multimedia presentation furniture, designed to enhance any presentation through the integration of cutting-edge technology.

The new multimedia options and accessories help presenters stay organized and keep all their technology devices at their fingertips.




March 2014
Perfect Music Practice with a Small PA System

Learning to play a musical instrument can be exciting and satisfying. With the proper discipline and training one can pick up any instrument. There are many reasons that contribute to the success of learning a new instrument, the most important can be attributed to the effective practice habits of its students.

Musicians are always told that practice is the key to success, but those who start off do not know how to practice.

Many students believe that “practice makes perfect”, but it is more correct to say that “perfect practice makes perfect”. Results in individual playing are achieved when a student learns to apply and perfect the concept of effective individual practice.


AmpliVox Partners with the NAIA National Track Meets

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) hosted their Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio and AmpliVox was there in support by sponsoring the event.

The NAIA is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. Each year more than 60,000 student-athletes have the opportunity to play college sports at NAIA member institutions.




April 2014
AmpliVox: A Commitment to “Made in America” Quality

At AmpliVox Sound Systems, we are proud that our products meet the highest standards of quality. Our commitment to durability, reliability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal has established AmpliVox as a leader in the sound equipment and presentation furniture industry.


Staples - How to Get your Client's Attention and Make More Happen

Staples latest step in its brand relaunch with the "Make More Happen" campaign has definitely gotten our attention, featuring an AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphone with its siren blaring at a not so observant client.




May 2014
Integrating Multimedia Presentations with Options and Accessories

Give powerful presentations using today’s technology with AmpliVox multimedia options and accessories. AmpliVox not only makes great sound systems, we also put you in command of a multitude of presentation options.


AmpliVox Sound Systems Donation Supports Special Olympics Events

AmpliVox Sound Systems had made a major sponsorship donation of portable sound equipment to each of the eighteen Areas of Special Olympics Illinois and supporting three Special Olympics Chapter events taking place throughout 2014.




June 2014
Mity-Meg Video: 602R Series Rechargeable Megaphones

Extend your voice in large open spaces with the AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphones. Mity-Megs are powered by either conventional batteries or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that can be reused hundreds of times.


Aviation Career Enrichment Academy Reaches out to AmpliVox with Project 310

Aviation Career Enrichment (ACE) is a non-profit organization established in 1980 that uses the vehicle of flight training to inspire young people to sharpen their academic skills and remain in school.




July 2014
Top 10 Hotel Management Tips for the Hospitality Industry

The Hotel Industry is a fast-paced, high-pressure environment that takes a whole network of workers and departments to keep everything running smoothly. Serving a variety of purposes, hotels have the opportunity to provide customers with a great experience.


AmpliVox Cares: Community Outreach

AmpliVox works to strengthen and improve the communities we serve, through innovative programs that channel financial support as well as product and expertise assistance to public service organizations.

We care about the world around us, so we have invested in products, people, and services that exemplify that concern. In addition to our hands-on efforts, we also show our dedication to providing care by supporting many causes, events and charities.

Do you have a cause that needs assistance? AmpliVox provides product related services to organizations who might not otherwise have access to those services, public and non-profit organizations that has an educational role, raising awareness to better their community.




August 2014
AmpliVox Launches Online Video Playlist for Dealers

AmpliVox Sound Systems had released a new series of YouTube videos, designed to introduce AmpliVox’s wide-ranging product line to dealers and consumers.

The Dealer Video Playlist showcases the features of AmpliVox lecterns, sound systems, and megaphones, with advice on choosing the best product for specific settings and applications.


Integrate High-Performance Sound Using AmpliVox Line Array Speakers

AmpliVox’s deep understanding of the audiovisual needs of multiple industries has led to the efficient design of our Line Array Speakers.

These speakers are ideal for integrating into today’s many space-intensive applications. They provide clear, high-performance sound for permanent installations or mobile cart applications. They can be used vertically or horizontally.




September 2014
AmpliVox CEO Recognized for Regional Spirit in Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

Roth received a “Regional Spirit” award, which The Business Ledger’s recognizes suburban Chicago entrepreneurs who “demonstrate commitment to the growth and well-being of the region through outstanding corporate citizenship and promotion of regional ties.”


Government Agencies Promote Efforts with AmpliVox Sound Systems

AmpliVox Sound Systems is proud to meet those needs with top-quality products that deliver crystal-clear sound amplification, excellent durability, and attractive styling to complement any setting.




October 2014
Athletic Fields with Half-Mile Hailers

" I am writing you to express how thrilled I am with your equipment. Three years ago I installed 2 Half-Mile Hailers at our baseball field and they are working fantastic. This year, I installed the same system the baseball field has at our soccer field. In the near future, I will also be adding a system at the softball field. I also plan on updating our gymnasium speakers with Half-Mile Hailers."


NRPA Congress and Exposition 2014

The NRPA Congress and Exposition, that took place during October 14-16, 2014 in Charlotte, NC., is the nation's premier parks and recreation event of the year, offering hundreds of educational sessions and the largest exposition in the industry.




November 2014
City of Brevard NC is Happily Amplified with the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner

"On behalf of the City of Brevard and our Mayor Mr. Jimmy Harris would like to thank you for the PA system 'SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner' your company shipped to us. The system was tested and has been already used in two small events and staff members and Mr. Harris are very pleased.

Once again thank you to you and to all your staff that work really hard demonstrating an outstanding customer service."



Daredevil Nik Wallenda's Blindfolded Tightrope Walk Guided By Using An AmpliVox Megaphone

AmpliVox would like to congratulate daredevil Nik Wallenda for his latest death defying feat, walking across a tightrope between two skyscrapers without a safety net or harness.




December 2014
AmpliVox Attends The Midwest Clinic Annual Conference 2014

The Midwest Clinic brings together an exciting music community for everyone to share, learn and collaborate while honing in their skills as musicians, educators and inventors of the musical arts. Each year top ensembles are displayed throughout the music conference, showcasing the newest ideas and talent.


AmpliVox Receives 2014 Hero Award from Special Olympics Illinois

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored by Special Olympics Illinois (“SOILL”) with the 2014 Maggiano’s Hero Award, in recognition of AmpliVox’s donation of portable PA systems to all of SOILL’s area and statewide offices.


We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support. We are looking forward to 2015 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.