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Thursday, December 01, 2016

AmpliVox Wins Top Honors For Disaster Communication System


AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored as a Platinum Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards sponsored by American Security Today magazine.

American Security Today’s comprehensive Homeland Security Awards Program was organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AmpliVox’s Radio Hailer received the ASTOR Award as the Best Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Recovery System.

The award was presented on November 16 at the 2016 ISC East Show in New York City.




The innovative AmpliVox Radio Hailer is a vital tool for response teams, especially in large emergencies that demand quick, clear communication from response personnel to operation leaders, team members, and civilians.

It provides a portable, battery-operated system that brings “grab and go” voice coverage to widespread areas, even when disaster has knocked out communication. The Radio Hailer connects to two MURS radios with one acting as the receiver, the other as the transmitter.

Users can establish multiple zone sites, broadcasting from up to one mile away. The system includes a 50-watt amplifier, an 11” horn speaker that delivers 108 dB of clear sound, and a 120dB warning siren.


In a disaster situation, administrators and public safety personnel can coordinate efforts from a secure location without the need for telephone or electric service.

Centralized decision-making saves crucial time and eliminates potentially dangerous confusion.

The audio coverage of the Radio Hailer’s amplifier and speaker is powerful enough to deliver instructions either indoors or out, enabling emergency crews to manage crowds consistently and safely.


"We appreciate this recognition of the Radio Hailer as an outstanding disaster response communication system," said Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox.

"Its versatility, power, and durability make it an excellent system for all types of emergency situations, including public safety, education, industrial, and corporate settings."

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

XPOGO Stunt Team Thrills Audience At School Performance and Fundraising Event




When Rob Holder from Great American Opportunities was hosting a fundraising program featuring the Xpogo Stunt Team as their special performance, they choose AmpliVox Sound Systems to reinforce the emcee and live event.



The Xpogo Stunt Team is a collection of some of the best Pro Riders on the planet, who have come together to provide the thrill of extreme pogo in a show-based format to audiences worldwide.

Flying over 10 feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks throwing down flips and incredible tricks, the Stunt Team has performed in 17 countries, holds 13 Guinness World Records, and has appeared in 100+ media features.

Xpogo Stunt Team provides a blend of entertainment and athleticism that is incredible to witness live.

During an extreme pogo school demo, the emcee relied on the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner with a S1297 Satellite Wireless Powered Dual Speaker for sound support, keeping the audience pumped during the performance.






The AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner is a PA system you can take anywhere, indoors or out to reach up to 10,000 people with crystal clear voice or music.

Its powerful 250 watt amp can project sound to rooms as large as 25,000 square feet yet it weighs only 35 lbs.

With the embedded BlueTooth connectivity, you can play music remotely from your iPod or iPad. You can even plug in a musical instrument or an audio mixer to support your band practices and competitions.


For more information on the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/915-Digital-Audio-Travel-Partner.aspx

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2016 AmpliVox Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway




One of our favorite annual traditions, the team at AmpliVox takes a step back from their busy lives to give thanks for the many gifts that we often take for granted and to focus on what truly is important... our friends, family and each other.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth gives thanks to his crew by hosting an annual turkey giveaway in the spirit of Thanksgiving, offering the staff their choice of a turkey or ham to take home for the holidays.



Don with Technical Development Manager Charley Rummel

Don with Account Manager
Tony Gatz

Don with Technical Audio Specialist Manny Canchola




Don with Plant Manager Dave Blecha and Customer Service Associate Joan Roehl





Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rack Mount Line Array Speakers Enable Integrators To Solve End-User Audio Needs



Multimedia equipment options come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations to meet an infinite variety of needs. That abundance of gadgetry, along with customized support furniture and accessories, can overwhelm purchasers — and their budgets.

It’s refreshing in this environment of extreme specificity to find products that have the versatility to work with many different applications. By keeping it universal, these adaptable products enhance the technologies they support and maintain their value as devices evolve.

AmpliVox Sound Systems follows that philosophy with its Rack Mount Line Array Speakers (S/SS/SW1234 and SSB/ SWB1240).

Built in the U.S., these compact speaker systems are specifically designed to be easily compatible with video equipment and other interactive devices, integrating top-quality sound amplification with seamless application.


With its efficient size and convenient mounting options, the Rack Mount Line Array Speaker has been adopted by a number of multimedia equipment manufacturers as their preferred audio accessory. The following case studies detail the successful integration of the Rack Mount Line Array to specific tech applications.






User-Friendly Design Adds Sound to Marvel Group Presentation Furniture
The Marvel Group, a manufacturer of versatile office and education furniture, wanted to offer integrated, rack-mounted sound equipment with its Vizion line of presentation furniture.

Marvel approached AmpliVox about adapting the Rack Mount Line Array Speaker to fit a variety of furniture options, with a focus on making the equipment easy for users to access and adjust. AmpliVox met the challenge by developing the Duo Tandem Line Array, a two-piece configuration that places the controls for the sound system conveniently at the presenter’s fingertips while the speaker directs sound toward the audience.

In this unique design, the enclosed Duo Tandem system includes separate speaker and amplifier modules, with the speaker unit facing toward the audience and the amp’s control panel facing toward the presenter.

Installed in Marvel products including the Benchmark Four-Shelf Presentation Cart, the Mobile Multimedia Cart, the Multimedia Lectern, and more, the Duo Tandem Line Array makes it easy for the presenter to see and operate the amplifier’s controls in action.





The system is available with AmpiVox’s 16-channel UHR wireless receiver for perfect sound clarity without interference from competing frequencies.




The Duo Tandem Line Array has also been used to great effect with the Presenter’s Assistant for Learning (PAL) multimedia cart from Bretford Manufacturing.

This mobile cart, equipped with the Duo Tandem system, was selected by IT solution provider Emtec during a major technology upgrade for the Duval County Public School District in Jacksonville, Fla., the 19th largest school district in the nation.


Teleconferencing Sounds as Good as It Looks with Line Array Speakers

AVTEQ manufactures high-end media support furniture for teleconferencing equipment, used in settings ranging from intimate conference rooms to massive lecture halls.

AVTEQ chose to AmpliVox Rack Mount Line Array Speakers to provide the audio complement to the advanced video technology used by customers.

The universal rack mount design of AmpliVox’s system made it a natural choice to complement AVTEQ’s furniture. It was made available with a number of AVTEQ products, including the RPS line of LCD/plasma carts.

"AVTEQ was very happy to find a true rack mounted speaker solution in a 2RU form," said Aaron Rubner, AVTEQ director of sales.

"The AmpliVox Line Array performs perfectly in the videoconferencing cart solutions we offer.

This will continue to allow our dealer base to provide their customers with a complete solution."



Versatile Installation Options Add to Interactive Whiteboards
Interactive whiteboards are another common presentation tool that can be enhanced with AmpliVox’s Line Array Speaker. With its compact size and ability to be mounted horizontally or vertically, the Line Array fits seamlessly with a variety of whiteboard products.

Whiteboard manufacturer MasterVision offered AmpliVox Line Arrays in a paired, vertical configuration to its wall-mounted products, while Bretford Manufacturing added a horizontally-mounted Line Array atop its EXPLORE line of interactive whiteboard carts.

These are just a few examples of the function and utility offered by AmpliVox’s Line Array Soundbar systems. Forward-thinking design and a focus on adaptability make it an easy audio-equipment choice for furniture manufacturers, dealers, and customers.

Engineered and manufactured to achieve outstanding performance, these speakers greatly enhance the effectiveness of presentations systems in classrooms, offices, media rooms, and event venues.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sumner High School Band Performs At The 2016 Sunset Festival Of Bands




High school marching bands and color guard groups from around the Pacific Northwest rolled into Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner, Washington on Saturday October 29th 2016 to compete in the areas of musicianship and performance.

Sumner High School Spartan Band performed at the Sunset Festival of Bands as the host band, playing the National Anthem and performing their Field Show with a little help from the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner.




"I just wanted to share the video from our field show competition on Saturday" said Tom Fuge, Vice President of the 2016-17 Sumner Band Parents Association.

"We have been putting the system to the test all fall. In this video we have 3 mallet instruments mic'd through the unit and then a special solo at the end."

"The wireless mics have been great! We have already outgrown that capability though as we have added a couple staff members since last spring. ;)

We have another show, the big finale for the season, this Saturday. Then the unit will be put away until probably winter drum line.

Thank you for all your assistance with getting this unit purchased! I have a feeling I may be contacting you again for more equipment in the future."


Tom Fuge
Sumner HS Band Staff
Sumner Band Parents Association V.P



The AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner is a PA system you can take anywhere, indoors or out to reach up to 10,000 people with crystal clear voice or music.

Its powerful 250 watt amp can project sound to rooms as large as 25,000 square feet yet it weighs only 35 lbs.

With the embedded BlueTooth connectivity, you can play music remotely from your iPod or iPad. You can even plug in a musical instrument or an audio mixer to support your band practices and competitions.



For more information on the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/915-Digital-Audio-Travel-Partner.aspx

Monday, November 14, 2016

Autumn Seasonal Sale




Our Autumn Season Sale is spreading holiday cheer a little early this year.

Save 30% on two of our most popular wooden lecterns:


This gorgeous presentation center is made of scratch resistant melamine with radius corners and sculpted lines for durability and beauty.

Its fold up table is instantly ready for projector or other multimedia device. It features a four inch locking drawer for your laptop and a locking cabinet with adjustable shelf for other AV equipment.

Was $800
Now $560

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Project your image with style using the AmpliVox Elite Lectern. This sleek elegant lectern features a slim profile and attractive radius corners.

Its scratch resistant melamine laminate finish and rugged construction make it stand up to lots of hard use. Made in the USA, the AmpliVox Elite lectern features a six year warranty.

Was $406
Now $284

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To see the full list of AmpliVox sale and clearance items please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/sale/

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Win a Mity-Meg Megaphone through SchoolsIn’s Thanksgiving Coloring Contest




Teachers! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but before your class breaks to spend time with friends and family, why not win some exciting classroom technology for your school?

The opportunity is made possible thanks to our friends at SchoolsIn.

The education technology and furniture dealer is running their fifth annual Turkey Coloring Contest from now until November 18 for grade school and high school classrooms across the country.

To enter, simply print out this year’s SchoolsIn turkey, let your students unleash their design skills to color the best bird, and mail in the creations for a chance to win more than $8,000 worth of prizes.

As a contest sponsor, one lucky high school class will win an AmpliVox Sound Systems Mity-Meg Megaphone with microphone.

The Mity-Meg Megaphone has proven time and again to be a valuable communication tool in education settings.

The powerful device allows you to be heard up to one mile away, making it an effective way to reach students when spending class time outdoors or on field trips.

The built-in Lithium-Ion battery pack makes charging the megaphone easy, and ensures its dependability no matter when you may need it.

When school administrators and faculty members must address students during crowded and bustling school assemblies, the Mity-Meg Megaphone can provide clear communication that cuts through the noise without raising or straining your voice.

Featuring three unique sound modes — talk, siren, and whistle — the Mity-Meg Megaphone allows you to maintain control and give direction in any situation, which is vital in fostering a safe and positive learning environment for students.

Learn more about the Mity-Meg Megaphone’s exciting features by checking out the product spotlight video:




For more information about the SchoolsIn Turkey Coloring Contest, you can view the contest rules at their website.

And be sure to browse our blog to learn more about how AmpliVox technology can make a difference in your classroom.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Finding the Right PA System




Speaking presentations can be given to:

small audiences
or large ones


indoors
or out


In quiet environments
or noisy ones



How do you find the right PA system to clearly reach every set of ears with your message?
AmpliVox products helps you reach audiences from 10 to 10,000 with strong clear sound. There precisely engineered with integrated amplifier and speakers to give you the audio power and clarity you need to reach every set of ears in the audience.

Amplifiers range from 5 watts of power up to 250, and AmpliVox works with leading speaker manufacturers such as Jensen to ensure the best sound quality.

Microphones include:
wireless handheld
headset
lapel
flesh tone over-ear
wired
gooseneck mic



PA you can wear on your waist
PA on which clear sound is based
Megaphones that help you command



Speakers you can put on a stand
Sound you can mound on a car
Sound that makes you a star



PA you can hold in your hand
PA that carries on sea or land
Sound that comes above a lectern base



Sound you can really crank up, just in case
PA with lots of power
PA mounted on a tower



Everything you need for a small crowd or to make yourself really loud. AmpliVox has a PA system to reach your audience with:
  • Strong clear sound
  • Powered by AC or batteries
  • In portable units or beautiful lecterns

If you are not sure what you need, use this sound comparison guide or reach out to AmpliVox experts.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series



AmpliVox CEO Don Roth flying the "Cubs Win Flag"

AmpliVox CEO and longtime Cubs fan Don Roth rejoices in World Series win after a lifetime of waiting.

Chicago Cubs finally coming home carrying the 2016 trophy.
Their victory endend a 108-year "curse".


Don Roth with son Eric J Roth at the last home game of the Cubs 2016 World Series


A very special THANK YOU goes out to the Cubs' President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for getting the job done.

See you again next year!

Go Cubs!