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Thursday, May 21, 2015

SN3265 Visionary Multimedia Lectern Video: LCD Lectern

Today’s fast changing meetings demand flexible multimedia tools, that’s why the AmpliVox Visionary Lectern is so valuable.

This lectern’s integrated 17” LCD with built-in stereo speakers can be used to reinforce a PowerPoint presentation, a company brand or logo, or a full motion video to support your presentation.

Its plug and play laptop interface lets you quickly connect your laptop to the LCD screen. The dynamic editing capability lets you make changes on the spot so you are always ready for last minute updates per audience input.

The unit is on wheels so it is easy to move, the casters in the back actually lock so once you get the lectern in place you can lock the lectern down so it won’t move during your presentation.

The SN3265 Visionary Multimedia Lectern is perfect for:

The top reading surface of the lectern has a one touch flip up data port, that allows connectivity to:

  • Stereo Audio
  • VGA
  • AC Power

When not in use the data port closes flat.

The lectern features a contemporary wood design that comes in five colors.

It has two spacious storage shelves and it rolls easily on four casters, two of them locking.

The Visionary Multimedia Lectern ships fully assembled, it features a six year warranty.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Protesters Rally Using the Mity-Meg Bullhorn

Protesters gathered last week to speak out against the findings of Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim, clearing a Zion police officer of a teenager's fatal shooting.

17-year-old Justus Howell of Waukegan IL was fatally wounded by a Zion police officer after a foot chase that ended with Howell being shot twice in the back.

Police said moments before the chase that the teenager had been involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale.

Nerheim said the teen, was armed and turning toward officers with his weapon when he was shot and killed. The officer who shot Howell is a nine-year veteran who has been placed on administrative leave.

Protesters have peacefully gathered since the April 4th fatal shooting and have held marches and demonstrations through the streets of Zion, rallying at the police headquarters demanding "Justice for Justus".

Howell's shooting happened amid a wave of controversial use of force by police nationwide, followed by complaints about the rarity of criminal charges against police. Despite the lack of charges, Justus' mother, LaToya Howell, said she will continue to advocate on behalf of her late son and local youths.

"We need to stand up for them because no one else will" - LaToya Howell

Protesters use of the S602MR Mity-Meg Plus Rechargeable Megaphone gave them an effective range of up to one mile, allowing them to easily:
  • Lead the march
  • Direct the crowds
  • Speak to the rally
  • Peacefully demonstrate
  • Get their message out

For more info on the Zion police shooting protest please visit:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Parkinson's Audio Voice Solutions: Voice Booster

Ron Stelzer knows the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease all too well, a terrible ailment that sometimes makes it difficult for him to speak clearly.

Diagnosed with the neurological disorder in 2007, Stelzer has had to deal with a range of difficult symptoms, including problems with the volume and intelligibility of his speech.

Fortunately, as CFO of AmpliVox Sound Systems, Stelzer works for a company that designs products that can solve problems like his and has access to experts in the science of helping people’s voices be heard.

AmpliVox sound technicians worked with Stelzer to adapt the company’s S207 BeltBlaster Pro with an on / off handheld button that helps him mute his voice when he does not want to be heard.

The BeltBlaster Voice Booster is a lightweight, battery-powered 5 Watt sound system that gives you a strong clear voice and freedom to move while you are talking.

The unit connects to either a lapel or headset microphone, and provides sufficient sound coverage for groups of up to 75 people.

It also includes fingertip controls for volume and a handheld mute button that is easy for users to operate.

The unit’s rechargeable batteries last for up to six hours on a single charge, or can be replaced with standard AA batteries.
A weather-resistant neoprene cover protects the unit and enhances its acoustics.

“The AmpliVox BeltBlaster Voice Booster helps me project my voice much more strongly,” notes Stelzer.

“The critical feature it has is an on/off button that lets me mute my voice when I don’t want to be heard. The Voice Booster can help anyone who needs assistance being heard, for whatever reason.”

The BeltBlaster can be seen in action in this instructive video.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Community Enjoys a Taste of Asia at North Suburban YMCA

In celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month, the Northbrook Community Relations Commission presented its 11th Annual Taste of Asia Festival on May 3 at the North Suburban YMCA.

Hundreds of guests attended the free afternoon event, which offered a wide variety of ways to experience the richness of Asian culture.

AmpliVox Sound Systems was there providing audio support to the Taste of Asia event.

The day was filled with live performances, including a Bollywood dance troupe, Korean dance and drum ensembles, Chinese yo-yo performers, Filipino musicians, and martial arts demonstrations by NSYMCA instructors.

The festival also featured art demonstrations and exhibits by the Japanese SUMI-E MidWest Society, as well as a number of food offerings by popular food vendors.

AmpliVox would like to thank the Northbrook Community Relations Commission and the NSYMCA for putting together such a lovely event and looking forward to supporting you again next year.

Monday, May 04, 2015

AmpliVox Exhibits Innovative Sound and Presentation Products at InfoComm 2015

With a variety of new sound and presentation product innovations to showcase, AmpliVox Sound Systems will be an exhibitor at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida from June 13 to 19.

Join us for a press conference on Thursday June 18 at 11 am at AmpliVox Booth #936 as our product specialists introduce our all new equipment and presentation furniture lines.

InfoComm is the world’s largest trade event for AV professionals, and AmpliVox returns to the show as a major presence with new portable sound system improvements, specialized outdoor sound equipment, presentation lecterns, and integrated multimedia furniture.

AmpliVox product specialists will be available throughout InfoComm to discuss new equipment and furniture offerings, including:

SW6240 All Weather Hailer

A powerful, weatherproof PA system designed to cover large outdoor areas even under extreme conditions.

Integrated Multimedia Presentation Furniture

A wide variety of lecterns and presentation carts designed to accommodate tablets, projectors, and other multimedia devices.

SW664 Mobile Line Array Hailer

A wireless, lightweight vertical loudspeaker system for indoor or outdoor PA applications.

Patriot Adjustable Height Lectern

AmpliVox’s dignified hardwood lectern, now equipped with a silent electronic lift that adjusts height anywhere from 36 to 56 inches

Over 100 styles of Acrylic Lecterns

Including the new Acrylic Truss Lectern for distinctive contemporary settings.

Upgraded lecterns and portable sound systems, many featuring powerful 150 watt amplifiers, Bluetooth audio streaming, and other improvements.

“InfoComm is always a highlight of the year for everyone in our industry,” notes Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

“It is an outstanding opportunity to learn about new technologies and build relationships between manufacturers and dealers. We are looking forward to introducing our favorite new products on this global stage.”

AmpliVox will be at InfoComm Booth #936 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando

To schedule an appointment with AmpliVox at InfoComm, contact Nancy Gerstein:
nancy@cmacreative.com or (847) 401-0384

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Juliana Roth Fiuza Baptism - 4/12/2015

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth celebrated the baptism of his granddaughter, Juliana Roth Fiuza. The baptism was performed at the same church his daughter Carolyn was baptized at which he and his wife Nancy have been a member of for the last 40 years.

Those present were Juliana's parents, Carolyn and Pedro Fiuza with godparents Eric Roth and Joanna Lindell.

Wishing little Juliana a blessing from above.

May this special occasion be filled with peace, love and wonderful memories.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Baseball Field Outdoor PA: Public Address Sound System

Bring the thrill and excitement of a Major League Park to your local baseball field by adding an outdoor PA sound system to your next Little League or High School baseball game.

Enhance the enthusiasm of the crowd and the passion that our young players bring to the ballpark with the support of baseball field PA system.

Quickly transform the feel of any game, keep the fans involved and push the experience over the top for both players and spectators alike.

Take advantage of an outdoor baseball PA system to:

  • Make Start and End Game Announcements
  • Pre-Game National Anthem
  • On-Deck Batter Walk-Up Music
  • Between Innings Music
  • Concession and Team Promotion Announcements
  • Sponsorship Announcements
  • 7th Inning Stretch Announcements
  • Post-Game Tournament Award Ceremonies and Announcements

Make Start and End Game Announcements
Command the attention of everyone in the area and communicate information to the teams and crowd all at once. The use of PA system during game play allows you to make all sorts of announcements before, during and after the game such as start times, field changes, or weather forecasts.

Pre-Game National Anthem
Gets players and fans ready for a game with the singing of the National Anthem. Feature a live singer or play a pre-recorded version to ensure a consistent and quality performance.

On-Deck Batter Walk-Up Music
Playing batter walk-up music and announcing the batter's name before their plate appearance is a feature that the players will enjoy the most. Nothing gives a Little League player more of a rush than their name blaring over the loud speakers, accompanied by their favorite pump-up song. This aspect really gives a professional feel to a baseball game, and allows the announcer to have some fun as well.

Between Innings Music
Playing music while the teams change sides keeps the energy level at the ballpark high, and gets fans singing and dancing along. It also makes the players feel like big-leaguers, as they warm up in the field with the music pumping, and energizes them to get back out on the field, rather than meandering back to their positions.

Concession and Team Promotion Announcements
Having a deal on hot dogs and soda at the concessions stand? Or is a team having a fundraiser by selling candy bars? Great! Rather than relying on fans to wander by the concessions stand, a PA system lets you to spread the word quickly and efficiently, ensuring that everyone is aware of the current deals or promotions.

Sponsorship Announcements
A PA system can provide a great new source of revenue for your league as well, through sponsorship announcements. While jersey sponsorship only allow for a finite number of sponsors, the potential here is unlimited, allowing you to make as many announcements as necessary. Sponsors will be quick to jump on board, as they realize the potential for reaching the entire audience with creative, appealing announcements.

7th Inning Stretch Announcements
A PA system allows for the playing of the traditional "Take Me Out To the Ball Game," as well as making any necessary updates or announcements that might arise during the course of the game.

Post-Game Tournament Award Ceremonies and Announcements
Award ceremonies simply aren't feasible without a PA system. Relying on the tournament director to shout the names of players and award recipients is a recipe disaster, and is easily fixed by the implementation of a PA system. This allows for players and coaches to be properly recognized for their efforts, without having to yell to be heard. A PA system also lets you make announcements on upcoming games or tournament schedules, making sure everyone is on the same page.

Baseball fields can be arranged with a permanent, temporary or mobile public address system and speakers.

Mobile and Permanent Baseball PA Systems
A baseball field outdoor PA system can be as simple as bringing along a handheld SW615A Half-Mile Hailer with you to the Press Box or permanently mounting horn speakers on fencing or poles.

The AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer is perfect for those looking to bring along a small PA system to use in the press box.

Its simple and straightforward controls and lightweight design is the most practical portable speaker sound system to be heard in large and noisy outdoor crowds.

Assorted Half-Mile Hailer Kits expand the PA systems capabilities with multiple horn speakers that can be permanently installed to park fixtures.

Temporary Baseball PA Systems on Tripods

A portable sound systems is an alternative to installing permanent horn speakers to the baseball field and can be setup on tripods before each game. Easily uninstall the PA system and put away at the end of the game or have the PA moved to another field to host a soccer, football or softball game.

Multiple Field Layouts

Support multiple sport fields and cover several games at once from the same public address system.

Baseball events like youth AAU tournaments, Little League baseball games, and In-house recreation leagues need the proper equipment to function smoothly. Hailers, Wireless PA Systems, and Megaphones are all tools that can really impact a baseball season.

AmpliVox’s Ball Park Double-Play
AmpliVox’s Ball Park Double-Play opportunity is ideal for all little leagues, high schools, & collegiate baseball diamonds. The Half-Mile Hailer family is a perfect PA system for baseball field announcements, batter walk-up music, and middle of the inning music options while teams exchange the field. Offer the complete baseball atmosphere with audio from a portable Half-Mile Hailer in a press box behind home plate.

The Athletic Director and baseball coach at Lincolnwood High School had this to say about AmpliVox hailers:

“I would highly recommend this system to anyone who is looking to upgrade or install a new system. It saves so much time, very high quality and will not break the bank.”

Our Digital Audio Travel Partner & Titan Wireless PA systems can satisfy on-the-field audio for pre-game national anthems and post-game award ceremonies. These lightweight PA systems can also be placed on a tripod stand for an enriched speaking appearance, and to extend the voice of a speaker/announcer to even greater distances.

This two-fold opportunity can provide your baseball organization with not only quality PA systems that can cover the entire diamond, but also a FREE Mity-Meg Megaphone. When you call and ask about our “Ball Park Double-Play Opportunity” you enter a chance to receive a free Mity-Meg Megaphone upon acquisition of a ballpark PA system. Don’t miss out on the “AmpliVox Ball Park Double-Play Opportunity”, find out more at Ampli.com!

For more information on getting your baseball field setup with its own PA sound system you may contact us at:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sound Cruisers Video: Car PA Systems

Take your message on the road with the AmpliVox Sound Cruiser.

Reach audiences up to 3,000 and cover the length of a football field with strong, clear, crisp sound.

The Sound Cruiser is ideal not just for cars but for all mobile communication needs:


Golf Courses

Construction Zones

Political Campaigning and more

The horn speakers mount easily and firmly on a vehicle roof with non-marring suction cups and butter hooks.

The powerful 50 watt amplifier lets you really crank up the sound. The amplifier can be:
  • Plugged into your car’s cigarette lighter socket

  • Or direct wire the unit to your car battery

  • Or get the optional battery pack with 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 Sound Cruiser comes in four different models including:
S312 which has:

  • Twin horns and rooftop mounting kit

  • Amplifier and cables

  • And dynamic handheld mic with 5’ coil cord
Model SW312 includes:

  • Twin horns and amplifier

  • Plus wireless headset and lapel mics and bodypack transmitter

The Quad Sound Cruiser S314 provides even greater sound coverage with

  • Four horn speakers

  • It also includes amplifier and cables

  • And dynamic handheld mic with 5’ coil cord
The Wireless Quad system SW314:

  • Substitutes the wireless headset and lapel mics for the handheld mic

For more information on the Sound Cruisers, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/car-pa-system/