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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tiffin University uses Amplivox S350 Adjustable Executive Height Lectern for Retirement Presentation


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See how easily our Amplivox Sound Systems S350 Lectern with Built in Sound system is to use for multiple people in a presentation. Easily set up and be heard loud and clear no matter who speaks!

This is a retirement presentation held at Tiffin University in Feb of 2009 using our S350 Adjustable Height Lectern.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Name Game


Naming something is always a challenge isn't it? A pet, a child, a product, a plant....these are all very important times in your life to bestow a name or brand and create an image. I know, naming a plant isn't really that big of a deal, but my college roomate took it quite seriously.

What about naming a product to sell in the market? You have a lot of factors to consider such as marketing research, what the product does, what your competition is doing, and Google. Google, now being one of the biggest factors as we are discovering. We have been developing new products and updating some older ones over the past year and with this comes the name game. We have been naming products according to their predecessors and what the product does, which isn't necessairly good for Google searches, keywords and adwords. So the ultimate question is, do we change the name a little according to google keyword searches or do we keep it the same because its been on the market for a year and has a little recognition?

Stay tuned for the results...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Remote Control PA System -Remote Has Access to Many Functions


Ever work with a PA System and have to run up in the middle of a presentation because something went wrong, or because the person speaking just wasn't loud enough? Well Amplivox went the extra mile and created a Portable PA System with A... Remote Control! Extremely rare in portable pa systems and even installed sound systems our remote controlled Digital Audio Travel Partner Portable PA System is Remote Controlled so you don't loose your sanity when you just can't hear that expensive motivational speaker you just hired or that music group that's traveled across the world! Where the competition leaves off the Digital Audio Travel Partner picks up. It uses an integrated digital preamp to provide full function control and crystal clear sound with equalizer, voice ducking and many other features! You can modify volume levels for each channel, switch CD Tracks and change the Equalizer levels all from the comfort of your seat. And it won't matter where you're sitting either! We have installed IR Sensors on the front and back so that the line of sight will never be interrupted. Add the 250 watt amplifier, long life rechargeable batteries and wireless Mic included standard in this PA System and it simply can't be beat for value!

It recently was included in Top 10 List for new products!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Funnel in Traffic


Do you remember seeing those giant coin funnels in the mall where you put in a coin and you get to see it roll around and around the funnel slowly getting faster before it drops in the hole to be lost for good? Well getting website traffic is a lot like that funnel, only all the things that you put in the coin slot (search engines, blogs, press releases etc.) don't merely go straight to the bottom, they create a cumulative effect that multiplies your efforts. This is why its important to have a multiple armed marketing strategy so that your products and services can be found by as many people as possible.

This is how it works. Lets take search engines to begin with since they seem to drive the most traffic to our websites. Search engines LOVE links. What provides these links, and increases your search engine ranking? Blogs, Press Releases, Article Marketing, Advertising in online forums, dealers, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Friendfeed, Yahoo Meme, etc.) and much more. Now each of these can be optimized, and improve how much they affect your search engine rankings, but the cumulative effect is much greater than if you just went based on one or two of them alone.

So its clear that Search Engines will drive more traffic if you have links in other types of media, but what about blogs? How can they benefit the volume of website traffic? Did you know Blogs can drive traffic to your website? Having a clear link structure designed in the same template as your website can make it easy for customers to get where they want to in your site! How can you drive traffic to your site more effectively with blogs? Make your content relevant! Search Engines drive traffic to blog that are relevant to people's needs and blogs drive traffic to your site. Mention your blog in your press releases, and advertising and if they find what they are reading interesting they will look for more information at your blog, and then click to visit your webpage. Dealers as well might like to visit the blog to find out what products your offering that might sell best to customers, or they may even find better ways to sell your products by looking at your blog. All this adds up and results in more traffic, and more sales for you.

The same thing is true for each area mentioned. They all feed into one another and the more each of these avenues are utilized the better the cumulative effect. The Lesson to learn from this? Make sure your marketing staff isn't forgetting any of these areas, or you'll be missing out on more than you think.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

PA System Extended Battery Life Always Matters To Us


Battery Life seems to be something our competitors have forgotten. As long as it lasts long enough for one event seems to be their mantra. Not us here at Amplivox though! We have engineered our products to consume the smallest amount of power possible without compromising sound. Our SW805A Amplifier has the best battery consumption of any PA Amplifier in the industry with 200+ hours of operation with 10 D-Cell Batteries. When it comes to rechargeable batteries of course the battery life is dramatically lessened, but we have made great strides at increasing the battery life of our rechargeable systems.
Most notable is that our Digital Audio Travel Partner runs 30 hours on a rechargeable battery. For a 250 Watt PA System to last 30 hours on one battery charge is simply unheard of. Even more astounding is the fact that it has a digital preamp, and a wide array of features and yet it still out performs other systems.

How does it do this? It is designed with a Class D Amplifier that dramatically increases its efficiency. Because of this higher efficiency, no large heatsinks and transformers are needed which corresponds to a lowering of product weight as well. A class D Amplifier works in this way...
"The input signal is converted to a sequence of pulses whose averaged value is directly proportional to the instantaneous amplitude of the signal. The frequency of the pulses is typically ten or more times the highest frequency of interest in the input signal. The output of such an amplifier contains unwanted spectral components (that is, the pulse frequency and its harmonics) which must be removed by a passive filter. The resulting filtered signal is then an amplified replica of the input." (See wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_B_amplifier#Class_B_and_AB). Our circuitry is designed with high quality sound and drastically reduced power consumption in mind.

Our amplifier uses a pulse width modulatation scheme, but with many Improvements over most of the class D implementations. These include...
-All of the power converters are synchonized. This prevents beat frequencies and noise from getting into the system.
-The ramp generator for the PWM is extremely linear reducing distortion.
-The control loop is designed to operate in a closed loop mode for low frequencies where there is the most signal power and highest likelyhood for distortion and then it shifts to an open loop mode at high frequencies. At high frequencies, the distortion components wind up outside of the human hearing range and the signal power is lower.


Before you find yourself frustrated with a competitor's product running out of power at the end of their presentation, consider Amplivox as your source for Portable PA Systems.