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Thursday, February 25, 2010

AmpliVox introduces LiveChat Customer Support

AmpliVox is proud to announce that we now provide live chat customer support. If you go to our homepage and click on "Live Support Chat" we will connect you to live customer chat support.

We realize that it may not always be convenient to make a phone call or wait for an email to solve a problem. That is why we have expanded our customer service to include live chat so that we can provide a quicker, more convenient solution to meet your needs.

You can access Live Chat by going to our Support Page or accessing it from our homepage.

<<----Access Live Chat from our homepage by clicking on "Live Support Chat" (circled in red on the left)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Amplivox's Presentation Tips

Communication is a foundational element of business. Managers and bosses need to communicate effectively what their goals are and how their employees are to achieve those goals. Companies spend millions on meetings and training because they know they are a vital part to everyday business success.

But did you know that the environment in which the meeting or presentation takes place can be a hindrance to effective communication?

Communication is hindered when the facilitator cannot be heard because of poor sound system configuration, too little amplification or inability to connect multimedia devices to proper sound equipment. AmpliVox Sound Systems are designed to combat these problems, and to help with room and audio setup we have provided:

AmpliVox's Presentation Tips, which provide guidance and options for optimizing every aspect of your presentation space and ensure you have the optimal setting to communicate important ideas. AmpliVox covers everything from the shape of a room, rules for using visual aids, to the type of furniture that is ideal for your situation.

Click here to see the complete list of presentation tips.

Watch our video about how to choose the right size PA system.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Using Portable Sound Systems in Emergency Planning

These days there are numerous threats to safety for organizations such as natural disasters, severe weather, or threats of violence. It is important for facilities to be ready if and when these crises arise.

One way to be ready is to be able to communicate effectively during these emergencies and direct people to a place of safety. Since power often goes out during emergencies, a Portable Sound System is a great way to communicate vital information.

SupplyLink has more information about how a Portable Sound System could help during an emergency situation.

Here is an offering of what their site says:

Most organizations have a business continuity plan that includes detailed procedures for safety drills. However, some plans fail to account for the different situations that may actually occur. While effective emergency planning for multiple scenarios is important, testing out plans prior to events is where the rubber meets the road.
What are the Emergency Planning Issues?
A recent article in Popular Mechanics* pointed out that in the first moments of a disaster, roughly 10% of people panic, while 80% of the people essentially do nothing. Unable to come to terms with what’s happening, they freeze. The remaining 10% jump into action.
The point of emergency drilling is to teach the 10% to jump into action coordinating activities to get the 80% doing the right things. Communicating the action plan quickly and effectively prevents the “panic” group from influencing the behavior of the 80% awaiting further instruction.

To finish this article, please click here.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

AmpliVox Feature in Lincolnshire Review

Earlier this month, the Lincolnshire Review featured AmpliVox in an article about our Pink Podium Promise Promise, where AmpliVox donates pink podiumd to breast cancer awareness related presentations and events.

This program hit the ground running in December and has since donated a dozen Pink Podiums all over the country.

Here's a a clip from the article:
Anything can be colored pink and used to raise breast cancer awareness.
The proof is in Northbrook.
That's the location of the warehouse where Lincolnshire-based AmpliVox Sound Systems keeps its most attention-grabbing products: pink podiums. AmpliVox builds and ships pink podiums, for free, to organizations around the country that organize breast cancer awareness activities.
"I thought in some way we could contribute something," said Don Roth, AmpliVox's owner. "A series of events have led me to conclude that we can have an impact."
To read more about how Amplivox gives back, click here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sound Comparison Guide -- Another hidden gem

Our Sound Comparison Guide provides a great overview of our most popular products and categories. Page one contains details on many of the lecterns that AmpliVox offers and the second page has our PA Systems.

A few highlights are:

  • The SW505A Adjustable Column Lectern has two built-in speakers, two convenient storage areas, and adjusts from 39-45 inches high. This model is pictured on the right.
  • The SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner is a lightweight wireless portable speaker system has a USB connection, expansion slots, a rechargeable battery, wireless mics, and other options including a remote control. The speaker and tripod from this package are pictured on the right. Read a blog entry about how it was featured in a magazine's Top Ten list!
Recently AmpliVox has taken steps to make sure that we are not leaving a big carbon footprint. Our lecterns are Forest Friendly (no new trees cut!), made from 100% recovered/recycled wood, in tune with CARB requirements, built using local sources, and helping to mitigate climate change. Click here for more environmental information about some of the green measures we have put into place to positively affect our environmental impact.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

AmpliVox launches the breakthrough iPod Portable Sound System.

Februrary 2, 2010 12:45 PM CT

AmpliVox launches the breakthrough iPod Portable Sound System.

Amplivox Sound Systems introduces the innovative iPod remote controlled Wireless PA System. This brand new PA System features an exclusive iPod docking station and a remote controlled DVD player with video out.

Northbrook, Illinois (Amplivox Sound Systems) February 2, 2010 – AmpliVox Sound Systems is proud to introduce a breakthrough PA system made for the multimedia presentations of today’s speakers: the iPod Remote Controlled Wireless PA System. This innovative system includes an iPod docking recharging station and DVD player with video-out.

This easy to use iPod PA System, which is compatible with iPhone™ and most iPod® models, delivers sound and video for multimedia venues providing presenters with “personal” choice. It provides clear sound for audiences of up to 500 in a 2,500 square foot room with its 30 watt amplifier and 8” full-range speaker. The design also includes a voice priority switch that mutes the music while the microphone is in use.

“The ever-growing popularity of the iPod has created a wide demand for this wireless PA system. We’ve designed this iPod PA specifically for the way our market listens to music and watches videos to give them a full choice of multimedia selection when they’re presenting”, says AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

The powerful, portable and lightweight (15 lbs.) iPod remote controlled Wireless PA System includes a video-out, with which you can watch DVDs (plug-in a projector or other video device), a carrying case, a built-in anti-shock DVD/CD/MP3 disc player with pitch control, and USB. It is karaoke ready, has a built-in UHF wireless receiver, and wireless hand held mic. When it is not being powered by the AC power cord directly a rechargeable battery supplies power for up to 4 hours (recharges battery while in use).

Click here to see the iPod Wireless PA System (http://www.ampli.com/sw720.htm)

About AmpliVox
AmpliVox ® Sound Systems products are made in the USA (with only a few exceptions), meet stringent UL standards, and come with an up to 6-year warranty. Our wide selection meets every speaker's sound coverage and style needs. Whether you are in a small meeting room of 30 people or a large 20,000 square foot auditorium of up to 10,000 people, AmpliVox ® Sound Systems' extensive range of superior quality, simple to operate and reliable electronics will provide maximum satisfaction and ensure a crystal clear message.

Don Roth
AmpliVox Sound Systems