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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:

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:

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