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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Commemorating and Advocating at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport




Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest passenger airport and the country’s liveliest airport for arrivals and departures of domestic and international flights.

Its concourses are filled with panels that reflect the culture of the city. Celebrities, professional athletes, historical figures, and legendary monuments of Atlanta greet each traveler with a taste of southern hospitality.

The airport prides itself on providing safe traveling options for millions of people that come and go on a daily basis. A major component to Hartsfield’s traveling efficiency is the hospitality offered throughout the airport.

From the service of ticket and gate agents, to the communication of safety procedures from TSA agents at security checkpoints, to the food courts and vendors in each concourse, hospitality is a focal point at Hartsfield-Jackson. Occasionally, the Airport will even host events for the holiday seasons, or events for a cause.


MLK 50 Forward: A Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 5th 2018, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport hosted an event that honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This memorable occasion was centered around the theme, "MLK50 Forward", an initiative originated by the famous monument in Atlanta, The King Center.

The Domestic Terminal Atrium featured poignant remarks and moving performances to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic leader’s assassination.


With the help of an AmpliVox 3250 Multimedia Podium, the audience was inspired as an orator recited the words of Dr. King’s last speech "MoutainTop".

Being that the Airport’s culture is one of excellence in the hospitality industry, AmpliVox is honored to have been relied upon to provide a professional image, during such a historic event.

Made in the USA, the Pinnacle Lectern features a 16 channel wireless sound system with a 150 watt amplifier that is powerful enough to reach audiences up to 2000 people in rooms up to 20,000 sq. ft. with crystal clear sound.



The Arc: For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

One week later, the AmpliVox podium was utilized again for an event designated for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Launched in March 2016, the nation’s leading advocate for people with intellectual disabilities — The Arc — created a program to help families who experience difficulties when air-traveling.

While traveling by plane may be routine for most, the air travel experience can be particularly challenging for children & adults with autism.

Those with Autism spectrum disorders experience hypersensitivity to smell, sound, light and other behavior difficulties in the airport while traveling.

The Wings for Autism program was established in conjunction with Hartsfield-Jackson’s hospitality initiative.

Atlanta’s airport partnered with Delta Airlines, TSA, The Arc of Georgia, and The Arc of the Midland to host the second annual "Wings for Autism" Event.

On April 12th, this unique event began as two Delta Airline pilots addressed dozens of local individuals before boarding a Delta commercial aircraft, with the help of an AmpliVox 3250 Multimedia podium.

While aboard the aircraft, these passengers are given an in-flight experience, while also being informed of how to handle autistic spectrum disorders when traveling.

Whether Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is emphasizing the legacy of historical figures, or supporting distinguished causes for organizations that have a voice, hospitality and customer care are factors that separates Atlanta’s Airport from others across the country.


AmpliVox continues to provide solutions in the hospitality industry, offering quality presentations options and creating a professional appearances to help your organization be heard.

Friday, April 20, 2018

AmpliVox Remembers: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center




The legacy of Holocaust is far more than a history lesson. It is an obligation to learn the causes and implications of intolerance with a commitment that such crimes should never be allowed to take place again.

Here in the Chicago area, we are fortunate to have one of the leading Holocaust museums in the world.

The remarkable Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois combines artifacts and documents from the Holocaust era with educational exhibits about social justice around the world.

The newly opened Take A Stand Center features a cutting edge holographic theater that enables visitors to hear life histories from a virtual Holocaust survivor and have questions answered in real time. It is a groundbreaking and moving exhibit that will preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors for generations to come.






We at AmpliVox are honored to support the Illinois Holocaust Museum and its education mission.

We recently provided an AmpliVox Acrylic Lectern that will be a centerpiece for presentations at Museum events, and we are proud sponsors of the upcoming Third Annual Race for Humanity 5K to benefit the Museum.








We hope that our partners and customers will join us in cherishing the memory of those lost in the Holocaust and take the opportunity to become educated and involved participants in the continued fight against injustice.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Versatile Lecterns Enhance Meaningful Church Services and Events




For all the activities that take place in your church – worship, education, or social – presentation tools can make the difference between satisfying and frustrating experiences. It is vital to have equipment that ensures all participants can hear and share comfortably, and it is equally important to maintain the tone and style of your church spaces. Fortunately, presentation furniture is available to fill both needs for any setting.

Different venues – large sanctuaries, intimate chapels, conference room, and outdoor areas -- require different approaches in style, power, and mobility. Lecterns and portable sound systems deliver advanced technology, including Bluetooth streaming, to amplify sound and allow music and other media to be controlled directly from familiar handheld devices. An investment in the right equipment today will ensure years of meaningful services for your clients.


Non-Sound Lecterns Combine Functionality with Great Style


Many purposes in your church can be fulfilled by elegant lecterns without sound systems. They can be used effectively in smaller service spaces, and perform well in the narthex or reception areas to hold programs, guest books, and other materials. Without the need for cords, décor choices can include a wider variety of lectern styles.

Transparent acrylic lecterns, in crystal clear or tinted finishes, provide a distinctive focal point. Elegant contemporary styles are available in a wide range of finishes to complement any space. Many can be customized with logos or religious imagery for a unique look.


Sound-Equipped Lecterns for Indoor Services

Today's presentation lecterns combine elegant design with advanced audio technology. Materials including wood laminate finishes, veneers, and solid hardwoods provide options to complement the décor of any venue. Integrated sound systems with onboard microphones and dashboard controls make it easy to adjust volume and other settings.

Height adjustability is an outstanding new development in lectern design, allowing speakers of any height to use the lectern comfortably. Silent electric lift mechanisms make height adjustments easy and unobtrusive. Other appealing features include built-in reading lights, spacious reading surfaces, and interior shelves for water or storage. Concealed rolling casters make it easy to move and position the lectern without detracting from the lectern's appearance.

Events can also be greatly enhanced with multimedia presentations, including music, video, and slideshows of treasured family photos. Multimedia lecterns make it easy to incorporate external devices like projectors and computers, with integrated shelves, power and USB outlets, Bluetooth connectivity, and convenient device storage. This increased functionality can all be accomplished in elegant, traditional furniture styles to complement your funeral home setting.


Portable Sound Equipment for Outdoor Services


Communication is particularly challenging for outdoor services, but no less meaningful for the participants. Portable sound systems solve this problem by providing powerful amplification in compact, mobile packages. These systems can also be useful in indoor settings without an established sound system or sound-equipped lectern.

Portable sound systems are available in a wide variety of sizes and power ranges. Portable systems can be remarkably compact: consider briefcase-style units that contain speakers and amplifiers, with sound coverage up to 1000 people. More powerful systems, with expanded coverage and added features like Bluetooth and multiple microphones, transport easily on wheels with luggage-style handles. Many systems can be set on tripod stands to increase their coverage.

For larger events, portable sound systems can also improve safety and efficiency. Event leaders can rely on convenient handheld megaphones to direct large groups of people and make announcements. Today's megaphones are lightweight and powerful, with rechargeable batteries that run for hours on a single charge. Look for products that include a battery indicator light to ensure that the megaphone is ready to go when needed. There are even megaphone products that combine with illuminated traffic wands to maximize visibility and safety.


Sound System Products Bring People Together

Whatever sound products you select, the main goal is to enhance the meaning and effectiveness of church activities.

Attractive lecterns set the scene for dignified services, and reliable, easy-to-operate sound equipment creates seamless experiences for your entire congregation.

With over 400 styles of lectern pulpit, AmpliVox has a style for every speaking need. Customize any lectern with your church logo.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Play Ball! AmpliVox Salutes the Start of Baseball Season




It's Opening Day baseball fans! Our Quality Assurance Intern superstar, Juliana, is ready for a new season of rooting on her favorite hometown team – the Cubs!





Harry Caray’s “Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray established a 7th inning tradition at Wrigley Field by singing this classic. AmpliVox PA's may not make you sing like Harry, but they always extend your voice with power and clarity!





AmpliVox Lecterns & PA’s to Promote & Honor Your Team
Hundreds of different lectern styles to project the image of your team in just the way you want, with your logo prominently displayed.

Powerful portable PA’s to help you extend your voice at practices, games, and ceremonies.

Choose any of our lecterns and make it your own.

Promote your company identity with a personalized lectern customized with your business logo.

AmpliVox offers custom logo solutions to add your business logo prominently on any lectern of choice.

Make your brand stand out at your next event.

A customized AmpliVox lectern with your company logo will set your organization apart while enhancing your professional presence at your conferences, business meetings and hosted events.




Unity demonstration behind a
Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern donated by AmpliVox

Yankees’ Ron Guidry in the
Ted Williams Hall Of Fame



Abbot & Costello's "Who’s on First"
This classic comedy routine long ago set standards for comedic timing and flawless delivery. Likewise, you always get great timing & delivery of high quality products from AmpliVox. Put your full confidence in our winning team!


Thursday, March 22, 2018

AmpliVox Supports 12th Annual North Suburban YMCA Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner




The North Suburban YMCA held its 12th annual Ken and Alta Thiel Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner on March 8, bringing the community together for an evening of games, food, and socializing to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund.

This year’s event, held at Pinstripes Bocce & Bowling in Northbrook, Illinois, raised $225,000, providing important funding that allows the Y to continue to offer impactful programs and services to all, regardless of financial need.


More than one out of five individuals at the Y – over 2,800 people – receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for afterschool programs, summer camps, swim lessons, and other wellness activities for all ages.

Since its inception, the Strong Kids Dinner has raised more than $3 million to help the community.

The gala’s theme “Be a hero!” encouraged guests to serve as everyday heroes for children in the community.

Ashley Blankstein-Delaney was awarded the NSYMCA’s Thiel Award for Leadership and Social Responsibility.

As director of business development and physician relations at Whitehall of Deerfield, Blankstein-Delaney has helped oversee Whitehall’s sponsorship of several YMCA community events, including Seniorpalooza, the Strong Kids Dinner, and Wheels vs. Wheels, an event that showcases the athletic potential of individuals with physical challenges or special needs.


The evening also honored local heroes from police, fire, and first responder departments.



For its annual fundraising gala, the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, Illinois turns to AmpliVox Sound Systems to make its auctions, presentations, and announcements intelligible to everyone.

AmpliVox portable sound systems provide outstanding audio coverage for this popular community event, which attracts approximately 500 guests to a massive 27,800 square foot venue with 20-foot ceilings.




As a Northbrook-based company, AmpliVox has deep roots in the community and has supported the Y for many years. AmpliVox has provided a wide assortment of sound equipment to fit the Y’s needs, from megaphones for sports and swimming events to portable systems and lecterns for programs. The Strong Kids Dinner raises particular challenges due to the size of the venue and the volubility of the audience.


"Intelligible sound is absolutely crucial to the success of this event," notes Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox and a past YMCA board member.

"The Y needs everyone to be able to hear well in order to participate in the auction and engage in the other fundraising activities. There’s a great deal of background noise to overcome and a lot of space to cover."


AmpliVox came through for the Y with a sound design plan that met the challenges of the noisy space.

AmpliVox technicians laid out connected coverage zones that included powerful, unobtrusive units in strategic locations.

The plan used SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner systems, augmented by S1297 Wireless Powered Dual Speakers and SC800 Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speakers.

Additional speakers carried sound to separate rooms, including the silent auction gallery and the crowded bar area.


Presenters spoke from an AmpliVox SN3500 wood and acrylic lectern on the stage which offered guests a formal and comfortable platform to share their stories about their experiences at the Y, and used wireless AmpliVox microphones to move freely and interact with the audience.





"We are always happy to support groups like the YMCA, who do such important work in our community," noted Roth.

"It’s exciting to see a challenge like this and know that we have the equipment to deliver great results. With the right planning, portable sound systems can enhance virtually any venue."


To learn more and donate to the NSYMCA Strong Kids Fund, visit http://nsymca.org/strong-kids.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Mega Hailer and AirVox PA Systems Deliver Versatility and Power




For clearer sound from far away or in big indoor/outdoor spaces get the AmpliVox Mega Hailer or AirVox.

This new product series gives you outstanding audio range, up to a half mile away, sound clarity and the ability to reach very large audiences by adding a wireless companion speaker expanding sound coverage up to one mile.





The companion speaker and wireless microphone capability expand the products versatility and range.



The heart of the Mega Hailer and AirVox is a powerful 50 watt amplifier which the Mega Hailer combines with a sturdy horn speaker.

Horizontally aligned, the speaker provides crisp clear sound over larger areas with little volume drop off over long distances.

The AirVox features a traditional acoustic speaker with even greater sound clarity and balanced audio quality.

The AmpliVox Mega Hailer and AirVox offer different models with a choice of:



Wired Mic

Wireless receiver and wireless headset and lapel mics

or wireless receiver and wireless handheld mic



By adding additional wireless receivers and microphones you can even hand multiple presenters, up to four total. Built-in Bluetooth capability lets you use your smartphone to stream music or other audio.

The base unit has a full range of features:





The internal rechargeable SLA battery provides up to 10 hours of use and status lights lets you know how much charge is left.

AirVox and Mega Hailer bundles help you expand your systems capabilities with additional components such as a companion speaker that can be wirelessly connected to the base unit up to 300 feet away.

Tripods, mic stand and carry case.





A variety of bundled components let you choose the system and accessories that are just right for you. The Mega Hailer and AirVox are the perfect PA for sports, public safety, large events, conferences and more, indoors or out.


"The Mega Hailer is one of our most powerful and versatile sound systems for outdoor uses," affirms Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Communication can be a real challenge in large open spaces, but the Mega Hailer delivers great performance in a convenient mobile unit that can cover large areas without wires or external power."



Friday, March 02, 2018

Megaphone and Hailer Logo Stretch Covers




Customize your Megaphone or Hailer with your logo and make it your own. Have your school team, company logo, advertisement, slogans, printed on these covers. Great for special event organizers and corporate branding.

Covers are made using a stretchable microfiber polyester fabric which is water repellent and machine washable. Fabric allows sound to pass through with no interference.

Logo Size Requirements:
Megaphone Logos can not be more then 8 inches in diameter.
Hailer Logos 10 inches in length and 6 inches in height.

Logo File:
Send eps or pdf, no jpg or tif files.

Allow 2 weeks for processing order. Large orders may require additional time.

Specifications:
  • Material: Stretchable polyester micro-fiber fabric
  • Machine Washable

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mity-Meg Leads Thousands in March for Science Toronto




Thousands of Torontonians from all walks of life took to the streets on Earth Day 2017 to speak out for science and evidence-based research. The March for Science Toronto – one of 600 such events around the world decrying a move away from facts and scientific knowledge, came in solidarity with a similar march organized in Washington D.C.





"Politics should not be shaping science; science should be informing politics," said rally MC Dr. Rupinder Brar.

"(Science is) not an ideology – it’s a process. It’s a method that we employ for learning the truth and it’s under threat in many ways."



Toronto will once again host a March for Science, and take part in what was previously the largest science advocacy event in history.

On 14th April 2018, communities from coast to coast will come together to celebrate science in Canada as part of the international "March for Science" movement. The cross-Canada event plans to celebrate, encourage, and work towards science that is for everyone.

Similar to last year, the March will feature a diverse line-up of speakers to reflect on the need for evidence-based policy and safeguarding of scientific integrity in Canada - and around the world.




Scientists and scientific institutions need to do better to ensure the voices of marginalized groups are amplified, and that actionable steps are taken to increase diversity within the research community.



Participants use of the S602R Mity-Meg 25-Watt 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
To learn more about AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphones, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/



Monday, February 19, 2018

New AmpliVox Rack Cabinets Store Components with Style and Security



AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers attractive rack cabinets that combine classic, elegant styling with convenience, mobility, and security.

The new cabinets, available in 12U, 21U, and 30U, and laminate or wood veneer finishes, allow computer and control systems to be stored anywhere.

AmpliVox’s new rack cabinets are designed and engineered with safety, security, and elegance in mind.

The 19-inch standard rack rails allow up to 12U or 21U components (17 inches deep) to be stacked inside, concealed within a traditionally-finished cabinet in a choice of colors.

The cabinet includes key-locked front and rear doors for easy access, with a black tinted acrylic panel in the front door as well as unobtrusive ventilation openings.

The cabinet also contains a quiet UL-listed fan to cool components. Inside, units plug into a six-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, connected to a ten-foot external power cord. The entire cabinet can be moved easily on sturdy 3” rolling casters, the front two of which can be locked in place.



UL-listed cooling fan provides ventilation
Cord management access points on both the top and bottom of the unit
Excess cord wrap hooks
Tinted, Locking Front Door
10-32 threaded, universal EIA spacing, fixed front and user installed back steel rack rails
6-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, 10 foot power cord with rotating 360° flat wall plug
Four 3" swiveling casters
2 locking

The rack cabinets are built to furniture quality standards and available in six different finishes to match your décor. They also coordinate with many of the lecterns in AmpliVox’s extensive line of multimedia furniture products.





"These rack cabinets enhance any room with their elegant design," notes AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"They combine great functionality with appealing style for business, educational, hospitality, house of worship, and other professional settings."





To learn more about the AmpliVox Rack Cabinets, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/rack-cabinets/

Monday, February 05, 2018

Pro Sound News Calls New SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus a “Joy and Comfort” to Use




Pro Sound News magazine is a leading provider of news in the professional sound production industry, covering the latest innovative technologies and trends in the field. When Pro Sound News writer Strother Bullins recently reviewed our new SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus portable PA system, we couldn’t help but take notice.

In his review, Bullins applauds the SW925 as a versatile portable PA system that provides strong voice and sound amplification wherever it’s used:


"The SW925 package has proven to be incredibly outdoors-friendly. I’ve placed it in damp busking scenarios and similar party situations; it performed flawlessly everywhere I utilized it, garnering many compliments on its sound along the way from musicians, performers and clients alike."


In addition to being a durable and mobile sound system perfect for outdoor events that call for speeches to be made or music to be played, Bullins adds that the SW925 works well in a variety of other settings:

"Considering its extreme flexibility and ability to cover small to medium-sized club or conference hall settings, the SW925 is an ideal PPA for corporate venues, schools and houses-of-worship, as well as singer/songwriters and acoustic duos, scrappy DJs/ KJs and more."



In ending his review, Bullins praised the SW925’s comprehensive functionality and quality design:

"Buying into the company’s Travel Partner Plus line allows customers to build out a truly modular portable PA system, one that is relatively future-proof, rugged and upgradable.

That said, I don’t look forward to shipping this review unit back, as it’s a real joy and comfort to use with its trustworthy industrial (nearly military-grade) design elements and components."


We introduced the SW925 last year as an upgraded version of our SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner. Our most complete, all-in-one complete PA system, the SW925 features a wealth of new features and enhancements, including better sound quality and longer battery life.
Media Player - SD Card
Slot/USB Slot/Bluetooth
Optional 2nd wireless
mic receiver
Optional Wireless
Speaker Transmitter
Voice Enhance
Voice Priority
Battery Status LED's
Variable Line Out:
1/4" female
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm female, Stereo RCA female, 1/4" female
Convenient quick set up guide printed on control panel
Battery Compartment
2 - SLA Batteries
Wireless Microphone 16 Channel UHF Receiver
Optional CD Player location
Separate Volume, Bass, Treble Controls
USB Charging
5v, 500mA
Phantom
Microphone Switch
3 Microphone Inputs, XLR 1/4", Line or Phantom, with separate volume controls
Power Switch
IEC Power Input
110-220V Auto Switching

The 250 watt portable address system will clearly and powerfully project your voice or music over an audience of up to 7500 people in a room size of up to 25,000 square feet.


You're in control with built-in Media Player allowing you to play your own recorded music using your SD card or Thumb Drive.




Also, stream audio wirelessly from your:
  • Smart Phone
  • Tablet
  • any other Bluetooth® Enabled Device



The built-in digital UHF 16 channel wireless receiver comes with your choice of wireless microphone: lapel & headset, flesh tone over-ear, or handheld microphone

Please note that with three optional wireless receivers added to the SW925, you can use four wireless microphones simultaneously!






Be sure to visit prosoundnetwork.com to read Pro Sound News’ full review of the SW925.

To learn more about the SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/925-Digital-Audio-Travel-Partner-Plus.aspx