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Thursday, October 12, 2017

AmpliVox Attending the 2017 13th Annual W.B. Mason National Sales Convention & Trade Show


AmpliVox Sound Systems is currently attending the 2017 13th Annual W.B. Mason National Sales Convention & Trade Show being held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket Connecticut Oct 10th - 13th.

The event showcases a wide array of brands, introduces the newest products in the industry and presents processes and techniques that will increase productivity in the workplace.

Delivering fast and at a great price, W.B. Mason provides themselves on being the one source solution for all work space needs.





Bill Gamber, Director of Sales at AmpliVox is at W.B. Mason showcasing:



Executive Column Lectern


The Executive Sound Column Lectern fits well in any decor with its modern styling and easily glides from room to room on 4 easy-glide casters.

Optional Sound System Fills the room with rich sound making sure your message is heard loud and clear.




Titan Wireless Portable PA System


Equipped with a powerful 100 watt amplifier, wired handheld mic with your choice of wireless microphone, and a luggage handle with wheels.

You can also play your music with the built-in CD player, USB Flash Drive input, or through the SD slot.




Mity-Lite Plus Portable PA


The Mity-Lite Plus compact portable PA system weighs only 8 lbs and allows maximum portability with its small, compact design.

It is a 40 Watt system that can reach an audience size of 500 people in a room of size of up 1500 square feet.




Deluxe 6 Station Listening Center


Stereo 6-station jack box with volume control for each station, 6 personal sized headphones with volume control for each ear.

Soft leatherette ear cushions and padded headband cover.




Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphone


The Lithium-ion battery pack with integrated wall charger is a long lasting rechargeable battery that allows you to simply charge in any 110-240V AC outlet.

Comfortable pistol grip and 3 modes: Talk, Siren and Whistle - up to 1 mile (1760 Yards) sound coverage. Weatherproof high impact plastic and steel.



Monday, October 09, 2017

Megaphones Bring Mobile, Coordinated Communication to Marathons




Though football and baseball dominate the public’s attention as in-demand fall sports, the season’s cool, comfortable temperatures coupled with its scenic views make fall a popular of year for marathon running. Of the more than 800 marathons scheduled in the United States and Canada in 2017, more than 125 will be held in October, more than any other month during the year.

While determined runners spend months training to finish the 26.2 mile course, planning and executing a successful marathon race is similarly no easy task. Whether it is the 50,000-plus runner TCS New York City Marathon in November, or the 500 runner The Lost Dutchman Marathon in Apache Junction, Arizona, race organizers must go to great logistical lengths to ensure a fun, safe, and well-run event.


Consider just a few of the different groups of people that are present at a marathon: medical personnel, public safety officers, supportive family and friends, members of the media, fellow race volunteers and organizers, and of course, the runners themselves.

To communicate with these different audiences, whether to provide direction, make pre- or post-race announcements, or offer instructions during an emergency, race coordinators must cover miles of distance near and around the race course, a challenge too great for even the best trained athletes.


What's more, these audiences will likely be so focused on their unique responsibilities—running the race, providing medical care, supporting their loved ones—that grabbing their attention through normal human speech just might not be enough.





Megaphones are a great way to overcome these obstacles and deliver powerful and clear communication to all of your marathon audiences.


Lightweight and compact, megaphones can be carried in one hand as you travel to different checkpoints along a marathon course.

They also provide enough power to deliver voice coverage up to one mile away, which reduces voice strain and saves the energy it would otherwise take to travel to these groups on foot.

But megaphones can be even more than just a sound amplifier.

With on-board horn or siren functions, along with built-in strobe lights, megaphones also serve as a valuable emergency preparedness tool.



When inclement weather or emergency circumstances compromise the safety of those on the course, communicating through a megaphone establishes authority, and is sure to attract the attention of those in attendance.



Chicago Spring Half-Marathon Volunteers Direct Runners with Mity-Meg Megaphone

For the more than 5,000 runners that participated in this past May’s Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K, the day offered a unique opportunity to race down normally busy downtown Chicago streets and lakefront trails, offering pristine views of the city’s renowned skyline and nearby Lake Michigan.



For race personnel, the event posed a sizeable communication challenge: in order to ensure the race began on time, runners needed to assemble in their appropriate starting corrals before beginning so the course did not overcrowd.

But with thousands of anxious participants and their supporters positioned throughout the 13-plus mile race course, the prospect of providing them instruction without support was daunting.

Fortunately, volunteers managing the Spring Half Marathon’s logistics had help.

Equipped with the AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphone, they delivered crystal clear instructions to runners thanks to the Mity-Meg’s 25-watts of audio power, which blanketed the course with sound and reached thousands of ears at once.



Weighing just two pounds and featuring a comfortable pistol grip handle, the device made it easy for volunteers to speak while moving throughout the course, directing runners to their corral and ensuring festivities would begin on time.




For more information on AmpliVox Megaphones, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Alumacrylic Lectern Brings Prestige to Mayweather-McGregor Press Conference




The Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match was billed as one of the biggest sporting events of 2017. In the weeks leading up to the fight, the two athletes took part in press conferences around the world to promote their monumental exhibition.

On July 12, the duo participated in a lively press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.


Mayweather and McGregor both took to our SN3080 Contemporary Alumacrylic Lectern to address the media and their legion of fans and made their case for why they expected to win the upcoming match.

Both men promised a knockout, claims that would be hard to uphold.

Mayweather, the defensive specialist, hasn’t managed a KO in his last seven fights, and McGregor, the MMA fighter who can’t kick or wrestle in the bout was working without a majority of his arsenal in the boxing match.

While Mayweather eventually emerged victorious with McGregor succumbing in the 10th round during the August 26 fight, there is no denying that both athletes look equally sharp speaking behind the sleek and modern Contemporary Alumacrylic Lectern.






AmpliVox Acrylic Lecterns offer contemporary elegance that projects your image in any setting.

The AmpliVox Series 3080 Lecterns will help you stand out as someone to be noticed and listened to. They’re made of tough half inch plexiglass, with beautiful anodized aluminum side panels.

You can choose side panels of silver, black, or gold. The reading surface comes in widths 27”, 36” or 48” so you can really spread out your papers.

The acrylic is available in clear, frosted, smoked or a variety of colors. Choose from these standard colors or your own custom tint.

We can even add your logo. All AmpliVox Acrylic lecterns features a one year warranty.



For more info on the 3080 Contemporary Alumacrylic Lectern Series please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/lecterns-and-podiums/3080-Contemporary-Alumacrylic-Lectern.aspx

Monday, September 25, 2017

Make Schools Safer: Emergency Sound Equipment Provides Direction and Crowd Control




When emergencies arise in schools and other crowded areas, the first priority of administrators is to quickly move students and staff to places of safety. Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, or violence, panic and confusion greatly increases the risk of casualties.

When public safety is on the line, it is vital that school leadership, security staff, and other first responders have the ability to clearly communicate with large groups of people on a moment’s notice.

All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication – power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened people.

In establishing disaster preparedness plans, school emergency personnel should have equipment ready to go, ensuring that communication remains available despite the obstacles.

Portable sound systems are an essential tool for responders to have on hand for these unpredictable emergency situations.

Today’s systems come in a wide variety of models to serve different functions, but one central purpose is common to all: providing reliable, grab-and-go communication to calm, direct, and inform large groups of people in times of crisis.

Consider how form follows function to fit the needs of your response requirements:


Coordinate communication from centralized authority

The Radio Hailer from AmpliVox uses two-way MURS radios and powerful Hailer loudspeakers for large-scale coverage from a remote, centralized command center.
Emergency leadership may need to direct response teams and civilians from remote locations.

Powerful portable sound systems can provide closed communication networks to cover large areas, indoors or out, using MURS two-way radios and radio-connected hailer speakers.

Multiple speakers can be set up in seconds in locations up to a mile apart, allowing for the broadest communication coverage from a single command center.

AmpliVox Sound Systems developed its Radio Hailer system for private security applications for the investment firm Goldman Sachs, allowing management to coordinate safety communication from multiple locations around its New York City and Jersey City offices.

The same affordable, easy-to-use technology can be put to use on school campuses for swift, effective responses.





Keep powerful megaphones on hand for swift response

American Red Cross teams use AmpliVox’s
SB602MR Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphone for clear, powerful voice projection from an easy-to-use unit weighing just 2.5 lbs.
Megaphones pack a great deal of versatility and power into compact, portable units.

These easy-to-use sound systems are ready for action when needed, even under harsh conditions.

Today’s best megaphones use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to reduce weight and provide long-lasting charges, whether in use or on the shelf.

They can deliver voice coverage up to a mile, and also grab attention with on-board horn or siren functions. For added safety and visibility, consider a megaphone that includes an integrated strobe signal light signal.

AmpliVox provides its Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross to help disaster response teams coordinate emergency services.





Combine visual cues with audio support for maximum impact.


Combine visual cues with
audio support for maximum impact.
In a chaotic evacuation, people will be looking for visible direction from authorities.

Visibility can be greatly enhanced, even in dark or smoky situations, with simple tools like lighted traffic batons.

Innovative new products now combine that visual support with audio loudspeakers to guide people to safety.

Useful in any traffic control or crowd management situation, these versatile products are especially helpful in emergencies.

Perfect for law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and individuals concerned with traffic marshalling, the illuminated LED baton is lightweight, durable, and water resistant.





Use vehicles as mobile command stations


AmpliVox’s S/SW312 Sound Cruiser mounts to the roof of any vehicle with suction cups, providing mobile sound coverage with a range of a half mile
When covering large areas, roof-mounted sound systems on emergency vehicles provide the most mobile and effective means of communication.

Durable, powerful hailer loudspeakers can be heard for up to half a mile.

They can be attached in minutes and powered directly from the vehicle.

The Sound Cruiser is ideal not just for cars but for all mobile communication needs:
  • Boats
  • Golf Courses
  • Construction Zones
  • Political Campaigning and more





These examples demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness that portable sound systems offer for school emergency response teams.

Easy to use and ready to go, these tools improve communication in any crowd control situation – which means improved safety for civilians as well as responders.

Now more than ever, investing in reliable sound equipment must be a central part of any crisis management plan.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mity-Meg Megaphone Allows Baywatch Lifeguards to Be Heard




While Paramount Pictures' 2017 film Baywatch undoubtedly emphasizes all that there is to see on the vibrant beaches of Emerald Bay, Florida, the film also reinforces the importance of being heard.



In the film, lifeguards Mitch Buchannon (played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) and CJ Parker (played by Kelly Rorhbach) patrol the waters with our S601 Mity-Meg Megaphone, which helps ensure the safety of area beachgoers by providing clear communication despite the noise from crashing waves, nearby speed boats, and bustling beach life.

Weighing just two pounds, our Mity-Meg Megaphone is easy to take with you, whether you are on foot – or driving a jet ski.


When activity takes you in the water, our “Made in the USA” ProMarine Megaphone provides the same clear sound in a rugged, waterproof design.




For more information on AmpliVox Megaphones, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Friday, September 08, 2017

AmpliVox Supports the Grand Opening Event of Autism Spectrum Therapies in Northbrook




AmpliVox is excited to announce the Grand Opening Event of the new Northbrook AST Learning Center on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.


Autism Spectrum Therapies supports the autism community with quality services and resources, providing a comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program that emphasizes naturalistic teaching strategies so that kids learn through play.

The program supports many of the necessary skills for school, including: communication skills, behavior goals, social skills and making friends.


AST is a premier autism services agency serving nearly 2,000 families in 7 states. The local team in Northbrook, is supported by a national team of experts in clinical best practices, insurance advocacy, and training.

A small local team of highly skilled and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) has access to a network of approximately 100 BCBAs throughout the company with a wide range of expertise.





City and state representatives will speak before the ribbon-cutting "Grand Opening" event, including:

Sandy Frum -- President of the Village of Northbrook
Tensley Garris -- President of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
Lou Lang -- President of the Illinois Senate
Leslie Munger -- Illinois Deputy Governor
Commissioner Julie Morita, MD -- Illinois Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health

AmpliVox will also be at the event providing the presentation furniture and sound reinforcement, furnishing a SN350006 Oak Acrylic Lectern to deliver the speeches from and the B9254 Platinum Package Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus for sound support.


SN350006 Wood & Acrylic Floor Lectern

The SN350006 Wood & Acrylic Floor Lectern is constructed from solid hardwood, designed with a unique "H" shape and soft curve back edge with a clear acrylic front panel.

Standing at 4 ft high, with an acrylic reading surface made from durable 1/2" thick acrylic, it also includes a fixed wood shelf to store presentation materials.

Wood frame is made from red oak with choice of 3 colors: Oak (MO), Walnut (WT), Cherry / Mahogany (CH).


B9254 Platinum Digital Audio Travel Partner

The B9254 Platinum Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus is our most complete, all-in-one PA system.

It includes the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner PA, an all-in-one system that amplifies sound from microphones, Bluetooth® streaming devices, and other audio inputs.

The package also includes an S1297 Remote Wireless Companion Speaker to extend the range of sound even farther.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Professional Singer Carla Bordonada Raves About The SW915


New York professional singer Carla Bardonada searched for the best-sounding PA system and found it in the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner.

In this short video clip, she raves about the SW915’s superb portability, battery life, and sound quality. Then she demonstrates magnificent sound with her rendition of Etta James’ romantic ballad, “At Last.”





AmpliVox, Never Satisfied, Upgrades with New SW925
AmpliVox thanks Carla for this great testimonial, but we are never ones to rest on our laurels. That’s why we’ve introduced the upgraded SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus, with even better sound quality and longer battery life.

The SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner is our most complete, all-in-one PA system.
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





Includes S1995 Protective Cover to protect your speaker from the elements
Designed for temporary outdoor use, the S1995 Cover is perfect so-lution for keeping the PA speaker going no matter what the weather dishes out.

This custom-fit cover is made from water-repellant nylon fabric and sound transparent mesh.

Rear access panels let you hook up cables, antennas and access controls with ease while keeping your gear dry.



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!




And, by also adding the S9190 UHF Quad Wireless Microphone Receiver System, you can use up to eight wireless microphones simultaneously!




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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Safety Bundle: Safety Strobe Megaphone & LED Safety Wand





Our Safety Strobe Megaphone and LED Safety Wand are the perfect pairing for your facility!

$ 299.00 - Add to Cart


In recognition of National Preparedness month, both the S604 Safety Strobe Megaphone and S606 LED Safety Wand are available as a Safety Bundle for one low price, now $299 for a limited time.
All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication – power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened people.

In establishing disaster preparedness plans, school emergency personnel should have equipment ready to go, ensuring that communication remains available despite the obstacles.

BOTH S604 Safety Strobe Megaphone and S606 LED Safety Wand are perfect for school safety, traffic control, bus patrol and playground announcements - day or night. Excellent megaphone for Law Enforcement, Police, Fire, SWAT Teams and Traffic Control. Also great to keep in your vehicle for personal safety use.


Keep Megaphones and Safety Wands On Hand For Swift Response
The S604 Safety Stroble Megaphone packs a great deal of versatility and power into a compact, portable unit. Easy-to-use and ready for action, the S604 can deliver voice coverage up to a 100 yards, and can grab the crowds attention with on-board horn or siren functions.

Increase your visibility and manage traffic situations with a S606 LED Safety Wand. The S606 is water resistant and ideal for directing traffic for police and fire or directing patrons for sporting events, concerts and parking.




S604 Safety Strobe Megaphone

  • Features

  • 10 Watts with effective range of 100 yards
  • Ultra lightweight at 2 lbs.
  • Flash strobe light
  • Voice Record / Playback feature
  • Battery Indicator Light (High, Medium, Low)
  • Talk, siren and whistle modes
  • Piezo computer technology for greater battery efficiency
  • Up to 30 hours of continuous talk time


The lightweight 10 watt Safety Strobe Megaphone has a record & play feature and emergency flashing strobe light.

Can be heard at up to a 100 yard distance, and is lightweight and portable. Made from durable ABS plastic construction that can hold up to plenty of wear and tear.

Excellent megaphone for Law Enforcement, Police, Fire, SWAT Teams and Traffic Control. Also great to keep in your vehicle for personal safety use.


Flashlight and Strobe light control with Siren button

Flashlight feature built-in and illuminates from bell area.

Emergency flashing strobe lights up speaking area in the dark.





S606 Safety Wand Megaphone

  • Features

  • Red LED light wand with flasher and flashlight
  • Detachable 20 watt megaphone
  • Torch function
  • Alarm whistle
  • Adjustable volume
  • Wrist safety strap
  • AC wall charger
  • 12VDC cigarette lighter adapter


The Safety Wand Megaphone is a excellent tool for public safety and crowd/traffic control, that combines the features of a LED safety wand with a loudspeaker megaphone, increasing your visibility and amplifying your voice within the same unit.


Increase Visibility and
Manage Traffic Situations

Handle Detaches at the Bottom into a 20 Watt Piezo Microphone

Comes with Wrist Strap and
Belt Clip for Easy Storage




BOTH megaphones perfect for school safety, traffic control, bus patrol and playground announcements - day or night.



$299.00 - Add to Cart


Monday, August 21, 2017

Band Director Loves the SW800 Titan Wireless PA System




Band Director Rich Fitz was so grateful for using the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System for musical and practice arrangements he sent in this e-mail:



"I wanted to write and tell you how much we LOVE the new Amplivox Wireless System!

It does everything we need it to do and is incredibly easy to use and set up.

It is a fantastic system and I can't thank you enough for your diligence in providing this system for my band.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

Rich

Band directors are responsible for developing and maintaining a music education program at a high school or college.

Marching bands often rely on a sound system for musical instruction during practices and performances. They utilize sound reinforcement for events ranging from half-time performances to graduations and sports competitions.

With the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System you can be setup in minutes, indoors or outdoors, for engaging rehearsals and enhancing performance aspects of the marching band.









Rich had ordered the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA systema along with the SC800 Companion Speaker, installing a second Wireless Mic Kit for dual presenters, and a pair of S1080 Heavy Duty Tripods to mount the PA system and Speaker.



Titan Wireless Portable
PA System
SC800 Companion
Speaker
(2)S1080 Heavy duty tripods
Choice of Two
Wireless Mics
Wired Handheld
Dynamic Microphone
(2) Protective Covers for PA System and Speaker






For more information on the SW800 Titan Wireless PA System, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/800-Titan-Wireless-Portable-PA.aspx