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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AmpliVox Donates Megaphones To The American Red Cross Indiana Region




AmpliVox donated a dozen SB602R Mity-Meg 25-Watt Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross Indiana Region that serves 6.3 million Hoosiers in 87 counties.


The American Red Cross has been serving the people of Indiana for more than 100 years, preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.

Through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the American Red Cross is always there in times of need to help people affected by disaster to receive care, shelter and hope.

The American Red Cross also offers the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products, educational programs on preparedness, in addition to communications services and comfort for military service and family members.


AmpliVox’s Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones will provide reliable, powerful sound amplification for Red Cross efforts, improving crowd control and communication between team members.


The SB602R Mity-Meg is a lightweight, weather-resistant design unit, delivering sound coverage of up to a mile with talk, whistle, and siren modes.

An integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery and AmpliVox-exclusive power indicator light keeps the unit running for up to eight hours of typical use.

Weighing just two pounds, the Mity-Meg carries easily with the included wrist strap and comfortable pistol grip.



"We plan to use the megaphones for events", says Duchess Adjei, Regional Communication Director at the American Red Cross – Indiana Region.

"Our region-wide team cannot thank you enough for Amplivox’s support for providing us these great tools for our use."



To enhance communication at disaster scenes and other vital operations, AmpliVox provided its signature Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois in April 2016.

The Chicago Region received twelve of the versatile portable sound systems, ten for disaster relief teams and two for Red Cross events sponsored by its Communications Department.

Beyond disaster relief, the Chicago Region delivers Community Disaster Education, First Aid/CPR, HIV/AIDS prevention, and life-saving health and safety training to thousands of people to help people prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies.



"We are grateful for the generous gift from AmpliVox Sound Systems,” said Harley Jones, Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois.

"This technology will be useful when our volunteers are delivering relief items to communities affected by disasters like tornadoes and floods, and also during preparedness activities, such as our smoke alarm installation rallies."



For more information about AmpliVox megaphone products, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Friday, February 17, 2017

Apple iPhone / iPad Bluetooth Connectivity Issue


The latest iOS software updates for iPhones / iPads may cause you to have issues with Bluetooth connecting with Bluetooth devices. We hope that Apple will resolve this issue soon. Until then, if you are experiencing problems connecting to your AmpliVox Bluetooth receiver you still can use your iPhone / iPad by using the headphone / earphone jack or the earphone/headphone adapter that you received with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

You will need an additional cable to connect to your PA. This cable needs to have a 3.5mm male plug on one end and either a 3.5mm male plug (Fig.1) or a stereo RCA male plug (Fig. 2) on the other end. Check you PA before purchasing (AUX IN type).

Cables may be available at a local retailer like Walmart, Best Buy or purchase on-line.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SNL Best: AmpliVox On Wheels In The White House




Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" and Alec Baldwin's "Trump" returns to Saturday Night Live and got political again this past weekend with several sketches lampooning members of the Trump administration, reprising their roles as White House secretary Sean Spicer and President Donald Trump.

After her much talked about debut as Spicer, McCarthy delivered a performance that arguably beat the original and Alec Baldwin returned for hosting duties for the record 17th time, more than anyone else in the 42 year history of the sketch comedy staple.

In the shows cold open, you can watch in the video above setting the scene in a White House press briefing, "Spicey" was back at the presidential podium when all mayhem let loose.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

TMEA Clinic Convention: AmpliVox Audio Enhances Band Performance




This annual four-day convention is the largest of its kind in the nation. With over 27,000 attendees (including over 10,200 active music educators), experiencing unparalleled opportunities for professional development, inspiration, networking, and the best buys on anything the music industry has to offer.



No other music educators convention offers as many clinics and performances to help you develop your craft as a music educator. Future music educators can begin connecting with other music educators and attend clinics designed to help them in their education and preparation for the profession.

The best musicians in the state perform throughout the four days, and the auditioned All-State ensembles brings the incredible event to a memorable close with their Saturday concerts.


AmpliVox is stationed at Booth #10008 showcasing:




B8003 Titan Wireless Premium Package

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.

The Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speaker has a built-in 100 watt amplifier and wireless receiver with 8" bass speaker and a 4" tweeter.



B9153 Premium Digital Audio Travel Partner Package

Powerful 250 watt amplifier delivers quality sound in areas up to 25,000 square feet. A proven road warrior specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure for exceptional durability. Travels and sets up easily with tripod mount plus retractable handle and wheels.

Bluetooth® wireless technology streams audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device or play CDs and MP3s with integrated electronics.



Thursday, February 02, 2017

February 2017 Trade Show Calendar





Center of Reseller Excellence (CORE) Live : Feb 6th – 9th


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119

The CORE Live event will provide customers an opportunity to engage with Essendant leadership and experts in marketing & digital, sales and merchandising and come away with fresh thinking of how to elevate their business.



TMEA Clinic/Convention : Feb 8th – 11th


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E. Market Street San Antonio, Texas 78205

Booth #10008

No other music educators convention offers as many clinics and performances to help you develop your craft as a music educator. Future music educators can begin connecting with other music educators and attend clinics designed to help them in their education and preparation for the profession.

The best musicians in Texas perform throughout the four days, and the auditioned All-State ensembles bring the incredible event to a memorable close with their Saturday concerts.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

FETC 2017 Is Underway - Visit AmpliVox at Booth #1145




The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders from around the world. Delivering strategies and best practices for student success and schoolwide advancement, FETC is known as one of the nation’s premier education technology events.

Recognized for its outstanding program year after year, FETC provides Educators the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum through premium sessions, intensive workshops, various concurrent sessions, and live demonstrations.




AmpliVox is stationed at Booth #1145 showcasing:


Multimedia Computer Lectern 3230 Series

Multipurpose computer lectern features locking shelf for keyboard, drop-leaf side shelf for projectors and media equipment, locking side door access for use and storage of tower computers.

Two locking doors, one adjustable inner shelf and internal wire management grommets. Moves easily on 4 hidden casters (2 locking).



ADA Lectern with Power Lift SN3900

The ADA lectern, with wheelchair access, offers a stylish yet functional approach to ADA compliance that easily accommodates the mobility-impaired as well as the standing presenter.

A conveniently located rocker switch allows movement over a 10-inch range, adjusting from an ADA-compliant height to a conventional standard lectern height. Moves smoothly and quietly from seated (31”) to fullstanding height (41”).



Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern 3250 Series

This highly portable lectern is made from a durable hard plastic shell with a sculpted profile and radius corners that holds up under tough use, indoors and out - it's weatherproof and waterproof.

Flat reading surface allows your laptop or projector to sit flat and secure, while the soft cushion wrist rest / paper stop provides comfort as well as function. Lightweight, safe and quick to transport.



Clear Acrylic Lectern 3050 Series

The AmpliVox Series 3050 Acrylic Lecterns combines timeless beauty with lasting durability. They feature a sturdy base made of tough ¾” acrylic material and column and reading surface made of ½” material.

Many color choices expand your image options. Choose from the standard colors or your own custom tint. We can even add your logo. All AmpliVox Acrylic lecterns features a one year warranty.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Chicago Anti-Trump Protest During Inauguration Weekend




Crowds of Donald Trump's protesters marched around downtown Chicago during inauguration day and into the weekend. The demonstrators blocked traffic near Trump Tower after holding a rally elsewhere in Chicago's business district.

Chicago Police followed the crowd as it moved into the streets and toward Trump Tower.




At AmpliVox we support expressions of free speech and liberty.

Protesters were seen using the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer to lead crowds with anti-Trump chants.



Half-Mile Hailer

You can easily be heard over a half mile away with the Half Mile Hailer loudspeaker pa system. Its simple straightforward controls, and lightweight design make it the most practical and portable outdoor speaker sound system on the market.

An easy to use 50 Watt amp really powers out the sound, just turn it on, adjust the volume and start talking. The weather proof horn speaker produces wider sound dispersion than other available outdoor portable PA systems.



Friday, January 20, 2017

AmpliVox Attending IAPD / IPRA Soaring To New Heights Conference


AmpliVox Sound Systems is currently attending the 2017 IAPD (Illinois Association of Park Districts) / IPRA (Illinois Park and Recreation Association) Soaring To New Heights Conference being held at the Hilton Chicago during Jan 19th - 20th.

As the premier state conference for parks and recreation, forest preserves and conservation agencies in Illinois, the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference brings together more than 4,400 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development.

AmpliVox is stationed at Booth #248 showcasing our outdoor portable pa systems.



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.

The Titan PA system can either be plugged in using AC power or run on rechargeable batteries. The Titan's lightweight design can reach up to 2500 people in room sizes of up to 10,000 square feet in optimal conditions.



Digital Audio Travel Partner Package

Powerful 250 watt amplifier delivers quality sound in areas up to 25,000 square feet. A proven road warrior specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure for exceptional durability. Travels and sets up easily with tripod mount plus retractable handle and wheels.

Bluetooth® wireless technology streams audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device or play CDs and MP3s with integrated electronics.



Half-Mile Hailer Kits

When you need to project clear sound up to a half mile away, use the PA system that lives up to its name, the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer.

Half-Mile Hailer kits provide additional components such as horn speakers, 40ft. cable to connect the speakers, adjustable compact tripod that extends 28 to 49 inches, adjustable heavy duty tripod that extends 44 to 84 inches, Y adapters, and nylon carry case with luggage handle and wheels.



Wireless Portable Media Player PA System

The AmpliVox SW725 is a powerful all-in-one PA system that puts you in command of your presentation for voice or music with all types of supporting media. It can play audio files stored on any USB flash thumb drive or SD card or stream music from a Bluetooth® enabled device such as a smartphone or computer.

The SW725 six inch full range speaker and 36 watt amp projects crystal clear sound to audiences of up to 500 people in rooms as large as 2,500 square feet.



Megaphones & Bullhorns

Communicating in large open spaces to large crowds or small is never a problem with an AmpliVox megaphone. Our lightweight, battery operated megaphones / bullhorns are essential to your public address activities and emergency preparedness kit.

Our new waterproof ProMarine model is built especially tough for marine and outdoor environments.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

AmpliVox Exhibits Custom Logos For Lecterns at FASTSIGNS 2017 Annual Convention



AmpliVox Sound Systems is currently attending the 2017 FASTSIGNS Annual Convention being held at the Phoenix Convention Center during Jan 12th - 13th.

The conference and expo allows for networking opportunities with 500+ FASTSIGNS franchise attendees to present the latest innovations and new products or services to an independently owned and operated global network.


AmpliVox is stationed at Booth #248 showcasing lecterns that can be customized with your company logo.

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

Promote your organization using any type of AmpliVox lectern: wood, acrylic, contemporary, multimedia or tabletop.

Choose from logo materials that include vinyl, PVC, engraved material, acrylic, engraved anodized aluminum or cast aluminum.

A variety of textures and finishes are also available.


Why not reinforce your brand every time someone presents?

Put your logo on a stylish AmpliVox lectern and your image will stand above the rest.




For more information on how to customize a lectern with your company logo please visit: http://www.ampli.com/lecterns-and-podiums/custom-logos.aspx

Friday, December 30, 2016

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2016: Milestones


As the new year begins, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2016 as we move forward into 2017.


January 2016
AmpliVox Named Business of the Year

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce named AmpliVox Sound Systems as its Business of the Year for 2016, in recognition of the company’s business success. Don Roth was presented with the award at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Meeting.

"We are very honored to be recognized by the Northbrook Chamber with this award," noted Roth. "We have deep roots in this community and have the greatest respect for the Chamber’s members. The award validates the hard work and commitment that all our employees deliver everyday."


Multipurpose Safety Wand Megaphone from AmpliVox Enhances Crowd Control

When directing large groups of people in motion, effective communication is essential to ensure safety.

AmpliVox Sound Systems’ S606 Safety Wand Megaphone gives police officers, fire departments, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders the tools to communicate quickly and clearly.

The AmpliVox S606 Safety Wand Megaphone combines the features of an LED safety wand with a loudspeaker megaphone, increasing the user’s visibility and voice range in a single lightweight, durable, and water-resistant unit.

This all-in-one crowd control baton with a built-in megaphone is also an excellent choice for parking attendants and security officers at sporting events, concerts. And other large venues



February 2016
Jen From The Little Couple On TLC Extends Her Voice With An AmpliVox Megaphone

What a great surprise to see The Little Couple's Jennifer Arnold, MD extend her voice with help from our megaphone!

The AmpliVox model 601R Mity-Meg 15 Watt Megaphone used by Jen can go anywhere you need to extend your voice. It is ideal for crowd control, announcements in noisy environments, or emergency services.


Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern Series

Get the lectern that seems to float above the floor, the AmpliVox Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern has a sweeping arc design that makes your presentation seem momentous and memorable.

Its beautiful acrylic table and brushed stainless steel base and column provide contemporary elegance.



March 2016
Juliana's Secret To Success - Waking Up Early

It's definitely no secret that the most productive people always wake up early. Tapping into the power of the morning gives you the opportunity to set a positive tone for the day.

Thankfully for Juliana, AmpliVox's Quality Assurance Intern Superstar, waking up early is a skill she did not have to learn because she is a natural early bird.

Her early morning routine consists of:
  • Tea Time With Grandma
  • Digesting the Daily News
  • Playing With Her Favorite Building Blocks
  • Being the First To Arrive At AmpliVox



AmpliVox Honored For Company Values

AmpliVox Sound Systems was recognized as 2016 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Northbrook, Illinois.

The award was based on AmpliVox’s exceptional business success, as well as our deep commitment to community involvement.

"We at AmpliVox are proud to be part of a vibrant business community in the town where we’ve been based for the last 20 years.", said Don Roth. This award reflects our fundamental mission: to create the highest quality sound and presentation furniture products.



April 2016
AmpliVox Gift to American Red Cross Provides Megaphones for Disaster Teams

To enhance communication at disaster scenes and other vital operations, AmpliVox Sound Systems provided its signature Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross. AmpliVox has donated twelve of the versatile portable sound systems for disaster relief teams and for Red Cross events sponsored by its Communications Department.


Six Communication Tips for School Safety and Educational Success

How do you put forth a clear voice and strong image when communicating in and around schools?

Here are six proven tips.



May 2016
Enhance Religious Services and Education with Multimedia Furniture

Today’s religious leaders use multimedia in a variety of ways to engage with their congregations. Manufacturers like AmpliVox offer options that range from strictly utilitarian to traditionally elegant.

Maintain the integrity and dignity of your presentations by investing in multimedia furniture that fits the setting in which it will be used.


AmpliVox Supports the Yellowstone National Park to Protect, Promote, and Enhance Its Natural and Cultural Resources

Karen Bates Kress, President of the Yellowstone Park Foundation wrote to acknowledge and thank AmpliVox for the contribution of the Mity-Meg Megaphone and BeltBlaster Pro Sound System to the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s 3rd Annual Old Faithful Open Golf Scramble.

The generous gift ensures Yellowstone National Park will continue to receive funding for both priority needs and long-term objectives that protect, promote, and enhance Yellowstone’s natural and cultural resources.

AmpliVox takes pleasure in assisting the world’s first national park in maintaining a margin of excellence that visitors have come to expect. We hope your travels take you to Yellowstone this year as YPF looks forward to showing you the impacts of their programs such as their: Wildlife and Visitor Safety Program, Junior Ranger, Youth Scientist and Wildlife Olympics.



June 2016
AmpliVox Sound Systems Recognized by U.S. Congress

AmpliVox Sound Systems was honored with special recognition on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, applauded for its success as a small business and its commitment to community involvement.

Bob Dold, representative for the 10th District of Illinois, commended AmpliVox on February 29, 2016 during a public session and his remarks were entered into the Congressional Record.


AmpliVox Showcases New Products and Accolades at InfoComm16

AmpliVox Sound Systems returns to infoComm, the largest professional AV conference in the United States, with exciting new sound system and presentation furniture products for 2016.

AmpliVox’s product innovations range from super-durable megaphones to elegant lecterns to tech-savvy furniture that supports collaboration.



July 2016
AmpliVox Sound Systems Donation Sends Healing Support to Sandy Hook Community

As part of its ongoing Community Connection Donation Program, AmpliVox Sound Systems donated a variety of its top-rated products to the Healing Newtown program in Newtown, Connecticut.


Hospitality Valet Podium Series Complements Your Business Decor And Image

Enhance your Valet Services with a versatile selection of hosting and valet podiums, featuring locking cabinets and optional custom logo.

The right equipment enables your hospitality team to smoothly manage traffic flow, store and protect valuable items, and communicate easily with customers in the hotel and restaurant industry.



August 2016
Communication Cuts Through Chaos for Better Public Safety

When emergencies arise in crowded areas, the first priority of first responders is to quickly move civilians to places of safety.

Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, criminal activity, or terrorist violence, panic and confusion in the crowd can greatly increase the risk of casualties.


SW245 Power Pod PA With Digital Media Player and FM Radio

The AmpliVox SW245 Power Pod PA packs 50 watts of power into a unit weighing less than six pounds, yet it is loaded with features such as the ability to play recorded audio from an SD card or a thumb drive.

Loaded with a media player that gives you the ability to play recorded audio from a SD card or a USB thumb drive and includes FM radio with remote control.



September 2016
Fisher Foundation 3rd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing

The Fisher Foundation held its 3rd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing walk on September 17 2016, where AmpliVox had donated a S602R Megaphone to help the announcers address the crowd. The 5K walk helps to further the public’s awareness of the importance and benefits of hearing better.

The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care rekindles relationships where loved voices have been missing, giving hearing aids to over 30 families who can now truly share and laugh and enjoy the special moments of their lives.


9/11 Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love

The Deerfield and Highland Park Clergy Association held an Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love to honor those lost in September 11 terrorist attack on our country.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth participated in the ceremony and provided the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner for the events sound system. The SW915 was used for leading prayers, singing songs and allowing members to speak to the attendees, sharing their stories of 9/11.



October 2016
Responsible Budget Coalition Members Show Unity At Wrigley Field

As the Chicago Cubs make baseball history with their first World Series appearance since 1945, members of the Responsible Budget Coalition held a unity demonstration on Monday at Wrigley Field, putting aside historic team rivalries to stand together, celebrate the Cubs’ victory, and make a united call for a fully funded, yearlong state budget.

The participants wore Cubs, White Sox, and Cardinals jerseys and t-shirts to show support for their favorite teams even as they stressed their unity in demanding a fully funded state budget that meets the needs of the people who live in Illinois.


AmpliVox Attends National Parking Association Convention and Expo 2016

AmpliVox Sound Systems attended the sold out NPA 2016 Convention & Expo that was held in Atlanta Georgia on September 19th through the 22nd.

NPA's Annual Convention & Expo brings together more than 1,200 parking and transportation thought leaders to discuss global trends, best practices and innovative parking industry advancements.



November 2016
XPOGO Stunt Team Thrills Audience At School Performance and Fundraising Event

When Rob Holder from Great American Opportunities was hosting a fundraising program featuring the Xpogo Stunt Team as their special performance, they choose AmpliVox Sound Systems to reinforce the emcee and live event.

During an extreme pogo school demo, the emcee relied on the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner with a S1297 Satellite Wireless Powered Dual Speaker for sound support, keeping the audience pumped during the performance.


The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series

AmpliVox CEO and longtime Cubs fan Don Roth rejoices in World Series win after a lifetime of waiting.

Chicago Cubs finally coming home carrying the 2016 trophy.
Their victory endend a 108-year "curse".

A very special THANK YOU goes out to the Cubs' President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for getting the job done. See you again next year! Go Cubs!



December 2016
AmpliVox Wins Top Honors For Disaster Communication System

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored as a Platinum Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards sponsored by American Security Today magazine.

AmpliVox’s Radio Hailer received the ASTOR Award as the Best Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Recovery System.




Midwest Clinic 70th Annual Conference

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the very first clinic and conference back in 1947, and AmpliVox's very own Dan Kreusch was at Booth #116 showcasing portable PA systems for all outdoor sound needs.

Improve your practices efficiency and enhance your performances with loud, clear announcements and facilitate added instrumentation for accompaniment; bigger sound.


We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support. We are looking forward to 2017 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.