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Monday, March 20, 2017

AmpliVox Proudly Supports North Suburban YMCA’s Strong Kids Dinner

The North Suburban YMCA’s 11th Annual Strong Kids Dinner was held on March 9, 2017, bringing the community together for an exciting evening of fun, food, and socializing to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund. The popular event, held at Pinstripes Bocce & Bowling in Northbrook, Illinois, netted $225,000, critical funding that enables the Y to keep its lifechanging programs and services available to all, regardless of financial need.

More than one out of five individuals at the Y – over 2,500 people – receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for afterschool programs, summer camp, lifesaving swim lessons, and other wellness activities for all ages. Since its inception, the Strong Kids Dinner has raised over $2.2 million to help the community live well.

The event featured a superhero theme, encouraging guests to be everyday heroes for children in the community.

Northwestern Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife Stacy Fitzgerald (shown left), president of the North Shore Griffins Youth Football League, were awarded the Y's Thiel Award for Social Responsibility.

In support of their coach, members of the NU Football Team attended in full superhero regalia, taking photos with guests and assisting with auctions and games.

AmpliVox is proud to be a longtime supporter of the North Suburban YMCA, including CEO Don Roth’s past tenure on the Y’s Board of Directors.

For this year’s Strong Kids Dinner, AmpliVox provided an SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner and an SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA system with satellite speakers, delivering outstanding sound to a recordbreaking crowd of over 475 in the large Pinstripes venue.

In addition, AmpliVox supplied a customized Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern featuring Northwestern’s school colors and logo.

Lead sponsors for the event included:

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

Friday, March 03, 2017

Stylish Lecterns For Every Speaking Need Enhance Meaningful Funeral Services

When planning funerals, clergy and family members spend long hours finding the perfect words to express their feelings. Sharing memories and tributes is a significant part of the healing process for the family, bringing comfort to them and all who attend the service.

It is vital, then, that funeral homes and other service sites provide reliable, easy-to-use sound equipment so that messages can be shared with clarity.

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.

Many purposes in your funeral business can be fulfilled by elegant lecterns without sound systems.

They can be used effectively in smaller service spaces, and perform well in lobbies or reception areas to hold programs, guest books, and other materials.

Décor choices can include an even 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.

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.

Featuring Integrated Dashboard with finger tip controls (SS and SW models)
Built-in 16 Channel UHF wireless receiver,
584 MHz to 608 MHz (SW models only)
Stream audio with
wireless technology
Side-by-Side Control Panel, includes fingertip controls, Bluetooth®
(SW and SS models only) and wireless receiver (SW models only)

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.

Services 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.

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: for gravesite settings, 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.

Away from the gravesite, sound systems can also create safer, more efficient operations as mourners move through the funeral events.

Funeral staff members can rely on convenient handheld megaphones to direct large groups of people and make announcements about processions and other transitions.

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.

Whatever sound products you select, the main goal is to make it easier for families to communicate, share stories, and support each other.

Attractive lecterns set the scene for dignified, respectful gatherings, and reliable, easy-to-operate sound equipment creates seamless experiences.

Choosing the right products will make all the difference to your clients and their guests who may rely on you for services in the future.

To find out which lectern and sound system is right for you, contact our customer care representatives at:

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

March 2017 Trade Show Calendar

Ingram Micro Canada Focus Day : Mar 22nd

Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology™—helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use.

With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve.

Mega National Convention : Mar 27th – 30th

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

MEGA Group returns to the “Big Easy”.

Join us for 4 days of interactive sessions, networking, and special offers at the MEGA Show in New Orleans, LA.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Make The Best Multimedia Lecterns Even Better

Keep all your technology organized and at your fingertips with AmpliVox Multimedia Lecterns.

Multimedia lecterns provide you with a working platform for computer-based presentations with storage space for CPU, laptop, projector and sound system.

Easy to setup and use, including our legendary AmpliVox customer service and support.

Now between March 1st and April 30 of 2017 save $25 off the Gyration Air Mouse Go with Keyboard when purchased with any lectern online on www.ampli.com or by calling us at (800) 267-5486.

Choose your keyboard size and save $25 on your choice of model GYM1100CKNA or GYM1100FKNA Air Mouse Go Plus.

  • GYM1100CKNA
    Air Mouse Go Plus with Compact Keyboard

  • Desktop mouse and presentation remote
  • Assignable buttons and hand gestures
  • Includes MotionTools 3.0 software (NEW)
  • Rechargeable Battery (3.7 VDC / 400 mAh - 1.48Wh)
  • TAA Compliant
  • Gyration 88-key Compact Wireless Keyboard
  • Windows & OS X compatible

The Gyration Go Plus is more than a mouse, it's an air mouse. With projectors and digital whiteboard are now common place in today's classrooms and boardrooms, presenters are still finding themselves tethered to a computer mouse that simply won't work interactively.

The wireless Go Plus which works on your desk and in the air enables computer control from anywhere in the room instantly adding interactivity to your lectures, business meetings and boardroom presentations.

Designed to work seamlessly with the equipment you already have, the Go Plus is also available with Gyration Low Profile and Compact keyboards all with the 100-foot wireless range.

AmpliVox’s line of multimedia lecterns accommodate a multitude of devices with dedicated shelving, lockable storage, and integrated outlets to simplify connections.

All these forward-looking features are contained in streamlined, contemporary designs for a polished, professional appearance.

Also works great in your conference room space. Today’s organizations are all about collaboration, and when people collaborate they need the right kind of furniture.

The AmpliVox Collaboration Huddle Table has today’s needs in mind. This 80” x 40” table accommodates up to six people and it features knee clearance so that a wheelchair can easily access it.

AmpliVox has designed the Huddle Table to meet the ADA precise standards for accessible design. The fusion maple top surface is made of high pressure laminate that is scratch and impact resistant.

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:

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.