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Monday, June 18, 2018

Join us at ISTE 2018 Chicago: Free Guest Pass From AmpliVox




AmpliVox will be exhibiting the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo being held at the McCormick Place West Building here in Chicago June 25–27.


Visit AmpliVox's booth #795 at the expo to learn how Portable PA Systems help educators be heard.


Get Your Free Guest Pass from AmpliVox (to the First 50 Who Respond)


As a valued customer of AmpliVox Sound Systems, you're invited to attend the ISTE 2018 as a guest of AmpliVox FREE of charge.

This ticket provides access to the expo only. Limit one guest per ticket. No registration in advance (online or otherwise) is allowed.

Guests may redeem this ticket at attendee registration starting Monday, June 25. *Only guests 16 and older may redeem this ticket.

Illinois educators, don't miss your chance to get connected to the brightest minds in edtech right in your backyard. Get educator-tested strategies and proven resources for transforming learning and teaching.

Expo Hall Hours


Monday, June 25
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Get Your FREE Guest Pass


ISTE is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation.

Their worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.






Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Northbrook Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Golf Outing & Dinner




Beyond just a great day of golf, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce annual Golf Outing and Dinner is an outstanding way to thank clients and colleagues, to solidify business relationships and to make new connections.

The Outing is an all-inclusive, non-stop afternoon of fun that includes a chance to play 18 holes of golf, with friendly competition for prizes, and lots of excitement throughout the day on the course.


In addition to a best ball scramble tournament, the event includes skills contests on every hole, a chance to mix and mingle with business and civic leaders, non-stop snacks and beverages, a cocktail hour and dinner.

Exceptional golf skills are not required, just a desire to come out and have fun.

The Golf Outing included:
  • Putting Contest with chance to win $200
  • 18 holes “best ball” scramble format
  • Delicious lunch prior to tee-off
  • Greens fees and golf cart
  • Snacks, beer and soda on the course
  • Contests and prizes on every hole
  • Post-play cocktails, appetizers & dinner at Marcello's
  • Awards for best play
  • Valuable raffle prizes


For the 6th year in a row AmpliVox had the B9254 Platinum Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus Package on hand at Sportsman’s Country Club providing the PA system for pre-tournament announcements for the over 180 golfers participating.


The AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus is a PA system you can take anywhere indoors or out to reach up to 7500 people with crystal clear voice or music.

It’s powerful 250 watt amp can project sound to a room as large as 25000 sq. ft. yet it weighs only 35 lbs.

The B9254 Platinum Package is a collection of accessories that helps you maximize the units performance.

The package includes not only the base unit but a wireless companion speaker and transmitter.

The S1297-70 speaker kit enables you to have an additional speaker wirelessly connected to the SW925 base unit from up to 300 feet away.

This gives you even greater sound coverage. The S1297-70 includes a full range of features:
  • Wireless UHF receiver antenna
  • 16 channel wireless receiver
  • Line-in jack
  • Volume control
It operates off built-in rechargeable battery or AC power.





For more information on the B9254 - Platinum Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus Package please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/925-Digital-Audio-Travel-Partner-Plus.aspx

Monday, June 04, 2018

Breaking the Silence at the 21st Annual Run/Walk Illinois Chapter of the NOCC




The 21st Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer took place on Saturday, May 19, at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights.

The event was sponsored by the Illinois chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), which works to promote awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer, assist newly-diagnosed patients throughout the country, provide ongoing support for caregivers, and advocate for the advancement of ovarian cancer research.


The NOCC has accounted for 248,800,000 steps nationwide at Run/Walk events in the past 2 years, raising an average of $400,000/race. Approximately 3,000 attend each year with nearly 150 survivors, with this event being the second year held at Arlington Racecourse.


Maintaining crowd control in noisy environments is no easy task, but with up to one mile of effective sound coverage, the Mity-Meg can provide the sound needed to communicate important event details with your attendees, or provide instruction during an emergency.

AmpliVox Mity-Meg are "Commercial Industrial" megaphones with talk, whistle and siren functions made from a durable ABS plastic construction that can take abuse.

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

All AmpliVox models have a comfortable pistol grip and are powered by alkaline batteries or lithium-ion battery pack with integrated wall charger that plugs into any 110-240V AC outlet.


The money raised from this event supports local and national programs. Locally it supports the survivor outreach and gatherings, awareness materials and events, and nationally it supports the 3-year commitment to Stand up to Cancer Dream Team and research.





Participants were encouraged to raise funds and make a difference in the lives of women and families affected by ovarian cancer, which strikes more than 22,000 women each year. Fun teal gifts were given as rewards for fundraising efforts. Paid participants for the run/walk received free general admission for afternoon racing at Arlington Racecourse.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tech & Learning Live: Enhancing Multimedia In Classrooms




Tech & Learning Live is a high-powered, one-day event that provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology.

An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations and plenty of networking opportunities to ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

AmpliVox CEO, Don Roth, will be at the event in Chicago on Friday, May 11, 2018 to present a discussion on "Specialized Furniture That Enhances Multimedia In Classrooms".


Remember the days of the big metal cart rolling down the hall with the giant TV and the VCR?

Thankfully, today's furniture is more functional, secure and also attractive.

Educators use a variety of multimedia devices to engage students and enhance learning such as:

  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Projectors
  • Smartboards
  • Document Cameras
  • Smartphones




Effective devices need to be readily available for teachers and students to use. Being connected to sufficient audio is important, with storage to keep all audio visual equipment secured and ready-to-go.




The right multimedia furniture choices make digital equipment easier to use.




Obstacles to using classroom multimedia devices include:

  • Complicated setup
  • Devices not working properly
  • Equipment creates a cluttered classroom
  • Moving devices from room to room
  • Keeping devices charged
  • Inability of students to see/hear presentations
  • Keeping devices secure



Today’s furniture options offer customization to meet the needs and budgets of all different types of schools and situations.These are the multimedia features to look for when selecting a Lectern, Mobile Workstation, Portable PA System or Line Array Speaker.


Lecterns: One Size Does Not Fit All



Used extensively for high school/college classrooms, auditoriums, and meeting rooms, lecterns provide all-in-one storage and setup solutions.

With integrated shelves for projectors, power strips and data ports for devices and built-in sound systems, their lockable storage cabinets keeps all devices secure.



Mobile Workstations


When devices are shared between classrooms easily keep equipment "ready to go" with lockable cabinets, fold-out shelves for projectors, and rack mounts for sound system components. Sturdy, lockable casters provide for stable transportation and power strips and data ports allow for easy connectivity.



Portable Sound Systems


Ensure that all students can hear presentations. Your sound system should support wireless microphones and Bluetooth® streaming capabilities. AmpliVox Portable PA Systems are available in a wide range of sizes and power.



Line Array Speakers


Provide extra audio support for presentations, Line Array Speakers can be integrated with video conference carts, digital signage, and interactive white boards to deliver crystal clear sound in any setting.

The slim, lightweight compact line array speakers are designed with versatility and functionality in mind so they could be mounted onto any audio visual furniture, making it a perfect fit for adding a passive or amplified speaker to your media carts, projector carts or computer workstation.






Find the perfect Classroom Multimedia Furniture Solution for your School.

Contact AmpliVox for more information.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Facility Engineering Associates 2018 School Safety Conference




The Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) hosted their annual School Safety Conference on April 18th 2018 at the Bristol Palace in Mount Prospect, IL.

District and School Administrators, Police and Fire Departments, Transportation Directors, and Emergency Managers attended the event to heighten their safety awareness in the field of school safety and crisis prevention.




Guest speakers covered topics ranging from school and campus shootings/attacks, effective school security, school safety planning and tools utilized for school safety. This years event was brought to you by:














AmpliVox Sound Systems was at the event hosting a booth and excited to meet with so many professionals who share our commitment to making schools safer.

AmpliVox’s megaphones, hailers, and other portable sound systems provide clear, reliable communication in all types of situations.

In emergencies, AmpliVox grab-and-go systems broadcast instructions wherever they are needed, cutting through chaos to facilitate safe evacuations.

Portable sound also improves daily school operations, including traffic control, assemblies, athletic events, and any other activity involving large groups.



AmpliVox offers dozens of popular portable sound system options, including:



Half-Mile Hailer


A powerful loudspeaker PA that can be clearly heard up to half a mile away, all from a compact and portable all-weather unit.

AmpliVox Hailers are available for specific applications, like the S/SW312 Sound Cruiser roof-mounted system for vehicles.




Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus (SW925)


Our most complete, all-in-one PA system, with a 250 watt amplifier that will clearly and powerfully project your voice 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.




AirVox PA System


Our new portable system that combines a powerful central PA with supplementary wireless speakers for wide area coverage without cords or complicated set-up.

The AmpliVox AirVox Mobile PA System is the ideal battery powered, all-in-one wireless compact portable PA solution with Bluetooth® connectivity.




Titan Wireless Portable PA System


A versatile go-anywhere PA with a 100 watt amplifier and wireless mic options. Equipped with a 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.




Audio Portable Buddy


An easy-to-carry sound system in a briefcase-style design, powerful enough to reach audiences of up to 1,000 people in rooms up to 10,000 square feet.

A proven "Road Warrior", specially tooled and molded plastic briefcase-style enclosure for exceptional durability and portability. Travels and sets up so easily.



Megaphones


A wide variety of versatile Megaphones, including specialty products like the S606 Safety Wand Megaphone for enhanced traffic and crowd control, and the WP609R ProMarine Waterproof Megaphone for use around pools and waterfronts as well as extreme weather conditions.


In addition, AmpliVox carries hundreds of lecterns and other furniture products to enhance classrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, and outdoor event spaces.

Equipped with integrated sound systems or paired with wireless portable systems, AmpliVox lecterns are available in styles to fit every need and budget.





AmpliVox is proud to offer Made in the USA products with a warranty of up to six years. You can see many of our products in action on the AmpliVox YouTube channel.

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!