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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Half-Mile Hailer Reviews and Testimonials: Portable PA System and Loudspeaker

This blog post features several helpful AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer Reviews and testimonials in blog form and video review form.  One of the new exciting features of the Hailer PA System is a new Emergency Siren!

If you have any further questions, please contact AmpliVox through email, ask on Facebook, Twitter, by leaving a comment on this blog, or through calling us at (800)267-5486.

-Hostage Situation Saved By Using AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer
-PA System Gets Crushed by Bull!
-Auctioneer Testimonial of the Half-Mile Hailer PA System
-Street Preachers Prefer the Half-Mile Hailer
-NCAA Track Starter Uses AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer

Video: Half-Mile Hailer YouTube Video Playlist

Monday, September 26, 2011

AmpliVox Wireless Lapel Microphone Review from Customer | Testimonials

Fine Fortune

I teach a weekly non-denominational adult Bible study, and as the group grew larger it became difficult for some to hear me speak. I purchased an AmpliVox Buddy Amplifier but found the hand held microphone to be quite cumbersome. My wife then ordered the AmpliVox S1600 wireless microphone system (with lapel mic)for me. It is an excellent product and picks up the sound easily. Even persons sitting at the opposite end of the large room (some of whom are "hard of hearing") report that they can hear and understand every word. I would highly recommend this product.
~Dr. Don Shockey.

Review Via Amazon

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Guest Blogger: Could a Power Outage Mean Lights Out for your Business?

Recently a major series of windy storms punched hard in Chicago and knocked out power to Amplivox Portable Sound Systems in Northbrook IL.  Many problems were overcome and many lessons were learned in returning Amplivox to normal operations 2.5 days later.

One glaring issue confronting the Amplivox emergency response team was the lack of a written continuity plan to deal with the ever changing set of issues that needed to be identified and resolved during the outage- many unexpected but all foreseeable.

Can your business survive the unexpected?  
Does your small business have what it takes to adjust and recover?  

Fortunately for Amplivox, the return to normal operations resolved after the lights came back on in 2 and a half days.

Unfortunately if a business cannot return to operations within a 10 day operations window, insurance statistics indicate 80% of those businesses are likely to close their doors within a month!  For Amplivox, we just had one core problem to solve- loss of electricity.

Think about managing a multiple event- a flood or a fire that not only knocks out power, but costs your business your inventory, your IT assets, your phone system.  

What if the “money stopped coming in’?

Firestorm encourages businesses of all sizes to develop business continuity and business resumption resources for your organization.  While this process can sometimes seem overwhelming, between identifying likely risks, developing plans and drilling for best practices, it can be managed in as little as a few focused hours every quarter.  

As Firestorm likes to say, Luck is NOT a strategic plan.  

Organizations that are planning “to be there” after most disasters view their business continuity capabilities as strategic assets as important as a motivated work force and a sterling business reputation.

Take inventory of who depends on your business:  your customers, vendors and business partners obviously come to mind.  Drill down a bit deeper and you will a workforce whose professional lives are intertwined with your business goal, families that rely on your business success to put food on their table and even a local economy that exists because they support and encourage a healthy local economy.
Failure to plan, as the saying goes, means planning to fail.
Dave Flora is a Principal at Firestorm and can be reached at dflora@ampli.com.

See Dave in a YouTube Video: Prepare Your Business for a Power Outage


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Product of the Week! SW505A Executive - Adjustable, Wireless Sound Column Lectern

Amplivox Sound Systems is proud to announce a new series of blogs focused on new products and the top selling products of the week. The blog will be decided by sales, press releases / media mentions, customer testimonials, and new or improved products being introduced into the Amplivox family.

The first product to be featured as the product of the week is the SW505A Executive - Adjustable, Wireless Sound Column Lectern. This lectern features a 50 watt sound system built into a modern wood podium. The durable melamine laminate is available in 4 colors. (Light Oak, Medium Oak, Walnut, & Mahogany)

Every speaker will be seen and heard loud and clear no matter what your height may be. The SW505A adjusts quickly and easily from 39" to 45". The base has elegant sculpted radiused corners and 4 casters (2 locking) for easy portability.

Dynamic Hot MIC allows the presenter to speak up to 18" from the microphone. This allows the speaker to focus on his or her presentation and not the microphone.

Add a companion speaker to you system for increased sound coverage. It fits neatly inside the bottom of the lectern. This Jensen design also fits on the S1080 Compact Tripod.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Be True to Your School: AmpliVox Offers Custom Color Lecterns for Universities

So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school
-The Beach Boys

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems is proud to now offer custom colored lecterns for colleges and universities.  This is a great way to show your school pride and give your presentations a professional look.

Great Settings for Collegiate Multimedia Lecterns:
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Pep Rallies
  • Athletic Awards Ceremonies
  • Admissions Gatherings
  • Freshman Orientations
  • Debates
  • Public Speaking Class
  • School Assemblies
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-AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems on YouTube
-Portable Sound Systems and Megaphones for Cheerleaders
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-Outdoor PA Systems for Marathons and Triathlons

The Best Portable PA Systems for Cheerleading and Cheerleaders

Cheerleading has come a long way in recent history and is considered by many to be a sport because of the intense physical maneuvers and staunch competition.

In a sports arena with potentially thousands of fans shouting, cheerleaders find themselves needing to project their voice above the noise.

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems has many products that can fill that need such as the:
These cheerleader PA systems are eligible for purchasing through GSA contracts also.

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Video: AmpliVox Products Recommended for Youth Sports

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Workhorse Testimonial/Review

AmpliVox's very own Half-Mile Hailer Loudspeaker is turning heads.

Joe Thomas, an auctioneer from Glen Allen, VA had this to say about his Auctioneer's PA System, the Half-Mile Hailer:

"I take it all over the country . Used it for at least 300 auctions. It's a workhorse! It just don't quit!"

Blog: Half-Mile Hailer Stepped on By Bull and Still Works!
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Video: Watch Half-Mile Hailer Videos on YouTube

Friday, September 16, 2011

Using iPods in the Classroom: Products for Education (PA System and Listening Center)

A major trend in education is using relevant technology to aid the learning process.

Using iPods in the classroom is a great tool for teachers to be able to connect relevant information to their students and mix up the learning process.

Using iPads in education is another trend that engages students and gives them a fun activity to look forward to. Both the iPod PA System and the iPod School Listening Center are iPad and iPhone compatible so you won't miss a beat in your classroom.
  • iPod PA System: This 30-watt PA system plays and charges your iPod and has a built-in DVD player and video out port so you can connect a projector and enjoy clear sound with your video.  It is made to be completely portable and has a built-in rechargeable battery as well as a tripod stand.
  • Digital iPod School Listening Center: This new product is a great tool for teachers seeking to teach students literacy or a foreign language. These can be transformed into iPad Listening Center because they are iPad-compatible.  With many possible listening center activities and ideas out there, this is a great tool for teachers to use for years to come.

Useful Links:
-AmpliVox Sound System's YouTube Channel
-Outdoor PA Systems for Marathons and Triathlons
-AmpliVox Reviews and Testimonials

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Outdoor PA Systems for Marathons and Triathlons

Outdoor sporting events like marathons, triathlons, 5Ks, bike races, cross country meets, and track meets all gather hundreds if not thousands of athletes, coaches, spectators and even mascots.  Events like these require coordination before, during, and after the race.

To help coordinate the start and end of events, to move people from one area to another, and be ready for emergency situations, having a portable public address system for the event is a must.

The following video shows some of AmpliVox's portable sound systems that were integral to the functionality of the Rhulen Rock Hill Run 5K in Rock Hill, New York.


Products featured in this video were the:
-Half-Mile Hailer Loudspeaker PA A signature AmpliVox product
-Digital Audio Travel Partner PA System 250-watts of power and innovation!
-Mity-Meg Megaphone The S602 features a detachable microphone and rechargeable batteries.
Blog: NCAA Track Starter Uses Portable PA System in Meet
Blog: Cross Country PA Systems
Webpage: How to Set up a PA System
Video: Gymnastics Class Responds to using Digital Audio Travel Partner PA System

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ballet PA System for Ballet Classes and Dance Studios

The iPod Portable PA System is a great options for ballet teachers who want easy to use and quality sound.

The wireless system features a variety of mic options, audio features, and the Voice Priority Feature which dulls music down when speaking into the mic.

To see a short clip of a ballet class with the AmpliVox iPod Portable PA System, please click on AmpliVox Supports NSYMCA 3-on-3 Tournament.

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Video: iPod Portable PA System Informational Video

Monday, September 12, 2011

AmpliVox CEO Wins Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Don Roth has been selected as a 2011 honoree in Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 12th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards program.

The awards will be presented at a recognition reception to be held on Thursday, September 22 at Danada House at 3 S. 501 Naperville Road, Wheaton. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will end by 7:30 p.m. We are encouraged to invite friends, family, co-workers and business associates to share this moment with you. Appetizers will be served, and there will be open, theater style seating."

You are invited! If you would like to join Don and his party for this reception please send Don an email for details at droth@ampli.com.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Want Live Sound for your Parade Float? Try an AmpliVox Portable Sound System

 Want Live Sound for your Parade Float? Try an AmpliVox Portable Sound System.

 The Sound Cruiser Car PA System is a PA system that easily mounts on your car and is the car-ready version of our Half-Mile Hailer Loudspeaker.

This is a PA System that is painfully easy to set up as you will see in this video:

For great live sound, an AmpliVox Portable Pa System is the way to go for quality audio from parade equipment.  Whether your need be for a car, truck, tour bus, or an RV, this PA system will extend your voice, message, and music with crisp clear sound to an audience of up to 3,000 people.

Interesting Links:
Blog: Sound Cruiser Honors Veterans
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Video: AmpliVox Sound Cruiser Car PA System

Friday, September 09, 2011

Troubleshooting Tips for Portable PA System: FAQs featured on Ezine Articles

AmpliVox Social Media Staff is published on Ezine Articles!

Read the article called: Troubleshooting Tips for Portable Sound Systems by clicking on the link.

Click on the following link to see AmpliVox FAQ Videos.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Rhulen Rock Hill 5K and AmpliVox Portable PA Systems Fight Lukemia

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems had the opportunity to support the fight against Lukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Hodgkins Disease by supporting the Rhulen Rock Hill 5K.

Here is a great video describing the event:

 The featured PA Systems are perfect for outdoor sporting events like triathlons, 5Ks, marathons, cross country meets, track and field meets, as well as Olympic time trial races.

For more information on the featured products, please click on their links:
Interesting Links:
Blog: NCAA Track and Field Starter Uses AmpliVox Portable PA System
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Sunday, September 04, 2011

MityVox Wireless Battery Powered PA System Customer Review/Testimonial

It's a little jewel. Will get another one!

By Art - Oct 22, 2010

PRO: I purchased this for the North County Parkinson's Support Group. The wireless mic is very helpful to pass around to individuals while the MC uses the wired mic both at the same time. This unit has an internal battery that we keep charged. Also it can be run on AC or flashlight batteries. Our meeting lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. We have no trouble using the internal battery. All this for a reasonable price and a six year guarantee.

CON: the manual does not explain how the charging works or the entry into the rear panel. The company support was excellent in explaining how the unit works.***

***The person reviewing this must have not seen the spec sheet for the Mity-Vox PA System nor the operating instructions for the Mity-Vox PA System, because those show clearly a lot about the MityVox.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Construction Equipment PA Systems from AmpliVox

Construction sites are places of ingenuity and development but can quickly turn into a place of turmoil and devastation if the proper saftey measures are not considered.

Hardhats, ear protection, and other vital safety measures must be in place in order to ensure a safe and productive workplace.

One of those safety measures is a clear means of communication for foremen and managers to communicate their safety/emergency message over the loud noises of bulldozers and other construction equipment.

Portable PA Systems are needed to ensure that emergency messages are heard loud and clear by everyone.

AmpliVox has several portable sound systems that are great additions to any work site because they are portable, battery-powered, and extremely durable.

The Half-Mile Hailer is the leading portable PA system for construction sites and is a loudspeaker system with wireless options.  This system is:
            • Extremely Durable. (See testimonial of bull stomping on Hailer)
            • Long Lasting.  It comes with an industry leading 6 year warranty and has been known to last decades.  Just ask Kurt.
            • Wireless.  The SW610 Wireless Hailer comes with a wireless mic and built in transmitter.  The batteries last up to 200 hours!
The Car version of the Hailer is the:

Sound Cruiser Vehicle PA System is the ideal system for construction equipment sound and easily straps onto any vehicle or piece of construction equipment with straps and suction cups.  This 50 watt system can project your voice up to one half mile just like the Half-Mile Hailer.

Another construction site must is the Mity-Meg Megaphone.  Our popular battery powered megaphone has 3 Modes:
The MityMeg Plus features a detachable corded mic and shoulder strap to keep you comfortable all day.

For more information our Construction Equipment PA Systems, please visit Ampli.com or call us at (800)267-5486.