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Friday, May 29, 2015

Patriot Lectern Delivers Elegant Style with Height Adjustability

AmpliVox Sound Systems’ Patriot Lectern has been an established choice for the most dignified presentation settings, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and even The White House.

Now AmpliVox proudly introduces a new height-adjustable version of this elegant lectern, bringing it a new level of versatility while preserving its classic style.

The 3045A Patriot Lectern is equipped with a push button, electric silent lift mechanism that adjusts the working surface height from 36 to 56 inches and any height in between.

The Patriot’s innovative power lift mechanism allows the lectern to adjust to presenters of all heights while providing perfect sound amplification for audiences up to 2,500 and rooms up to 20,000 square feet.

Its distinguished style commands respect with its solid lacquer-coated hardwood base and fabric-covered, customizable top.

The attractive design of the Patriot Lectern complements the most prestigious spaces.

It fits seamlessly into
  • corporate board rooms
  • educational lecture halls
  • government meetings rooms
  • hotel conference spaces
  • houses of worship

In addition to its distinctive style, the Patriot Lectern packs a host of technological and design advantages to support effective presentations.

Sound-equipped models of the Patriot deliver crystal clear sound with an integrated 50W amplifier, sensitive AmpliVox Electret Condenser Gooseneck Hot Mic, streaming capability, and optional 16 channel UHF receiver for wireless mics.

The 50 Watt amplifier features:
Mic Jack
Left & Right
Speaker Jacks

The wireless version also supports a Dual Presenter Option, allowing one presenter to wear a wireless mic while a second uses the on-board gooseneck mic.

Flat or Slanted Reading Table
The lectern moves easily on four hidden industrial casters and features a drop top reading table that can be used in either flat or slanted positions.

Drop top reading table flat position

Drop top reading table slanted position

The Adjustable Patriot is available in two styles:

Patriot 3040A Series with an open back
and spacious storage shelves

Patriot Plus 3045A Series with an integrated cup holder, reading light, and storage drawer

"This new version of the Patriot Lectern is the perfect marriage of form and function," notes AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

“Presenters can quickly and silently adjust the lectern’s height to suit their needs, without detracting in any way from the appearance of their presentation.

With the addition of our top quality sound systems, the Patriot allows you to extend your voice with style. The versatility of this lectern makes it an outstanding choice for all types of venues.”

For more information on the Patriot Adjustable Height Lectern please visit:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

SN3265 Visionary Multimedia Lectern Video: LCD Lectern

Today’s fast changing meetings demand flexible multimedia tools, that’s why the AmpliVox Visionary Lectern is so valuable.

This lectern’s integrated 17” LCD with built-in stereo speakers can be used to reinforce a PowerPoint presentation, a company brand or logo, or a full motion video to support your presentation.

Its plug and play laptop interface lets you quickly connect your laptop to the LCD screen. The dynamic editing capability lets you make changes on the spot so you are always ready for last minute updates per audience input.

The unit is on wheels so it is easy to move, the casters in the back actually lock so once you get the lectern in place you can lock the lectern down so it won’t move during your presentation.

The SN3265 Visionary Multimedia Lectern is perfect for:

The top reading surface of the lectern has a one touch flip up data port, that allows connectivity to:

  • Stereo Audio
  • VGA
  • AC Power

When not in use the data port closes flat.

The lectern features a contemporary wood design that comes in five colors.

It has two spacious storage shelves and it rolls easily on four casters, two of them locking.

The Visionary Multimedia Lectern ships fully assembled, it features a six year warranty.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Protesters Rally Using the Mity-Meg Bullhorn

Protesters gathered last week to speak out against the findings of Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim, clearing a Zion police officer of a teenager's fatal shooting.

17-year-old Justus Howell of Waukegan IL was fatally wounded by a Zion police officer after a foot chase that ended with Howell being shot twice in the back.

Police said moments before the chase that the teenager had been involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale.

Nerheim said the teen, was armed and turning toward officers with his weapon when he was shot and killed. The officer who shot Howell is a nine-year veteran who has been placed on administrative leave.

Protesters have peacefully gathered since the April 4th fatal shooting and have held marches and demonstrations through the streets of Zion, rallying at the police headquarters demanding "Justice for Justus".

Howell's shooting happened amid a wave of controversial use of force by police nationwide, followed by complaints about the rarity of criminal charges against police. Despite the lack of charges, Justus' mother, LaToya Howell, said she will continue to advocate on behalf of her late son and local youths.

"We need to stand up for them because no one else will" - LaToya Howell

Protesters use of the S602MR Mity-Meg Plus Rechargeable Megaphone gave them an effective range of up to one mile, allowing them to easily:
  • Lead the march
  • Direct the crowds
  • Speak to the rally
  • Peacefully demonstrate
  • Get their message out

For more info on the Zion police shooting protest please visit:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Parkinson's Audio Voice Solutions: Voice Booster

Ron Stelzer knows the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease all too well, a terrible ailment that sometimes makes it difficult for him to speak clearly.

Diagnosed with the neurological disorder in 2007, Stelzer has had to deal with a range of difficult symptoms, including problems with the volume and intelligibility of his speech.

Fortunately, as CFO of AmpliVox Sound Systems, Stelzer works for a company that designs products that can solve problems like his and has access to experts in the science of helping people’s voices be heard.

AmpliVox sound technicians worked with Stelzer to adapt the company’s S207 BeltBlaster Pro with an on / off handheld button that helps him mute his voice when he does not want to be heard.

The BeltBlaster Voice Booster is a lightweight, battery-powered 5 Watt sound system that gives you a strong clear voice and freedom to move while you are talking.

The unit connects to either a lapel or headset microphone, and provides sufficient sound coverage for groups of up to 75 people.

It also includes fingertip controls for volume and a handheld mute button that is easy for users to operate.

The unit’s rechargeable batteries last for up to six hours on a single charge, or can be replaced with standard AA batteries.
A weather-resistant neoprene cover protects the unit and enhances its acoustics.

“The AmpliVox BeltBlaster Voice Booster helps me project my voice much more strongly,” notes Stelzer.

“The critical feature it has is an on/off button that lets me mute my voice when I don’t want to be heard. The Voice Booster can help anyone who needs assistance being heard, for whatever reason.”

The BeltBlaster can be seen in action in this instructive video.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Community Enjoys a Taste of Asia at North Suburban YMCA

In celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month, the Northbrook Community Relations Commission presented its 11th Annual Taste of Asia Festival on May 3 at the North Suburban YMCA.

Hundreds of guests attended the free afternoon event, which offered a wide variety of ways to experience the richness of Asian culture.

AmpliVox Sound Systems was there providing audio support to the Taste of Asia event.

The day was filled with live performances, including a Bollywood dance troupe, Korean dance and drum ensembles, Chinese yo-yo performers, Filipino musicians, and martial arts demonstrations by NSYMCA instructors.

The festival also featured art demonstrations and exhibits by the Japanese SUMI-E MidWest Society, as well as a number of food offerings by popular food vendors.

AmpliVox would like to thank the Northbrook Community Relations Commission and the NSYMCA for putting together such a lovely event and looking forward to supporting you again next year.

Monday, May 04, 2015

AmpliVox Exhibits Innovative Sound and Presentation Products at InfoComm 2015

With a variety of new sound and presentation product innovations to showcase, AmpliVox Sound Systems will be an exhibitor at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida from June 17 to 19.

Join us for a press conference on Thursday June 18 at 11 am at AmpliVox Booth #936
as our product specialists introduce our all new equipment and presentation furniture lines.

InfoComm is the world’s largest trade event for AV professionals, and AmpliVox returns to the show as a major presence with new portable sound system improvements, specialized outdoor sound equipment, presentation lecterns, and integrated multimedia furniture.

AmpliVox product specialists will be available throughout InfoComm to discuss new equipment and furniture offerings, including:

SW6240 All Weather Hailer

A powerful, weatherproof PA system designed to cover large outdoor areas even under extreme conditions.

Integrated Multimedia Presentation Furniture

A wide variety of lecterns and presentation carts designed to accommodate tablets, projectors, and other multimedia devices.

SW664 Mobile Line Array Hailer

A wireless, lightweight vertical loudspeaker system for indoor or outdoor PA applications.

Patriot Adjustable Height Lectern

AmpliVox’s dignified hardwood lectern, now equipped with a silent electronic lift that adjusts height anywhere from 36 to 56 inches

Over 100 styles of Acrylic Lecterns

Including the new Acrylic Truss Lectern for distinctive contemporary settings.

Upgraded lecterns and portable sound systems, many featuring powerful 150 watt amplifiers, Bluetooth audio streaming, and other improvements.

“InfoComm is always a highlight of the year for everyone in our industry,” notes Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

“It is an outstanding opportunity to learn about new technologies and build relationships between manufacturers and dealers. We are looking forward to introducing our favorite new products on this global stage.”

AmpliVox will be at InfoComm Booth #936 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando

To schedule an appointment with AmpliVox at InfoComm, contact Nancy Gerstein:
nancy@cmacreative.com or (847) 401-0384