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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.