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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.


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.