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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AmpliVox Exhibiting at IFMA's World Workplace 2018

AmpliVox Sound Systems, an active member of the Chicago Chapter of IFMA, is returning for a third time to exhibit at the annual IFMA’s World Workplace 2018 (Booth #311).

World Workplace is the most longstanding and well-respected learning and networking event for facility management and related professions covering IT, PM, HR, engineering, security, real estate, sustainability and energy.

World Workplace facilitates idea-sharing and knowledge-exchange between all professionals who support the work environment to:
  • Find resourceful solutions to common facility challenges

  • Discover achievable strategies that will get the attention of customers, supervisors and colleagues

  • Exchange best practices for managing facilities, teams and projects

  • Gain new skills, fresh perspectives and a renewed outlook on our future

The facility conference and expo welcomes more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries and from every state in the U.S. Attendees represent more than 2,000 companies and a range of workplace-related industries.

Register for the World Workplace Networking Reception

Calling all World Workplace Attendees, you are invited to the World Workplace Reception hosted by the Chicago and Northern Illinois Chapters of IFMA at 204 North Kitchen & Cocktails.

Race on over to the bar and enjoy some networking fun.

All members are invited whether you are a conference attendee, vendor, or travel companion.

'Open House' from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Light appetizers and wine/beer/soft drinks will be served.

Please register for this event by October 1.

Spouses / travel companions are welcome to join us for a fun evening - simply register them as your guest.

Stop by the AmpliVox Booth #311 to see exhibiting products and learn how our portable sound systems can help manage your facility.

Titan Wireless Portable PA System

Use for trainings and general speaking events, the SW800 is 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.


Extend your voice in large open spaces with the AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphones.

They are ideal for crowd control, announcements in noisy environments or emergency services.

SW505 - Executive Sound Column Lectern

The Executive Sound Column Lectern fits well in any decor with its modern styling and easily glides from room to room on 4 easy-glide casters. Sound System Fills the room with rich sound making sure your message is heard loud and clear.

Scratch resistant melamine finish, skirted base, and radiused corners for beautiful styling and durability that will stand the test of time.

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.

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SW245B Dual Audio Pal System Featuring Two Person Simultaneous Usage

AmpliVox Sound Systems has launched a next-generation version of its SW245B Dual Audio Pal, a compact sound system for audiences up to 300 people.

The ultra-portable 50W Dual Audio Pal delivers crisp, clear sound from up to two microphones at once, and also streams music and other audio for all types of indoor and outdoor events.

Weighing just six pounds and running on a rechargeable battery, the Dual Audio Pal can be easily carried to:
  • classrooms
  • school yards
  • group tours
  • meetings
  • entertainment events
  • and other settings

SW245B includes wireless handheld, headset and lapel microphone

It comes with three styles of wireless microphone (handheld, headset, and lapel), each compatible with built-in dual channel VHF wireless microphone system featuring two person simultaneous usage.

One person can be using the wireless handheld microphone while another uses the headset or lapel microphone.

The wireless system has a range of 100 feet.

Loaded with a media player that gives you the ability to play recorded audio from a SD card or a USB thumb drive and includes FM radio with remote control. You can even record a presenter’s speech that is spoken into the microphone onto the thumb drive.

Media Player controls and FM radio

Play recorded audio from an SD card or a thumb drive

A full set of controls include wired mic input with wired microphone volume, wireless microphone volume, wireless antenna, echo effect, auxiliary volume, tone control, MP3/FM volume and recharging connect.

Top panel volume controls

The SW245B is compact and lightweight, but versatile and rugged enough for indoor as well as outdoor venues, offering optimum usability.

Our most powerful item for its small size, with a 50 Watt amplifier for audience sizes up to 300 people

Built-in rechargeable SLA battery, for up to 8 hours working time and 30 hours standby time.

Includes an additional port below main speaker, for increased bass & sound projection.

It also includes a carrying case with pockets for accessories.

For more information on the SW245B Dual Audio Pal, please visit: https://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/245-Dual-Audio-Pal.aspx

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

North Suburban YMCA Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The North Suburban YMCA hosted a fun-filled, festival style community party on August 25 in honor of its 50th year in its Northbrook facility.

Over a 1000 people enjoyed live music from a giant main stage, kids' activities, and delicious food at "50Fest" with special attention given to founding members who helped establish the Y in the 1960s.

Children found plenty of options to keep busy during the party as they played in bounce houses, selected the perfect balloon animal and airbrush tattoo, and took a break from the sun in air conditioned video game trailers.

Families came together in the Bingo tent, winning fun prizes with the help of celebrity callers WBBM-FM news anchor Lisa Fielding, Congressman Brad Schneider, WKQX 101.1 radio personalities Lauren O'Neil and Tim Virgin, and others.

WKQX 101.1 radio personalities Lauren O'Neil and Tim Virgin

Guests also enjoyed a wide variety of food options from eight local restaurants and browsed special promotions from businesses who sponsored the event.

The North Suburban YMCA reflects on the consistent values that have been the foundation of the Y for decades, honoring the past while looking toward a vital future.

Founded by Ken and Alta Thiel in 1961, the NSYMCA launched a variety of youth and family programs held at various sites around Northbrook.

A multiyear fundraising effort culminated in the construction of the Y's home building at 2705 Techny Road, which opened in 1969.

Community leaders participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook in June 1968.

From its earliest days through the start of the 21st century, generations of local residents have relied on the NSYMCA, learning to swim in the pool, shooting hoops in the gym, and practicing ballet in the dance studios. Various additions over the years transformed the original building into an 80,000 square foot facility to keep up with changing needs.

Children who grew up at the Y in the 1970s and '80s now bring their own kids to enjoy the benefits of nurturing, enriching Y programs. Across the board, these programs emphasize personal growth and values: teamwork, confidence, respect, and the importance of healthy lifestyles.

The Y is now thriving with a growing membership and a rich network of partnerships with other local organizations for specialized programming and events.

Through its Strong Kids Fund, the NSYMCA provides financial assistance that enables individuals in financial need to participate fully in the Y's benefits. More than one out of five individuals at the Y -- over 2,600 people -- receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for after-school programs, summer camp, life-saving swim lessons, and other activities for all ages.

The 50th Anniversary events featured the history of the Y and its community since 1968 and include launching several new major initiatives: Two Seconds Too Long, teaching every second grader to be safe around water, five Integrated Health Awareness programs, a Community Engagement Expansion Enterprise, and a major capital improvement project and campaign.
Howard Schultz, North Suburban YMCA President/CEO since 2006

"The Y is not just another place to work out or swim; it seeks to improve the lives of people of all ages throughout the community," commented Howard Schultz, North Suburban YMCA President/CEO.

"Our core values of healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility resonate in all our programs and events.

We are eager to celebrate this outstanding resource with events that honor the rich history of the Y and our community over the last 50 years, and are equally excited to launch new transformative programs that will guide our Y for the next 50 years."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Seeking Volunteers at Blessons Chicago Marathon Aid Station #09

The Chicago IFMA Chapter is proudly supporting its charity partner, Blessons Scholarships for Women, at this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Volunteers are needed at the Chicago Marathon Aid Station #09 to distribute water and Gatorade to race participants while cheering them on.

Signup to Volunteer for Aid Station #09

All volunteers must register online individually by Monday, October 1, 11:59 p.m.

Click on the button for Aid Station 09, then click the sign up button next to BLESSONS,NFP to register.

Blessons will receive a monetary donation for every volunteer that registers for Aid Station #09 through the IFMA Chicago Chapter.

Get a group of colleagues, friends, and family to come out October 7th and make a difference while having fun.

The Aid Stations are the most sought-after volunteer positions for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Take pride as a member of this exclusive volunteer team that keeps participants hydrated and motivated throughout every step of their 26.2 mile journey!

In addition to supporting Blessons Scholarships for Women and making a difference, all volunteers will receive a Nike Chicago Marathon hat & jacket AND snacks and coffee will be provided along with breaks throughout the shift.

AmpliVox Sound System, an active member of the Chicago IFMA Chapter, will be participating at this year's event.

AmpliVox megaphones are a great way to bring mobile, coordinated communication to marathons by providing direction, making pre- or post-race announcements, and offering instructions during an emergency.

Communicating through a megaphone establishes authority, and is sure to attract everyone's attention.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailers Announce the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships

The 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships was held on August 16-19, 2018 at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. The Bay Area of California has long been known for its rowing history, in addition to the popularity of the sport in the city’s vicinity.

The regatta was an opportunity for masters rowers from across the country to come together and compete for national championships in more than 200 categories. The Lake Merritt rowing venue is located in the heart of downtown Oakland, providing a unique urban setting that allows views from all sides of the lake.

USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.

USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics.

More than 75,000 individuals and 1,300 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.

USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters and those who row for recreation, competition or fitness.

Produce 2 Broadcast, the sound contractor that worked on the audio and video production for the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships relied on AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailers to make announcements and broadcast the event.

AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailers were fixed to the Start and Finish towers allowing for commentary and public address across Lake Merritt.

The Half-Mile Hailer is great for use in high noise areas and large open spaces.

The weather proof horn speaker produces wider sound dispersion than other available products, projecting clear sound up to a half mile away.

Easy to use 50 Watt amp really powers out the sound, just turn it on, adjust the volume and start talking.

Fingertip volume and tone controls and push button emergency siren give you fast, easy control in changing conditions.

The amplifier runs on 10 D cell batteries good for 200 hours of operation or optional rechargeable NiCad battery with AC adapter recharger.

The amplifier features: dual wireless microphone jacks for multiple presenters, auxiliary input for iPhone or CD player, line out for recording, additional speaker jacks and volume and tone controls. There is even a siren button.

Expand your outdoor sound system with a Half-Mile Hailer Kits that provide additional components such as:
  • Power and Passive Horn speakers
  • Choice of wired or wireless handheld, headset and lapel microphones with transmitter
  • Adjustable compact tripods
  • Nylon carry case with luggage handle and wheels

For more information on the Half-Mile Hailer, please visit: