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Thursday, February 28, 2019

AmpliVox Exhibiting at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference

The ICE Conference is a teaching and learning conference that attracts educators, educational leaders, and pre-service teachers from PreK - Higher Ed.

The conference engages educators from across the Midwest in an exploration of pedagogical strategies and resources connected to instructional technology.

Districts, schools, classrooms, and libraries will all gain valuable insights at one of the Midwest's largest educational technology conferences.

#ICE19 will showcase nationally recognized speakers as well as more than 400 informative sessions and workshops.

Over 170 corporate sponsors & exhibitors will also be on-site showing their support for the ICE Conference and technology in education.

ICE is the largest organization in the state devoted to the use of technology in education and is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

For the past 31 years, the nonprofit member organization has played a vital role in supporting the integration of technology in education.

The 2018 ICE Conference attracted 5,000 unique attendees, 170 exhibitors, and 400 educational sessions.

After a successful transition last year, the ICE Conference is again being held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.

AmpliVox’s featured products at ICE 2019 includes:

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.

Power Pod with Bluetooth®

Specifically designed for classrooms, school yards, tour groups & meetings.

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


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.

Executive 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.

Optional Sound System Fills the room with rich sound making sure your message is heard loud and clear.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Customer Testimonial on the Half-Mile Hailers for Marathons

Since 1978, runners from all over the world have traveled to Detroit to take part in the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. It's become an event that encompasses people from all walks of life, not just elite runners.

From the new runner to the more seasoned marathoner, there is something for everyone.

And with multiple distance events available including marathon, half-marathon, disabilities & relay divisions, 5k walk/run, Compettive 1-Mile and a Kids Fun Run, their goal is to give every participant a once-in-a-lifetime experience… every year!

The only way they can make an event like this happen is with the phenomenal support of race volunteers and the generosity of their sponsors.

When it comes to making public announcement during the marathon, Operations Director Bill Ewing relies on the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer to be heard in the large and noisy crowd.

"We use several AmpliVox S610A Half Mile Hailers for spectator and runner control at our event", says Bill Ewing.

"From alerting runners about course conditions, to announcing runner bib numbers at our marathon relay exchanges to general announcements in our start-finish area.

These portable units are very effective and reliable in crowded, noisy environments, and we've received excellent customer service over the years."

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:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

AmpliVox Water Fitness Audio Vest & Armband

Today’s demanding fitness environments, it helps to have a powerful voice reinforcement immediately with you at all times. Now your can have the same exceptional sound coverage you've come to expect from AmpliVox, in your sports and fitness activities in or out of the water.

Made of lightweight, durable, water-resistant neoprene for the ultimate versatility in any active endeavor. Lead fitness and swim classes, group activities and events with clear, reliable sound.

Vest and armband will protect the transmitter as long as it is not submerged or otherwise exposed to water.

Transmitter is NOT water-resistant.

FS1000 Water Fitness Audio Vest

The Water Fitness Audio Vest is designed to hold our S1690T wireless transmitter on your back, for hands-free convenience while instructing in or out of water.

To use the Water Fitness Audio Vest just insert the transmitter into the water-resistant pouch and then strap the vest on your back and hook it securely at your waist.

FS1005 Water Fitness Audio Armband

The Water Fitness Arm Band holds our S1690T Transmitter on your arm for your active classes and sports activities.

Armband is adjustable neoprene for a sleek, comfortable fit on almost any arm size. Easy to put on, made of tough, water-resistant neoprene.

These products when combined with the AmpliVox sound system such as the SW725 Wireless Portable Media Player PA System plus an optional S2058 Waterproof Microphone Headset and the optional S1690T Wireless Transmitter make you ready to be heard loud and clear.

To use the Water Fitness Audio Vest just insert the transmitter into the water-resistant pouch and then strap the vest on your back and hook it securely at your waist.

The Water Fitness Audio Armband works in a similar manner. You can also use for instruction out of the pool, for lifeguarding, or for almost any other fitness activity.

Get the AmpliVox Water Fitness Audio Vest, Water Fitness Audio Armband and optional accessories to make sure your fitness instruction is clearly heard.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Please Help Support Research and Treatment of Ocular Melanoma

In Memory of Nancy Roth – a Personal Story
By Don Roth, CEO AmpliVox

On September 4, 2018, my wife Nancy Roth lost her six-year battle with ocular melanoma.

This rare disease, which occurs in 2,000 adults each year, currently has no cure in its metastatic form.

Give in Memory of Nancy Roth
But let me tell you more of Nancy’s story, and of her courageous battle that she ultimately lost.

Nancy's Life

Don & Nancy c.1968

Nancy was born on August 23, 1942, and grew up in Lincoln Park, MI. She attended Lincoln Park High School and the University of Michigan, graduating in 1964 with a degree in nursing.

She was a nurse at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL, when she and I met. We married on July 2, 1966.

She became a dedicated flight attendant at United Airlines, flying for decades, bringing enthusiasm and quick wit to passengers around the globe. She traveled the world many times over and as a patriotic and proud American, she especially loved the U.S. troop transports. Nancy never met a stranger.

Her Struggle

Six years ago, our local ophthalmologist, Dr. Ira Garron diagnosed Nancy’s condition, and referred us to the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. There, we spent many days and hours under the care of Drs. Jerry and Carol Shields and their great team.

Over a two-year period, Nancy’s eye responded to treatment; only a remnant of the tumor remained. However, we came to understand that there was a 50% chance that the tumor would metastasize, which happened at the three-year mark.

We continued the battle at the Perlmutter Cancer Center operated by New York University Langone Health. Their sophisticated treatment included drug mixes created only in Australia and then flown in for immediate patient application.

Nancy battled gallantly, but I could tell her belief in a cure was being put to the test.

Treatment continued with regular chemotherapy and radiation at Highland Park Hospital, as the cancer spread to other areas of Nancy’s body.

Despite our fight, we finally realized that Nancy was slipping away.

My Hope For Her
I never stopped believing that the Holy Spirit would cleanse Nancy and we would resume our joyful morning and evening review of current events of our kids and grandkids. For 32 years, I drove her to the airport and picked her up from her trips around the world as a flight attendant. I loved shopping, getting her what she needed.

Nancy was my conscience and my guide, and I miss her greatly. Yet I’m filled with love and gratitude for her and our many years together.

My Hope For Others
If your contributions can help even one person win the battle that Nancy lost, my sharing this story with you will have been well worth it. Thank you for helping me remember my wife Nancy, and for your thoughts and prayers for anyone struggling with this disease.

Where Do Your Donations Go?
Your donations in memory of Nancy Roth will be used, under the direction of Dr. Carol Shields at the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, in the following manner:

  • Supporting national research into the immunology of how cancerous ocular cells metastasize (spread to other parts of the body)

  • Supporting local research on the prevention and treatment ocular oncology under the direction of Dr. Bruce Brockstein at Northshore Health System in the Chicago area.
Through these efforts, it is hoped to relieve the suffering – and prevent premature deaths -- of current and future eye cancer patients. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.

We thank the Eye Tumor Research Foundation for their devoted research in eye cancers and tumors in an effort to win the struggle for life and sight.

Click here to see 3 recent reports by Dr Shields department published in high level scientific publications:

In Memory of Nancy Roth, please help support research and treatment of ocular melanoma. I, Don Roth, will match funds up to $10,000 per month. Thank you for joining our effort with great love and respect.

Don and Nancy's grandchildren, Brady and Griffin Roth, sitting on Nancy's memorial park bench at the St. Catherine's playground in Manhattan NY where Nancy loved the memories of every moment.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Woodstock Farmer's Market - Homegrown and Handmade

The Woodstock Farmer's Market operates as a year-round "producers-only" market, allowing only products that are grown, produced, or made by the local Farmer or Artisan.

Farmers Markets are a great place to buy local products directly from farmers.

Food purchased at a local Farmers Market comes with outstanding freshness, quality, flavor, and variety.

You know exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown.

Additionally, you support a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business, protects land from development, and provides fresh, local food.

Shop for fresh produce and local products all summer and winter long.

The Winter Market is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month, 9A-1P, November thru April, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 12015 Country Club Road, Woodstock, IL 60098.

The market is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the producers. The Board establishes the rules, assigns spaces and fees, and develops publicity strategies.

Board members also inspect each vendor’s facility to ensure that all products are grown or produced by that vendor. That means you will find only the freshest, tastiest, in-season produce and healthy, locally-grown plants.

The Woodstock Summer Farmers Market has approximately 40 Saturday Vendors and 30 Tuesday vendors.

Discover organic and homegrown produce and fruits in season, delectable baked goods and delicious cheeses.

Other products such as beef, eggs, pork, honey, and wine are all grown or produced locally.

In addition to all of these wonderful goodies you’ll find woolen products and fleece; delightful soaps and body products; knife sharpening, and even some crafts.

Plus beautiful perennials; bedding, heirloom, and ornamental plants; hanging baskets, fresh cut flowers.

Keith Johnson, Market Manager, is shown in the video clip, using AmpliVox SB602R Megaphone, to thank all of the vendors and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

AmpliVox’s Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones provide a reliable, powerful sound amplification for market vendors, improving crowd control and communication between team members during their outdoor summer months and indoor winter market.

The SB602R Mity-Meg is a lightweight, weather-resistant design unit, delivering sound coverage of up to a mile with talk, whistle, and siren modes.

An integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery and AmpliVox-exclusive power indicator light keeps the unit running for up to eight hours of typical use.

Weighing just two pounds, the Mity-Meg carries easily with the included wrist strap and comfortable pistol grip.