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Monday, April 29, 2019

AmpliVox Expands Retirement Home Sound Coverage and Clarity

AmpliVox Sound Systems can ensure almost any speaking venue can experience powerful sound coverage and clarity with its wireless sound technology configured for lecterns, remote speakers, and house PA systems.

What’s more, these wireless solutions save money and improve safety by eliminating the need for laying cables.

As an example, AmpliVox recently helped a retirement home in Glenview, IL, whose residents needed to be able to hear presentations and demonstrations clearly.

This was achieved by wirelessly connecting an AmpliVox lectern’s integrated sound system to the retirement home’s existing house PA system.

The solution included a panel-mounted wireless speaker transmitter inside an AmpliVox SW3020-WT Victoria Lectern.

This connected the lectern’s sound to the facility’s existing ceiling speakers and wireless Shure microphones.

With this configuration, the retirement home not only assures great sound for all residents in the room, but audience members can easily pass around multiple wireless microphones for Q&A sessions.

And, there is no need for laying cabling and taping it to the floor, thus saving labor and material cost and avoiding safety issues.

Another benefit to AmpliVox’s technology is that the retirement home’s yoga instructor is now able to play music from her iPhone playlist wirelessly through both the lectern and house sound system by utilizing the lectern’s Bluetooth connectivity.

"Often venues such as retirement homes have meeting rooms or community rooms, and they may have a sound system and a lectern, but often these don’t work together," said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Our vast experience with wireless technology helps customers solve these problems. In our most recent retirement home application, their chair yoga classes never sounded so good!"

A Sophisticated Classic that Takes Quality to a New Level

The Victoria Multimedia lectern is both elegant and practical with its solid wood construction, scratch resistant coating and optional built in sound system.

Raised panel lectern gives a classic look in boardroom or auditorium.

Multiple coats of durable clear lacquer preserve the natural wood and enhance the grain.

This solid wood multimedia podium enhances any decor and works well as lectern or pulpit, and its drop top reading table makes it easy to use with laptops and other multimedia devices.

Plentiful storage to meet all your needs, with one large adjustable shelf.

Friday, April 26, 2019

AmpliVox Helps Boy and Girl Scouts Enjoy Les Paul Music at Graceland

Each year, Graceland welcomes hundreds of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who travel to Memphis from all over the country to enjoy a day full of learning.

The annual "Scouts Rock at Graceland" event includes a tour of the Graceland Mansion and Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex. Participants also enjoyed on-site scouting activities, visited exhibitor booths, learned new skills and earned achievements toward badge requirements.

AmpliVox Sound Systems recently helped Boy and Girl Scouts to enjoy hearing and understanding the music of legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul.

Exhibiting at the event was the Les Paul Foundation, which shares the legacy of Les Paul through support of music education, recording, innovation and medical research related to hearing.

Sue Baker, Les Paul Foundation Program Director, chose AmpliVox equipment to demonstrate Les Paul’s recording innovations to event participants because of its extraordinary reliability.

AmpliVox SL1006 Headphones and SL1004 Jack Box were used for the Les Paul demonstration.

Over 500 registered scouts along with accompanying adults used the donated headphones to listen to the Les Paul’s recording effects.

"The AmpliVox headsets and splitter box that connected the headsets to my laptop held up through five hours of hundreds of scouts using the sets," said Baker.

"The dependability of the AmpliVox products was a huge relief. Thank you AmpliVox for the donation of the headsets."

- Sue Baker, Les Paul Foundation Program Director

School Listening Centers Enhance Your Students Listening Skills

Engage your students and turn them into active participants.

School listening centers are loved by students and teachers alike, they provide a unique learning experience.

Proven to be a great learning tool, especially for those learning to read or speak another language.

Cater to different learning styles and compliment your curriculum with a variety of activities to give students the alternative from more traditional learning methods.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chicago Fire Awards Special Commendation Behind an AmpliVox Lectern

"Chicago Fire", the action-drama television series on NBC, is an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions.

The firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their incredible city.

In Season 7, Episode 18 "No Such Thing as Bad Luck", Cruz receives a Special Commendation where Severide shares some kind words about Cruz standing behind an AmpliVox Full Height Wood Lectern.

The AmpliVox Full Height Lectern provides an economical, practical and lightweight solution for your lectern needs.

Durable melamine laminate and quality construction ensures this lectern will stand up to tough use.

  • Provides generous angled reading table surface with paper stop for notes or wrist rest for laptop

  • Concealed storage shelf

  • Stain & scratch resistant melamine laminate and quality construction ensure this lectern will stand up to tough use

Customize an AmpliVox Lectern with your Company Logo

AmpliVox offers custom logo solutions to add your business logo prominently on any lectern of choice. Choose any of our lecterns and make it your own. Promote your company identity with a personalized lectern customized with your business logo.

A customized AmpliVox lectern with your company logo will set your organization apart while enhancing your professional presence at your conferences, business meetings and hosted events.

Friday, April 19, 2019

AmpliVox Exhibiting at the NCEA 2019 Convention and Expo

The National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo (NCEA 2019), held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Chicago, is taking place April 23 -25 at McCormick Place-West in Chicago.

The NCEA Convention & Expo is the largest, private-education association gathering in the country.

NCEA 2019 is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic and faith-based education from preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education, colleges and universities to local parish pastors, priests, parish volunteers and more.

The event features more than 250 professional development sessions, carefully prepared liturgies, networking events and an expo hall showcasing the latest educational products and services.

Visit AmpliVox's Booth #1947 at the expo to learn how Portable PA Systems help educators be heard.

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.

Wireless Portable Media Player PA System

The AmpliVox SW725 is a powerful all-in-one PA system that puts you in command of your presentation for voice or music with all types of supporting media. It can play audio files stored on any USB flash thumb drive or SD card or stream music from an enabled device such as a smartphone or computer.

The SW725 six inch full range speaker and 36 watt amp projects crystal clear sound to audiences of up to 500 people in rooms as large as 2,500 square feet.

Mity-Meg with Rechargeable Battery

The Lithium-ion battery pack with integrated wall charger is a long lasting rechargeable battery that allows you to simply charge in any 110-240V AC outlet.

Coupled with the exclusive battery indicator lights feature that can only be found on AmpliVox megaphones, you will always know the status of your battery life and how much power you have left for maximum safety and security.

Versatile, Customizable RTA Lectern

AmpliVox's new ready-to-assemble SN3075 Traditional Acrylic Lectern combines modern elegance with easy portability and storage.

Its unique design requires just 12 screws to take it apart, and its custom-designed case perfectly protects the disassembled sections for travel or storage.

S505 - 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.

Curved Hardrock Maple Lectern

A great looking addition to any conference room, lecture hall or meeting place, this stylish model sports a curved front panel and flat rear panel.

The lectern provides a spacious reading table and sturdy base which are made from high quality MDF for great looks and long life.

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.

2.4 GHz Digital BeltBlaster

Small, compact speaker fits insIde the included belt carrying case with 2.4 GHz Wireless Microphone Headset.

Built-in Mini SD/USB/Aux Ports allow you to play music, recorded presentations or other media directly from unit.

Dual Audio Pal

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Manage the Student Drop-Off and Pickup Line

School traffic management is challenging, but also critically important for safety and convenience.

In order to keep students, families and staff safe, schools implement arrival and dismissal procedures to facilitate the process and keep traffic moving.

There's a right way to navigate the school car line, and a wrong way... actually, so many wrong ways.

Taking the kids to school in the morning and collecting them again in the afternoon are quite possibly two of the most agonizing events in a parent’s day, but it doesn't have to be this way.

The drop-off and pickup process must be efficient for students and parents arriving by bus or private motor vehicle, as well as those who arrive on foot and bicycle.

Some parents are reluctant to allow their children to walk or bicycle to school due to the traffic congestion and perceived traffic dangers.

This often results in more parents driving their children to school which adds to the extra congestion and safety problems at the school, creating an increasing cycle of more traffic problems.

You don’t want to risk that any parent or child misses out on critical traffic instructions, so you need to be heard loud and clear.

That’s why you should consider an AmpliVox Megaphone to help you with this critical task. Introducing a portable PA system to give directions, make announcements, and deliver messages improves the drop-off and pickup process.

Mity-Meg Megaphone

The AmpliVox SB602MR Megaphone has a convenient detachable mic and rechargeable battery.

Comfortable pistol grip and 3 modes: Talk, Siren and Whistle with an effective range up to one mile (1760 yards).

If you need more power and range, use the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer.

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.

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

Safety Wand Megaphone

The S606 Safety Wand Megaphone is a traffic control baton that combines the features of a LED safety wand with a loudspeaker megaphone, increasing your visibility and amplifying your voice within the same unit.

The light has a visibility of up to 3000 yards, to ensure that warnings and signals won’t be missed. Its built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 100 hours of use.

To see the full line up of AmpliVox megaphones go to our website, you can even get a cloth cover for the megaphone horn that can have your school logo on it.

Make sure your children are safe by hearing you loud and clear with an AmpliVox megaphone.

Friday, April 12, 2019

AmpliVox Receives 2018 Gopher Sport Supplier of the Year Award

Gopher Sport has presented AmpliVox with a 2018 Gopher Sports Supplier of the Year Award.

Dear Denny & the Amplivox Team,

It is our pleasure to congratulate you with earning one of Gopher Sports 2018 Supplier of the Year awards!

We have recognized your hard work and commitment for meeting/exceeding our supplier metrics and want to present you with this award for such a great achievement.

Your quick communication and on time shipping & delivery is excellent and we want to recognize you and your team for your superior service.

Thank you again for all of your help and support. I want to express my sincerest appreciation for everything you do for Gopher Sport.

Congratulations on receiving this award and we look for your continued support and success in 2019!!!

AmpliVox was awarded for their outstanding performance and recognized for their hard work and commitment.

Appreciated for strong performance, such as:
  • Being proactive in timely communication
  • Achieving 100% purchase order confirmation within 48 hours
  • 95.6% dropship on time delivery
We look forward to the continued support in 2019.

Monday, April 08, 2019

AmpliVox 360 Spin Images Enable Customers to Interact with Products Online

AmpliVox Sound Systems now has 360 Spin Images for many of its leading products, enabling customers to interact with products online, almost as if they were actually holding the products to closely examine them.

The new images let you spin the product around to see all different sides, and to zoom in on important features, such as product controls.

This is especially helpful when evaluating the features of more technical products.

The 360 spin images actually consist of many separate photo images that are put together using a special viewer, which makes it appear that the product is being spun around to different angles.

360 spin images are being utilized by many leading merchants including Amazon. According to Forbes magazine, merchants utilizing the technology have experienced both an increase in sales, and a reduction in customer returns, because consumers can more accurately evaluate what they are buying.

"We always try to make it easy for consumers to evaluate our products," said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"It’s part of our passion for customer service. 360 spin images are an emerging technology that we will be employing to ever greater benefit in the future."

AmpliVox 360 Spin Images - Embed and Download Instructions for Dealers

In addition to having the 360 spin images on its website, AmpliVox is now making the images available for resellers to utilize as a selling tool, either by embedding the AmpliVox viewer in their website, or by downloading the images and installing their own viewer.

AmpliVox 360 Spin Images are available for Dealers to:

Step #1. Paste the script code that will run the viewer

Paste the script code before your </head> if possible, otherwise paste it anywhere else on your page:

<script src="https://scripts.sirv.com/sirv.js"></script>

Step #2. Paste the spin code of the SKU

Paste the spin code of the SKU where you want the spin to appear on your web page:

<div class="Sirv" data-src="https://metelify.sirv.com/AmpliVox360/SW725/SW725.spin"></div>

For a full list of AmpliVox 360 Spins, download our 360 Spin List spreadsheet.

AmpliVox 360 Spin Spreadsheet

AmpliVox Recommends Snap36 for 360 Degree Product Photography

AmpliVox Sound Systems chose Snap36 to create 360 product imagery of their popular portable PA systems at their 42,000 square foot Chicago studio.

Snap36 specializes in high volume, cost efficient 3D and 360 degree product photography, providing spin photography services and solutions for manufacturers and ecommerce sites.

They efficiently automate image capturing using innovative robotic equipment and workflow software, producing all the images, suggested viewers and recommended image hosting that brings it all together.

Whether you are looking to increase conversion rates, improve customer engagement, or quickly scale your product content, Snap36 is the optimal solution for 360-degree product photography.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Isabelle Roth Fiuza Baptism - 3/31/19

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth celebrated the baptism of his granddaughter, Isabelle Roth Fiuza. The baptism was performed at the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville, New York.

Wishing little Isabelle a blessing from above.

May this special occasion be filled with peace, love and wonderful memories.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Make Schools Safer: Emergency Sound Equipment Provides Direction and Crowd Control

When emergencies arise in schools and other crowded areas, the first priority of administrators is to quickly move students and staff to places of safety. Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, or violence, panic and confusion greatly increases the risk of casualties.

When public safety is on the line, it is vital that school leadership, security staff, and other first responders have the ability to clearly communicate with large groups of people on a moment’s notice.

All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication – power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened people.

In establishing disaster preparedness plans, school emergency personnel should have equipment ready to go, ensuring that communication remains available despite the obstacles.

Portable sound systems are an essential tool for responders to have on hand for these unpredictable emergency situations.

Today’s systems come in a wide variety of models to serve different functions, but one central purpose is common to all: providing reliable, grab-and-go communication to calm, direct, and inform large groups of people in times of crisis.

Consider how form follows function to fit the needs of your response requirements:

AmpliVox Mega Hailer Receives 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Award

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored as a Silver Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards sponsored by American Security Today magazine.

American Security Today’s comprehensive Homeland Security Awards Program was organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as the federal, state, county and municipal government agencies in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to keep our nation secure, one city at a time.

AmpliVox’s Mega Hailer received the ASTOR Award as the Best Mass Notification System-Hardware.

Coordinate communication from centralized authority

The Radio Hailer from AmpliVox uses two-way MURS radios and powerful Hailer loudspeakers for large-scale coverage from a remote, centralized command center.
Emergency leadership may need to direct response teams and civilians from remote locations.

Powerful portable sound systems can provide closed communication networks to cover large areas, indoors or out, using MURS two-way radios and radio-connected hailer speakers.

Multiple speakers can be set up in seconds in locations up to a mile apart, allowing for the broadest communication coverage from a single command center.

AmpliVox Sound Systems developed its Radio Hailer system for private security applications for the investment firm Goldman Sachs, allowing management to coordinate safety communication from multiple locations around its New York City and Jersey City offices.

The same affordable, easy-to-use technology can be put to use on school campuses for swift, effective responses.

Keep powerful megaphones on hand for swift response

American Red Cross teams use AmpliVox’s
SB602MR Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphone for clear, powerful voice projection from an easy-to-use unit weighing just 2.5 lbs.
Megaphones pack a great deal of versatility and power into compact, portable units.

These easy-to-use sound systems are ready for action when needed, even under harsh conditions.

Today’s best megaphones use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to reduce weight and provide long-lasting charges, whether in use or on the shelf.

They can deliver voice coverage up to a mile, and also grab attention with on-board horn or siren functions. For added safety and visibility, consider a megaphone that includes an integrated strobe signal light signal.

AmpliVox provides its Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross to help disaster response teams coordinate emergency services.

Combine visual cues with audio support for maximum impact.

Combine visual cues with
audio support for maximum impact.
In a chaotic evacuation, people will be looking for visible direction from authorities.

Visibility can be greatly enhanced, even in dark or smoky situations, with simple tools like lighted traffic batons.

Innovative new products now combine that visual support with audio loudspeakers to guide people to safety.

Useful in any traffic control or crowd management situation, these versatile products are especially helpful in emergencies.

Perfect for law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and individuals concerned with traffic marshalling, the illuminated LED baton is lightweight, durable, and water resistant.

Use vehicles as mobile command stations

AmpliVox’s S/SW312 Sound Cruiser mounts to the roof of any vehicle with suction cups, providing mobile sound coverage with a range of a half mile
When covering large areas, roof-mounted sound systems on emergency vehicles provide the most mobile and effective means of communication.

Durable, powerful hailer loudspeakers can be heard for up to half a mile.

They can be attached in minutes and powered directly from the vehicle.

The Sound Cruiser is ideal not just for cars but for all mobile communication needs:
  • Boats
  • Golf Courses
  • Construction Zones
  • Political Campaigning and more

These examples demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness that portable sound systems offer for school emergency response teams.

Easy to use and ready to go, these tools improve communication in any crowd control situation – which means improved safety for civilians as well as responders.

Now more than ever, investing in reliable sound equipment must be a central part of any crisis management plan.