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Thursday, May 30, 2019

AmpliVox Supports School Safety Legislation with Emergency Communication Products




According to the National Council of State Legislatures, the period of 2017-2019 has seen state legislatures propose 1005 bills and resolutions related to school safety.


Many of the bills have provisions for emergency communication procedures for school emergencies, and AmpliVox Sound Systems supports those measures.

AmpliVox has long been a key provider of emergency sound control for schools, as well as school traffic safety.

AmpliVox exhibited many of its school emergency communications products as well as products to enhance school presentations and learning at the National Catholic Educational Association April 23-25 in Chicago.






"We realize how vital school safety has become and we are fully committed to helping educators and parents meet evolving safety procedures," said AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"Our many high-quality emergency communications products such as megaphones, hailers, Safety Wand Megaphone, and even a Sound Cruiser for mobile voice reinforcement help the school safety cause."


AmpliVox's large array of portable sound systems provide clear, reliable communication in all types of situations from daily school operations to emergencies, traffic control, assemblies, athletic events, to any other activity involving large groups.



Project Wireless Sound for Multiple Presenters

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.



Keep Megaphones on Hand for Swift Response

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.

For clear, powerful voice projection from an easy-to-use unit weighing just 2.5 lbs.



Combine Visual Cues with Audio Support


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

Useful in any traffic control or crowd management situation, the Safety Wand Megaphone is especially helpful in emergencies.



Use Vehicles As Mobile Command Stations

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.



AmpliVox was also honored as a Silver Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards sponsored by American Security Today magazine, as the Best Mass Notification System-Hardware.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5 Things to Consider When Planning a Graduation Ceremony




Graduation season is here – a time to acknowledge the hard work of students, teachers, and parents!

Whether graduates are leaving pre-schools, elementary schools, junior highs, high schools, or colleges, this is the time for celebration and planning for future endeavors.

Graduation planning can be stressful. From the program to apparel to presentation, participants have the opportunity to display integrity, prestige, and achievement if they look good and sound good.

And that’s where AmpliVox can help. AmpliVox portable sound systems, lecterns, and multimedia equipment make YOU look good and sound good at graduation.



Quality Sound for Presenters

Presenters are the most influential figures of a graduation ceremony. It is imperative that quality sound is provided to presenters as they welcome the participants, recite the school’s alma mater, speak motivationally, and most importantly announce names of the graduates.

Avoid frustrating the speaker and the audience by making sure they are heard clearly.

Assist with getting a speaker’s message across with our portable sound systems.

Ensure that graduates’ names are heard with crystal clarity by using the AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus.

The 250 watt portable address system will clearly and powerfully project sound over an audience of up to 7500 people in a room size of up to 25,000 square feet.






Enhance Stage Decor With a Lectern Customized With Your School Logo

A professional image will show your audience the effort put into making the ceremony a special occasion for the graduates.

Capture your audience’s attention with meticulous creative details, such as your school’s logo on a beautiful AmpliVox lectern.

Customized presentation furniture will not only turn heads, but also helps you brand your school’s culture.

AmpliVox offers several stylish options to help you customize your lectern just the way you would like.







Staying Organized and Prepared on Graduation Day

Staying organized on graduation day can help avoid a lot of anxiety.

The AmpliVox SN3615 Oracle Podium helps any presenter look and act like a real pro.

With its panel viewport, you can conveniently read speeches discretely from the hidden screen on the lectern’s reading surface.

Smart design of power and data ports help you easily connect to any of today’s technology devices.

And, clock timers can be installed into the accessory ports to remind you of time restraints.







Graduation Entertainment and Party Ideas

Music defines the tone of each segment of your graduation. The music playing throughout the ceremony will create memorable moments for graduates and your audience.

From the arrival of guests to recessional of the students, you can utilize the multimedia functions of our new SK765 - Karaoke Pro System to create a playlist for all parts of the ceremony.

This all-in-one system comes with two microphones and has A/V outputs so you can connect external devices for diverse media options.

With the Karoake Plus you can download a wide variety of additional karaoke tracks and even download a graduation class video to the PA system.

This unit is also ideal for National Anthems and class songs. Bring life to the ceremony with the AmpliVox Karaoke Pro System.







Ensuring Safety For All Guests and Graduates

For any venue that attracts large audiences, emergency and safety preparation is imperative.

Graduation ceremonies can ensure safety for everyone, including the elderly and disabled, with proper planning, plus a reliable PA system.

When you need to project clear sound up to a half mile away, use the PA system that lives up to its name, the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer.

Outdoor events and public gatherings require coordination before, during, and after the event.

Portable PA systems for outdoor environments enable you to amplify your voice and music across a wide area.

Easily be heard over the crowd, and successfully communicate to a large number of people.





Bring AmpliVox to your graduation ceremony. Allow us to assist with the special occasion that impacts those entering the next phase in their lives. Extend your voice and project your image with AmpliVox.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

AmpliVox Exhibiting at ISTE - EdTech Conference 2019




ISTE 2019 is where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching. The event is taking place in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 23–26, 2019.

For more than three decades, the brightest minds in edtech have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching.






The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers.

Visit AmpliVox's booth #350 at the expo to learn how Portable PA Systems help educators be heard.



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.


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 a Bluetooth® 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.




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.




Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus


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.




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.




Flat Hardrock Maple Lectern


Great looking contemporary solutions for your presentation needs. The 49" tall lectern provides a modern style that will match your current d├ęcor.

The spacious reading shelf measures 26.75" wide x 16.75" deep providing enough room for your speaker.




Megaphones


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.



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

Monday, May 20, 2019

Business Furniture Solutions: See Our Ad in OPI Magazine May 2019



OPI is the global business supplies industry’s go-to hub for essential resources, news, analysis, information and networking.

A trusted name since 1991, OPI delivers business-critical information through OPI and Independent Dealer magazines, apps, website, events and resources such as industry research, marketing, executive search and dealer sales training.


Our ad in the latest edition of OPI magazine features AmpliVox multimedia lecterns, ADA compliant lecterns and rack cabinets for schools and businesses.





Multimedia Lecterns: Integrating Multimedia Presentations with Options and Accessories

Give powerful presentations using today’s technology with AmpliVox multimedia options and accessories. AmpliVox not only makes great sound systems, we also put you in command of a multitude of presentation options.






Custom ADA Lecterns with your Company Logo

AmpliVox ADA lecterns are specifically designed to meet essential ADA requirements concerning proper knee space clearance, wheelchair height accessibility, and equal access to controls.

The SN3900 ADA Sit To Stand Lectern offers a stylish yet functional approach that easily accommodates the mobility-impaired as well as the standing presenter.







Rack Cabinets Store Components with Style and Security

AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers attractive rack cabinets that combine classic, elegant styling with convenience, mobility, and security.

The cabinet includes key-locked front and rear doors for easy access, with a black tinted acrylic panel in the front door as well as unobtrusive ventilation openings.



Friday, May 17, 2019

Strong Kids: Thank You for your Support & Contributions




Dear Don,

As we wrap up our 13th Annual Strong Kids fundraising event, we reflect on how luck we are to have supporters like you who believe in what we do at the North Suburban YMCA.

Here at our Y, the goal is to make sure that every child, senior or family member has the opportunity to participate in life changing programming and classes, regardless of their ability to pay.






This year’s fundraising goals exceeded our expectations, making it our most successful Strong Kids fundraiser in 13 years raising more than $350,000.


Thanks to your contributions and support, we are not only able to help people less fortunate than us, but we are able to raise additional critical funds to help “save our home” and upgrade important facility needs to our Y in 2019.

Thanks to your support as a Diamonds Sponsor we will be able to help more than 2800 deserving people a year with scholarship assistance for life saving swim lessons, summer camp, special needs classes, STEM programming and much more.

Every dollar goes a long way in helping us build happier families and stronger communities.

Thank you again for your donation! The money raised at the event makes a real difference in the lives of these children, seniors and families. None of this could be possible without people like you who believe in giving back and supporting your community.


It means the world to us!

With gratitude,


Kanda McMullen
Event Manager

Kim Nyren
Director of Community Investment & Events

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Join Us at InfoComm 2019: Free Exhibit Hall Pass From AmpliVox




AmpliVox will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 being held at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida June 12-14.

InfoComm 2019 is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries.

Not only is InfoComm the largest show in the US for audiovisual technology, with the greatest collection of audio, digital signage, and collaboration companies all under one roof, but also one of the top trade shows in any industry overall.







Get Your Free Guest Pass from AmpliVox

Visit our booth #6349 at the InfoComm 2019, the largest pro-AV trade show in North America, and experience our products and solutions up close.

Use our special exhibitor VIP Code AMP136 and visit the Exhibit Hall free of charge (a $299 value for a three-day exhibit hall pass)





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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Honor Moms Everywhere, In Memory of Nancy Roth












Monday, May 06, 2019

AmpliVox Boosts YMCA Sound Quality and Fundraising Success




For its annual fundraising gala, the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, IL, turns to AmpliVox Sound Systems to make its auctions, presentations, and announcements intelligible to everyone.

And this year, the event was at a new venue with an acoustic challenge to overcome.


"The country club where this year’s event was held had a beautiful ballroom with a Crestron distributed house audio system," said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO and a past YMCA board member.

"For many events, the venue’s house sound system works fine.

But the YMCA auction is a particularly noisy event with 400 people attending and multiple activities during the evening.

Intelligible sound is absolutely critical to its success.

It was decided that AmpliVox equipment would work better."



AmpliVox set up an SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus with 250 watts of power and wireless microphone.

To further enhance the sound coverage and clarity, two S1297-70 Wireless Powered Dual Speaker Kits – a total of four speakers -- were also added, with the speakers placed at key spots around the room.

In addition, the official videographer for the event was happy to be able to plug his equipment directly in an SC800 Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speaker, resulting in a direct pick-up of the audio track for his video recording with superior sound quality.

"The key is that our equipment enhanced the event’s sound without needing a house I.T. person," said Roth.

"It’s all portable and easy to set-up and use."





The effective sound clarity for the YMCA event helped the event organizers raise a total of $270,000.


"The sound system from AmpliVox was essential to our success," said Howard Schultz, President/CEO of the NSYMCA.

"Without the enhanced sound provided by AmpliVox, our presenters never would have been able to pierce the ever-present background noise heard everywhere in the room.

This year’s Strong Kids Casino Night was a tremendous success for all concerned.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, and their generosity has enabled us to meet our fundraising goals in grand style.


"We’re honored to pledge our support to the mission of raising funds and awareness to the Strong Kids Scholarship Fundraiser.".

AmpliVox Portable PA Systems and Contemporary Lectern used at the Strong Kids event:


Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus


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.




Satellite Wireless Powered Dual Speaker


Dual Powered Speaker with built-in 250 watt amplifier and receiver receives signal from transmitter included in S1297-70.

300 ft. range. Built-in rechargeable batteries and AC power cord. All built into cabinet with handle and wheels.




Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speaker


The SC800 has a built-in 100 watt amplifier and wireless receiver with 8" bass speaker and a 4" tweeter.

Wireless receiver works within the 300 ft. reception range of speaker transmitter in the SW800. Built-in rechargeable batteries and AC Power cord. All built into cabinet with handle and wheels.




Curved Cherry Panel 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.