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Monday, December 30, 2019

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2019: Milestones


As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2019 as we move forward into the New Year.


January 2019
The Sound of the New Year

AmpliVox has introduced innovative new products and unveiled significant upgrades to its sound equipment and presentation furniture options in inventive and efficient ways.

As we look forward to more accomplishments in the new year, we focus on maintaining our momentum.


GSA Approved: Federal, State and Local Governments Can Benefit

As a GSA-approved vendor, AmpliVox proudly serves the purchasing needs of government agencies with GSA Pricing, FOB Destination and Generous Warranties.

To purchase items on contract you are welcome to complete the online quotation form and submit your GSA Request for Quote directly to AmpliVox.



February 2019
Customer Testimonial on the Half-Mile Hailers for Marathons

"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."


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.

Keith Johnson, Market Manager, uses the AmpliVox SB602R Megaphone, to thank all of the vendors and wish everyone a Merry Christmas during their Winter Market.



March 2019
AmpliVox New Best Sellers

Our "best-sellers" are the go-to products for all your most important speaking and presentation needs for: indoors or out, playing fields and stadiums, classrooms, meeting rooms, training rooms, and boardrooms, for audiences from 10 to 10,000.

The Best Sellers products will help you sound good, look good, and come off like a real pro. A customer service specialists will fit the right product to your application, as well as answer your basic or technical questions.


Real Estate Auctioneers Depend on AmpliVox for PA Systems

Create a professional presence and command your bidders attention, handling small and large crowds with portable sound systems that are great for auctioneers. AmpliVox products help auctioneers look good and sound good, that's why customers love them.



April 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.


AmpliVox Receives 2018 Gopher Sport Supplier of the Year Award

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.



May 2019
5 Things to Consider When Planning a Graduation Ceremony

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.


Honor Moms Everywhere, In Memory of Nancy Roth

Please Help Support Research and Treatment of Ocular Melanoma. In memory of Nancy Roth, who recently lost her battle with ocular melanoma.

Honor moms everywhere by making a gift to help build the path to a cure. Please help fight this disease by giving to the Eye Tumor Research Foundation (ETRF).

Don, Caroly and Eric Roth thank you for your support.



June 2019
Together in Teal - Ending Ovarian Cancer at the Illinois Chapter 22nd Annual Run Walk

Supporting the fight against ovarian cancer by donating a custom made Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern that was used for the event. The Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern was created in the NOCC representative teal color, personalized with the organization's logo on the front panel for a truly unique and memorable presence on stage.


Ready at the Gate: AmpliVox Sentry Mobile Workstation Greets Air Travelers at TSA Checkpoints

AmpliVox stands alone when it comes to security check point stands.

Proudly Made in the USA, the AmpliVox W480 Sentry Mobile Workstation supports the staff and technology used by the TSA to keep us all safe when we fly.



July 2019
Celebrating the City of Prospect Heights, IL Annual 4th of July Parade

Our neighboring city of Prospect Heights held its Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th starting at 10:30 AM. The parade's route began from the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church and ended at the parking lot of Hebron Church.


AmpliVox: A Commitment to “Made in America” Quality

AmpliVox maintains its own design, engineering, technology, manufacturing, and woodshop teams, based in Northbrook, Illinois, and we strictly control the creation of every AmpliVox product from beginning to end.



August 2019
AmpliVox Proud to be Sponsoring the NSYMCA Shuttle Bus Service

AmpliVox's contribution to the NSYMCA latest Shuttle Bus helps provide handicap, accessible transportation for youth, adults, seniors and individuals with disabilities.


Hulk Hogan and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart Pumped Up Backstage at the 2019 WWE Raw Reunion

Legendary Hulk Hogan was excited to be backstage at the biggest reunion in WWE history. The 2019 "Raw Reunion" brought out all the heavy hitters from yesteryear.



September 2019
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team.


Remembering Our Local Heroes: Honoring First Responders with Travis Hall on 9/11

Since learning about the 9/11 terror attacks at the age of four, Travis Hall has been feeding first responders as a way of celebrating them and thanking them for their heroism.



October 2019
AmpliVox Sound Systems Proudly Joins Argentum as a Supporting Industry Partner

AmpliVox Sound Systems recognizes the importance of senior care and joins Argentum as a Supporting Industry Partner to shape the collective voice advancing excellence in senior living.


AmpliVox Equipping the Hope Chapel at the Graham Correctional Center with Lectern Donations

AmpliVox Sound Systems has equipped the Hope Chapel by donating lecterns as resources to make a difference in the lives of prisoners and their families.



November 2019
Lutheran Church Charities Use the BeltBlaster Pro to Train the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry

When training the Golden Retrievers the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry relies on the AmpliVox Beltblaster Pro personal waistband amplifier to provide moderate improvement in sound coverage and voice clarity for one on one conversations and in small groups.


Give Powerful Presentations with AmpliVox Multimedia Lecterns

Give powerful presentations using today's technology with AmpliVox Multimedia Lecterns. Our Multimedia Lecterns come in many shapes and sizes, finishes and colors.

AmpliVox Multimedia Lecterns provide the features and accessories your need, but we can also customize many options.



December 2019
AmpliVox Supports the Blooming Prarie Cancer Group with Pink Podium Donation

Cheri Krejci, from the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, reached out and responded to AmpliVox's Pink Podium Promise where AmpliVox was once again offering a Pink Podium free of charge to local breast cancer organizations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group is in its 18th year of service to the local community, supporting the quest for a cure for cancer and helping those affected in their in area any way possible.


Today’s Choices in Pulpits, Podiums, and Lecterns

Today’s choices in pulpits, podiums, and lecterns have expanded along with churches’ congregational styles, ranges of activities, types of facilities utilized – indoors and out, and, of course, budgets.

The once traditional stationary wooden pulpit, perched in front of and above the congregation, is now sometimes replaced by more sleek and stylish podiums or lecterns, made of traditional hardwood or beautiful veneers, or even acrylic models that convey contemporary elegance.

More than just a platform for a pastor’s presence, today’s podiums have become the focal point for high quality amplified sound, visual presentations, choral direction, multimedia educational experiences, and more.


We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support. We are looking forward to 2020 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

AmpliVox Supports the Blooming Prarie Cancer Group with Pink Podium Donation




The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group is in its 18th year of service to the local community, supporting the quest for a cure for cancer and helping those affected in their in area any way possible.


Cheri Krejci, from the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, reached out and responded to AmpliVox's Pink Podium Promise where AmpliVox was once again offering a Pink Podium free of charge to local breast cancer organizations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Pink Podium Promise, launched in 2010, has placed lecterns with well over 200 groups, including national fundraising and research groups, American Cancer Society chapters, foundations, hospitals, and local governments.

One lectern even went to the US military in Iraq for use in educational programs.

Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox, conceived of the Pink Podium program as a way to tangibly help advocacy organizations get their messages across.

The pink podiums are made of durable plastic that can withstand any weather, in keeping with the unpredictable conditions of outdoor events and races.

They can be easily moved, thanks to their heavy-duty casters and built-in handles and weighs only 50 pounds.

AmpliVox delivers each lectern at no cost before an organization’s event, and the group can then keep its pink podium for future use.


The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group immediately put the Pink Podium to good use at their Turkey Bingo last month and the crowd loved it.











The pink podium is a variation of AmpliVox’s standard SN3250 Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern.

AmpliVox Pinnacle lecterns are constructed of hard shell plastic that make them virtually indestructible.

Weatherproof, waterproof, rugged and durable for outdoor or indoor use, the Pinnacle tabletop and full height lecterns are all made from 10% post industrial recycled plastic content and is 100% recyclable.

AmpliVox delivers each lectern at no cost before an organization’s event, and the group can then keep its pink podium for future use.

AmpliVox’s Community Contribution Club helps organizations all over the country speak up for their causes by donating one of our products.



For more information on our Community Contribution Club, please contact us and let us know how we can help

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year




The Magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends.

May all the joys of Christmas fill your heart throughout the New Year.

We look forward to serving you in the new decade!


Our offices will be closed for Christmas December 24th - December 25th 2019
and for New Years December 31st 2019 - January 1st 2020.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Today’s Choices in Pulpits, Podiums, and Lecterns




Today’s choices in pulpits, podiums, and lecterns have expanded along with churches’ congregational styles, ranges of activities, types of facilities utilized – indoors and out, and, of course, budgets.

The once traditional stationary wooden pulpit, perched in front of and above the congregation, is now sometimes replaced by more sleek and stylish podiums or lecterns, made of traditional hardwood or beautiful veneers, or even acrylic models that convey contemporary elegance. Sometimes the podiums or lecterns are lightweight and moveable via hidden casters.

And, they’re often capable of handling today’s diverse multimedia needs, with built-in speakers and amplifiers, cable management and control panels for many of today’s multimedia tools such as computers and projectors.

More than just a platform for a pastor’s presence, today’s podiums have become the focal point for high quality amplified sound, visual presentations, choral direction, multimedia educational experiences, and more.



Nothing beats traditional solid hardwood for elegance and durability.

For a church that either doesn’t have the budget for a stationary, built-in pulpit, or wishes to provide more mobility for its pulpit, there are some outstanding options.

Such features as hidden locking casters, storage shelves and locking doors can be useful in making the pulpit a functional piece of furniture for many uses beyond religious services.

Moreover, some units are available with built-in sound systems, including built-in speaker panels and amplifier/receivers that can receive and transmit signals from wired or wireless microphones.

One example of a high-quality solid hardwood podium which can be purchased with an optional built-in sound system is the AmpliVox Coventry Lectern.

This unit’s 42-inch-wide profile provides plenty of room for multiple presenters standing side-by-side, and a spacious reading table and storage cabinet.







For those churches that prefer a more contemporary look for their podium or lectern, there are now options available that offer a wide range of materials, colors, and overall appearance.






The AmpliVox Contemporary Lectern series features side posts of anodized aluminum, front panels made of Formica, and a reading table and base of scratch-resistant laminate.

The rounded edges of this series, the curved front panels available on several units, the Formica and aluminum, along with available color combinations, create a very stylish yet contemporary look.

Built-in sound systems are available on many lecterns with contemporary designs.

Acrylic lecterns are growing in popularity. One church that employs one – the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire, Illinois – chose it both for its contemporary elegance as well as its airy, open feel.

Lecterns made of acrylic material can be all acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and wood, aluminum, or other metal.

Even though acrylic lecterns look light and spacious, they can be very durable, typically featuring 3/4” thick material on the base, and 1/2" material elsewhere.







In our technology-driven age, podiums and lecterns increasingly are being designed to accommodate all the necessary technology tools – speakers, receiver/amplifiers, monitors, laptops or tablets, projectors, reading lights, clocks & timers, data ports, outlet strips, etc.

Some models have folding or sliding shelves to accommodate projectors, document cameras, and more.

The AmpliVox Oracle Podium series offers a model with a viewport monitor screen, allowing a computer monitor to be seen through a piece of glass built into the reading table.

And, because a podium is often a "command center" for various audiovisual needs, control panels that can access all technology tools – even room lighting – are now increasingly built into the reading table so that the presenter has convenient access.

When selecting multimedia podiums and lecterns, some of the same choices in materials apply – solid hardwoods, hardwood veneers, laminates, and others.





With an eye to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are lecterns that can accommodate wheelchair-bound individuals.



One example is the AmpliVox Sit-to-Stand Lectern. This multimedia model is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, and a built-in motor quickly raises the lectern from a sitting height of 31" to a standing height of 41".

The unit has locking casters for easy movement, and can be customized with many multimedia options, including a built-in sound system.





For those churches that already have a pulpit or table and do not need a full-height lectern, many table-top models are available, featuring some of the same choices in materials and designs.

These are convenient for carrying from room to room or off-site. AmpliVox even offers folding table-top lecterns, useful for a traveling pastor or presenter.








One of the most important types of customization available is adding a logo to a podium or lectern. Logos can often be applied in various ways – vinyl, acrylic, aluminum, bronze, with colors, raised lettering, etc. Customization is a way to proudly put a church’s special stamp of identity on a podium, reinforcing it at every service or event.

Other forms of customization apply to special colors and special features, such as adding rack rails inside the cabinet for the installation of the customer’s own equipment. AmpliVox Rack Cabinets are designed specifically for this purpose.

Today’s choices in podiums and lecterns are greater than ever before. Any church can find a model that fits their needs for functionality, décor, and budget.


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Introducing the S1468 Rechargeable Battery Pack for AmpliVox Sound Lecterns




AmpliVox Sound Systems has been hard at work developing a general purpose battery supply that could be used as a rechargeable power source for many of AmpliVox's built-in systems.

The S1468 is a compact 24V rechargeable battery pack housing kit, which includes a built-in AC charger with battery life meter, 6 foot power cord for charging and includes mounting hardware.




S1468 works with the
150 Watt Compact Amplifier




Not compatible with the
150 Watt Tower Amplifier




S1468 Rechargeable Battery Pack
for AmpliVox Sound Lecterns



Features:
  • Compatible with AmpliVox Built-in Wireless PA Systems
  • 24V, 5.5 (AH) amp hour SLA battery
  • Up to 8 hour run time
  • 3 LED Battery Status Lights
  • ABS Case with locking lid

Specifications:
  • Output voltage:24 volts DC
  • Capacity: 5.5 Amp Hours (AH)
  • Charge time: 8 hours to full charge
  • Run time: Up to 8 hours
  • Power input: Panel mount DC barrel connector
  • Power output: 6-foot cable with DC barrel connector
  • Dimensions: 6"H x x 6.5"W x 4.25"D
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (without accessories)
  • Weight: 10.2 lbs (with accessories)
  • Shipping Weight: 12 lbs

The S1468 Rechargeable Battery Pack is now available to power all of AmpliVox's 150 Watt Multimedia Lecterns:



Multimedia Computer
Lectern

Multimedia Presentation Podium

Multimedia Smart Podium

Coventry
Lectern

Ambassador
Lectern


Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern

Executive Adjustable Column Lectern

Executive Column Lectern

Elite
Lectern

Presidential
Lectern