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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Navigating Crisis Situations: Half-Mile Hailers Aid De-Escalation and Negotiation

Hostage situations and SWAT standoffs are among the most intense and dangerous events faced by law enforcement agencies. The importance of clear communication is crucial to ensure the safety of all parties involved and to facilitate a peaceful resolution.

AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer public address systems are a valuable tool for law enforcement and other emergency responders with its powerful audio amplifier that can project sound up to half a mile away.

The Half-Mile Hailer was instrumental in ending several SWAT standoffs and saving lives, allowing officers to communicate effectively with the perpetrator and ultimately leading to a successful outcome of de-escalating the situation and persuading the aggressor to surrender.

Communication is key in tense and emergency situations and it is imperative that your voice and message is communicated above the noise. Only through using the Half-Mile Hailer did the Crisis Negotiation Unit find success in ending the standoff and bringing safety back to the neighborhood.

There are several benefits to using a Half-Mile Hailer in these types of standoff situations:

#1. Ability to communicate with hostages or suspects from a safe distance In a hostage situation or SWAT team standoff, law enforcement officers need to communicate with the suspects or hostages without putting themselves in harm's way.

A Half-Mile Hailer allows them to communicate from a safe distance, reducing the risk of injury or death. PA systems also allow officers to keep hostages informed of any developments, which can help calm their nerves and reduce panic.

#2. Loud volume and clear sound quality A Half-Mile Hailer is designed to be heard over other loud noises or distractions, making it ideal for use in high-pressure situations.

The loud volume and clear sound quality make it easier for hostages or suspects to hear instructions and respond appropriately.

By providing clear communication channels, PA systems can minimize the potential for misinterpretations that may lead to unnecessary violence or harm.

#3. Ability to amplify the voice of negotiators or law enforcement officers Negotiators or law enforcement officers can use a Half-Mile Hailer to amplify their voice, making them more audible and authoritative.

This can help to de-escalate tense situations and prevent violence.

#4. Flexibility to use in different types of environments A Half-Mile Hailer can be used in a variety of different environments, both indoors and outdoors.

It is weather-resistant, making it ideal for use in rain, snow, or other adverse weather conditions.

PA systems enable better coordination among different emergency responders, such as the police, SWAT teams, and medical personnel, ultimately leading to more effective interventions.

#5. Can be used to issue warnings or instructions to the public In addition to communicating with suspects or hostages, a Half-Mile Hailer can be used to issue warnings or instructions to the public.

This can help to keep bystanders safe and prevent them from getting in harm's way, dispersing crowds and preventing further escalation of tension.

Clear communication is paramount in hostage situations, as it can mean the difference between life and death. PA systems, such as the Half-Mile Hailer, play a critical role in ensuring that emergency responders can effectively convey their intentions, instructions, and requests to both hostage-takers and hostages.

By investing in reliable PA systems, law enforcement agencies can greatly improve their chances of resolving dangerous situations without unnecessary loss of life.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

What's New in 2023: Product Launches, Upgrades and New Features

AmpliVox has continued to introduce high-quality lecterns designed to empower speakers and enhance events.

Our latest collection of innovative lecterns combines unparalleled craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and stunning design to elevate your presentations and make a lasting impression.

A complete set of features has been precisely-designed and built into the SW3460, all with today’s technology and portability in mind:

In the audio visual world, the AmpliVox Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center puts you fully in command of your presentations with robust design features.

Because not every presenter is the same height, the Maestro adjusts in height from 38 inches to 44 inches high with the turn of a pneumatic dial.

Moreover the maestro has an extra-wide 31 inch reading table to accommodate a laptop and much more.

It's designed for today's multimedia needs with such features as cable pass-through grommet, 110 volts power socket and optional data sockets.

AmpliVox's customization capabilities also include prominently displaying your logo.

Some chariots are built for speed, but the AmpliVox Chariot Lectern is designed to make you look good.

Built to exacting specifications by AmpliVox craftsmen, this elegant presentation center features beautifully sculpted curves that matches any d├ęcor.

The lectern is constructed of lacquer coated hardwood rail, a woodgrain laminate body and a black laminate base with four casters, two of them locking.

Made for the most sophisticated of settings, the Victoria Solid Wood Lectern takes quality to a new level. This multimedia podium and pulpit is both elegant and practical with its solid wood construction, scratch resistant coating and 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.

The Presentation Control commands the live streaming and local recording from the presenters laptop and the lecterns control surface.

The AmpliVox Safety Flashlight 20-watt Megaphone is the perfect compact solution for voice amplification with additional safety and playback options.

Attached carrying strap, megaphone folds for easily portability.

Battery compartment holds 4 "C" batteries (not included) for up to 30 continuous hours.

No safety kit or car trunk should be without the Safety Flashlight Megaphone, all emergency personnel should have one. The Safety Flashlight makes it the perfect choice for traffic control and outdoor events that stretch into evening hours.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

GSA Approved for Fast and Efficient Procurement

At AmpliVox, we understand the importance of providing top-quality sound systems and custom lecterns to public sector organizations. Serving the needs of your customers within government agencies, municipalities, K-12 education, and higher education sectors require the best technology and equipment available.

As a trusted manufacturer with years of experience, we're confident that we have the perfect solutions to meet your needs.

That's why we offer a range of products and services designed to enhance the audio-visual experience of any audience, whether it be in the classroom, out on the field or at a public event.

Our sound systems are designed to deliver crisp and clear audio even in the most challenging environments.

Whether you need to deliver a speech, make an announcement, or play music, our systems are engineered to deliver the best possible sound quality.

Products like our popular Digital Audio Travel Partner
have been put into service by government entities that include:

US Army
Marine Corps
Coast Guard
Dept of Veterans Affairs
Dept of Veterans Affairs
NYC Dept of Transportation
Belvidere Park District

and a number of local schools and park districts.

Our custom lecterns are also designed to be functional and aesthetically pleasing, making them the perfect addition to any public speaking event. AmpliVox lecterns are designed to meet the specific requirements of each customer, with options like integrated audio-visual components, adjustable height, and secure storage for equipment.

We are confident in our ability to deliver high-quality products at competitive prices. We understand the importance of staying within budget, which is why we offer a wide range of customizable options that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization.

Selected by the US Transportation Security Administration for TSA checkpoints

Contract # HSTS04-15-A-CI4020
At AmpliVox, we pride ourselves on being a GSA-approved vendor with multiple GSA Schedules, as well as having contracts with the TSA and other government agencies.

We have undergone rigorous testing and approval processes to ensure our products and services meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

We also understand that time is of the essence in the public sector. That's why we offer fast and reliable shipping on all of our products, ensuring that you receive your order on time and in perfect condition.

With our state-of-the-art sound systems and custom lecterns, your customers will enjoy an enhanced audio-visual experience, making their presentations and events more engaging and effective.

We believe that our commitment to quality, affordability, and customer service sets us apart from the competition.

Our team of experts is always here to help you choose the right products for your needs, and we're dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience from start to finish.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your organization succeed!