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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.

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 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.

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.