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Monday, January 13, 2020

Join Us at the 40th Annual FETC - Booth #4517







Stop by and visit AmpliVox at Booth #4517 to find what you need in powerful audio visual support for educational environments.




We even offer collaboration furniture to promote group interaction. It’s part of AmpliVox’s long commitment to the education market with steady development of innovative products.

For 40 years, the Future of Education Technology® Conference has gathered the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues.

Its impact has been felt by thousands of districts, schools, educators — and ultimately students.


AmpliVox 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 new cabinets, available in 12U, 21U, and 30U, and laminate or wood veneer finishes, allow computer and control systems to be stored anywhere.

AmpliVox’s new rack cabinets are designed and engineered with safety, security, and elegance in mind.

The 19-inch standard rack rails allow up to 12U or 21U components (17 inches deep) to be stacked inside, concealed within a traditionally-finished cabinet in a choice of colors.

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.

The cabinet also contains a quiet UL-listed fan to cool components. Inside, units plug into a six-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, connected to a ten-foot external power cord. The entire cabinet can be moved easily on sturdy 3” rolling casters, the front two of which can be locked in place.



UL-listed cooling fan provides ventilation
Cord management access points on both the top and bottom of the unit
Excess cord wrap hooks
Tinted, Locking Front Door
10-32 threaded, universal EIA spacing, fixed front and user installed back steel rack rails
6-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, 10 foot power cord with rotating 360° flat wall plug
Four 3" swiveling casters
2 locking

The rack cabinets are built to furniture quality standards and available in six different finishes to match your d├ęcor. They also coordinate with many of the lecterns in AmpliVox’s extensive line of multimedia furniture products.





"These rack cabinets enhance any room with their elegant design," notes AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"They combine great functionality with appealing style for business, educational, hospitality, house of worship, and other professional settings."


To learn more about the AmpliVox Rack Cabinets, please visit:
http://www.ampli.com/rack-cabinets/

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Never Giving Up: Supporting Ocular Melanoma Research and ETRF in 2020





AmpliVox CEO Don Roth has pledged to match the first $500 in donations that are made in the month of January 2020 to the "Ocular Melanoma Research: In Memory of Nancy Roth" GoFundMe fundraiser.

On September 4, 2018, Nancy Roth lost her six-year battle with ocular melanoma. This rare disease, which occurs in 2,000 adults each year, currently has no cure in its metastatic form.

In memory of his wife Nancy, Don has been raising funds to help support research and treatment of ocular melanoma.


Where Do Your Donations Go?

Donations will go to the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that not only provided tremendous counsel and care to Nancy during her battle, but is also devoted to learn more about eye cancers and tumors in an effort to win the struggle for life and sight.

- Supporting national research into the immunology of how cancerous ocular cells metastasize (spread to other parts of the body)

- Supporting local research on the prevention and treatment ocular oncology under the direction of Dr. Bruce Brockstein at Northshore Health System in the Chicago area.

Through these efforts, it is hoped to relieve the suffering – and prevent premature deaths -- of current and future eye cancer patients. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.




Dr. Carol Shields and her staff at the Eye Tumor Research Foundation where 100% of your Donations for Nancy are used for eye cancer research.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Kicking Off the New Year with Three Events in January 2020




We're hitting the ground running in 2020, with appearances this month at IFMA Chicago's post-holiday celebration, 40th FETC, and 2020 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference.





IFMA Chicago Annual Post-Holiday Celebration: 1/9

Raise and glass and ring in 2020 with IFMA colleagues and friends. This annual event is always a good time with a full house of members and guests.

The Chicago Chapter's mission is to advance the profession of Facilities Management and to support the professional growth and development of facilities managers in the Chicagoland area.

With over 300 members and 25 events each year, IFMA Chicago provides programs that advance our members' professional education, create networking and information sharing opportunities, and foster the attainment of CFM designation.





40th National Future of Education Technology (FETC): 1/14- 1/17 - Booth #4517

For 40 years, the Future of Education Technology® Conference has gathered the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues.

Each year, FETC® is tailored to the needs of an increasingly technology-driven education community — and 2020 will be no exception.




The 40th National Future of Education Technology® Conference features industry experts and unrivaled agenda content, an Expo Hall filled with the latest and greatest solutions, and a community of thousands eager to network with like-minded peers.





2020 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference: 1/23 - 1/25 - Booth #521

The IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference holds the unique distinction of being the largest state park and recreation conference in the nation, bringing together more than 4,200 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development.

Featuring nearly 200 educational sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall where more than 300 exhibitors showcase their latest and greatest products and services, the 2020 conference is THE place to be.

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