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Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Home Funeral Services: Ron Bernardi Amplifying Intimate Farewells

In Northbrook, IL, Ron Bernardi's name has become synonymous with service, kindness, and an unwavering commitment to giving back.

Having served on the board of numerous organizations, including the Northbrook Historical Society, the Chamber Board, the Civic Foundation, and the North Suburban YMCA, Ron has dedicated over 40 years of his life to enriching the community he loves.

A well-known community ambassador for Sunset Foods, Ron also shares his infectious enthusiasm and friendly spirit as an auctioneer, raising substantial funds for local organizations.
Bernardi's commitment to service has found a new path: serving as a funeral celebrant for home funerals.

These intimate ceremonies, hosted within the comforting surroundings of a loved one's home, provide families with a deeply personal and meaningful way to honor the life of the departed.

Home funerals have been embraced for their ability to create a special space where loved ones can gather to engage in spiritual practices and remember the deceased in creative and unique ways.

As a celebrant, Ron Bernardi brings his unique spirit of warmth and empathy to these ceremonies. He has led numerous home funerals, conducting services, religious prayers, and scripture readings.

Ron's gift of service, fortified by his strong faith and dedication to personal Bible study, has proven to be a comforting and inspiring presence at these gatherings.
Supporting Ron in his role as a funeral celebrant is AmpliVox Sound Systems, who have generously donated their new Capri Lectern equipped with the SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner.

The Capri Lectern embodies a blend of style and practicality, with its sleek curved design, scratch-resistant melamine laminate finish, and durable construction.

Made of a scratch resistant melamine laminate finish

Inside shelf to hold
water bottle or other belongings

Elegant sleek curved construction and
radiused corners

Generous 24" W
x 18" D reading table
with paper stop
Coupled with the SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner, an all-in-one PA system known for its portability and powerful sound, this combination brings clarity and audibility to Ron's heartfelt words, ensuring every message is heard clearly.

The Capri Lectern is lightweight, mobile, and effortlessly assembles in a mere 15 minutes without the need for tools. It features a slanted reading table with a paper stop, allowing Ron to easily present his materials during the service.

The use of the Capri Lectern and the SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner not only enhances the overall ceremony but also provides a professional and organized approach to home funerals.

Home funerals are a deeply personal choice for families, and individuals like Ron Bernardi play a crucial role in creating a comforting and healing atmosphere during these services.

With the AmpliVox Capri Lectern and SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner, these important moments of farewell can be shared and heard, connecting everyone in the powerful ritual of saying goodbye.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Experience HBCUs School Pride with Custom Multimedia Lecterns

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are known for their deep-rooted traditions and vibrant school spirit. At AmpliVox, we're proud to showcase school pride and generate excitement by prominently adding your school's logo for a truly unique and memorable presence at your next presentation with our customizable multimedia lecterns.

Elevate your school spirit to new heights with a bespoke multimedia lectern, designed to reflect your school's distinctive colors.

Spotlight your school's logo prominently, AmpliVox custom lecterns promise to stand out and create a memorable impression during your presentations.

Stir Up Excitement at Every Event

It's the perfect addition to media events, alumni gatherings, fundraisers, booster clubs, and reunions.

With its unique design, it can stir up excitement among attendees and enhance the spirit of any event.

AmpliVox multimedia lecterns generate excitement and a sense of unity among attendees. Imbued with your school's spirit, it adds a memorable touch to every occasion.

Display Your College Pride with Customizable Colors and Logo Options

Crafted from durable hard shell plastic, our lecterns are designed to hold up under tough use. Whether you're inside a lecture hall or outside at a homecoming event, they're built to withstand the elements.

Weatherproof and waterproof, they are as enduring as the legacy of your Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Custom insert colored panel, customize with optional logo.

Featuring Integrated Dashboard with finger tip controls (ST and SW models)
Built-in Shielded
Lectern Light
Built-in 16 Channel UHF wireless
receiver, 584 MHz to 608 MHz
(SW3253 only)
Stream audio with

wireless technology (SW3253)
On-board Digital Clock /
Timer keeps presenters
on track
Side-by-Side Control Panel, includes fingertip controls,
Bluetooth® and wireless receiver (SW3253 only)
S806A LPA 150 watt Amplifier
Power Switch: Power source
External Speaker Jack: For passive speaker
Line Out Jack: Connects to house system
or external PA system
Aux In Jack: Connects to external audio device
such as a CD/MP3 player or hard wired iPhone
XLR Mic Connector: For wired microphones
(SW3253 only) Your choice of wireless mic
(SW3253 and ST3253 only)

10' AC Power Cord
Preamp Connector: Ribbon wire from control panel
Internal Speaker: Connects to lectern speaker

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Celebrating National Nurses Month: Honoring the Life-Changing Impact of Nurses

Each May, we come together to celebrate the remarkable contributions of nurses during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and, since 2023, National Nurses Month (May 1-31). This special time is dedicated to recognizing the unwavering commitment of nurses across various sectors, including hospitals, workplaces, and the community at large.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) also takes this opportunity to raise awareness and promote the nursing profession. The theme for 2023, "You Make a Difference," highlights the diverse roles of nurses and the significant impact they have on our lives.

As trusted advocates, nurses ensure that individuals, families, and communities receive top-quality patient care and services.

They also play a critical role in influencing and shaping health policy decisions to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.

By extending the celebration to an entire month, we can further promote understanding and appreciation of the invaluable contributions made by nurses.

National Nurses Month is an opportunity for everyone to express their gratitude and support for nurses, who tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of patients and their families. By recognizing their dedication, expertise, and compassionate care, we can continue to empower and inspire the nursing community.

May is also the month of remembering AmpliVox's beloved Nancy Szluk Roth and celebrating her legacy.

Her caring soul guided her to pursue the field of nursing instead, graduating with honors and serving in the ICU at Ford Hospital in Detroit and later moved to the Chicagoland area and was a nurse at Evanston Hospital.

In Memory of Nancy Roth, please help support research and treatment of ocular melanoma.

Monday, May 08, 2023

2023 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition - Kansas City, MO

The 2023 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition, organized by the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA), is a key industry expo in the deathcare industry.

Scheduled to take place in Kansas City, Missouri, from May 16 to 19, 2023, this convention will bring together deathcare professionals from around the world for an immersive four-day experience focused on education, networking, and exposure to the latest industry products and services.

The ICCFA represents and supports the interests of the cemetery, cremation, and funeral service industry on an international level.

Established in 1887, the ICCFA provides education and advocacy for its members, which include cemetery and funeral home owners, crematory operators, memorial designers, and related professionals.
Business and deathcare leaders will provide world-class education through various sessions, workshops, and seminars. These learning opportunities will help professionals stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and innovative techniques to better serve their clients and communities.

AmpliVox has proudly been serving the funeral and deathcare industry for decades in delivering clear, reliable, and impactful sound solutions. Our lecterns combine functionality with aesthetics, providing a comfortable and visually appealing platform for speakers to deliver heartfelt eulogies and other tributes.

Our portable sound systems ensure that eulogies, prayers, and other spoken tributes are clearly heard and understood by all attendees, fostering an atmosphere of respect, compassion, and reflection.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, our PA systems are easy to set up and operate, ensuring seamless integration with any funeral service or memorial event.

With years of experience in the sound system industry, we are committed to providing the best audio solutions for the funeral and deathcare sector.

Our products are designed with user-friendly features that allow for quick setup and operation, even for those without technical expertise. AmpliVox Sound Systems' products are built with durability and performance in mind, ensuring consistent and clear audio for every service.

Monday, May 01, 2023

AmpliVox 4th of July Special Offer - 20% Off Lexington and Concord

ORDER NOW before July 7th 2022 and receive 20% Off any Lexington or Concord Lectern. Call AmpliVox CEO Don Roth at (847) 404-8224 for more details.

AmpliVox Sound Systems has added to its wide-ranging array of lecterns with two new series that evoke a winning tradition: Lexington and Concord.

The two lectern series offer a rich menu of sizes, colors, finishes, and other design and feature options that facilitate winning presentations, anywhere from the classroom to the boardroom.

  • Available in 25", 32" and 42"-wide sizes
  • Laminate or wood veneer finish
  • Heavy-duty industrial casters for easy mobility
  • Spacious storage shelve and high-intensity reading light
  • Multimedia models have concealable keyboard shelf, equipment shelves for computer CPU or other equipment, optional rack mount rails, built-in electrical outlets, and drop-leaf shelf for projection equipment
  • ADA compliant models are height adjustable from 38” to 46”, to accommodate wheelchair-bound or standing individuals
  • Sound system models have built-in UHF 16-channel wireless receiver, 150-watt amplifier, and two built-in Jensen design speakers, to project loud, clear sound to up to 2000 people, in rooms up to 20,000 square feet. Choice of wireless mic model – lapel &* headset, flesh tone over-ear, or handheld, plus a built-in electret condenser gooseneck mic
  • Six year limited warranty on lectern

Height Adjustable ADA Lecterns with Sound Systems are a sleek and elegantly styled that blends with any modern conference room setting.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Sound Strategies: Enhancing Police Academy Training

As a police academy instructor, ensuring that your trainees receive the highest quality education and training is of utmost importance. One tool that can significantly enhance the overall learning experience is a portable PA system, and how this simple addition can make a world of difference for both instructors and your trainees.

Crystal Clear Communication
A portable PA system ensures that your voice is heard loud and clear, even in large or noisy environments.

This improved audibility helps maintain effective communication, preventing misunderstandings or misinterpretations during training sessions.

When everyone can hear instructions without straining, the learning process becomes smoother and more efficient.

Clear communication can improve trainees' confidence, as they can accurately follow instructions and receive timely feedback on their performance.

This can lead to a more cohesive team dynamic, as trainees feel more connected and engaged with their fellow officers and instructors throughout the training process.

Engaging the Trainees
When your voice carries clearly throughout the training area, trainees are more likely to stay engaged and focused on the task at hand.

PA systems capture their attention and keeps them tuned in to your instructions, resulting in a more productive learning environment and better training outcomes.

A highly engaged trainee is more likely to retain information and perform better.

By ensuring that your trainees remain attentive during training, you help lay the foundation for future success. A well-engaged group also fosters an environment of camaraderie, collaboration, and shared commitment to excellence.

Streamlining the Training Process
With the help of a portable PA system, you can communicate instructions more quickly and effectively than relying on your voice alone.

This increased efficiency means you'll spend less time repeating information and more time dedicated to actual training activities, ultimately making the most of your valuable training time.

Incorporating a PA system can also help in conducting simultaneous training exercises.

You can delegate different tasks or drills to separate groups and efficiently communicate with each group through the PA system. This streamlined approach enables you to cover more ground during your training sessions, ensuring that your trainees receive comprehensive instruction across various law enforcement skills and competencies.

Versatility for Any Training Scenario
Portable PA systems can be used in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors, making them ideal for diverse training exercises and scenarios.

This flexibility allows you to adapt your training sessions as needed.

You can easily move between classrooms, indoor training facilities, and outdoor training grounds, ensuring that your voice remains clear and audible at all times.

Many portable PA systems are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, so you can rely on them even in the most challenging training environments.

Preserving Your Voice
Projecting your voice for extended periods can lead to vocal strain and fatigue.

A portable PA system helps alleviate this issue by amplifying your voice, allowing you to speak at a comfortable volume without sacrificing audibility.

This not only preserves your vocal health but also ensures consistent communication throughout the training day.

By reducing the risk of vocal strain, you can maintain peak performance as an instructor, delivering high-quality training sessions without compromising your own well-being.

This sets a positive example for your trainees, demonstrating the importance of self-care and sustainable practices in a demanding law enforcement career.

Fostering a Professional Atmosphere
Using a portable PA system demonstrates your commitment to providing high-quality instruction and fostering a professional learning environment.

This investment in your trainees' education can have a positive impact on their attitudes, motivation, and overall performance.

When trainees see that their instructors prioritize effective communication and invest in tools to enhance their learning experience, it can inspire them to take their training more seriously.

This commitment to professionalism can also set the tone for the entire academy, establishing a culture of excellence that extends beyond the classroom and into the field.

Multimedia Integration

Many portable PA systems come equipped with additional features, such as Bluetooth connectivity or inputs for external audio sources. This enables you to incorporate multimedia elements into your training sessions, enhancing the overall learning experience and providing a more dynamic, engaging atmosphere for your trainees.

By integrating multimedia content, such as videos, audio recordings, or presentations, you can create a richer, more immersive learning environment. This diverse approach to instruction can help cater to different learning styles and improve information retention among your trainees.

Multimedia integration can help simulate real-world scenarios more effectively, better preparing your trainees for the challenges they'll face in the field.

Investing in a portable PA system for your police academy training sessions can yield numerous benefits, from improved communication and engagement to increased efficiency and versatility.

As you strive to provide the best possible training for your future law enforcement officers, consider incorporating a portable PA system into your instruction toolkit. The results will speak for themselves.