Northbrook, IL – Like many schools around the country, Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois is a busy place long after the school day ends. Extracurricular activities and sporting events attract thousands of visitors every month, often leading to packed parking lots and congested traffic. Northbrook-based AmpliVox Sound Systems has stepped up to help, donating its innovative Safety Wand Megaphones to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers, pedestrians, and school traffic officers.
AmpliVox’s S606 Safety Wand Megaphone is a unique multipurpose tool, combining the visual impact of a lighted traffic baton with a compact, integrated sound system. The wand includes five ultra-bright red LEDs and a white LED strobe light at the tip of the wand, providing visibility from 3,000 yards. A detachable 20-watt Piezo microphone connects to the wand’s handle via a 5’ coil cord and stores in the handle when not in use. A rotary volume control on the side of the handle adjusts the megaphone’s volume level with a whistle function as loud as 105 decibels. The baton’s handle includes easy-to-use control buttons to activate different functions. The unit is powered by an integrated rechargeable battery pack that can be plugged into AC outlets or vehicle chargers, with a run time of up to 100 hours per charge.
“We really appreciate AmpliVox’s generous donation of these Safety Wands,” noted Dr. John Finan, Principal of Glenbrook North. “We get an enormous amount of traffic for events on a weekly basis, and our staff has to work hard to keep traffic moving, especially after dark or in inclement weather. These products will make our parking lots safer and more efficient for everyone. It’s great to see a community business like AmpliVox reaching out to help our schools.”
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Photo Caption: AmpliVox Technical Development Manager Charley Rummel, left, demonstrates the microphone function of the Safety Wand Megaphone for Glenbrook North Principal Dr. John Finan.
AmpliVox ® Sound Systems products are predominantly made in the USA, meet stringent CE standards, and come with a warranty up to 12 years. AmpliVox ® offers an extensive range of superior quality, simple to operate, and reliable electronics, including our new integrated multi-media furniture line, to provide maximum satisfaction and ensure a crystal clear message. AmpliVox recently was named Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year in recognition of its outstanding company values. AmpliVox products are compliant with the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (CARB) and our PA systems and lecterns are manufactured to be RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Compliant. Visit http://www.ampli.com for more information.