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Amplivox Supports Safety At Glenbrook North High School (Video)

Company donates Safety Wand Megaphones to improve traffic flow and safety at hometown high school.

By PSW Staff December 13, 2016

AmpliVox technical development manager Charley Rummel, left, demonstrates the microphone function of the Safety Wand Megaphone for Glenbrook North principal Dr. John Finan

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 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-foot 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.

AmpliVox’s S606 Safety Wand Megaphone

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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