AmpliVox Competes in ASTORS Homeland Security Awards (Video)

When communication over large areas is crucial, AmpliVox’s Radio Hailer is the most powerful and versatile emergency sound system available.

It provides a portable, battery-operated system that brings “grab and go” voice coverage to large areas, even when disaster has knocked out communication. Users can establish multiple zone sites, broadcasting from up to one mile away.

The innovative Radio Hailer, by AmpliVox Sound Systems, is a vital tool for first responders, law enforcement and emergency response teams, especially in large emergencies that demand quick, clear communication from emergency personnel to operation leaders, team members, and civiliansas well as communicating within large outdoor areas such as school campuses, athletic fields or parks.

(When you need to project clear sound up to a mile away, use the AmpliVox Radio Hailer. Courtesy of AmpliVox and YouTube)

The AmpliVox Radio Hailer supports all types of disaster recovery efforts, whether the emergency results from fire, earthquake, tornado, hazmat or violence and is GSA Approved.

Grab-and-Go Emergency Sound System

During an emergency, the Radio Hailer provides a grab-and-go battery operated system that brings voice coverage to areas where disaster has knocked out communication channels and allows organizations to establish their own zone sites during a disaster scenario. 

radio-hailer-rearThese zone sites enable Public Sector First Responders, Citizen’s Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and Corporate Preparedness Teams to broadcast messages to the Radio Hailer from up to one mile away, literally expanding crowd control coverage.

In a disaster situation, administrators and public safety personnel can coordinate efforts from a secure location without the need for telephone or electric service.

Centralized decision-making saves crucial time and eliminates potentially dangerous confusion for civilians.


The audio coverage of the Radio Hailer’s amplifier and speaker is powerful enough to deliver instructions either indoors or out, enabling emergency crews to manage crowds consistently and safely.

AmpliVox’s Radio Hailer communication system connects to two 2-watt MURS radios. One radio acts as the receiver, the other as the transmitter. 

The Radio Hailer includes a 50-watt amplifier; the 11” horn speaker delivers 108 dB of clear sound audible over any background noise, as well as a 120dB warning siren. 

In addition to the radios, users can connect to the amp through wireless microphones or wired mics, available as

The Radio Hailer has a battery life of up to 200 hours on 10 D-cell alkaline batteries, or can be powered by optional NiCad batteries. A line-out jack allows the amplifier to connect to a recording device for repetitive instructions and warnings.

Tripods, a carrying case and speakers are optional.

The Radio Hailer wireless PA speaker is the ideal solution where a hard-wired PA installation is simply impossible, too expensive, or temporary needed. The Radio Hailer allows you to use your portable 2-way radio, base station or mobile radio to deliver live voice messages directly to a PA speaker up to 1 mile away.

Multiple units can be placed throughout a facility, programmed identically, and activated simultaneously as a group. Lets you communicate information and alerts from a distance of one mile or more.

And you can use your own 2-way radios or AmpliVox 2 Watt MURS frequency transceivers (does not require FCC licensing). Two handhelds are required: one acts as the receiver, the other as the transmitter.

Great “grab and go” addition to safety and training teams.

Applications for the Radio Hailer:

  • Public Safety: Police, first responders, emergency management teams
  • Secondary post-disaster responders
  • Education: Kindergarten through University
  • Corporate crisis management teams
  • Multi-floor Facilities: Multi-tenant life safety professionals
  • Hospitals: Evacuation, surge crowd management
  • Military: Bases, training facilities and installations
  • Parks, recreation, and sports facilities
  • Transportation: Railway hubs, airports, bus and subway stations
  • Shopping malls
  • Industrial settings: Manufacturing plants, distribution centers, trucking facilities
Don Roth, owner and CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems
Don Roth, owner and CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems

“The Radio Hailer is an effective tool that dramatically improves the first responders’ capabilities, allowing everyone to get to safety,” commented AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

“Our emergency products empower personnel from police departments, schools, stadiums, corporations and other sectors to save lives through improved communication and crowd control.”

“Anytime an emergency plan calls for a possible evacuation of a large number of people, you need an AmpliVox Radio Hailer.”

The Radio Hailer was developed for a multinational financial services firm that wanted to improve disaster preparedness at multiple sites in the New York City area.


After initial testing, the customer commented, “I’m happy to tell you that we ran a major test today, and the system performed well. We were able to cover a large area with intelligible speech. The system set-up and disassembly was very easy, and the portable cases work well.”

“Our security managers believe it will be no problem to drill and train personnel to manage and operate the system. We are extremely happy that the Radio Hailer can be used individually or in combination with the radio links at various locations.”

“We are currently training security personnel to be familiar with use of the Radio Hailers in all modes, from individual/over-the-shoulder to a fully synchronized multiple system.”

For more information about the Radio Hailer and other AmpliVox Sound Systems emergency products, visit

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AmpliVox® Sound Systems products are predominantly made in the USA, meet stringent CE standards, and come with a warranty up to 12 years. 

AmpliVox® Sound Systems offers an extensive range of superior quality, simple to operate, and reliable electronics, to provide maximum satisfaction and ensure a crystal clear message.  

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. 

Good luck to AmpliVox Radio Hailer on becoming a Winner of the American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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