Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

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aclawson
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Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby aclawson » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:05 pm

I am told that

1. New buildings do not get ANY modulated equipment - all new construction is now being wired with either composite or HDMI

2. Existing buildings are currently being added to the list for a complete retrofit/upgrade, reusing existing wiring in some cases, completely new wiring everywhere else. All modulated equipment to be pulled out and replaced with modern stuff.

Hasta la pasta modulators! Finally, no more needing to maintain 25 year old VCRs!

(This will be slow to implement - my stake center is tentatively slated for the 5-8 year timeframe.)

Anybody know how they're going to handle deciding which language stream they want in which room?

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Re: Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:48 pm

I want to know how they plan on handing multiple languages in one room - such as ASL or using the translation headsets.
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Re: Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby studerje » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:57 pm

sorry to light up an old thread, but curious to see if anyone has actually seen these upgrades get started and how to find out if a building is scheduled for the upgrade

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Re: Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby klricks » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:28 am

studerje wrote:sorry to light up an old thread, but curious to see if anyone has actually seen these upgrades get started and how to find out if a building is scheduled for the upgrade


The audio/video system in our building was recently updated including the annoying white noise generators outside each bishops office.
Several rooms now have flat screen monitors mounted so no longer necessary to push around screens on carts.
Also some time ago the HVAC thermostats were replaced with 'smart' thermostats which can be controlled via a smartphone app.
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Re: Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby RyanGard1977 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:53 pm

Those thermostats are only to be programmed and controlled by the FM Group or approved contractors/facilities maintenance service missionaries. members are not to have access and make adjustments. They will have basic "temporary occupied" and temporary temp adjustment access on those remote screens in the rooms for the buildings that get those.

FYI upgrades to the HVAC controls and A/V systems are on a case by case basis and there is no "uniform" method that the FM Groups are using as far as I know - the upgrades depend mainly upon what's in there now and what the FM Group can get approved from Regional and Salt Lake facilities leaders (tied to the Presiding Bishopric) . Sometimes they say yes to fancy upgrades, sometimes they say no and the FM Group is left to do what they can within what budget constraints they are given for that year. (lots of stuff that is submitted for for yearly budget approval gets denied so don't be too harsh on your FM Managers they do what they can)

Also- as an FYI- there are major changes coming by the end of 2019 to most FM Groups. I predict you'll see even tighter restrictions on what will and will not be allowed to be done to and in church meetinghouses.

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Re: Gossip from my friendly neighborhood FM guy

Postby studerje » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:04 am

Thanks for the update.


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