Sunday, July 26, 2020

Zooming into the Future, Part 3 This Time for Sure. (Sigh!)

by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 07/26/2020

Take two –

Live! On Wednesday July 29th – It’s our first Zoom meeting from Town Chambers.

We didn’t get there last week.

After a 3-hour power failure on Friday 7/17, most of our TV control room had stopped working. Disaster. We spent a few days rebuilding – resetting, replacing digital devices that failed. Last Wednesday evening we discovered more hidden failures. When tested earlier, some systems indicated that they were operating properly, but in fact were not. The meeting couldn’t proceed.

We have been in Chambers since last Wednesday – reinstalling, retesting, refining and improving the control room’s many functions. We will continue upgrading and testing – and retesting everything for our planned meeting this Wednesday.

Remote meeting apps – Zoom, Google, Skype or Webex – all introduce complexity. Their use must be easy for participants in Chambers or via the Internet. It must also be easy for the meeting managers and our TV control operators. It poses design issues that we must address for everyone. We will add improvements as we move forward.

And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm.
And, thank you for watching.

Note that we at Franklin TV are holding our own Zoom remote open annual meeting on August 3rd at 7PM. All are welcome to participate and learn about Franklin●TV and Franklin Public Radio, wfpr●fm.

The full Program Guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio

Or the Franklin Matters copy of this issue

Zooming into the Future, Part 3 This Time for Sure.  (Sigh!)
Zooming into the Future, Part 3 This Time for Sure.  (Sigh!)

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