Connectivity among city entities is about to get 250 times faster after Perrysburg City Council today approved the purchase of a new wireless point-to-point communication system.
Technology firm CDG-W, a national firm that has offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, will be paid $90,301.83 to connect the Municipal Complex to the city's three remote sites.
Gary Kleinfelter, manager of IT services for the city, said the new 1-gigabit solution would replace an existing 4-megabit network and better handle large amounts of data like document imaging.
"It's much higher speed than any cell phone service," he said.
Mr. Kleinfelter had recommended the system to the finance committee, saying it would help in the creation of a disaster recovery center or off-site backup center for information.
The project falls within the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Association and did not require a bidding process.
Council approved the purchase 5-0. Council members Maria Ermie and J. Todd Grayson were absent.
In other matters, council:
- Approved purchase of three Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs at $26,221 each for the police department.
- Noted a 20 percent increase in attendance at the city pool, a likely result of hotter than average temperatures.