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Gainesville to Spend $1.9M on New Software, Radios

The contracts, with Stolz Telecom and Tyler Technologies, aim to provide wider usage for both administrative employees and police and fire agencies.

Gainesville municipal departments are getting tools for better communication.

The city council approved an agreement Tuesday evening with Stolz Telecom for the installation of a Tait Trunked Radio System.

“This is an 800 megahertz radio system that we are looking to put in for both police and fire,” said City Manager Barry Sullivan. “We have taken over the last year plus looking at different radio systems.”

In looking at what system to purchase, the city has looked at the durability of the portable radios, the range, how the systems work in other locations and the cost.

“This is a $1,183,000 project, but this will take care of all our needs for fire and police,” said Sullivan. “This is about a third to a half what we would pay if we went with a Motorola system.”

Gainesville is also working with Sherman, which has the same system, to see about connecting the systems so there is consistent communication between the two.

The council also approved the transition to a new software system for city accounting and financial management, permit management and agenda management. This software will benefit city employees in many municipalities.

“This is where everybody goes to look at their budgets to see what they have still remaining, what they can spend and review their budgets, so everyone utilizes this in the city,” said Sullivan. “We are outgrowing the software company we’re with.”

This software will be available as an agreement with Tyler Technologies Inc. and will cost $789,479. It will be two years to get the software fully switched over with the city using both the new and the old during that time.

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