When the new patrons will continue to enjoy the same wireless access they've had throughout the for years.
This week,, one of the leading providers of wireless communication for government agencies, announced that the new $18.4 million, two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility will have a high-performance 802.11n-based wireless network.
Los Gatos Librarian Linda Dydo said the installation is a boost to the Civic Center's service, creating a network that will cover the space of the new library.
The new edifice will have 31 public computers and will allow visitors to bring in their own wireless devices to access the wi-fi network, said Firetide spokeswoman Denise Barton.
The Firetide network was purchased by the nonprofit organization. The group is comprised of community volunteers who have raised nearly $2 million in private funding for technology, furnishings and fixtures for the new library.
"The Town of Los Gatos has been planning our new library since 2009 and we are looking forward to opening this centerpiece of lifelong learning for our entire community," said Los Gatos Mayor Steve Rice.
Firetide CEO Bo Larsson said he was pleased his company was selected as the wireless network vendor for the new library since his corporate headquarters are located in town. “We are seeing increased demand from libraries and schools planning to install Wi-Fi access to expand research and educational opportunities," he said.
The old Los Gatos Library closed permanently on Jan. 16 to allow the move into the new building, which will be unveiled to the public at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11.
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