Strix Systems, a Calabasas, Calif. provider of wi-fi equipment, announced that it raised an undisclosed round of strategic investments to fuel expansion of its mesh-like wireless networks nationwide and overseas. To this end, it has already established a toehold in Africa with six networks of connected hot-spots, as well as a wireless video surveillance system installed along the route of the Boston Marathon, reports VentureWire.

Specializing in the public safety field, the company has a handful of new products in the pipeline, including mobile and video surveillance systems. It has also forged partnerships with larger companies in this area like Milestone Systems, Federal Signal and ICOP Digital.

Previously, Strix has raised seven rounds of funding, amounting to $60 million. Investors include Crosslink Capital, El Dorado Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Samsung Ventures America, Siemens, UV Partners and Windward Ventures.

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