Monday, March 10, 2008

Xirrus Raises $26 Million for Wi-Fi Array Integrating Gigabit Switch

Xirrus, a start-up based in Westlake Village, California, secured $26 million in third round funding for its Wi-Fi "Power-Play" solutions. The company offers a Wi-Fi Array that integrates 4, 8, or 16 radios and high-gain directional antennas into a single device along with an onboard Gigabit Switch, Wi-Fi Controller, Firewall, and dedicated Wi-Fi Threat Sensor. The solution is designed as a replacement for Ethernet workgroup switches.

The round was led by Canaan Partners, with additional participation by all existing investors including U.S. Venture Partners, August Capital, QuestMark Partners and Dirk Gates, president and chief executive officer of Xirrus.

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