Critical Links Wins Product of the Year Award for edgeBOX

Critical Links, an international networking technology company, announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named edgeBOX as a recipient of a 2006 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998(TM).

“We are honoured to receive this award,” commented Mr. João Carreira, CEO of Critical Links. “Critical Links technology enables the quick deployment of converged Business gateways targeted at the booming SMB and managed services market. Our experience from launching edgeBOX in markets around the globe shows that ours is an affordable, intelligent customer premises equipment that delivers reliable broadband managed services to a growing market of valuable SMB customers.”

edgeBOX is an “all in one” intelligent networking device allowing SMEs and remote branch offices to benefit from the latest converged networking technologies without the need for specialist in-house IT knowledge. When deployed at the edge of a customer’s network, edgeBOX allows a Managed Service Provider to remotely provision, support and maintain voice and data services such as a fully featured IP-PBX and VoIP gateway, security, QoS, collaboration, WiFi, router and file storage.

“INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to bestow Critical Links with a 2006 Product of the Year Award. Each year INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. “Critical Links has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. We’re proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

About Critical Links
Critical Links ( is an international networking software company and provider of edgeBOX, a converged multi-function device or business gateway targeted at SMBs and Enterprise Branch Offices. edgeBOX is available in a wide range of scalable hardware platforms, including standard servers, and has the best feature to price ratio in the market, making it the ideal choice for cost savvy SMBs. edgeBOX typically replaces 4-7 single-function devices required to deliver an equivalent set of services, fully remotely managed, with significantly lower TCO. Telecom Service Providers and Managed Services Providers offer edgeBOX as a service to their SMB customers.

Critical Links is a wholly owned subsidiary of Critical Software SA, established in 1998, with over 100 employees, with a presence in the UK, USA, and Portugal. The company is CMMI Level 3 compliant and has a reputation for producing mission and business critical networking and telecoms solutions for the telecoms, public sector, industry, aerospace and defence markets, with customers such as Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Infineon Technologies, NASA, EADS and ESA.

Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY is the only magazine that focuses on providing information in IP communications technologies. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine provides readers with the best information necessary to learn about and purchase the equipment, software, and services. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs and Miercom. The only BPA-audited publication that’s 100% dedicated to providing the highest quality content for the IP communications market, INTERNET TELEPHONY has 55,000 dedicated readers.

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