Airespring and Critical Links Achieve Interoperability on edgeBOX

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edgeBOX AireSpring Partnership Lowers Communication Entry Costs For Businesses Across the Country

We are pleased to partner with a market leader like Airespring to deliver this value-added solution to our customers

AireSpring, an award winning leader in VoIP/SIP Trunking products, today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing with Critical Links, a global provider of unified voice, data and IT solutions for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). AireSpring SIP Trunking extends the ability of the Critical Links edgeBOX to allow organizations to seamlessly integrate IP-based communications with their unified communications solutions for maximum cost effectiveness and simplicity. With this certification, customers have the assurance that AireSpring's best-of-breed SIP Trunking solutions will work with Critical Links' acclaimed edgeBOX unified communications platform.

The edgeBOX provides a full-fledged IP-PBX that supports VoIP and a host of sophisticated telephony features. In addition, it also provides vital services such as VPN, Email, Web and Print Server, Security/Firewall, data back-up and Quality of Service. In effect, the edgeBOX single-handedly provides the telephony and data infrastructure for a SMB, cost effectively. The edgeBOX is available as a scalable and fault-tolerant appliance which supports up to 300 users.

"The certification of edgeBOX with AireSpring's SIP trunking solution enables the SMB customer to acquire state-of-the-art telephony and data capabilities at the lowest price point in the market. Notably, the combined solution does not require SMB customers to make trade-offs between competitive capabilities and cost, and bucks the trend in the current economy" said Abdul Kasim, Vice President for Global Marketing & Business Development at Critical Links. "We are pleased to partner with a market leader like Airespring to deliver this value-added solution to our customers", he added.

AireSpring SIP Trunking delivers on the voice over IP (VoIP)/SIP promise of powerful features, simplified management, low operating costs, fast turn up, and efficient use of equipment. AireSpring's Local and Long Distance SIP Trunking products empower organizations to seamlessly scale their IP enabled equipment, and addresses the changing needs of growing companies or any organization looking for integration and scalability. With AireSpring SIP Trunking, everything between the customer and the AireSpring next generation network is pure SIP, providing organizations the benefit of low rates on every call.

"There is no doubt that companies today are looking for ways to cut costs and improve operational efficiency. IP enabled platforms help them reduce routing charges and integration costs," said Daniel Lonstein, chief operating officer for AireSpring. "By ensuring the interoperability of AireSpring SIP Trunking products with the Critical Links edgeBOX, we are delivering the services our customers desperately need in this economy. Customers can realize huge savings over traditional platform routing by using a unified communications device with low cost SIP trunks."

About AireSpring:
AireSpring continues to expand and diversify its SIP Trunking product line to satisfy the demands of the corporate and enterprise market for flexible, customized solutions at cost-effective rates. Headquartered in Los Angeles, award winning AireSpring is one of the fastest growing telecommunications carriers in the USA, with over 3 billion call records processed every year. AireSpring is a privately held, diversified and full service communications company that offers a broad range of innovative services at competitive prices to corporate and residential customers nationwide.

AireSpring offers next-generation integrated, SIP/VoIP, voice, and data products geared to deliver power and flexibility at cost-effective rates. Information about AireSpring's SIP products can be found at AireSpring has been awarded the Internet Telephony "Product of the Year" award and has been voted, by its peers in the Telecom Association, as the "Members Choice" top reseller for three consecutive years (2006-8). To-date, Airespring has set the record for more Telecom Association awards (11) than any other carrier/reseller. For more information visit

About Critical Links:
Critical Links is a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) that dramatically simplify and cost-reduce by consolidating over a single scaleable and fault-tolerant platform.

Critical Links' flagship product, the edgeBOX™, is an award winning multi-function gateway appliance that includes VOIP/IP-PBX, VPNs, security, NAC, QoS and a WiFi access point as well as a fax-server, web server, e-mail server, print server and data storage. The edgeBOX has been recognized by numerous industry awards in several categories including, most recently, the 2008 Technology Excellence award by Internet Telephony. It is available on a range of hardware platforms that support up to 300 users, with different form factors and a host of broadband interfaces such as BRI/PRI(T1/E1), FX0/FXS, Ethernet, etc. Critical Links typically serves SMBs through a global network of VARs, System Integrators, OEMs and Service Providers. For more information: or


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