November 11, 2008

Junction Networks Selected As Preferred Voice Provider for edgeBOX “Office-in-a-Box”

Leading VoIP service provider Junction Networks has been chosen by Critical Links, Fairfield, N.J., as preferred provider for customers of its edgeBOX(TM) all-in-one, voice-and-data appliance. An integrated device aimed at the SMB market and including a full-fledged IP-PBX, wireless access point, router, file, e-mail and VPN server, the edgeBOX will come preconfigured with a free trial of Junction Networks' SIP or IAX VoIP trunking and PSTN gateway.

"Junction Network's VoIP service is part and parcel of our no-headache, low-maintenance, low-cost approach to office communications," said Abdul Kasim, Critical Links' vice president of worldwide marketing. "edgeBOX customers can use Junction Networks' service as soon as they activate their telephone numbers. Their voice service comes in at a fraction of the cost of traditional PSTN carriers, but meets our tests of reliability, voice quality and customer service."

Junction Networks' free trial for edgeBOX waives the $9.95 monthly service charge and supplies $10 of inbound or outbound calling services for the first 30 days. After the trial period, the service is provided on a pay-as-you-go basis; there are no long-term contracts or penalties for cancellation at any time. Calls between edgeBOX extensions, whether on-premise or around the world across Internet connections, will incur half-cent-per-minute charges. Web-based user portals show real-time usage records.

Junction Networks President Rob Wolpov said, "While our service is easy to connect to any SIP- or IAX-based PBX, it'll be even easier to use on an edgeBOX, with configuration built in. We cater to SMB customers, and edgeBOX customers are SMBs who want everything in one device--including the know-how."

The edgeBOX, in a range of seat capacities, is available now through Critical Links' network of VARs and system integrators.

About Junction Networks

Junction Networks is one of the largest providers of business-class VoIP and hosted PBX services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Using the most innovative applications available, Junction Networks provides high-end, multi-functional, Internet-based communications options that are easily adaptable to the needs of the growing business. Junction Networks' unsurpassed ability to leverage open standards, such as SIP, enables it to seamlessly integrate new functionalities into existing, scalable platforms. In this way, it can offer the benefit of enterprise-class broadband voice and data communications at a fraction of the typical cost. For more information, visit

About Critical Links

Critical Links is a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions that dramatically simplify usage and reduce cost for small and medium businesses (SMBs) by consolidating the functions of multiple devices into one scaleable and fault-tolerant platform.

Critical Links' flagship product, the edgeBOX(TM), is an award-winning, multi-function gateway appliance that includes VOIP/IP-PBX, VPN, security, NAC, QoS and a WiFi access point as well as a fax server, web server, e-mail server, print server and data storage. 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, and Ethernet. Critical Links typically serves SMBs through a global network of VARs, system integrators, OEMs and service providers. For more information: or [email protected]