The Critical Links Education Appliance™ will deliver Britannica’s ‘Enciclopedia Juvenil ‘ to schools in Latin America

FAIRFIELD, NJ, June 12th 2012 – Critical Links, a pioneer in delivering Information & Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure solutions for School 2.0 – the next-generation of schools, announced today that it has partnered with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., a leader in education publishing, to deliver the Enciclopedia Juvenil on its Education Appliance™ to schools in Latin America.

The Enciclopedia Juvenil will be available for purchase on the Critical Links Education Appliance™. This content will be hosted locally on the Education Appliance™, enabling access to a much wider community.

Based on the Intel® Learning Series (ILS), the Critical Links Education Appliance™ is the world’s first purpose-built education server that essentially provides a ‘School ICT Cloud’, with all the vital IT capabilities required in the next generation of schools. In addition, it provides a flexible platform for delivering and managing media rich content, like that from Britannica.
Britannica’s Enciclopedia Juvenil is an extensive Spanish-language reference source with thousands of age-appropriate articles and images on school topics for younger students.
“We seek every way to get reliable, trustworthy information to the students of Latin America, and the Education Appliance’s simple, plug-and-play format and reasonable pricing makes this an ideal way to do it,” said Leah Mansoor, senior vice president, international business, with Encyclopaedia Britannica.

“We are honored to partner with an iconic market leader like Encyclopaedia Britannica,” said Abdul Kasim, Vice President for Worldwide Marketing & Business Development at Critical Links. “We look forward to delivering the content of Enciclopedia Juvenil on the Education Appliance™ and enable a richer and more effective learning experience in schools.”

The Critical Links Education Appliance™ has been deployed around the world, including in one of the world’s largest school modernization programs, in Portugal . More information on the Critical Links Education Appliance™ can be had from or by contacting
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About Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a global leader in education publishing whose products are available in many media, including online, wireless devices and books. A pioneer in digital publishing since the early 1980s, the company markets a variety of curriculum products for schools, language-study courses, online learning services, encyclopedias and other reference works. Britannica also customizes digital learning solutions for ministries of education throughout Latin America. For more information on our products, please visit: or contact . The company headquarters is located in Chicago.

About Critical Links
Critical Links is a pioneer in delivering innovative ICT infrastructure solutions for Schools 2.0 – the next generation of Schools.
The Critical Links Education Appliance™, our flagship product, has been successfully deployed around the world, and offers a comprehensive School ICT infrastructure Cloud solution that includes management of all hardware, software, content, and student data, as well as providing learning and collaboration tools. It can support up to 3000 students.
Critical Links is an active member of the Intel Learning Series alliance and is also a Microsoft Gold Partner.
More information on the Critical Links education appliance portfolio can be found at or contact us at You can also follow Critical Links School 2.0 on Twitter or Facebook.
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