Growth of Micro-Cloud deployments signals increasing global trend in delivering e-Learning without requiring constant broadband availability; now supporting over 5 million students.
Princeton, NJ – Jan 21, 2020 – Critical Links, the leader in micro-cloud solutions for e-learning, today announced a strong revenue growth while attaining record margins and unit shipments globally for the 2019 year. During that period, the company saw revenue growth in excess of 25% and gross margin increase of 30%, reflecting record growth over previous years.
The C3 Micro-Cloud is increasingly being embraced by schools and Ministries of Education globally for its ability to deliver globalized learning even in challenging environments that face a lack of connectivity or infrastructure. Deployments in 2019 have proven that thousands of C3 Micro-Clouds can be managed and administered from a single, centralized point, allowing the distribution of uniform curriculum, content and learning processes. Further, the C3 cloud-based approach enabled automated system updates and controls, ensuring the security and control needed in today’s digital world.
In 2019, Critical Links delivered significant new releases of both the C3 Micro-Cloud and C3 Cloud Control platforms. The C3 Cloud Control portal has been enhanced to enable greater methods of creating and curating content, further empowering educators in the pedagogical process. From a distributed management standpoint, increased remote configuration and management options for C3 devices in the network brings greater granularity of control, standardization, and reporting.
The company has also invested in an aggressive business expansion strategy into the Asia Pacific and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, which is a region that faces numerous infrastructure and connectivity challenges.
With 2019’s market expansion, the C3 Micro-Cloud solution is now in use in over 55 countries, reaching over 5 million students. The majority of these systems are deployed in developing countries, providing access to digital education resources and teaching methods that were not feasible before.
“The C3 Micro-Cloud solution has continued to receive a strong global acceptance and is making a difference for millions of young students across the world. We are excited for the future and we expected continued growth as C3 solution is chosen by Ministries of Education as the primary method of bridging the Digital Divide,” stated Charles Foley, Chairman of the Board for the company.