CHESHIRE — A pair of business technology service providers have been bought out and consolidated.

Cheshire’s Business Electronics, which was founded in 1976 and provides telephone systems and call-recording technology to businesses, has been acquired by East Hartford’s Total Communications, which also provides IT, Internet and phone services to businesses. Total Communications will sell its services to Business Electronics’ existing customer base.

In related news, Hamden’s CriticalEdge Group, a Microsoft Dynamics business provider, was acquired by national firm SBS Group, which offers similar services. SBS is seeking a greater presence in the Northeast; CriticalEdge will continue to serve its clients as SBS Group.