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Officede® for Skype TM Now Skype Certified

~Rakuten Group's Fusion Network Services Officede for Skype for Corporate Customers~



In November 2008, Officede for Skype corporate-use administration software, which is provided by Rakuten Group's Fusion Network Services Corp. (“FUSION GOL”, headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president and CEO Toru Shimada) was certified as an official Skype software product, making it only the second such product to be thus certified in Japan, the latest of only twenty* Skype Certified titles in the world, and the only software product produced for Skype administration in office environments (as of December 2008).


Officede for Skype is innovative software that lets users adapt Skype functionality to fit their companies' needs, including controls on sending files, usage log management, batch contact list administration, and more laid out in flexible rules of use (policies).


Since its introduction to the market in October 2005, Officede for Skype has been embraced by government offices, municipal organizations, educational institutions, research and development facilities, travel agencies, retailers, and manufacturing outlets alike. Countless satisfied users say that Officede for Skype helps them to realise lower communications costs and increase work efficiency.


Officede for Skype underwent significant improvements in preparation for certification. Now, administrators can browse and archive all usage log content, internal components have been upgraded for faster and more stable operation, and support for English has been added, with more languages slated to follow.


FUSION GOL recognizes and recommends the benefits Skype offers as a communication tool. The company is confident that actively promoting Officede for Skype and increasing the software's distribution will help it reach its goal of 10,000 licenses sold in the first year, bringing the benefits of Skype into corporate environments everywhere.


Skype Certified
Only high-quality products with design that greatly enhances the user's experience of Skype are Skype Certified. The Skype Certified logo demonstrates both Skype's faith in the product and their partnership with the manufacturer and/or developers.


About FUSION GOL [Fusion Network Services Corp.]

Founded in 1994, the respected Internet provider Global Online Japan (GOL) changed its name to FUSION GOL when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fusion Communications Corporation (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president and CEO Toru Shimada), which in turn joined the Rakuten Group in August 2007.Under the FUSION GOL brand, the company provides tomorrow's advances in Internet and broadband services today, including Rakuten Broadband, the most cost-effective consumer Internet access service in the industry, introduced in March 2008. Technological innovation and bilingual support by our international staff is what sustains our reputation as a trustworthy ISP. Refer to http://www.gol.com/en/ for more details.


Press Release Contact Information

Fusion Network Services Corporation
Corporate Planning Department, Public Relations Group
Yoko Sasaki
TEL: 03-3239-6824 E-mail: pr@fusiongol.com


Service Contact Information

Sales Department
TEL: 03-3239-6816 E-mail: corpsales@gol.com

* Officede and the other product or company names appearing in this release are the brand names or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

* Skype is not a replacement for your traditional telephone service and can not be used for emergency calling.


【Overview of Officede for Skype Ver.3】


■Price (excl. Tax):


Starter Pack JPY 300,000
(1 Management Console, 10 Client Licenses, 1 Web Server License)
* Extra Client Licenses 10,000/License
* Includes maintenance for one year



■Software Structure


* Officede for Skype consists of 3 kinds of software (Management Console, Client, Web Service)





Disable Skype features

The following Skype features can be disabled for individuals or groups.
Running Skype client, Send files, Send contacts, Add contacts, Instant Message, Online number, Call landlines or mobiles, Change options.

Restrict Skype features

The following Skype features can be restricted to limited users
(registered by the administrator)
Instant Message, Skype-to-Skype call, Log in

Log management of Call, Instant Message and Sending Files

Administrators can view and save chat contents, timestamps, and parties contacted.
Timestamps and parties contacted can be viewed and saved in the case of sent files and calls.

Available in English

The admin control panel and all menus are available in English.

Integrated client portal

Internal address books listing group clients' information can be viewed on a web page.
This page allows control of basic Skype features such as contact additions and chats.

Avoid becoming a supernode

Disallow becoming a Skype supernode to reduce network load



To find out more about "Officede for Skype",visit our Web site at www.officede.net