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March 24, 2006

TOMEN Cyber-business Solutions, Inc.
Logicool Co., Ltd.
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.

Promoting a PC-based visual communications system realized by the collaboration of the leading companies in various PC-related fields

Announcement of a strategic alliance between the vendor of videoconference systems with the world's best video picture and audio, the worldwide leader personal -interface products, and Japan's leading independent distributor of information technology

Tomen Cyber-business (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & Chief Executive Officer: Takumi Nishimura; Hereinafter referred to as TCB) that develops and markets IP videoconference solution systems with the world's best video picture and audio, Logicool (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Vice President,Logitech Inc General Manager:Matthew Aoyagi;Hereinafter referred to as Logicool) that is the Japanese company affiliated with the world-famous Logitech Group marketing innovative personal interface products, such as mouse devices, keyboards, web cameras, and speakers, that play an interface role between people and digital information, and Daiwabo Information System (Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President and CEO: Hirokazu Matsumoto; Hereinafter referred to as DIS) that is Japan's leading independent distributor of information technology have agreed to collaborate to promote visual communications that make the best use of PCs.

Although an increasing number of users consider introducing a PC-based visual communications system as broadband IP networks grow widespread and the introduction cost decreases, they are hesitant about the introduction because few products and services come up to their expectations in quality and because no proposals integrating equipment and system are available. The three companies that agreed on the collaboration will provide users with necessary solution systems from the review to the introduction of a PC-based visual communications system and help them introduce a visual communications tool.

TCB develops and markets visual communications systems. It shipped self-developed "Visual Nexus" that is a visual communications system allowing communications using video picture, audio, and data on PC monitor, and have past records to introduction to many companies, municipalities, and universities.

Logicool develops and markets high-definition web cameras vital to PC-based visual communications systems, and has the largest share** in the Japanese domestic market. It will provide two newly-developed web cameras, Qcam Fusion (QVX-13) and Qcam for Notebooks Pro (QVX-13N), both of which are most suitable to the "Visual Nexus."

DIS will promote and market the solution system configured by the above products through more than 80 business bases across the country and its B to B website "iDATEN" involved in its sales network that comprises about 15,000 distributors will actively propose the solution system to users.

The three companies will vigorously promote introduction of the PC-based visual communications system to end users, such as companies, municipalities, and educational institutions, by taking part in exhibitions, holding joint seminars, and utilizing their websites.

Please contact the following people to inquire about this article.

Yusuke Maruta
Marketing Group
Internet Products Business Division
TOMEN Cyber-business Solutions, Inc.
Tel: +81-3-5715-0820, E-mail:

Tatsuhiro Yonekawa
Manager sales
Tel: +81-3-3267-8345, Fax: +81-3-3267-8191

Jun Nishimura
Marketing Group
Marketing Dept.
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Te: +81-3-5746-6390, E-mail:

*The names of companies and products are the trademark or registered trademark of each company.
**Based on the survey for the year of 2005 conducted by BCN
**Based on BCN's survey for the year of 2005

March 24, 2006