Skype has unveiled a new package aimed at Business users as the company tries to expand away from consumer chat.

Skype for Business is a solution designed to help small businesses easily manage communications, improve productivity and reduce costs according to a company statement.

Skype for Business introduces a dedicated Web site called skype.biz, that aims to be a “valuable resources to maximize security and improve productivity” as well as offering new products optimised for small businesses.

In particular Skype for Business allows administrators to centralise the management of company-wide paid services and usability tools. The Control Panel also offers a new auto-management feature that enables group administrators to make large credit purchases to one account and simultaneously distribute Skype credits, topping-off all customer accounts.

Furthermore the Plantronics today announced its Internet-optimized Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset solution featuring a plug-and-play USB Bluetooth voice adapter.

Skype has partnered to offer enhanced services to business customers including Convenos Meeting Center, Digitrad's 1Touch Connect translator, Salesforce.com's on-demand applications on AppExchange, Vapps High-speed conferencing service and WebDialogs' Unyte document, presentation, applications and/or PC desktop sharer.