Brother developed a fax machine and small All-in-Ones that met the needs of a work-style called SOHO, in which an individual or a group of a few individuals runs a business by using their home, and so forth, as their office, and became a pioneer in this market. In 1992, the company entered into the online karaoke business by utilizing self-developed content distribution technologies and infrastructure.
Released $399 FAX-600 facsimile machine in the USA.
|1992||Released "JOYSOUND"-the industry's first karaoke network system via ISDN lines.|
|1993||Released "JS-1X"-the industry's first centralized control system for karaoke BOX for network karaoke field.|
|1993||Began shipping FAX-900 plain fax paper series and a series of faxes with cutters (increased share in the European market for SOHO users).|
|1994||Released low-end FAX-620 fax machine with cutter targeting the US SOHO market.|
|1994||Began manufacture of HL-630 laser printer (Brother's first wholly in-house product. Marketed in the USA at $399).|
|1995||Began manufacture of MFC-4500ML series laser engine-based All-in-One.|
Inkjet digital All-in-One MFC-7000FC launched (the first color digital inkjet All-in-One with a selling price of less than 1,000 dollars).