OmniJoin™ from Brother Used in Japanese Space

Press Release from Brother International Corporation

Brother's OmniJoin

™ Web Conferencing Service Broadcasted the

Communication Between JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata and Young Astronauts


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (February 18, 2014)

– Brother Industries, Ltd., and

President Toshikazu Koike, announced that the company's web conferencing

system, OmniJoin

™ , was used at the ‘Konica Minolta Presents YAC Tenku

Future Class 2014', an event held by the Young Astronauts Club – Japan (YAC).

Brother Industries, Ltd., is the parent company of US-based

Brother International



The event was held to teach the significance of space exploration to children at

seven different venues across Japan who attended ‘Konica Minolta Presents

YAC Tenku Future Class 2014

' . The children communicated with Astronaut

Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), who was on

a mission at the International Space Station, in real-time by using OmniJoin

web conferencing, Brother's high-resolution and high-quality audio web

conferencing system.

For details of the event, please visit YAC's website at:



( Japanese only )

About Brother

Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for

the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, NJ,

was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial

products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent

company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center


machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile

machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of Ptouch


Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the

website at

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