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VidyoWorks Powers Xiaomi's Mi Video Call App

February 24, 2016

Since it’s based in China, Xiaomi might not be the most recognizable smartphone and electronics brand in North America, but with Chinese brands making up 40 percent of smartphone shipments last year, Xiaomi might become familiar very soon. For its part, Xiaomi is working hard to make sure this happens with a selection of interesting smartphones and a recently announced mobile app.

Dubbed Mi Video Call, the app is designed to be “the mobile phone industry’s highest quality, free multipoint video communications app for consumers.” This may seem like big talk, especially since this is Xiaomi’s first foray into app development, but Mi Video Call is based on technology from Vidyo, so there’s definitely some truth to the claim.

A leader in high quality video collaboration, Vidyo kicked off 2016 strong. Earlier this month, the company released an update for its VidyoWorks platform with a focus on optimizing enterprise video collaboration.

“Vidyo delivers the best video communication experience over mobile and it is exciting to have been selected by Xiaomi, which has disrupted the mobile market with its growth and ability to bring incredibly priced, high quality products to market,” said Eran Westman, CEO of Vidyo. “Xiaomi has leveraged the Vidyo platform to bring forth a consumer-centric app that will transform how people around the world communicate and redefine what’s possible in mobile collaboration.”

Xiaomi’s Mi Video Call allows users to instantly connect with business associates, family and friends simultaneously on practically any smartphone—the app is available for Android and iOS devices—or network in a video conference. The app also supports text messaging and voice calls. With the power of Vidyo’s software-based technology, Mi Video Call also boasts outstanding error resiliency, reliable performance and unmatched scalability.

Xiaomi leveraged the VidyoWorks platform and SDK to build Mi Video Call. Vidyo’s patented, dynamic adaptation technology works over variable wireless networks, allowing it to deliver best-in-class conferencing in both established and developing markets.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi