YI Technology

YI Technology, also known as Xiaoyi (Chinese: 小蚁) in Mainland China markets, is a company that manufactures cameras and computer vision technologies.[3][4][5] Some of the company’s popular camera models include the YI 1080p Home Camera,[6] and the YI Outdoor Security Camera. YI Technology was originally backed and branded by Xiaomi, but in October 2016, YI split off from Xiaomi, dropping the "Xiaomi Yi" branding.

YI Technology
YI Technology inc.
Native name
小蚁科技有限公司
TypePrivate
IndustryConsumer electronics, Computer vision
FoundedFebruary 1, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-02-01)
FounderShengwei[1] (Sean) Da
Headquarters
Pudong District, Shanghai, China
Number of employees
Approximately 500[2]
Websiteyitechnology.com

Since its founding YI Technology has gone on to produce a wide range of indoor and outdoor security cameras and has shipped products to over 186 countries and created the sub-brand "Kami" in late 2018.

HistoryEdit

YI Technology was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.[7][8]

 
The YI 1080p Home Camera

In 2018, YI Technology partnered with Google to produce the YI Horizon VR180, Google's first VR180 marketplace camera.[9][10]

On Nov 7th 2018,[11] YI Technology launched the sub-brand "Kami" and released the Kami Indoor Camera.[12]

ProductsEdit

 
The YI Dome X Camera

Notable products include:

  • YI Halo Camera (discontinued)
  • YI 360 VR Camera (discontinued)
  • YI 1080p Home Camera
  • YI Dome X Camera
  • YI Outdoor Security camera
  • YI Lite Action Camera
  • YI 4K Action Camera
  • YI M1 Mirrorless Camera (discontinued)
  • YI Nightscape Dash Camera
  • YI Smart Dash Camera
  • Kami Indoor Camera
  • Kami Outdoor Camera

RecognitionEdit

YI Technology has received a number of awards in mainland China and abroad. Some awards include the 2017 Red Dot Award for Product design,[13] and the 2018 DISTREE EMEA Smart Tech Diamond Award.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @YITechnology (10 January 2018). "Sean Da, showing off YI Horizon VR180 Camera #CES2018" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "YI Technology". Crunchbase. Archived from the original on July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "YI Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m". Financial Times. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Best Action Cameras 2018: GoPro Hero6 Black, YI 4K+, Sony RX10". Tech Times. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "YI 360 Is A Xiaomi-Backed 360 Camera That Can Shoot In 5.7K Resolution". Forbes. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "YI Camera Review". CNBC. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "YI Technology". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Google Makes Some Virtual Friends in the Camera Business". Fortune. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Google unveils point-and-shoot VR cameras from Lenovo and YI". Endgadget. Archived from the original on July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Google opens VR video and photo format VR180, promises new publishing tools". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "YI Technology Launches Kami, a New Brand of Smart Home Products Designed and Priced for the Practical Home". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  12. ^ Meet Kami: Your Home Security Solution, archived from the original on 2019-06-10, retrieved 2020-03-16
  13. ^ "Red Dot Award Product Design". Red Dot. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "YI Technology is the winner of the DISTREE Diamond Awards in Smart Tech Category". YI Technology. Archived from the original on July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.

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