• We build voice interaction into your hardware products

  • Our services and tools make 

    your products come alive with voice.

    Alexa Voice Service Integration

    Add Amazon's Alexa Voice Service to your products to take advantage of thousands of applications including music streaming, product purchasing, and more.

    Prototyping and Proofs of Concept

    Turn your product into a voice interactive product with our prototyping tools and services. Reduce delivery time from months to weeks.

    Testing of voice interaction

    Ensure the best possible experience for your end users through voice in your product. We do the rigorous testing and

    interaction design for you.

    Design Services

    • Hardware design & testing
    • Implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for far field speech recognition
    • Design & testing of microphone placement
    • Interaction design
    • Voice trigger implementation and testing
    • Integration with IoT devices and services

    Support Services

    • Quality of Service monitoring
    • Ongoing system tests
    • Security audits
    • Load testing
    • Backup services
    • First line client support
    • Branded portal for end user configuration
  • Why work with us?

    UCIC is the pioneer of voice interactive consumer products. After launching Ubi (a Wi-Fi-connected voice interactive computer) in 2012, we witnessed millions of people interact with their connected devices through voice interaction. This inspired us to develop cutting edge voice integration technology from concept to end product. Our clients include world-leading consumer electronic companies, chipmakers, and recognized brands.

  • We have the tools you need to integrate voice with your hardware.

    Easy, simple, fast.

    Get to fully functional demo in hours, prototypes in days or weeks.

    Ubi Kit on Android and Linux

    Plug in and build: Simply plug in your speakers and mic and start building custom voice interaction.

    Ubi Kit offers speech recognition, a cloud based rules engine, natural language understanding, trigger and speech-to-text. We simplify the process so you can focus on what matters most: the end user’s experience.

    Ubi Kit with Alexa Voice Service (AVS)

    The all in one solution to demo your product

    Ubi Kit with AVS is a pre-integrated Linux or Android computer that provides you with everything you need in order to prototype hardware interaction with AVS as well as speech trigger and companion app.

    Ubi Portal Prototyping Skill for Alexa Skills Kit

    Connect the Amazon Echo to any API for testing

    Ubi’s certified skills seamlessly integrates with Alexa’s Skills. Our free custom tool allows you to connect any API with your Amazon Echo. The Ubi Portal creates rules anytime you connect with your Echo.

    Ubi App for Android

    Test your Alexa Skills with the Ubi App.

    The Ubi application connects to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service and operates like an Amazon Echo Tap. The app is available free for download on Google Play.

  • UCIC Brings You the Best

    We've partnered with the leading voice technology providers to ensure the best solutions for your products. Our dedicated team will guide you every step of the way to bring you the best voice interactive experience.

  • What people are saying about UCIC's work

    Steve Wozniak

    "Ubi represents freedom from wires and devices."


    "The startup is the work of just three engineers in Toronto, who are ambitiously gunning for the future of home computing..."

    - Zak Stone


    "...with the launch of Ubi... I sense people are starting to understand the Internet of Things."

    - Daniel Donahoo



    "A new tool (Ubi Portal) can train Alexa to automate home tasks via custom voice commands."

    - Agham Shah

    CBC's Lang & O'Leary

    UCIC and the future of voice with Mr. Wonderful.

    CTV News

    How UCIC shook the world with the Ubi release.


    UCIC challenges the smart home status quo.


    Original Ubi product makes waves.

  • UCIC - The Voice

    Thoughts on voice-related technologies

    March 29, 2018
    There is still room for innovation in the IoT space: the power outlet. Tucked behind sofas, on counters behind microwaves, or in the middle of a hallway — these are all inconvenient places. The opportunity for innovation is in the extension chord.   It’s unlikely that we’re going to change the...
    March 28, 2018
    There are a number of technologies that are going to make public voice interaction with displays a lot more reliable:Improved speech to textImproved and lower cost DSP technologyMore resilient displays (e-ink)Easier and longer range Internet connectivity (through 5G or LoRa or similar)Faster NLU...
    March 27, 2018
    Apple can push the limits on technology, design, and advertising. This is the case for Apple’s latest HomePod ad that is all about the experience of listening to music and almost nothing about the voice interaction or technology behind the device. In the four-minute commercial, the HomePod...
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