• 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."

    FastCompany

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

    - Zak Stone

    Wired

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

    - Daniel Donahoo

     

    PCWorld

    "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.

    CNET

    UCIC challenges the smart home status quo.

    Mashable

    Original Ubi product makes waves.

  • UCIC - The Voice

    Thoughts on voice-related technologies

    January 30, 2018
    Next week, I’ll be speaking at the AVIOS Conversational Interactionconference in San Jose about Multi-Factor Voice interaction. With voice first devices set to hit ubiquity in the next year or two (at least in the US), the race will be on to create new interesting interactions that bring together...
    January 29, 2018
    Yesterday, I mentioned that one of the ways that Amazon could steal Apple’s thunder around the 2/9 shipping of HomePod was to do something crazy like make your voice the text to speech synthesis of Alexa-enabled devices. Would that be crazy? What is the voice in our heads? How does it sound?...
    HomePods will be on their way to homes in two weeks. However, between now and then is the Super Bowl. If the past two years have been a signal of things to come, there is going to be a ridiculous amount spent by Amazon and Google to get the word out about Alexa and Assistant. You can see a teaser...
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