UCIC Launches Ubi Kit Voice Service Client
UCIC today released Ubi Kit, a hardware-agnostic voice control client and artificial intelligence integration manager.
The free Ubi Kit enables implementation of advanced, customized, voice control and AI experiences. For example, when using Ubi Kit, a single line of code and two minutes is all that's required to bring to life a fully integrated Amazon Alexa Voice Service implementation, including Alexa trigger.
UCIC's Ubi Kit allows developers to prototype Alexa Voice Service integration into their hardware products while at the same time enabling customized AI driven experiences from a variety of vendors. Ubi Kit developers can also leverage the latest far-field microphone solution.
"We've taken the time to connect the dots," Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC, said in a statement. "Most companies are now faced with buying into expensive hardware supply chains that limit their future abilities to pivot in unison with market leaders. The Ubi Kit platform ensures a stable future regardless of the dominant player in the virtual assistant/AI experience space. Innovators now have a choice and are not limited to using any particular vendor's module."
UCIC's Ubi Kit supports a wide variety of external USB microphones, including DSP development kits. Ubi Kit also comes with a demo of Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Alexa trigger.
UCIC provides prototyping and testing services to integrate Ubi Kit into products. Ubi Kit is currently targeted at ARM-based architectures, however a low -ower version targeted at high-efficiency multipoint control units will be rolled out with select partners in 2018.