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Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:55 pm
by ubiname1
Just want know if I am alone or others. Have same issue Stated on most questions: "rephrase the question " I hope ubi development can fix or get new server. I have 6 ubi tied into my smart home. I would have to start over if not fixed. It's been 3 months now 2018. How are others feeling?? Merry Christmas. Happy new years

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:50 pm
by jelc29@gmail.com
Yeah mine haven't been responding at all to any inquires other than what time is it. Guess they've finally shut it down.

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:58 pm
by ubiname1
I text leor. He made sound like they are working out a new server or provider. But I have 6 ubi had up to 12 but they died one by one. I just bought a Google home mini. It is close to ubi than echo. I am so sad if leor and ubi team just let ubi die. Thank you for reply. Seems allot of folk read but will not reply. Leor may read this. The more who write the better
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Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:57 am
by hannibal420
My Ubi has been in a state of hit or miss functionality for the last 6 months. Actually, I have 2, but one is awaiting a re-solder job after the USB power connector took a few too many hits. While I sadly cannot say that it is as reliable as my Alexa, it will still tell me the temperature, humidity, time, and execute lessons pretty faithfully considering the age of the hardware and the level of support for the software. Speaking as a quadriplegic who requires the use of voice to interact with just about everything in my life, none of these new home assistants can hold a candle to grandpa Ubi in terms of versatility, reliability, and sheer functionality. While I may have migrated over to the Alexa ecosystem for my home automation needs, I still have my original UBI hanging under my monitor as a rock-solid backup should all else fail.

On a personal note, I would like to thank UCIC in general and Leor in specific for paving the way to the Golden age of voice we now find ourselves in. When people talk about standing on the shoulders of giants nowadays, I think those 2 are often overlooked for how much and in how many ways they blazed the trail. Speaking as someone whose everyday life was made better every single day by your efforts, I just wanted to chime in with a reverberating "thank you!"

Sincerely,
Eric

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:07 pm
by ubiname1
Spoke to leor today: he stated they are working on Q/A, his words. He show a new project. I only want my 6 plus ubi to get there brains back. I have integrated ubi into smarthouse. Last year leor stated same to me. I think money is a issue. I will hope for the best. But google home is very close to ubi Q/A. Will wait few more months then start replacing ubi one by one.l:(

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:36 pm
by z28lt1
My Ubi has been dying, more and more it doesn't speak, and occasionally I get a breath from it. Despite the fact that I have Echos throughout the house, there is still some functionality I like the UBI for, and wish it would still work.

I think this week I will put it to its final sleep.

It was great for the time and was a good effort compared to the investments that could be made by Amazon and Google.. I appreciated it, and will miss it.

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 pm
by ubiname1
I have almost begged leor and team to just get the Q/A working again. But I get the same answers. I think money and they are just want the ubi to go away. We are few left. I too have alexia and a Google mini. The mini is the closest to Q/A with some personality. I have 6 ubi and they are tied onto my smarthouse. So I will hope to slowly remove them and replace this year 2018 if leor do not bring them back to life:( what a lose to the public

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 am
by cag014
Doesn't work for me too. Is it means no services anymore?
I do have few Alexa echo dot devices and Google home, but non of them provide text to speech like UBI does.
Is anyone has been able to get out of Google home or Alexa same text to speech ability? If yes, could you share share your setup?

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018 email leor..

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 am
by ubiname1
No! But ubi owners please start email Leor@ucic.io he is Co founder. Hr will reply. Ask him when will Q/A be restored on ubi. That will bring all ubi back to life. Every month now 6 months I request info on when new provider/server will be put in place. None of the google and amazon stuff come close to what an UBI CAN DO!

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:40 pm
by cag014
To you all,
I have found an interesting solution tocontinue to use UBI as Text-To-Speech device (only) using android synthesized voice ability (no servers required).
I must to admit that the voice doesn't sound same as UBI, but it works just fine and very fast. In addition no need to wait few seconds between two sentences as required for UBI.
I believe this is a better solution instead of "putting UBI to sleep".
Please let me know If anyone would like to have the TTS on UBI.

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:02 pm
by ubiname1
No want the ubi back online. Not a text to speech. But thanks anyway.

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:51 pm
by cag014
UBI back on line !!!!
At least in my case

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:59 pm
by ubiname1
No! what are you talking about??? All 6 of my working ubis can not tell me who the president of usa is? Or weather they only answer "can you rephrase the question" leor said it will take some time to get Q/A working again. 1/15/2018

Re: Are other folks Ubi's working ok???? 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:29 pm
by celblazer
Mine have been down for Q/A. No biggie as I use them mainly for announcements voice/mp3 with Smart Things. Even that is getting phased out as I can use DNLA speakers for that now. So when one dies I just get a cheap DNLA speaker like the Fabriq.

Is a shame to see them die and is scary that anything that is server based can just die one day easily if it's support stops.