Triby, a voice-controlled smart device that gives users access to a range of telephony, internet of things and web services has won first prize in the latest BT Infinity Lab competition.

Triby combines a built-in Alexa voice service with hands-free calling, VoIP, messaging and other smart features. It was developed by Invoxia, a telecommunications firm.

Within the theme ‘Consumer Tech: Connected Friends & Family,’ BT was looking for: connected devices for all ages, solutions that can bring distributed families together, inclusive technology to connect everybody, and apps and services that can keep people safe and connected at home or on the go.

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The judges were impressed by Triby’s ability to integrate popular apps such as Spotify and Audible with sophisticated native services.

Will Pryke, head of the BT Infinity Lab, said: “The BT the Infinity Lab competition is all about discovering innovative companies with great products. Invoxia, with it’s amazing Triby device, ticks all the boxes. We now look forward to working closely with the team at Invoxia to explore the potential of some exciting ‘connected home’ propositions for our consumer customers.”

Sébastien de la Bastie, CEO, Invoxia, said: “We are glad that BT shares our vision about voice being the key interface to access content and services at home. Triby is a hub that delivers music, books, calls, messages, shopping and many more. Adding BT services into it will significantly increase the benefits to our customers“

Invoxia will receive support from various BT teams including: research, engineering, commercial and marketing, along with support to trial Triby with customers and six months membership at TechHub.

Previous winners of the competition include Seenit, an app that lets spots fans upload their reactions to sports matches, See.Sense, a connected cycle light to help keep cyclists safe and innovative language app MyChoicePad.

Read more: How the Connected Home will change the way you live.

Find out more about the competition at BT’s Ingenius website.