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Streaming smarter

Smart VPU™ video processing chip, based on ASIC technology, with AI

Finally, a video streaming platform that delivers monster throughput and performance on a tiny appetite for power
Watch this brief overview of ASICs technology and how Quadra VPUs can eliminate 80% OPEX.

Cut your streaming OPEX by 80%

Cost comparison supporting 100 HD streams, 24/7, across 3 video encoding scenarios, over a three year period.

Companies that converted their software encoding to Smart VPUs realized 75-85% savings in their data center’s OPEX expenses.

What it means?

If you have money to burn, deploy software encoders in a public cloud.
If you want to be profitable, conserve your cash by building a sustainable video streaming platform using Smart VPUs. 

CASE STUDY: High Volume Live Streaming Platform

Read this transcoding journey how our customer went from $10 million to under $1.5 million CAPEX and cut power consumption >90%. This analytical deep-dive reveals the trials, errors, and successes of Mayflower conversion from CPU-based to ASIC-based Smart VPUs. Source: Mayflower article

+1,250%

Increase in stream volume converting to Smart VPUs

-86%

Savings of $8.6 MIL annually which include hardware, co-location and power costs

-89.5%

Reduction in energy consumption running high-volume CDN

This is why Google built a custom ASIC for YouTube

For everyone else who isn’t Google, we did the heavy lifting for you.

We developed commercially available Smart VPU cards for easy drop-in replacement and immediate deployment.

VPUs are Green

Environmentally speaking, the benefits of Smart VPU technology are profound. In a data center, Smart VPUs produce a tiny fraction of C02 emissions compared to previous technologies.
Not only do Smart VPUs save your bottom line, but they save the planet too. That’s a win-win.

Powered by AI

Ideal for applications requiring massive data sorting in real-time such as security surveillance, live streaming and high volume throughput:
  • Region of interest encoding
  • Scene detection
  • Background removal
  • Video enhancement
  • Facial recognition
  • Object detection
Our customers are some of the largest social networks, video streaming services, cloud gaming platforms and CDN public clouds in the world.
These companies process millions and millions of streams using our ASIC chips which are the only commercially available ASIC VPUs on the market today.

Live Streaming

  • Real Time Interactive
  • Video Conference
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Cloud Gaming

  • 360/VR/AR
  • Virtual Worlds
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Security & Surveillance

  • NVR Monitoring Surveilance
  • Control Center Video Wall

What makes our Smart VPUs smart?

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Functions like scaling and overlay (formerly performed in software) now occur onboard the chip at phenominal speeds that can only be achieved with hardware
Universal operating system and kernal compatibility make the VPU agnostic to any platform (Linux, Windows, Android and Mac) or hardware architecture (x86 and ARM servers)
AI accelerated processing power up to 18 TOPS for tasks like video analysis and content moderation make it robust and future-proof
Virtualization and containerization enable easy deployment inside data centers with security integrity for hyperscalers

NVMe compatibility makes it easy to upgrade existing hardware chassis with VPUs that are inexpensive, low-power and highly scalable

Smart VPU Products

Smart VPUs are engineered for live, high-volume streaming, interactive applications like cloud gaming and the metaverse. They’re smart, inexpensive, capable, flexible, and exceptionally efficient. Best of all, Smart VPUs offer a simple upgrade path with drop-in replacement into enterprise-class NVMe servers.

Here’s a glance at all NETINT ASIC VPU products:

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T432 Video Transcoder - NETINT product line
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Quadra for matrix
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T1U VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T1A VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T2A VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
1st Generation – VPU
2nd Generation – Smart VPUs
Modules
Server
Server
Modules
ASIC VPU

T408

ASIC VPU

T432

G4 VPU

Logan

G5 Smart VPU

Quadra

Ampere Edition

Quadra

Smart VPU

T1U

Smart VPU

T1A

Smart VPU

T2A

Architecture
x86
x86
ARM
CPU
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64-core options
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64 core options
Ampere Altra Max M96-28, 96-core
Server – 1RU
Supermicro
1114S-WN10RT
Supermicro
1114S-WN10RT
Supermicro Mega
DC ARS-110M-NR
ASIC Codensity chip
G4
G4 (4x)
G4, T408s (10x)
G5, T1Us (10x)
G5
G5
G5 (2x)
Price
$300
$1,200
starting at $7,000
starting at $19,000
$1,500
$1,500
$2,750
Form Factor
U.2
AIC, HHHL
1RU Server
1RU Server
U.2
AIC, HHHL
AIC, HHHL
Power Consumption
7W
27W
~400W
~500W
17W
20W
40W
Real-time Throughput Up to:
8x 1080p30
2x 4Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
80x 1080p30
20x 4Kp30
320x 1080p30
80x 4Kp30
20x 8Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
64x 1080p30
16x 4Kp30
4x 8Kp30
Latency
12.8 ms
12.8 ms
12.8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
Encode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, YUV
H.264, HEVC, JPEG, YUV, AV1
Decode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, YUV
H.264, HEVC, JPEG, YUV, VP9
Audio Codecs
n/a
MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC
Features
Artificial Intelligence
n/a
n/a
n/a
150 TOPS
15 TOPS
18 TOPS
36 TOPS
New Capped CRF
Flexible GOP
Scaling
Cropping and Padding
Video Overlay
YUV / RGB Conversion
Configurable tuning of quality/throughput
n/a
n/a
n/a

Feature supported on VPU

Feature runs on host CPU

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T432 Video Transcoder - NETINT product line
Logan for matrix
1st Generation VPU
Modules
Server
ASIC VPU

T408

ASIC VPU

T432

G4 VPU

Logan

Architecture
x86
CPU
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64-core options
Server – 1RU
Supermicro 1114S-WN10RT
ASIC Codensity chip
G4
G4 (4x)
G4, T408s (10x)
Price
$300
$1,200
starting at $7,000
Form Factor
U.2
AIC, HHHL
1RU Server
Power Consumption
7W
27W
~400W
Real-time Throughput Up to:
8x 1080p30
2x 4Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
80x 1080p30
20x 4Kp30
Latency
12.8 ms
12.8 ms
12.8 ms
Encode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, YUV
Decode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, YUV
Audio Codecs
n/a
Features
Artificial Intelligence
n/a
n/a
n/a
New Capped CRF
Flexible GOP
Scaling
Cropping and Padding
Video Overlay
YUV / RGB Conversion
Configurable tuning of quality/throughput
n/a
n/a
n/a

Feature supported on VPU

Feature runs on host CPU

Quadra for matrix
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T1U VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T1A VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
NETINT Technologies - Quadra T2A VPU (Video Processing Unit) - NETINT product line
2nd Generation – Smart VPUs
Server
Modules
G5 Smart VPU

Quadra

Ampere Edition

Quadra

Smart VPU

T1U

Smart VPU

T1A

Smart VPU

T2A

Architecture
x86
ARM
Architecture
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64 core options
AMD EPYC 7232P,
8/32/64 core options
Architecture
Supermicro
1114S-WN10RT
Supermicro Mega
DC ARS-110M-NR
ASIC Codensity chip
G5, T1Us (10x)
G5
G5
G5 (2x)
Price
starting at $19,000
$1,500
$1,500
$2,750
Form Factor
1RU Server
U.2
AIC, HHHL
AIC, HHHL
Power Consumption
~500W
17W
20W
40W
Real-time Throughput Up to:
320x 1080p30
80x 4Kp30
20x 8Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
32x 1080p30
8x 4Kp30
2x 8Kp30
64x 1080p30
16x 4Kp30
4x 8Kp30
Latency
8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
8 ms
Encode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, JPEG, YUV, AV1
Decode Codecs
H.264, HEVC, JPEG, YUV, VP9
Audio Codecs
MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC
Features
Artificial Intelligence
150 TOPS
15 TOPS
18 TOPS
36 TOPS
New Capped CRF
Peer-to-peer DMA
Cropping and Padding
Scaling
Video Overlay
Audio decode / encode
YUV / RGB Conversion
Configurable tuning of quality/throughput

Feature supported on VPU

Feature runs on host CPU