Compute Payback Period

1. Choose a currency

2. Enter your current cost per kilowatt (USD) If you don’t know your own cost per kilowatt, you can check rates US rates at For other countries, check

Current Encoding Configuration

3. Enter current number of encoding servers Enter the current number of computers that you have dedicated to encoding.

4. Enter the power consumption per server (watts/hour) Enter the power consumption in watts per hour of your encoding servers. The easiest way to determine power consumption is with a meter like that found at Estimating power consumption is challenging because numbers vary significantly, though more cores and memory typically translate to increased power consumption. If you don’t know the actual power consumption of your servers, consider using the following as a rough estimate: 32-cores and below - 250 watts 32-64 cores - 350 watts Above 64 cores - 450 watts

5. Enter the number of encoding servers that can be repurposed - If you own your encoding servers, deploying T408s should allow you to repurpose these servers to other functions, which has an economic value.
- If you anticipate buying new servers to house the T408s, you can repurpose all existing encoding servers. Enter that number here.
- If you intend to use existing servers to house the T408s, enter the number of existing servers less the number of computers needed for the T408s as discussed below.

6. Enter the current cost of the encoding servers that can be repurposed (USD) If you can repurpose encoding servers that you no longer need for encoding, you’re saving the cost of buying these computers. Enter the current cost for these computers if you had to buy them for the new functions.

NETINT Configuration

7. Enter the number of T408s required This number should carry over from the previous calculator

8. Enter your cost for the T408s (USD) (USD)400 is the retail price of the T408 in low quantities. To request pricing for higher volumes, please check with a NETINT sales representative. You can arrange a meeting at

9. Enter the power consumption for each T408. The T408 draws 7 watts of power.

10. Enter the number of computers needed to host the T408s you can deploy up to 10 T408s in a 1RU server and up to 24 T408s in a 2RU server. We assumed that you would deploy using the first option (10 T408s in a single 1RU). If different, enter the number of computers you anticipate buying for the T408s.

11. Enter price for computers purchased to run T408s (USD) Since the T408 decodes incoming H.264 and HEVC streams and transcodes on-board to those formats, most use cases work fine on workstations with 8-16 cores, though you’ll need a U.2 expansion chassis to house the T408s. Check this link for more information about choosing a server to house the T408s. After researching your options, enter the cost here. We assumed (USD)3,000 because that’s a reasonable cost for a 8-16-core computer with the necessary expansion chassis.

12. Enter power consumption(watts/hour) As mentioned, you won’t need a very powerful computer to run the T408s, and CPU utilization should be pretty modest so actual power consumption will be low. This number is the base power consumption of the computer itself; the power utilized by the T408s will be added separately.