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Process Video Security Streams with 10x Efficiency Using NETINT VPUs

Process Video Security Streams with 10x Efficiency Using NETINT VPUs

As the number of security cameras increases in a physical location and video resolution climbs, traditional video processing technologies need help to keep pace. This is where NETINT innovates with groundbreaking Video Processing Units (VPUs). Designed to handle vast amounts of video streams with unparalleled efficiency and performance, NETINT VPUs are revolutionizing the video surveillance landscape by enabling nVR systems to be 10x more efficient. Systems running over capacity can be upgraded without additional servers needing to be added.

Efficient Handling of Large Video Volumes

At the core of NETINT’s VPU technology lies the ability to efficiently process the ever-growing volume of video data in surveillance applications. Leveraging advanced hardware acceleration, NETINT VPUs deliver a tenfold increase in processing capability compared to traditional software-based solutions running on CPUs or GPUs.

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NETINT VPUs provide a streamlined and highly efficient processing pipeline by offloading video processing tasks to specialized hardware. The secret behind this efficiency is using Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). Unlike general-purpose CPUs, designed to handle various tasks, NETINT’s VPUs utilize ASIC technology to dedicate specific resources solely for video encoding and decoding.

This hardware-centric approach significantly reduces processing time and eliminates the bottlenecks often encountered with software-based solutions. The net impact for video security and surveillance is that fewer servers are needed to do the same amount of processing, meaning less CAPEX and OPEX.

The scalable architecture of NETINT VPUs ensures consistent high performance, regardless of the number of video streams being processed. Whether managing hundreds or thousands of cameras, these units can seamlessly scale to meet the demands of large-scale surveillance deployments. This scalability is particularly crucial for city-wide surveillance networks or enterprise-level security systems, where the ability to handle increasing volumes of video data without compromising performance is paramount.

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Technical Specifications and Performance Metrics

NETINT VPUs boast impressive features and specifications that set them apart. One of the key advantages is their encoding efficiency. With the ability to process up to 10 times the volume of traditional CPUs, NETINT VPUs greatly enhance encoding throughput. Codensity G5 ASIC-based VPUs can simultaneously encode 8 4Kp30 AV1, HEVC, or H.264 video streams or 32 1080p30 streams. Support for advanced video encoding standards like AV1 and HEVC means superior compression efficiency compared to older codecs, allowing more video data to be stored and streamed with less bandwidth and storage space.

Energy efficiency is another hallmark of NETINT VPUs. Designed with power consumption in mind, these units consume up to 90% less power than conventional video processing solutions. This translates to significant cost savings and a greatly reduced environmental footprint, making them an eco-friendly choice for surveillance deployments. In video clouds, where power consumption is a major operational cost, NETINT VPUs’ energy efficiency answers executives pushing for more sustainable and lower-cost solutions.

Real-time video processing is essential in surveillance applications, and NETINT VPUs excel in this regard. With sub-millisecond latency, these units ensure immediate and accurate threat detection. Low latency is critical in security scenarios where delays in processing can lead to missed threats or slower response times. NETINT’s VPUs are engineered to minimize latency, guaranteeing that video data is processed and analyzed in real time.

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When it comes to performance metrics, NETINT VPUs deliver impressive results. They offer high throughput and can simultaneously encode multiple 4K streams, making them adept at handling demanding video data. With latency in the milliseconds, these units provide real-time responsiveness.

Decoding performance is even greater than encoding with 48 1080p30 HEVC, H.264, and VP9 streams able to be encoded on a single-chip VPU. This capability unlocks on-premises applications where dozens or hundreds of video streams may need to be decoded and transcoded for AI processing in the cloud.

Success Stories and Case Studies

The real-world impact of NETINT VPUs can be seen through the success stories of organizations that have integrated them into their surveillance systems. One notable example is a major metropolitan city implementing NETINT VPUs across its extensive public surveillance network. By doing so, the city could process tens of thousands of video streams with minimal latency, resulting in a remarkable 70% reduction in operational costs and enhanced real-time threat detection accuracy. The switch from software-based processing and traditional CPU-based servers to NETINT VPUs allowed the city to significantly reduce its hardware footprint, lower power consumption, and improve the overall efficiency of its surveillance operations.

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Another case study involves a global retail chain that adopted NETINT VPUs to bolster its security infrastructure. The integration of VPUs led to improved video quality and reduced storage requirements, enabling the retailer to monitor hundreds of locations simultaneously without compromising performance. Additionally, the retailer experienced a substantial reduction in power consumption and operational expenses. Despite initial concerns about the cost and complexity of upgrading their existing surveillance infrastructure, the seamless integration and high efficiency of NETINT VPUs allowed the retail chain to achieve its security goals while staying within budget.


Given the exponential growth in video data generated by surveillance systems, NETINT VPUs are a powerful solution for efficient and high-volume video processing. The benefits of NETINT VPUs extend beyond mere efficiency gains. They enable real-time threat detection, improve video quality, and reduce storage requirements. The success stories of organizations implementing NETINT VPUs testify to their transformative impact on surveillance operations.

Organizations wanting to enhance their video processing capabilities, reduce operational costs, and improve overall performance should consider adopting NETINT VPUs. By leveraging advanced hardware acceleration, low power consumption, and scalable architecture, NETINT VPUs tackle the challenges of modern video surveillance head-on.

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Mark Donnigan

is a veteran of the video ecosystem, working with disruptive innovation companies like NETINT to increase video codec standards and streaming video technology adoption. In addition to working at the forefront of building one of the world's first T-VOD services and driving early HEVC and AV1 adoption, Mark contributed actively to the development and growth of the digital locker initiative, Ultraviolet, breaking device-based content walled gardens, allowing consumers to enjoy video on any device, any time, and in any location. As a technologist and ecosystem developer, Mark's work building cloud-deployed and hyper-scale WebRTC, live, metaverse, and cloud gaming applications gives him a unique view of the OTT and video streaming landscape.


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