Introduction to the Nabto price model

When using Nabto, you need to purchase a license for each individual embedded device and for the server software (the Nabto basestation) that mediates connections between clients and devices. We do not charge anything for the client software.

The Nabto basestation can either be hosted by Nabto or by yourself (on-premise hosting). If Nabto hosts the basestation, there will be a yearly hosting fee. If you host yourself (on-premise hosting), there will, of course, be no hosting fee – but the on-premise basestation license is higher.

The pricing scheme is described in further detail on each tab to the left and with several examples for typical scenarios. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We are ready on the chat, on e-mail ([email protected]) and on phone (+45-70218040).

Device License Fee

You need a license for each device running an application developed using the uNabto SDK. The license allows the device to register with the Nabto basestation. The price for the device license is relatively small with good volume discounts. You need a device license regardless of how the basestation is hosted (on-premise or Nabto-hosted).

 

  
 
Number of devices
1,000 - 2,499
2,500 - 4,999
5,000 - 9,999
10,000 - 24,999
25,000 - 49,999
50,000 - 100,000
100,000+

Number of devices : Price per device
1,000 - 2,499 : $3.75
2,500 - 4,999 : $3.00
5,000 - 9,999 : $2.50
10,000 - 24,999 : $2.00
25,000 - 49,999 : $1.25
50,000 - 100,000 : $1.00
100,000+: Get a quote

Nabto-hosted Solution

With the Nabto Hosted solution, you pay for the basestation license and for hosting of the basestation. Read more about our hosting and data center status here.

 

Basestation license 

The basestation license is a one-off fee you pay to use the Nabto server software. The license fee reflects the number of devices supported by the basestation – lower license tiers support fewer devices and comes with fewer additional benefits, whereas higher tiers allow more devices and provide further benefits. For instance, source code escrow is only an option for the 3 highest tiers. See the pricing matrix for which exact benefits maps to each tier.

The basestation license fee is always paid, regardless of hosting type. If you decide to host yourself, it requires an on-premise basestation license which is roughly 2x the Nabto-hosted basestation license fee.

Basestation hosting

If choosing the Nabto hosting option (ie, with the lower basestation license fee), there is a yearly hosting fee and a one-time setup fee.

Different hosting tiers are provided – higher hosting tiers support more devices and come with more benefits and improved quality hosting. For instance, if you only have 4.000 devices but need 99.9% SLA, you need the Gold tier. On the other hand, if you have 25.000 devices but don’t care about SLA, you still need the Gold tier.

The hosting fee includes traffic cost for device signaling – and connection establishment as well as RPC and stream relay cost after a fair use scheme. Traffic cost is charged separately beyond “fair use” – and also typically for video solutions that allow relay. A flat rate traffic agreement that includes video is an option, contact us in this regard.

 

  
 
Number of purchased devices
Consultancy hours to get started
Hosting uptime SLA
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee)
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee)
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)*
Total 1st year**

Bronze

Number of purchased devices : Up to 1,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 1 hour
Hosting uptime SLA
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee) : $995
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee) : $995
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)* : $1,395
Total 1st year**: $3,385

Silver

Number of purchased devices : Up to 5,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 3 hours
Hosting uptime SLA : 99 %
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee) : $4,995
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee) : $1,395
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)* : $2,795
Total 1st year**: $9,185

Gold

Number of purchased devices : Up to 25,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 5 hours
Hosting uptime SLA : 99.90 %
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee) : $9,995
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee) : $2,095
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)* : $4,195
Total 1st year**: $16,285

Platinum

Number of purchased devices : Up to 100,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 10 hours
Hosting uptime SLA : 99.99 %
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee) : $15,995
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee) : $5,995
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)* : $11,995
Total 1st year**: $33,985

Enterprise

Number of purchased devices : 100,000+ devices
Consultancy hours to get started : Get a quote
Hosting uptime SLA : Get a quote
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier : n/a
Software source code escrow option
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license (one time fee) : Get a quote
Basestation hosting setup (one time fee) : Get a quote
Basestation yearly hosting (all regions)* : Get a quote
Total 1st year**: Get a quote
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* Contact us if you want a quote for a single region
** This is excl. the device licens fee, software maintenance and online support. Only the basestation yearly hosting will be charged every year after the first year.  

On-premise Solution

Basestation license

The basestation license is a one-off fee you pay to use the Nabto server software. The license fee reflects the number of devices supported by the basestation – lower tiers support fewer devices and comes with fewer additional benefits, whereas higher tiers allow more devices and provide further benefits. See the pricing matrix for which exact benefits maps to each tier.

Basestation hosted on-premise

While there is no running hosting fee for the on-premise hosted option, it is required with mandatory engineering assistance from Nabto to set up an on-premise solution. We will provide a quote for this, depending on your specific scenario.

 

  
 
Number of purchased devices
Consultancy hours to get started
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
Software source code escrow option
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter)

Bronze

Number of purchased devices : Up to 1,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : not available
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions : not available
Software source code escrow option : not available
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier : not available
24/7 hotline option : not available
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter): not available

Silver

Number of purchased devices : Up to 5,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : not available
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions : not available
Software source code escrow option : not available
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier : not available
24/7 hotline option : not available
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter): not available

Gold

Number of purchased devices : Up to 25,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 5 hours
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
Software source code escrow option
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter): $19,995

Platinum

Number of purchased devices : Up to 100,000 devices
Consultancy hours to get started : 10 hours
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
Software source code escrow option
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter): $31,995

Enterprise

Number of purchased devices : 100,000+ devices
Consultancy hours to get started : Get a quote
Maintenance incl. free upgrade to new major versions
Software source code escrow option
50 % discount on already paid license fees if upgrading to next tier : n/a
24/7 hotline option
Basestation license* (one time fee, single** datacenter): Get a quote
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* Consultancy voucher mandatory for setting up on-premise solution
** Contact us for a quote for multiple datacenters