OpenVidu is an open source project, and for sure will remain this way in the future. But OpenVidu team needs some source of income to continue working on this amazing project. The approach we'll be taking here is pretty straightforward: OpenVidu features themselves will always be open source, and only some tools or improvements related to production environments may end up being part of OpenVidu Pro stack. To sum up:
You will always be able to access OpenVidu awesome features and build whatever you want with them. Our intention is to make OpenVidu platform long-term sustainable by offering advanced production stage monitoring and management tools for those companies interested in such capabilities
OpenVidu Pro consists of different modules working over OpenVidu Community Edition. The ultimate goal of OpenVidu Pro is to offer automated scalability and fault-tolerance integrated in most popular cloud providers, so your real-time communication systems can keep up with your business growth. But this will be available in future releases. For now OpenVidu Pro offers:
- OpenVidu Inspector: a powerful, easy-to-use and visually attractive dashboard that will help you monitor, manage and review all your videoconferences.
- Detail session monitoring: the Elastic stack integration provides a powerful and flexible way to monitor your sessions.
|OpenVidu Community||OpenVidu Pro|
|WebRTC media streams|
|Audio and video filters|
|Tutorials (JS, Angular, React, Ionic)|
|Deployment on Premise|
|Deployment on Cloud|
|Kurento Media Server|
|Advanced session monitoring|
|Other media servers|
|Deployment on Kubernetes|
|Support||Community support||Priority support|
OpenVidu Pro is available now through Amazon Web Services. Check out Deploying OpenVidu Pro section to learn how to do it in just a few minutes.
OpenVidu Pro will be priced through AWS Marketplace. Any piece of software offered in AWS Marketplace has two different charges: the cost of the AWS resources running the software and the cost of the software itself. Software manufacturers specify this second charge, and it is the only revenue they receive from the total cost of the stack. Having made this clear:
- The moment you cancel your OpenVidu Pro subscription in AWS Marketplace, no more charges will be applied. You only pay for the time you are running the service.
- OpenVidu Pro is considered a beta version right now, and for this reason no extra fees will be charged for the software part.