NEPI Engine is available as source-code, pre-built images, and pre-installed on hardware.

With three convenient ways to get NEPI Engine and a flexible dual-license model that lets students and developers use the software at no cost, there is no reason to start your next edge-AI and automation project from scratch.  It’s worth mentioning that all three options below for getting the NEPI Engine software include the source-code so you can jump in and start customizing and creating your solution.

Source-Code Repo

If you want to access NEPI Engine source-code, contribute updates, or port the software to an unsupported edge-compute hardware platform, the NEPI code repo is the place to start.

Pre-Built Images

If you already have edge-compute hardware that Numurus maintains pre-built, ready-to-flash NEPI file-system images for, then a NEPI Engine image is the place to start.

Pre-Installed Hardware

If you want to get started with the least amount of work and a turnkey edge-compute solution, then a NEPI-enabled hardware solution is the place to start.


Developer License


Professional License

$200 Per Device

Enterprise License

$10K Annual

Download the NEPI Software License Terms  

License Details

NEPI Engine software and source-code is made available under a dual licensing model that includes a free developer's license and paid commercial license options. 

Developer License

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Free for Developers

NEPI is free to use for development purposes under the NEPI software Developer License terms.  Whether you are a student, a hobbyist, researcher, or even a developer at a commercial company, you can get NEPI Engine at no cost.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a NEPI Engine Developer License

All NEPI distributions come with a developer license as the base license type.

Can I Use a Developer License in a Commercial Dev Environment

Yes, anyone can work with NEPI Engine under a developer license, a commercial license is only required when shipping commercial products or using as part of commercial service.

Is It Easy to Upgrade to a Commercial License

Yes, the NEPI Engine software has a built-in license management and upgrade system, so all you need to do is copy your commercial license to your NEPI enabled device.

Commercial License

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Affordable for Production

Once you are happy with your NEPI Engine enabled solution and want to go to market, you can purchase and upgrade your solution with a NEPI Engine Commercial license with one of the options described in the pricing section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a NEPI Engine Commercial License

If you just need to upgrade a single system to a commercial license, just connect to your NEPI device’s RUI user interface and follow the instructions on the RUI SYSTEM/ADMIN tab.  If you need an enterprise license, contact

Can I Use My Commercial License On Multiple Devices

No, each NEPI commercial license is tied to the hardware’s MAC address.

Are Commercial Licenses Subscription Based

No,  NEPI Engine commercial licenses do not expire or require a subscription to use, they are perpetual licenses for the specific piece of hardware they are purchased for.