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Find the right license to build and deploy fully customizable, multilingual speech and translation AI applications.

NVIDIA Riva Licensing Options


For individuals looking to get access to free Riva containers for development for 90 days.

NVIDIA Riva Edition of NVIDIA AI Enterprise

For enterprises looking to purchase Riva for production.


Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)    
Text-to-Speech (TTS)    
Neural Machine Translation (NMT)    
Prebuilt Docker container (version dependencies: CUDA®, framework backends)    
Triton Management Service - Model orchestration for large-scale deployment  
AI Workflows and reference architectures for common AI use cases  
Workload and infrastructure management features  
Business-standard support, including:
  • Unlimited technical support cases accepted via the customer portal and phone 24/7
  • Escalation support during local business hours (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday)
  • Timely resolution provided by NVIDIA experts and engineers
  • Security fixes and priority notifications
  • Production branches that ensure API stability
  • Three years of long-term support
Hands-on NVIDIA LaunchPad labs    


NVIDIA® Riva is a GPU-accelerated multilingual speech and translation AI software development kit for building fully customizable, real-time, multilingual, conversational AI pipelines that can be deployed in clouds, data centers, at the edge, or on embedded devices.

Riva provides deep learning-based automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS), and neural machine translation (NMT) models for AI practitioners and developers. ASR, TTS, and NMT are voice interfaces in speech-AI -based applications, such as call center agent assists, digital assistants, and video call transcriptions.

ASR converts speech to text and usually is the first step in a speech pipeline, so its transcription accuracy influences all downstream tasks. TTS generates human-like voices from text. NMT translates words from one language to another.

Riva is used across all industries—from telecommunications and finance to healthcare, retail, and automotive—since every company needs to interact with its customers.

Riva is a premium edition of the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software family and includes business-standard enterprise support with a service-level agreement (SLA) and a volume-based pricing model with unlimited usage and seasonal-usage-spike support. Riva customers have priority access to new models, features, and supported releases with prioritized fixes.

The benefits include:

  • World-class real-time ASR in many languages such as English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, German, Portuguese, French, and Italian, with full model customization to achieve the best possible accuracy to automate important processes and unlock business value not achievable without customization.
  • Expressive human-like TTS, out-of-the-box (OOTB) professional English voices—female and male.
  • Flexible deployment with consistent performance on-premises, all clouds, at the edge, and on the embedded devices.

NVIDIA Riva provides deep-learning-based ASR and TTS skills for AI practitioners and developers. With Riva, you can:

  • Use speech AI skills in conversational applications across all industries.
  • Integrate world-class OOTB ASR, TTS, and NMT skills, customize models for the best possible accuracy and human-like voice expressivity, and create engaging speech experiences as part of your applications.
  • Fine-tune Riva models on your domain-specific data to offer highly accurate services to your customers.

To learn more about purchasing Riva for production deployment, contact sales. Riva containers and pretrained models are available in a free 90-day trial to members of the NVIDIA Developer Program.

Reach out to your preferred NVIDIA Partner to learn about options for purchasing Riva software. ISVs should contact their regional NVIDIA sales representative and partners can reach out to their NVIDIA business partner manager. If you have an existing speech AI project and would like to get started with testing and prototyping more quickly, you can request a free trial of Riva on NVIDIA LaunchPad with any of the Riva hands-on labs.

Yes, there are several labs that use Riva in NVIDIA Launchpad.  

Organizations with an existing speech AI project can apply to participate in the program free of charge. With LaunchPad, you don't need to have your own infrastructure or data to access the free trials.  

LaunchPad resources include NVIDIA DGX supercomputers and NVIDIA-Certified mainstream servers running complete NVIDIA software stacks, including SDKs, leading AI frameworks like TensorFlow and NVIDIA Triton Inference Server™, to application frameworks.

NVIDIA LaunchPad is available worldwide through Equinix data centers hosted in nine locations across the United States, Europe, Japan, and Singapore.

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