Prices and fees
If you exceed the free usage limits listed here, pricing scheme described below will apply.
Pricing structure and logic
Trusted Audio is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) system offering both free and paid services. TA offers subscription-free, transparent and clear pricing with no hidden fees.
Each registered TA user has a balance of credit points. The TA system operates only with a user’s credit points and never applies any charges to a user’s credit card or other payment means. User can use paid TA services as long as the account balance is positive. The balance can be refilled by purchasing “digital coupons” for a specific number of credit points via a TA-authorized e-commerce provider.
Each new user obtains free bonus credit points upon registering with TA.
The public signature retrieval service is free to all TA visitors and does not require registration.
All other TA services are provided only to registered users. Users are charged for the following operations (separately or in combination, where applicable):
- watermarked (digitally signed) file delivery - per minute of audio playback
- non-watermarked file delivery - per minute of audio playback
- file hosting in the TA repository and hosting of shared files (static file-links) - per day, per Mb (above the free Mb limit)
- incoming traffic consumption (file upload) - per Mb
- outgoing traffic consumption (file download) - per Mb
- private signature (watermark) retrieval - per analyzed minute of audio playback (above free daily limit)
Users are offered the following bonuses:
- bonus credit points upon account registration
- additional bonus credit points upon first balance refill after registration by invitation from another TA user
- bonus credit points upon first balance refill of a 3rd party invited by the user
Upon reaching zero balance, the user’s sharing links will stop working. Any files stored in the file repository are preserved for a period of 10 days (while the balance will continue decreasing into negative territory for storing the files in the repository). After 10 days, all files and links are removed from the server.
Pricing, charges, quotas and bonuses
|File signing (watermarking) and format conversion charges|
| ||Watermarked delivery1||credits per minute of audio ||11
| ||Non-watermarked delivery1||credits per minute of audio ||3
|File storage charges|
| ||File hosting in the TA Repository, hosting of shared files (file-links) (above N free Mb storage limit)||credits per Mb/day||0.12
|File analysis/authentication, signature (watermark) retrieval and publicity charges|
| ||Private watermark scan/authentication/retrieval (above M free daily minutes of audio)||credits per minute of audio ||10
| ||Private watermark scan/authentication/retrieval with extra-deep audio analysis (for distorted audio)||credits per minute of audio ||15
| ||Public watermark scan/authentication/retrieval ||credits per minute of audio ||0
| ||One digital signature made public||credits per file (signature)||40
| ||File upload charge (from the Internet to TA) 2||credits per Mb||0.07
| ||File download charge (from TA to the Internet) 2||credits per Mb||0.12
|Limits and quotas|
| ||Free daily limit of watermark scan/authentication/retrieval, M||minutes of audio||15
| ||Free file storage in files repository, N ||Mb||200
| ||Negative balance limit 3||credits||-1000
| || || ||
| ||Upon account registration||credits||300000
| ||Upon first balance refill on account registered by invitation from existing TA user||credits||50000
| ||Upon first balance refill by the invited party||credits||50000
1 applies to all kinds of file delivery options including delivery by mail with attachment, by mail with direct link, by download of processed file or by means of shared link to the TA file repository
2 traffic charges apply on top of service charges (where applicable); each single upload/download counts as a minimal corresponding credit charge
3 with a negative balance, the account is partially limited; only file downloads and storage keep working (until the maximum negative limit is reached)
Example: Delivery of one audio track (30 Mb .WAV file, 44100Hz/16bit/stereo, 3:00 long) in a form of watermarked MP3 file to 2 separate recipients implies the following charges:
- 30 Mb of incoming traffic (upload of the source wave file to the TA server)
- 6 minutes of audio watermarking and format conversion (preparation of two unique 3 minutes long watermarked file copies for 2 recipients)
- 12 Mb of outgoing traffic (download of 2 signed MP3-files, ~6 Mb each, by the 2 recipients)
Credit points balance refill pricing
- 5000 credit points - 10 Euro
- 10000 credit points - 18 Euro (10% discount)
- 20000 credit points - 33 Euro (17% discount)
- 30000 credit points - 45 Euro (25% discount)
- 45000 credit points - 60 Euro (33% discount)
- 75000 credit points - 90 Euro (40% discount)
- 150000 credit points - 160 Euro (47% discount)
- 500000 credit points - 450 Euro (55% discount)
- 1000000 credit points - 800 Euro (65% discount)
We offer volume discounts to customers operating with significant amounts of files an data.
Please contact us for more details and terms.
TA reserves the right to update and modify this pricing at any time without notice.