Written by Miloslav Bien, Friday 30 October 2020
We are pleased to announce that User Modules for cellular routers are newly called Router Apps. Advantech Router Apps are now available for download at Engineering Portal.
Router Apps add extended functions to Advantech Cellular Routers,with each app tailored to a specific solution. We benefit from extensive skills gained through implementing an array of SW features into a variety of devices over the past years. We categorized all Router Apps (IIoT, Industrial Protocol Conversion, Networking, Programming, Security, Tools, Node-Red). Follow the link.
|New Router Apps|
|802.1X Authenticator||Starts hostapd on selected ethernet ports and blocks all traffic, except the MAC addresses that get authenticated via the 802.1X protocol.|
|Azure IoT SDK Python3 API Version 2||Allows Advantech routers to connect to Azure IoT (Microsoft’s end-to-end IoT platform).|
|Backup APN||Allow users to specify at least Primary and Backup APN for the first SIM card and switch between them in case that connection failed or connection is not established in specified time.|
|Customer logo||This Router App allows the user to change the logo displayed in the header of the web interface.|
|DHCP based on MAC OUI||Allows only OUI in MAC field in router's DHCP configuration.|
|LUA||Supports scripting language that combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.|
|Modbus to LwM2M||Provides seamless communication between Modbus/TCP devices and LwM2M device.|
|Modbus to MQTT||Provides seamless communication between Modbus/TCP devices and MQTT device.|
|NAT||Extends NAT configuration options by SNAT (Source NAT) and DNAT (Destination NAT). There is 32 + 32 NAT rules.|
|NetFlow/IPFIX||The NetFlow/IPFIX is determined for monitoring network traffic. NetFlow enabled routers have a probe that collects IP traffic information and submits it to a NetFlow collector and analyzer.|
|NTP||Time synchronization using NTP version 4 protocol. The module includes support for client and server operations as detailed in IETF RFC 5905.|
|Samba||Windows Share (samba) on the Router for directory /var/data/samba. It also supports NetBIOS nameserver.|
|Update of RIP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS||Update of mentioned Router Apps|
|USB over IP Eltima||Integrates Eltima libraries into USB over Ethernet solution.|
|Zabbix agent||SW agent for Advantech routers to support Zabbix network monitoring platform.|
|Planned Router Apps:|
|DHCP Relay||DHCP Relay Agent|
Description and how to use Router Apps is possible to find in the Application Note available to every Router App. If you need to clarify specific Router App operation and settings than contact technical support at email email@example.com.