There are a few types of products in the portfolio being manufactured by the Advantech Czech s.r.o. company. Because we do fall under the brand Advantech, let's refer to our R&D group as Advantech CZ in the text below.
Advantech CZ is responsible for:
These pages are primarily meant as an information source for software-related problematics of the devices. Therefore you can find here information about ICR-OS, which also includes all information related to the basic OS components - boot loader and kernel. Next to that, we also present information how to use the devices running ICR-OS to a full extent and also how to use the SDK to further extend device functionality.
In case, you have met a device branded as Advantech Czech device with the name like SmartSwarm, that device is running a different operating system called SmartSwarm OS, which is being developed by another team than Advantech CZ. While some of the information here may be relevant, some may not as the SmartSwarm OS is based on OpenWRT while ICR-OS is not. Also, the indended usage of that platform is different.
From the point of view of hardware evolution of Routers we distinguish between the following generations:
As for the ICR-OS, that is a custom-built operating system based on Linux. It uses a big deal of open-source components (described later) and also a significant amount of proprietary SW components.
Please note: Conel OS has been renamed to ICR-OS at beginning of 2021.