Life Cycle: development
Industrial 4G Router & IoT Gateway
ICR-2834 is the enhanced successor of Advantech´s cellular router platform v2 originally introduced in 2010. Ruggedized for industrial use keeping the same dimensions, configuration possibilities, and most of the interfaces including GNSS, serial RS232/RS485, and numerous binary I/O´s. ICR-2834 offers more detailed LED indication and mainly a more powerful CPU and amply of data storage to ensure a long lifecycle (software updates) with broad software customization possibilities for the user than the older v2 platform. The router has also a TPM 2.0 chip (Trusted Platform Module) onboard verifying router integrity to provide a trusted solution as a response to increasing cybersecurity demands.
The cellular router is equipped with 2 × Ethernet 10/100 ports with two independent LANs/IP addresses, 1 × USB 2.0 host port, 2 × serial ports RS232/RS485 independently selectable by DIP switch, 2 × plate covered SIM card holders for automatic failover to an alternate service provider, 4 × binary inputs (I/O), 2 × binary outputs (I/O) and onboard GNSS receiver for device positioning and time synchronization.
The router is powered by Linux-based Advantech´s operating system ICR-OS. A secure web interface allows users to configure ICR-2834 from remote locations. ICR-2834 supports real-time data encryption and VPN tunneling using IPsec, WireGuard, OpenVPN, GRE, etc. It supports standard and advanced networking features like DHCP, NAT, NAT-T, DynDNS, NTP, VRRP, control by SMS, and other features.
The 1.3 GB eMMC available storage for customers with an open Linux platform and the wide possibility of programming customer SW applications in Python and C/C++ ICR-2834 offers a real open development platform for Industrial IoT applications. Advantech existing Router App library (User modules) includes industrial protocol conversions, dynamic protocols, and support of IoT platforms such as MS Azure, Cumulocity, and others. ICR-2834 is easy to install individually and in mass deployments too by using a full-featured configuration and monitoring software tool WebAccess/DMP. Safe remote VPN access to customer devices and PCs connected to routers through Internet can be administrated by additional software WebAccess/VPN.
Popular use cases include PLC connection and various industrial automation and industry 4.0 applications, camera connection (streets/highways/parking, etc.), mobile signs and warning systems, wind turbines and solar power stations connection, measuring and monitoring systems in transportation, remote access for maintenance staff or electricity, gas or petrol distribution. ICR-2834 to be designed to provide a high compatibility alternative for most of the previous v2 router platform users and with extended memory and TPM chip brings advantages also to newly developed sectors in public, industrial or IoT environment.