There are a few types of products in 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 Conel 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 Conel OS to a full extent and also how to use the SDK to further extend device functionality.
In the 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 Conel 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 following generations:
As for the Conel OS, that is a custom-built operating system based on Linux. It uses a big deal of opensource components (described later) and also a significant amount of proprietary SW components.