In February 2019 with the launch of IGEL OS 11, IGEL separated the purchase of IGEL hardware and IGEL software licenses. An IGEL endpoint device enters EOL phase as soon as its successor hardware-generation is launched. That does not affect the hardware EOS date. IGEL sells hardware devices in EOL phase as long as there is stock, or IGEL may opt to set a dedicated EOS date. This decision is made by IGEL executive sales management.

Since IGEL hardware and software are offered separately, the EOL date of IGEL OS 11 and later does not affect the lifecycle of an IGEL endpoint, and vice-versa.

Until February 2019, with IGEL OS 10 and earlier, the OS was bundled with the hardware. As soon as an IGEL OS major release went end-of-life (EOL), the device went end-of-life (EOL), too.

EOL – End of LifeThe product is at the end of its product lifecycle.
EOS – End of SaleThe product can no longer be purchased.
EOM – End of Maintenance

The maintenance for the product expires: no updates, no security and bug fixes