March 2-3, 2020 | Booth #1635

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA


Crystal Group, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of rugged computing and networking solutions, announced today the launch of several technologies to be unveiled at AFCEA WEST 2020. The solutions are primed for demanding deployment environments and evolving defense operations facing multi-domain adversaries.

This year’s conference theme, “Are We Ready to Confront Great Power Competition?” serves as a catalyst for mission-critical collaboration and innovation. As WEST reliably demonstrates, industry partners are crucial to helping the Department of Defense act swiftly and decisively to protect national security and defend on land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace.

Crystal Group’s solutions, including debut technologies, will be displayed at booth #1635, giving visitors an up-close look at how the Iowa-based company provides Department of Defense customers with American-made products that enhance readiness, lethality and the military prowess required to dominate the evolving Great Power Competition. A variety of solutions that support U.S. Navy systems including electronic warfare, P-8, CANES, ADNS, GBS, CSRR, ARCI and current Technology Insertion (TI) configurations will highlight customization and innovation.

With more than 10 billion hours of military operational service, Crystal Group’s products demonstrate proven reliability and high performance on more than 600 military programs, including over 15,000 rugged servers deployed to the Navy since 2008. Designed with punishing maritime environments and cyber protection in mind, Crystal Group anticipates and eliminates common risks and restrictions via custom compute systems fortified to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, sea spray and salt fog.

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Robert Haag

Vice President of Sales and Marketing


Phone: 800.378.1636 ext. 310

Kate Helle

Program Manager


Phone: 800.378.1636 ext. 255

Mike Ivester

Program Manager


Phone: 800.378.1636 ext. 322

Abbie Obermiller

Program Manager


Phone: 800.378.1636 ext. 275

Introducing: RCS7850-32Q Rugged Switch

(based on the Ruckus ICX 7850, CRN’s Networking Product of the Year)

Primed for Navy platforms and forward-deployed weapons systems applications, this MIL-SPEC switch offers best-in-class network speed with up to 32 ports of 100 gigabit bandwidth, switching and forwarding and routing capacities, as well as redundant, hot-swappable power supply and real-time, accurate, secure data processing and transmission.

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Crystal Group Rugged Cyber Security Solution

Crystal Group provides capabilities and custom solutions that keep critical, confidential data secure in the most extreme conditions – when it truly matters most. By combining leading-edge data at rest protection with our trusted, rugged computer hardware, our cybersecurity capabilities can protect against attempted breaches. And because our integrated solutions meet strict government certification standards, you can be confident that your information is only accessible by authorized individuals when and where it’s needed.

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