Crystal Group and Omniglobe Solutions Provide Voice Recorder Capability for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Program

Hiawatha, Iowa, USA – Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturing partner of rugged commercial-off- today the selection of the company’s RS112 1U the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced Server and Omniglobe Solutions’ proprietary software, Omni-COM, for the voice recorder portion of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance program (AGS).

The AGS program requires extensive voice recording capabilities to serve its primary mission of enabling NATO and its allies to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information to support situational awareness for military and humanitarian operations. Crystal Group’s RS112 1U Server and Omniglobe Solutions’ Omni-COM software will be fielded in both the strategic and deployable command centers that support the surveillance elements of the program.

“We are pleased to establish this collaboration with Crystal Group because of their leadership in rugged server solutions,” said Siva Kumar, President, Omniglobe Solutions. “I am sure that combining the intellectual potential and technological strengths of our two companies will allow us to create additional compelling offerings.”

“Omniglobe exceeded expectations by providing innovative ideas and programmable solutions for the AGS program,” said Melissa Trace, Business Development Manager for Crystal Group. “Together our solutions will enable communications between operators at the functional base and mobile command centers for better risk mitigation and decision making.”

Crystal Group’s RS112 1U Server operates in a variety of harsh environments including extreme shock & vibration, extreme temperature ranges, and in places where sand, dust, salt and fog are a concern. The RS112 1U Server meets and exceeds MIL-STDs 167-1, 461E/F, 810F/G, and MIL-S-901-D.

About Omniglobe Solutions

Omniglobe Solutions (website) is a private company that designs and engineers unique software solutions to interface, collect, process and mix radio voice (military and public safety), land-line, video and data on a single computer to enable an operator to perform functions from one single Graphical User Interface (GUI).

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, designs and manufactures deployment-ready, rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, and storage devices that fit mission critical applications. The company’s web site is

For more than 27 years Crystal Group has been developing rugged solutions for our customers’ most challenging needs. Crystal Group excels at providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom designed computer systems tailored to specification.  All products are designed and built to meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810F/G, 167-1, 461E/F and MIL-S-901D. Crystal Group offers integration services in addition to configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

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