Crystal Group Announces RCS6450-12/24 Rugged Switch Line

Hiawatha, Iowa, USA -Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced today the introduction of the RCS6450-12/24 Rugged Crystal Switches based on the Brocade® intelligent, scalable edge switch line. The ruggedized switches are ideal for small and medium size applications with improved cooling, shock, vibration, and humidity performance designed for heavy industrial and military environments.

“Creating the new line of ruggedized switches offers customers more options to gather and disseminate data from uncontrolled environments,” said Crystal Group’s Executive Vice President of Engineering, Jim Shaw. “Brocade’s switch technology and Crystal Group’s ruggedization expertise allows users to build reliable and dependable networks in environments where it was not before possible.”

The ruggedized switches operate in harsh environments where size, weight, and power limitations are a concern. Weighing between 9.5-10.1 lbs. dependent on supply configuration requirements, the 12” depth units offer fixed mounted or Delrin® Glides mounting on standard EIA-310 racks.

Both the 12 port and the 24 port units are available with a standard 120/240VAC COTS power supply and front or rear I/O options, a single 120/240VAC EMI compliant power supply, an 18-36VDC EMI compliant power supply or a combination of AC or DC supply modules in a 1+1 configuration.

The RCS6450-12/24 is cooled with forced air convection via internal high reliability, long life fans. This compact, light-weight unit offers full Layer 3 routing, LLDP-MED plug and play operations, as well as availability in MIL-CIRC I/O or gigabit ethernet standard connectors.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987. Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.  Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards. Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

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