Crystal Group Drives Multi-Domain Innovations for Force Readiness at AUSA Global Force

Hiawatha, Iowa, March 21, 2019 – Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, will showcase its broad range of rugged, battle proven compute, networking and storage solutions at AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL from March 26-28 in booth 1517.

During AUSA/ILW Global Force 2019, Crystal Group will demonstrate its latest innovations and ruggedization techniques to address the myriad of defense and security challenges warriors face in multi-domain operations – well into the future – by utilizing COTS components, scalable Intel® technologies, and advanced life-cycle planning.

Trusted on over 500 military programs, Crystal Group rugged solutions are deployed on the Army’s IBCS, Prophet Enhanced System, THAAD, C-RAM and many more. The company’s comprehensive suite of rugged servers, displays, storage devices, embedded computers and network switches are designed to perform under extreme shock, temperature, vibration and offer NIAP, NIST, and FIPS 140-2 certified cybersecurity protections.

“Diligent efforts to engineer the most advanced, secure rugged computer hardware for use across any operational domain continues to solidify our partnership with the Army.  Lives depend on the reliability of our systems and that is paramount,” said Robert Haag, Crystal Group’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Crystal Group products are designed and tested to the strictest military standards, offering the highest degree of performance under the most stressful combat environment.”

With a focus on innovation for the changing battlefield, Crystal Group products are manufactured in the company’s vertically integrated, NIST compliant, AS9100D certified, U.S. facility. To prevent security vulnerabilities, components are traced from procurement through production processes, to the delivery of the final warrantied product.

Crystal Group at AUSA Global Force: Booth 1517

Crystal Group will showcase of variety of solutions during Global Force including:

  • Crystal Group FORCE™ – Crystal Group FORCE is a high-bandwidth, low-latency, SWaP-C optimized high-performance computing (HPC) system with Intel® Xeon® Skylake processors bring unprecedented power and flexibility to the battlefield
  • Crystal Group RIA™ Rugged Intelligence and Autonomy – RIA server technology help accelerate innovation and conquer complexity in artificial intelligence (AI), automation, autonomous vehicles (AVs), advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), machine learning, sensor fusion, unmanned platforms, and many other high-tech projects
  • RS114PS18 – The RS114PS18 Rugged Carbon Fiber Server delivers high end computing performance in a light weight 1U carbon fiber chassis with Intel® Haswell or Broadwell CPU options
  • RCS7450 Rugged Crystal Switch – Based on the Ruckus ICX® 7450 switches are enterprise class, stackable LAN solutions for small and medium size applications. Crystal switches provide intelligent, scalable, edge switch technology with enterprise class functionality and mil-spec environmental performance.

About Crystal Group, Inc.

Crystal Group, Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, and MIL-S-901; are backed by an industry-leading, 5-plus-year warranty with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.

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