Crystal Group Introduces Rugged AND Secure Computer Solutions at DoDIIS Worldwide Conference 2018

Crystal Group booth #424

Hiawatha, Iowa, August 10, 2018 – Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, will introduce Crystal Group PASS™ – Platform Agnostic Security Solutions – at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, August 12 – 15 at the CenturyLink Center. Crystal Group PASS is advanced cybersecurity technology designed for a wide range of computationally-intense, network complex and expanded data storage applications operating in severe environments.

“Global cybersecurity threats are greater than ever, driving the need for secure, rugged and rigorously tested computers, networking gear and storage devices,” noted Jim Shaw, Crystal Group’s executive vice president of engineering. “Crystal Group PASS provides the defense intelligence community with the operational cybersecurity necessary to protect data in critical computer systems deployed in the most demanding situations, whether in the field, in an office, or positioned in a military vehicle.”

Crystal Group PASS includes the world’s first rugged FIPS 140-2 compliant data-at-rest storage devices; ruggedized Ruckus ICX switches with NIAP certified IP-security modules for network encryption and Media Access Control Security (MACsec); and exclusively conformal-coated Seagate 2.5”, dual-port SAS drives that are compatible with any Crystal Group platform:  server, workstation, and JBOD or RAID storage system.

To further protect data at rest and in motion, Crystal Group manufactures its products in vertically integrated, NIST compliant, AS9100D certified, U.S.-based facilities, tracing every component – from the raw materials through production processes to the delivery of the final warrantied product – to ensure an end-to-end U.S. supply chain of custody and help prevent security vulnerabilities.

DoDIIS attendees and fellow exhibitors are encouraged to stop by the Crystal Group booth #424 to learn more about Crystal Group PASS and rugged computer solutions designed for high performance in severe environments and critical around-the-clock operations. Crystal Group’s display will include:

The Crystal Group RS202FM Rugged Server is engineered to deliver high-end computing performance in a 2U chassis with a depth of 19”. The unit accommodates up to three 2.5” SSDs in a single twin carrier and up to 512 GB DDR3 or DDR4 of memory.  Internal expansion is available with custom Mil-Circ I/O connections.

The RCS7450 Rugged Network Switch is available with 24 or 48 copper ports or with 48 port fiber SFP connectors. The unit can deliver 960 Gbps in stacking bandwidth, up to 336 Gbps in full duplex switching capacity and up to 250 Mpps forwarding capacity. Crystal Group rugged 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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