Introducing the Small, Powerful RE1401 NUC for Rugged Environments

Hiawatha, Iowa, USA – Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturing partner of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, today announced the introduction of the RE1401 NUC (Next Unit of Computing), an extremely compact, high performance rugged embedded computer appropriate for operational deployment in harsh environments.

“The RE1401 NUC provides current leading edge computational architecture in a small rugged package,” says Chip Thurston, Crystal Group’s Chief Architect & Technical Director. “The RE1401 NUC platform brings desktop performance to a compact device size with the flexibility to scale up based on productivity needs for a wide range of applications.”

NUC-Pardot-Release-Photo-rctph9.pngCrystal Group’s RE1401 NUC platform is a highly configurable, fan cooled, ultra-small form factor system designed around Intel’s 5th or 6th Generation Core i5®/i7® CPU options.

Measuring 6.3” x 1.9” x 4.8” and weighing only 2 lbs., the RE1401 NUC is small enough for placement in size-constrained areas and rugged enough for the harshest environments including shock and vibration. It is ideal for military and industrial installations requiring compute processing and data collection.

With a rugged all-aluminum compact chassis footprint, the RE1401 NUC is based on Intel’s NUC motherboard form factors 5th or 6th generation i5/i7 workstation. The RE1401 NUC features a single removable SSD and single fixed SSD with a removable SD card slot. The system utilizes standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm headset jack, one or two mini-Display ports and HDMI 2.0 or mini HDMI. Mounting alternatives include table-top and tray options. The RE1401 NUC is compatible with any of six operating systems – Windows® 7/8.1/10, Server 2012 R2®, Ubuntu®, Fedora®, or Open SUSE®.

The RE1401 NUC is optimized for environments where a traditional desktop is not ideal due to SWaP and to allow for maximum integration flexibility. The unit’s low profile design is easy to use for transportation, storage and deployment making it a valuable choice for many harsh environment applications.

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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