Crystal Group Rolls Out New Force-Enhancing Solutions at TechNet Cyber

HIAWATHA, IOWA, December 1, 2020 — Crystal Group, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of rugged computing and networking solutions, announced today at TechNet Cyber the launch of new tactical-edge capabilities for advanced computing on the move.

At Crystal Group’s interactive, 3D virtual booth, TechNet Cyber attendees can access detailed information on the company’s newest tactical capabilities. This includes the 180-lb. Mobile Operating Base (MOB) Lite and the rugged network attached storage, both approved by NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program and compliant with mission-critical Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements.

“As the military’s operational domains continue to evolve, so do the threats warfighters face—especially amorphous cyber threats. Security, including cybersecurity, is non-negotiable, that’s why Crystal Group is constantly working to field solutions that defend against emerging threats and vulnerabilities,” said Jim Shaw, executive vice president of Engineering at Crystal Group. “Our engineering expertise, combined with our ecosystem of industry partners, helps provide our troops with integrated capabilities that get the mission accomplished safely and securely.”

Crystal Group’s latest offerings being unveiled at TechNet Cyber focus on delivering rugged, cybersecure, forward-deployed operational capabilities that can be layered and customized according to specific requirements. These solutions are designed for demanding deployment environments, using Crystal Group’s proven systems architecture and methodology to tackle the complexities of multidomain operations and near-peer adversaries with multilayered capabilities.

  • Mobile Operating Base Lite: Engineered for austere, forward-deployed environments with little or no infrastructure, this base-on-the-move comprises two 4U transit cases, three rugged servers running virtualization software, and a 24-port network switch. MOB Lite can be operational in minutes with a generator, providing rugged, hyperconverged infrastructure when time and resilience are critical. Custom configurations eliminate separate systems while still offering up to 120TB storage for classified data according to NIST, NIAP and CSfC standards; near-zero latency for end-to-end data encryption; scalable capacity; and drives that can be instantly sanitized onsite or remotely.
  • Rugged Network Attached Storage (NAS): This compact, 10G Ethernet NAS meets the strict cybersecurity requirements of CSfC, Common Criteria, NIAP, FIPS 14-2, NIST critical infrastructure and DOD data-at-rest. The ultra-secure NAS easily integrates with Crystal Group’s full product family and modular elements, and works with existing solutions and system needs—bringing cybersecurity and high-powered compute capacity to the tactical edge.

“MOB Lite is a great representation of one of Crystal Group’s entire-system solutions, while NAS represents another of our uniquely designed and manufactured, highly-secure storage solutions that solves very complex problems,” said Todd Prouty, manager of Business Development at Crystal Group. “We understand today’s environment of persistent, continuous cyberattacks. Highlighting our full product family of combinable elements at TechNet Cyber demonstrates how we can tailor our solutions to meet mission-specific needs.”

With more than 10 billion hours of military operational service, Crystal Group’s products demonstrate proven reliability and high performance on more than 600 military programs. Designed to withstand punishing theater environments and deliver critical cyber protection, Crystal Group anticipates and eliminates common risks and restrictions via custom compute systems fortified to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, sea spray and salt fog.

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, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. A small employee-owned business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with integrated solutions that bring seamless, real-time artificial intelligence, autonomy and cybersecurity to demanding edge applications.

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 a five-plus-year warranty. All products are manufactured in the company’s facility certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.

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