INDUSTRIAL VS. MILITARY SERVERS

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Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, explains the difference between Crystal Group’s Rugged Server and Industrial Server product lines.

Video Transcript: Episode 18 – “Industrial vs. Military Servers”

Hi Jim Shaw here again at Crystal Group, wanted to spend a couple minutes today to talk about the differences between our industrial server line and our military server line.  And really it’s not so much a difference between the two lines as it is the two applications.  The industrial servers and the military servers share the same guts, but with respect to the kinematic standards we design them to, the military server is essentially more rugged than the industrial server.

Both of them will perform from -40 C to +55 C, however the industrial server is slated for more of a benign environment in terms of the dynamics, so this particular server is qualified to 1.5 G’s and 20 G shock, whereas this one is 4.43 or as much as 5.5 G’s depending on the application.  So, different kinematic standards for the two different applications.

The other main difference is the kind of standards we have to qualify to.  One for instance, FCC is really important, or the IEEE specs or the IEC spec, as an example.  Whereas the military applications are primarily MIL-STD-461 for EMC and MIL-STD-810 for environmental testing.  So, that essentially summarizes what the differences are, as well as the similarities between the two particular lines of servers that we have.