Media Coverage

Crystal Group is proud to be featured in trade publications and the media at large.

Recent Mentions

7/30/2020

7/29/2020

  • Crystal Group Supports Employee COVID-19 Initiative, Industry Today. This special print issue was dedicated to highlighting manufacturing companies who are contributing their resources to aid the pandemic crisis. Wesley Allensworth’s face shield story is on pages 84-85.

6/30/2020

  • Special Feature: Power in numbers: Industry Partnerships are Key to National Security, COTS Journal, pages 16-19. Securing our country and defending national interests are enduring needs. As history shows, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) does not retreat amid challenging or unknown circumstances. On the contrary, they advance forward on critical strategies to maintain and elevate unmatched readiness, safety and security.

6/23/2020

5/28/2020

5/21/2020

5/20/2020

5/19/2020

5/1/2020

4/22/2020

4/21/2020

  • 2019 Fastest Growing Companies, Corridor Business Journal. The annual Fastest Growing Companies event identifies and honors the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the local economy.
  • Inside Iowa’s grassroots campaign to produce PPE, Corridor Business Journal. An effort that began with an informal group of companies and organizations 3D-printing face shields to protect frontline medical workers has grown into a statewide operation capable of producing as many as 250,000 FDA-compliant shields to assist in the coronavirus pandemic.

4/20/2020

  • Rugged firewall receives NIAP cybersecurity certification, Military Embedded Systems. Crystal Group, designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, announced the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria certification of its rugged firewall. Achieving NIAP approval represents a milestone in tactical cybersecurity, proving the firewall’s effective layer of protection for networked communications in multiple harsh domains.

4/14/2020

4/10/2020

  • Hiawatha Businesses Come Together To Make Face Masks, Hiawatha Economic Development Corp. To help slow the shortage and increase access for hospital workers, three local Hiawatha businesses have transformed their production processes to help address the state’s dire need for face masks.

4/9/2020

4/6/2020

  • AI for Any Environment, All the TimeInside HPC. A guest feature from our partner, Advantech, highlights Crystal Group RIA™ (Rugged Intelligence and Autonomy) to demonstrate the factors that need to be considered and tested before a computer system can be incorporated into a broader functioning system.

3/31/2020

3/26/2020

3/16/2020

3/2/2020

  • Sea-ready tech to be displayed by Crystal Group at AFCEA WEST. Military Embedded Systems. Crystal Group, U.S. designer and manufacturer of rugged computing and networking solutions, announced the launch of several technologies to be unveiled at AFCEA WEST 2020. The solutions are designed for demanding deployment environments and evolving defense operations facing multi-domain adversaries.

2/29/2020

2/26/2020

  • Cutting through the AI, ML hype. Security System News. The article discusses the importance of precisely defining what Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are, how both can be used in the security industry and defines relevant trends and use cases. Jim Shaw is quoted extensively throughout.

  • Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show at embedded world 2020. Embedded Computing Design. Crystal Group’s RE1218M Rugged Embedded Computer was recognized among other deserving winners under the Computer Boards, Systems, Components and Peripherals category.

2/21/2020

2/13/2020

2/3/2020

1/31/2020

1/7/2020

  • Expanding Hardware Security Trust. Military Embedded Systems posted a blog by Joe Brand, chief security officer for Futura Cyber, on the imperative need to detect and prevent changes to system components to maintain system integrity as security threats continue to grow and undermine the trust in systems performing critical operations. As a cybersecurity consultant for Crystal Group, Brand highlights examples of Crystal Group’s approach to designing in security from the start.

12/17/2019

  • Live 5 News covered the CDCA Defense Summit and interviewed CDCA President Heather Walker.

12/10/2019

  • Auto Suppliers at a Crossroads, Industry Week. Crystal Group’s Robert (Bob) Graham, manager of Test and Prototype, was quoted in this Industry Week article, which took an in-depth look into the state of the auto and autonomous industries.

10/25/2019

10/24/2019

10/23/2019

  • Artificial Intelligence: Science & Engineering for Intelligent Machines, a live webinar focused on architecture, platforms and software challenges and solutions for AI development. Chad Hutchinson co-presented with reps from ADLINK and Rover Robotics. During his portion of the presentation, he emphasized the need for a strong rugged hardware and exceptional thermal management expertise as the foundation for the effective implementation of AI.

10/15/2019

  • Army to see Hiawatha company’s ‘rugged’ electronics, The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that Crystal Group will showcase the NAS solution at AUSA (Association of the United States Army) in Washington D.C.  Jim Shaw, executive vice president, engineering explains how the company’s advances in FIPS 140-2 data encryption, instant data destruction, real-time data processing and tamper-evident security coating, will help the Army maintain its technological edge.

10/15/2019

10/15/2019

  • Government Marketing University names finalists for 2019 GAINER awards, Business Wire online posted Government Marketing University’s announcement of the finalists for its 2019 GAINER awards, which honors top professionals in government marketing excellence across the U.S. public sector.  Among the finalists is Crystal Group’s Leslie Griggs, director of marketing.

10/14/2019

10/03/2019

10/1/2019

  • Liquid cooling enters the mainstream, Jim Shaw, executive vice president, engineering is quoted in the October issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine’s article on thermal management.  Our RIA (Rugged Intelligence and Autonomy) and cooling system are also featured in the article, as well as the company’s FORCE rugged servers.

10/1/2019

  • The right industrial PC can make railways safer, smarter, ASMAG’s article (pages 47 & 48) quotes Bob Haag, vice president of sales and marketing about the rugged, high performance edge computing capabilities that railway operators need to monitor and control applications to enhance productivity and safety.

9/19/2019

9/18/2019

  • Group effort,  Autonomous Vehicle International. Our Jim Shaw, executive vice president, engineering explains the importance of autonomous developers and OEMs working with experienced engineering partners who can harness the latest technologies while speeding up time to market – safely.

8/19/19

7/10/19

6/10/19

6/1/19

5/9/19

3/26/19

2/28/19

12/19/18

11/14/18

10/18/18 – Ribbon Cutting

10/4/18

  • We were selected as one of ten Embedded Advisor Top Embedded Design & Solution Providers for Automotive 2018, and we’re featured on the cover of the October issue.  The feature article is on pages 10-11.

7/13/18

7/12/18

7/8/18

6/25/18

5/3/2018

3/29/2018

3/27/2018

3/19/2018

3/9/2018

3/6/2018

1/1/2018

11/03/16

cio-review

  • Crystal Group, Inc. Makes CIOReview’s List of 20 Most Promising VMware Solution Providers

Featuring Scott Kongable, President

Read more in CIO Review

10/12/16