Crystal Group FORCE™ RS1104 Rugged ISR Encoder

A new standard for ISR. Crystal Group’s rugged ISR encoder module uses the Haivision Makito X1 encoder to deliver real-time streaming of MISB-compliant full motion video capabilities required for demanding intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

The fully integrated system combines a Makito X1, eight-port switch, six 2.5” SSD storage drives and dual Intel® Xeon® scalable processors into our RS1104 1U server to optimize performance and SWaP. At just under 22 pounds, this ultra-compact rugged server tackles the workload of three separate 1U units, including two simultaneous compression functions via two separate encode engines. This provides a high-quality video stream for machine learning applications running on the RS1104 and a low-bitrate video stream to reach remote users over constrained network links. The system also delivers efficient, high performance mission computing, storage, layer 2+ switching, and encoding capability.

With our Crystal Group FORCE™ server as the foundation, the RS1104 is engineered to meet strict MIL standards, accelerate compute-intensive workloads, and provide advanced thermal  management. This ensures seamless operation in the most demanding, unpredictable situations.

Crystal Group FORCE™ RS1104 Rugged ISR Encoder
  • Network adaptive H.265/HEVC encoding
  • Interoperable video and metadata
  • Built-in management interface
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPU
  • Supports 802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs, 4K VLAN and link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
  • 8 or 16 external switch ports
  • Rugged, lightweight 17-22 lbs. chassis
  • Rack mounted 19” depth
  • Easily mounted – Fixed mount or Jonathan® rails


Optional features

  • Mil-CIRC power connector
  • EMI filter
  • Humidity protection
  • Dust filter
  • Data-at-rest
  • Sanitization
  • Tamper evident seals
  • Tamper proof coatings
  • Chassis intrusion indicator
  • USB 3.0 headers
Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature -10°C to +50°C, -40°C operational with SSD
MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II -30°C to +75°C
MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II 240 hours with humidity kit
MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500 10,000 ft operation, 20,000 ft transport
MIL-STD-810, Shock, Method 516, Procedures I/V 20g, 11msec; 3 axes, each direction
MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I 1.5 GRMS, 5-2,000Hz, 75 min/axis
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
AC, FCC compliant
AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M
Form Factor 1U
Height 1.75" (4.45cm)
Weight 20 lbs. (9.07 kg)
Width 16.93” (44.45 cm)
Depth 19" (48.26cm)
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPU
Expansion Slots
One low profile or full height PCIe x16 slot
External Bays
Two modular drive day openings for storage or other functions
16GB to 2TB DDR4 Reg ECC
Fixed or rail, EIA310 19” rackmount
Power Supply
MIL-STD-704 28VDC or 120/240VAC
System Board
Option 1 X11SPi-TF, ATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Option 2 X11DPL-i, ATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Option 3 X11DPi-NT, eATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Software Capability
Supports Windows 10®, Windows Server 2019®, Windows Server 2016®, VMware®, or Linux®
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