Tedde Orton, program manager with Crystal Group, discusses the company’s new portable rugged workstation at Sea Air Space 2023. Nicknamed “Gizmo,” the workstation started out as a custom solution for a client that required strict requirements who needed it fast. Tedde and her team of engineers at Crystal Group turned the product around in just 7 weeks. Check out their servers at https://www.crystalrugged.com/products/embedded-computer-systems/.
Lindsay Palma, business development manager, gives a tour of our booth at #SMC2022 and explains our products designed to withstand the tough conditions on commercial ships. Stop by booth 404 to meet two members of our industrial team!
Jim Shaw, executive vice president, and Laura Payn, wire harness assembler, show how we optimize our wiring so that no airflow is blocked in our equipment. By doing some extra work to test the quality of our fans and heat sinks, we can eliminate any potential issues and reduce rework time.
Business Development Manager, Todd Prouty, invites all #ASC22 attendees to visit us in booth 541 to learn more about our rugged embedded computers, servers and switches.
Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, and Matt Sprengler, Sr. Electrical Engineer, go inside the chamber used to test for electro-magnetic compliance and explain the features of the room that are needed for testing.
Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, and Matt Sprengler, Sr. Electrical Engineer, discuss our in-house chamber that is used to test our hardware for MIL-STD-461 compliance and the requirements that were needed for installation of the semi-anechoic room.
Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, discusses how we test and design our applications to protect against EMI. By using a rugged chassis, specific screw spacing, and sealing techniques the hardware is protected against radiation.
Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, and James Turner, Technical Director Associate, answer the question “How do you choose components that can be ruggedized?” and walk us through how we do hard drive testing at Crystal Group.
In this edition of Jim on Engineering, Crystal Group’s Executive Vice President, Jim Shaw, addresses traditional artificial intelligence (AI) and how it’s being used, as well as how it’s changing as the needs of the industry change.
Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, and Jeff Dixon, Technical Director, talk about our newest technology and our partnership with Matrox for video encoding and decoding.
Method 509 is salt fog testing designed to measure the resistance of a product to the exposure to salt. This is relatively important in naval applications, but it can be applied to many other environments. Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, talks with Jerad Christensen, Senior Compliance Technician, about how we are able to run Salt Fog tests in-house.
Lindsay Palma, Business Development Manager at Crystal Group, talks to Tom Varcie with Military Embedded Systems about the company’s newest rugged server at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2022 in Orlando. Lindsay explains that AVC1539 runs military autonomous vehicles to remote locations and is built for extreme environments.
Vibration, Method 514, is one of the more complicated—and interesting—aspects of MIL-STD-810 testing. Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President, breaks down how Crystal Group is able to perform this testing in-house.
Part of Military Embedded Systems Unmanned Systems Virtual Conference, Crystal Group’s Executive Vice President, Jim Shaw, joined Wind River’s Director, A&D Industry Solutions, Alex Wilson, to discuss “Leveraging AI for Unmanned Systems Applications.” This session details how AI and deep learning solutions that leverage signal processing and AI algorithms will empower unmanned ISR, communications, and counter-drone applications.
Tedde Jones, program manager at Crystal Group, introduces the 1U dual twin rugged server to Military Embedded System’s Tom Varcie at Sea Air Space 2022.
Presented by IEEE Spectrum.
Growing demand, overburdened and aged equipment, strained resources, and increasing vulnerabilities are pushing the U.S. power grid to its breaking point. Time and action are imperative to solving the myriad of challenges plaguing grid operations today and well into the future. A critical factor to grid modernization and expansion is taking essential compute operations out of centralized data centers and into the field.
Presented by Open System Media, Military Embedded Systems.
Commercial computing technology – smartphones, tablets, laptops, servers, etc. — brings consumers real-time communication, unprecedented processing power, high-resolution graphics, you name it. But, enabling that same tech for use by warfighters on the battlefield at sea or in a cockpit requires unique shock and vibration resistance, complex touchscreen features, night-time display readability, thermal challenges, etc., for situations the everyday consumer will never see. This webcast of industry experts will discuss those challenges, how to solve them, and what the future holds.
Crystal Group’s Todd Prouty discusses the features and benefits of some the rugged embedded product line with Military Embedded Systems Tom Varcie.
Military Embedded Systems Tom Varcie talks to Crystal Group’s Technical Director, Jeff Dixon about the company’s newest video encoder at Sea Air Space 2021 in National Harbor, MD.
Learn more about the industry’s first ruggedized video appliances (RVA) here.
Presented by Open System Media, Military Embedded Systems.
This webcast featuring thermal-management experts covers the various cooling methods and the challenges faced while implementing them, especially in ever-smaller form factors.
An autonomous, self-driving vehicle, powered by one of our computer systems, stopped at our office on it’s drive from the Twin Cities down to Texas. The cars are owned by VSI Labs and are used solely for research and development of self-driving technology and safety features.
Read more about the visit here.
Presented by Open Systems Media, Embedded Computing Design.
AI/machine learning can be a boon to the Edge of the IoT if implemented properly. That sounds easy, but it has the potential to be mystifying. With the compute power that’s now available at the Edge, most calculations can be handled locally. While that doesn’t eliminate Cloud interaction completely, it certainly reduces the dependency. This webinar will drill down on gathering requirements for an AI/ML system at the Edge and look at what’s needed to make this technology a reality.
Crystal Group products are designed and built to withstand the elements; however, we occasionally receive requests for best practices for cleaning Crystal products. This video shows the cleaning method that is safe for all Crystal Group servers, computers, networking devices, keyboards and LCD screens.
Click here to download cleaning instructions.
Tune in to this Embedded Executives interview at embedded world 2020 with Toni Hogan, Director of Program Management, Industrial & Commercial at Crystal Group, as she navigates the emerging roads of autonomous vehicle development.
Beth Otting, director of program management, military, from Crystal Group discusses the company’s Intel Openvino data protection display at AUSA 2019. Beth talks to #militaryvlogger Tom Varcie from Military Embedded Systems about tactical edge and Openvino — an open source product with AI accelerator for X86 architecture. Joseph Brand, chief security officer with Futura Cyber, helps explain how data is protected.
At Crystal Group, we design, engineer and build highly reliable, rugged computer hardware for military, industrial and commercial applications, leveraging commercial, off-the-shelf and custom innovations.
Our rugged servers, displays, storage systems, embedded computers and networking devices are built and tested to stringent military and industrial standards. Our solutions are built and tested in-house by highly trained professionals.
Program Manager, Kate Helle, describes how our Crystal Group FORCE™ rugged server line solved specific flexibility problems for our Navy customers with it’s modular options.
Our discussion with Military Embedded Systems at XPONENTIAL 2019 about Crystal Group’s FORCE server module options. With each server option (1U, 2U, 3U), these modules options include driver carriers, additional serial ports, switch module, and a sanitize module.
To meet rapidly growing demand for its products, Crystal Group completed a $17.5 million business expansion in 2018 that added an impressive, new 111,500-square-foot facility, grew production capacity by more than 50%, created over 100 new jobs, and added state-of-the-art equipment.
Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, explains the difference between Crystal Group’s Rugged Server and Industrial Server product lines.
Crystal Group’s President and EVP of Engineering explain how decades of rugged military computing experience led the way to pioneering autonomous driving systems with Intel® and leading OEM’s worldwide.
Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, explains how Crystal Group ruggedizes their product lines.
Here at Crystal Group we’ve tailored a vibration profile to really take into account wheeled vehicle as well as some turbo prop aircraft. What we do is we have a composite profile that gets us 4.43 Gs and essentially we do that for all of our products. That’s what it means to us to pass vibration.