Crystal Group ruggedized video appliances on display at AUSA 2021

Technical Director, Jeff Dixon, talks to Military Embedded Systems Tom Varcie at AUSA 2021 about the our newest, rugged video appliances.

Crystal Group’s IoT at the edge products on display at XPONENTIAL 2021

Crystal Group’s Todd Prouty discusses the features and benefits of some the rugged embedded product line with Military Embedded Systems Tom Varcie.

Crystal Group debuting its portable rugged server at XPONENTIAL 2021

Crystal Group’s Todd Prouty showcases the newest portable rugged ground station with Military Embedded Systems Tom Varcie.

Crystal Group at Sea Air Space 2021

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

Autonomous vehicle visit to Crystal Group

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.

Cleaning the exterior of Crystal Group products

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.

Embedded Executives: Toni Hogan on Advancing Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Crystal Group highlights rugged switch for C-130 at #AUSA2019 with partners Ruckus and Angelus/PIC Wire

Listen in as Crystal Group’s Mike Ivester discusses its rugged switch along with partners Rick Machio from Ruckus and John Lytle from Angelus during #AUSA2019.

Crystal Group Displays OpenVINO™ with Data Protection Kit

Beth Otting, director of program management, military, from Crystal Group discusses the company’s Intel Openvino data protection display at AUSA2019. 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.

Crystal Group State-of-the-Art Facility and Capabilities

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.

Corporate Headquarters Ribbon Cutting, October 2018

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.

Secure rugged storage solution from Crystal Group at Sea Air Space 2019

Concerned about data-at-rest and secure rugged storage? Director of Program Management, Military, Beth Otting, describes how our rugged network switches can meet your programs’ security needs.

Crystal Group showcases FORCE™ rugged servers for Navy applications

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.

Why is Crystal Group a cool place to work?

Why is Crystal Group one of the Coolest Places to Work in the Corridor? Let our employees tell you!

Crystal Group FORCE Module 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.

Industrial Servers vs. Military Servers

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

Four minutes with Crystal Group about AI

Crystal Group discusses AI and automation with Military Embedded Systems at AUSA 2018.

Crystal Group Discusses Cyber Security at AUSA

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Robert Haag, along with Rick Macchio, consulting systems engineer at Ruckus Networks, discuss cyber security at our booth during AUSA.

Technology in 10 Minutes at AUSA LANPAC 2018

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bob Haag, described our capabilities and how they can be applied to Army applications.

Crystal Group introduces rugged power substation solutions at DistribuTECH

We talk to POWERGRID Internationals’ Teresa Hansen at DistribuTECH 2018 about Crystal Group’s new power substation solutions as well as their partnership with Intel & VMWare.

Military Drones to Self-Driving Cars: The Future Is Now

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.

Burn in Rack

Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, discusses the burn in process all units go through at Crystal Group before shipping.

Closer Look: Rugged Displays

Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, discusses the need for Rugged Displays, and how Crystal Group can meet that need.

EMI and Power Supplies

Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, discusses EMI requirements, and what Crystal Group is doing to ruggedize power supplies to meet these requirements.

How to Achieve Ruggedization

Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, explains how Crystal Group ruggedizes their product lines.

What is Ruggedized COTS?

Jim Shaw, EVP of Engineering at Crystal Group, explains the origin of ruggedized COTS, and how Crystal Group provides ruggedized COTS equipment to their customer base.

Ruggedized COTS Testing

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.

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