Crystal Rugged

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned and -operated small business founded in 1987, designs and manufactures rugged, high-performance computer hardware, embedded computers, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage devices for high-reliability, mission- and safety-critical applications in harsh environments. In addition to field-tested, combat-proven systems, the company provides in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life cycle planning, warranty, and support services to defense, aerospace, government, industrial, commercial, and autonomous vehicle customers.

Industry leaders and innovators have selected Crystal Group rugged computer and electronics hardware for use on more than 600 military programs, across more than 35 countries, as well as a growing number of cutting-edge autonomous vehicle, power and critical infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901) and FIPS 140-2 and NIAP certified options; are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support. All products are manufactured in the company’s NIST compliant Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facilities and are certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100 quality management standards.

Crystal Group continues to innovate and invent useful solutions to pressing challenges, and holds 25 patents on novel systems and methods, assigned between 2001 and 2017.

Crystal Group, together with its capable staff and state-of-the-art facilities, prides itself on helping to support customer goals, meet program and product requirements, and improve the lives and missions of end users – by delivering robust, rugged, and reliable products, backed by industry-leading warranty and support, and high-quality services on-time and on-budget.

Contact Details

Crystal Group, Inc.

855 Metzger Drive

Hiawatha, IA 52233

Phone (Toll-free): 1-800-378-1636

Phone (International): +1 319-978-1636

Fax: 319-393-2338

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Products

Crystal Rugged - AVC0161 Ai & Autonomy Solution

Crystal Rugged - AVC0161 Ai & Autonomy Solution

  • 10-32VDC input power
  • Light weight aluminum construction – 30-40 lbs.
  • Up to 2 TB DDR4 of memory
  • Up to four GPUs supported
  • Open loop cooling system kits available
  • Liquid cooled to maximize compute density
  • Expandable with up to six PCI-E slots
  • Two removable 2.5″ 15mm drives or three removable 9.5mm drives
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - AVC1312 Ai & Autonomy Solution

Crystal Rugged - AVC1312 Ai & Autonomy Solution

  • Light weight composite construction 4.5″H x 12″W x 9″D footprint (6-8lb)
  • Six Xeon-D processing cores
  • 10-18 VDC power
  • Up to 128GB ECC DDR4
  • Two removable 2.5″ 15mm drives or three removable 9.5mm drives
  • MIL-STD-461 CE102, RE102 compliant
  • Bulkhead or tray mounted options

Crystal Rugged - AVC1529 Ai & Autonomy Solution

Crystal Rugged - AVC1529 Ai & Autonomy Solution

  • Compact construction – 6”H x 15.4” W x 9.6”D footprint
  • Compact composite construction provides low SWaP
  • Up to 16 Xeon-D processing cores
  • Two removable 2.5″ 15mm drives or three removable 9.5mm drives
  • Up to 128GB DDR4 memory
  • MIL-STD-461 CE102, RE102 compliant
  • Bulkhead or tray mounted options
  • Expandable with two full height, half length PCIe slots
  • Offers high volume, high speed network connections

Crystal Rugged - AVC5904 Rugged 5U Server

Crystal Rugged - AVC5904 Rugged 5U Server

  • 10-32VDC input power
  • Up to 384GB DDR4 memory
  • 8 removable 15mm 2.5” drives or 12 removable 7mm drives
  • Expandable with 9 PCI-E slots
  • Up to 4 GPUs supported
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - ES1012 Rugged Embedded Computer

Crystal Rugged - ES1012 Rugged Embedded Computer

  • Compact construction – 2.4”H x 16” x 11” footprint
  • Panel or rack mounting options
  • Six Intel® Xeon® D-1528 CPU
  • Dual 2.5″ SSD hard drives
  • Billet construction from milled and strain hardened 6061-T6511 structural aircraft aluminum
  • IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3 certification ready
  • Fanless, no moving parts, high reliability

Crystal Rugged - ES3304S19 Substation Server

Crystal Rugged - ES3304S19 Substation Server

  • Light-weight aluminum construction 35-40 lbs.
  • 3U tall, 19″ rack mount server
  • Up to 128GB of DDR4 ECC memory
  • Versatility with four industry standard drive bays supporting up to 12 SSDs
  • Expandable with three slots
  • Dual Intel® Coffee Lake E series Xeon® CPU
  • 19″ depth chassis
  • Modular I/O
  • 7+ year warranty

Crystal Rugged - ES3604L24 Substation Server

Crystal Rugged - ES3604L24 Substation Server

  • Light-weight aluminum construction, 25-35 lbs.
  • 3U tall, 19″ rack mount server
  • Up to 384GB of DDR4 ECC memory
  • Versatility with four industry standard drive bays supporting up to 12 SSDs
  • Expandable with six slots
  • Dual Intel® Cascade Lake Xeon® CPU
  • 24″ depth chassis
  • Modular I/O
  • 7+ year warrant

Crystal Rugged - ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server

Crystal Rugged - ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 35-40 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides
  • Up to 768 GB of memory
  • Versatility with up to 9 SSDs
  • Expandable with seven slots
  • Five-year warranty
  • Intel® Cascade Lake CPU support
  • 17″ depth
  • Modular I/O

Crystal Rugged - ES374L24 Rugged Substation Server

Crystal Rugged - ES374L24 Rugged Substation Server

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 40-45 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides
  • Up to 1.5 TB of memory
  • Versatility with up to twelve SATA/SAS 2.5″ drive bays
  • Expandable with seven slots
  • Five-year warranty
  • Dual Intel® Cascade Lake Xeon® Scalable processors
  • 24″ depth
  • Modular I/O

Crystal Rugged - FORCE™ RS1104 Rugged 1U Server

Crystal Rugged - FORCE™ RS1104 Rugged 1U Server

  • Rugged, lightweight chassis, 23-29 lbs.
  • Rack mounted 19” and 22″ depths
  • Liquid cooling option for 22″
  • 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
  • 16GB–2TB or 32GB–4TB DDR4 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM memory
  • Up to four module options for fast, flexible customization
  • Chassis intrusion switch
  • EMI compliance

Crystal Rugged - FORCE™ RS1104 Rugged ISR Encoder

Crystal Rugged - 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

Crystal Rugged - FORCE™ RS2301S8F Rugged 2U Workstation

Crystal Rugged - FORCE™ RS2301S8F Rugged 2U Workstation

  • Eight-inch (203 mm) short depth 2U workstation
  • MIL-STD-704 28VDC Power
  • 19” Rack Mounted with a variety of options
  • 8th/9th Gen i3/i5/i7 socket LGA1151
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMM
  • Up to three removable 2.5” SSD
  • Optional NVMe m.2 2280 drive, nonremovable
  • 8-13 (3-6 kg) lbs depending on content

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  • Highly accurate infrared thermometer for measuring temperatures from -30°C to 500°C (-22°F to 932°F) accurate to +1.5°C or +1.5% of reading (whichever is greater)
  • Provides a 10:1 Distance to spot ratio
  • Offers single laser targeting for accurate and repeatable measurements
  • Features IP54 rating against dust and moisture


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 100 MHz bandwidth model
  • 1.25 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter in 2-channel models
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan: up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
  • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger (EBC290)
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 60 MHz bandwidth model
  • 625 MS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter in 2 Channel models
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan
    • Up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


  • Full-featured multimeter with built-in thermal imager
  • 15 measurement functions including: voltage ac and dc, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode test, Min/Max/Avg, current ac with included iFlex current probe, frequency
  • Low-pass filter for troubleshooting adjustable speed drives
  • Thermal imaging reveals hots spots that may indicate electrical issues quickly and safely
  • Two-in-one tool is designed to increase productivity – no need to go back to the truck or office to retrieve a shared camera – so you can do more in less time!
  • iFlex expands your measurement capabilities – get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A ac)
  • Save measurements and images while communicating wirelessly with a smart phone up to 20 feet / 6.1 m away (no obstructions)
  • 102x77 image resolution offers immediate visual cues of hot, potentially troublesome areas
  • 3.5 in /8.89 cm color LCD screen
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows for a for a full work day (10+ hours) under normal conditions; a second battery option means you will always have a battery ready to install.
  • Assembled in the USA
  • Three year standard warranty
  • Auto power off to save battery power
  • CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V measurement category
  • Designed for durability, built to withstand a 1 m (3 ft) drop, double insulated with raised rubber holster for increased protection


  • High temperature infrared thermometer that measures from -30°C to 900°C (-22°F to 1652°F)
  • Offers an ultra-high 60:1 distance-to-spot ratio with dual laser sighting for fast, accurate targeting
  • Features a user-selectable multi-language interface
  • Displays the temperature plus MAX, MIN, DIF, AVG temperature
  • Provides adjustable emissivity and a predefined emissivity table