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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  • Four electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 200 MHz bandwidth model
  • 2.5 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Quad meter measurements via scope BNC inputs
  • 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 7 hours (BP291 included standard)
  • 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


  • True RMS Digital Multimeter with detachable display
  • Measures up to 1000 VAC and DC
  • Measures up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds)
  • Provides a 10,000 μF capacitance range
  • Measures frequency to 50 kHz
  • Includes a built-in thermometer to measure temperature without a separate instrument


  • Power quality statistics according to EN50160
  • Voltage event list (dips, swells and interruptions)
  • Continuous recording of:
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Power P, Q, S
    • Power factor
    • kWh
    • Flicker
    • Unbalance
    • Frequency
    • Voltage and current harmonics to the 50th / Interharmonics
    • THD
    • Mains signaling
  • Triggered recordings
  • Online mode (Oscilloscope, transients and events)
  • 2 GB Flash memory


  • Remotely log, trend and monitor measurements to pinpoint intermittent faults via Fluke Connect®
  • Inrush measurement to filter out noise and capture motor starting current
  • Measures AC/DC current to 1000A and AC current to 2500 A with iFlex current probe
  • Integrated VFD low pass filter for accurate motor drive measurements


  • Wireless, compact sensors for a scalable remote monitoring solution
  • Alarms based on user-defined or Fluke Overall Vibration Severity (FOVS) scale thresholds
  • Capture rate: One data point every 120 seconds
  • Visualize data with software trending and graphing
  • Remotely view real-time and historical triaxial vibration, surface temperature data
  • Choose from 1- or 3-year software licenses (where applicable)
  • Battery life: 3 years (varies by usage)
  • Size:
    • Sensor - (H x W) 2.42 in. x 0.95 in.
    • Gateway - (H x W x L) 2.26 in. x 1.55 in. x 1.82 in.
  • Frequency response range: 10 to 1,000 Hz
  • Bluetooth type: Low Energy 4.1
  • IP Rating: IP 67