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 - FORCE Rugged Servers

Crystal Rugged - FORCE Rugged Servers

Engineered with the latest advances in ruggedization, Crystal Group FORCE 1U, 2U, and 3U Rugged Servers with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors bring unprecedented power and flexibility to the battlefield. Now with more standard rugged features to protect against heat, vibration, shock and humidity. Crystal Group FORCE RS1104L22 can dissipate 280 watts of CPU power with state-of-the-art liquid cooling. Crystal Group FORCE is a high-bandwidth, low-latency, SWaP-C optimized high-performance computing (HPC) system. Tackle your toughest workloads with Crystal Group FORCE™ Rugged Servers.

Crystal Rugged - IS100 Industrial 1U Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - IS100 Industrial 1U Server / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction– 15-19 lbs.
  • Easily mounted on ball bearing slides
  • Up to 256 GB of Memory
  • Industrial 1U, 20” depth
  • Front power switch with LED and HDD activity lights
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Modular design allows for easy reconfiguration and versatility

Crystal Rugged - IS200 Industrial 2U Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - IS200 Industrial 2U Server / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 18-29 lbs.
  • Easily mounted on ball bearing slides
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • Industrial 2U, 20” depth
  • Front power switch with LED and HDD activity lights
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Modular design allows for easy reconfiguration and versatility

Crystal Rugged - IS300 Industrial 3U Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - IS300 Industrial 3U Server / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 26 – 42 lbs.
  • Easily mounted on ball bearing slides
  • Up to 512 GB of Memory
  • Industrial 3U, 20” depth
  • Front power switch with LED and HDD activity lights
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 
  • Modular design allows for easy reconfiguration and versatility

Crystal Rugged - KSR117 Industrial 17" Display w/1 port KVM

Crystal Rugged - KSR117 Industrial 17" Display w/1 port KVM

  • Heavy duty steel construction – 26 lbs.
  • Easily rack mounted – 17” 1U drawer
  • SXGA (1280×1024) resolution, 250 nit
  • High brightness 17” LCD TFT display
  • Trackball or touchpad with 84 key cherry keyboard
  • OSD Function LCD
  • Auto switching 120/240VAC power supply
  • Inputs for USB K/B, touchpad
  • Five (5) year warranty

Crystal Rugged - KSR117-8P Industrial 17" Display w/8 port KVM

Crystal Rugged - KSR117-8P Industrial 17" Display w/8 port KVM

  • Heavy duty steel construction – 29 lbs.
  • Easily rack mounted – 17” 1U drawer
  • SXGA (1280×1024) resolution, 250 nit
  • High brightness 17” LCD TFT display
  • Trackball or touchpad with 84 key Cherry Keyboard
  • OSD Function LCD
  • Auto switching 120/240VAC power supply
  • Inputs for USB K/B, touchpad , 8 port KVM
  • Five (5) year warranty

Crystal Rugged - KSR119-8P Rugged Display

Crystal Rugged - KSR119-8P Rugged Display

  • Heavy duty steel construction – 30.9 lbs.
  • Easily rack mounted – 1U drawer
  • SXGA (1280×1024) resolution
  • Touchpad with 106 key PS/2 keyboard
  • OSD Function LCD
  • Auto switching 120/240VAC power supply
  • Inputs for USB K/B, touchpad , 8 port KVM
  • Five year warranty

Crystal Rugged - RCS5516FW Rugged Crystal Firewall

Crystal Rugged - RCS5516FW Rugged Crystal Firewall

  • Light weight aluminum construction –14 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, or fixed mount (front and rear)
  • Rugged 1U, 19” rack or transit case EIA form factor, less than 13” deep
  • 8-port 10/100/1000 GE copper integrated I/O
  • Supports Cisco FirePOWER services
  • 1.8 Gbps Max Firewall throughput

Crystal Rugged - RCS7150-12 Rugged Switch

Crystal Rugged - RCS7150-12 Rugged Switch

  • Light weight construction from billet strain, hardened aluminum
  • Easy mounting in EIA-310 19” rack, Delrin glides, or fixed mount
  • 12 port design in 9.75” chassis
  • Layer 2+ and Layer 3 capable
  • Designed for MIL-STD-461 EMC compliance
  • AC or DC power input

Crystal Rugged - RCS7150-24 Rugged Switch

Crystal Rugged - RCS7150-24 Rugged Switch

  • Light weight construction from billet strain, hardened aluminum
  • Easy mounting in EIA-310 19” rack, Delrin glides, or fixed mount
  • 24 port design in 9.75” chassis
  • Layer 2+ and Layer 3 capable
  • Designed for MIL-STD-461 EMC compliance
  • AC or DC power input

Crystal Rugged - RCS7450-24 Rugged Crystal Switch

Crystal Rugged - RCS7450-24 Rugged Crystal Switch

  • Optional extended security, data confidentiality, and hardware-based acceleration for IP-sec
  • Layer 2+ and Layer 3 capable
  • Light weight construction from billet strain, hardened aluminum
  • Easy mounting in EIA-310 19” rack, Delrin glides, or fixed mount
  • 24 Copper, 48 Copper and 48 SFP port switch in 15.5” 1U chassis
  • Modular upgrade capability
  • AC/AC, AC/DC, and DC/DC 1+1 MIL-STD-461 EMC compliance

Crystal Rugged - RCS7450-48 Rugged Switch

Crystal Rugged - RCS7450-48 Rugged Switch

  • Optional extended security, data confidentiality, and hardware-based acceleration for IP-sec
  • Layer 2+ and Layer 3 capable
  • Light weight construction from billet strain, hardened aluminum
  • Easy mounting in EIA-310 19” rack, Delrin glides, or fixed mount
  • 24 Copper, 48 Copper and 48 SFP port switch in 15.5” 1U chassis
  • Modular upgrade capability
  • AC/AC, AC/DC, and DC/DC 1+1 MIL-STD-461 EMC compliance

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  • Intrinsically safe multifunction process calibrator
  • Meets I.S. Class I, Division 1 Groups B-D, 171°C compliance standards
  • Measures volts DC, mA, RTDs, thermocouples, frequency, and ohms
  • Sources or simulates volts DC, mA, RTDs, thermocouples, frequency and ohms


  • Measure pressure, 0.05% of full scale with internal sensor up to 5000 psi/345 bar sensor (5000G model)
  • Measure mA with 0.015% accuracy and 0.001 mA resolution, while sourcing 24 V loop power
  • Measure pressure to 10,000 psi/700 bar using one of 29 Fluke 700Pxx Pressure Modules
  • 1/8 NPT female pressure fitting
  • Compatible with non-corrosive Gases and liquids
  • Select eleven different engineering units
  • Zero, min, max, and hold functions
  • Calibrate P/I instruments with simultaneous pressure and current measurement
  • Pressure switch test function captures set, reset and Deadband values of a pressure switch
  • Error % calculation of mA measurements for quick pass-fail decisions
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Holster features test lead storage
  • Compatible with Toolpack magnetic hanging system
  • New switch test


  • Full-featured documenting process calibrator for calibrating and troubleshooting
  • Measures volts, mA, RTDs, thermocouples, frequency, and ohms to test sensors, transmitters and other instruments
  • Sources and simulate volts, mA, pressure, thermocouples, RTDs, frequency, ohms, and pressure to calibrate transmitters
  • Powers transmitters during test using loop supply with simultaneous mA measurement


  • Long nose pliers with side cutter and gripping zones
  • Unique milled wave pattern gripping zones
  • 4 gripping points for pulling round objects with superior grip that won't slip
  • Certified to 1000 V ac, 1500 V dc
  • Straight, half-round, long and slim knurled jaws, specially profiled
  • Side cutting edge for wire cutting
  • German chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel

  • Compact, lightweight mA calibrator for measuring loop current (0-20 mA, 4-20 mA) signals
  • Delivers very high accuracy—0.01%—and 1 mA resolution
  • Measures voltage output process signals from PLCs and transmitters
  • Sources or simulates 24 mA loop current
  • Sources voltage to 100 mV or 10V
  • Provides typical 18 hour battery life