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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  • Compact power analyzer to assist engineers with developing and testing motors, inverters, lighting, power supplies, transformers, and automotive components
  • Features a simple user interface to ensure easy, intuitive operation
  • Measures voltage, current, and power harmonics up to the 40th harmonic for complete analysis
  • Offers a variety of standard configurations so users can choose the exact functionality required for their unique application


  • Rugged, superbly engineered 640 x 480 thermal imaging camera
  • Provides large 5.7-inch responsive LCD touchscreen with 150% more viewing area than 3.5-inch screen
  • Features 240° rotating screen for unmatched shooting flexibility
  • Provides 4x the pixel data with on-camera SuperResolution to create a 1280 x 960 resolution image


  • Three-phase power quality recorder fully compliant to IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A and consistent with compliance testing
  • Uses GPS time synchronization to correlate data with events or datasets from other instruments with precision
  • Offers flexible and fully configurable thresholds and scale factors to allow users to define detailed criteria for detecting and recording disturbances


  • mA precision loop calibrator with best-in-class accuracy at 0.01% reading
  • Provides intuitive user interface with quick-set rotary encoder knob for fast setup
  • Includes built in selectable 250 Ω resistor for HART communication
  • Features 24 V DC loop power with mA Measure Mode (-25% to 125%)
  • Requires only simple two wire connection for all measurements


  • The Fluke 417D laser meter is accurate, durable, and easy to use—just point and shoot
  • Instantly measure up to 40 m (131 ft.) with 1-button point-and-click
  • Continuous measurement capable: adjusting as you move closer and farther from your target
  • Quickly calculate area (sq feet/meters)
  • 1-meter drop tested and IP54 rated: built to withstand rainy or dusty conditions
  • Great for interior and exterior applications