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 - RE1401 NUC Rugged Embedded Computer

Crystal Rugged - RE1401 NUC Rugged Embedded Computer

  • Compact aluminum construction – 4.8” x 6.3” x 1.9”
  • Ultra light-weight – 2.0 lbs.
  • Billet construction from milled and strain hardened 6061T651 structural aircraft aluminum
  • Tabletop or tray mounting
  • 5th or 6th Generation Core i5®/i7® CPU options
  • Single removable SSD and single fixed SSD, removable SD card slot

Crystal Rugged - RE1529 Rugged Embedded Computer

Crystal Rugged - RE1529 Rugged Embedded Computer

  • Compact construction – 6”H x 15.4” W x 9.6”D footprint
  • Compact composite construction provides low SWaP
  • Xeon®-D CPU technology
  • Up to 16 cores Xeon-D
  • 36-72 VDC power or 250 VDC power options
  • Up to nine 7/9mm SSD storage options, removable drives
  • Up to 128GB ECC DDR4 unbuffered, non ECC DDR4 1.2V SO-DIMM or 128GB ECC DDR4 with Xeon-D offering
  • MIL-STD-461 CE102, RE102 compliant
  • Bulk head or tray mounted options
  • Supports full height, half length expansion cards
  • Offers high volume, high speed network connections
  • Two expansion slots

Crystal Rugged - RE1813 Rugged Embedded Computer

Crystal Rugged - RE1813 Rugged Embedded Computer

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Tray or wall mounted
  • Large thermostatically controlled fans for quiet operation
  • MS 3476L12 military circular power connector
  • Up to three 2.5” SSD removable drives
  • Xeon D or Skylake CPU motherboard options
  • Modular power supply for multiple input options
  • One PCIe x16 expansion slot
  • Ultra rugged and compact for extreme ambient conditions

Crystal Rugged - RIA™ AVC0161 - AI & Autonomy Solution

Crystal Rugged - RIA™ AVC0161 - AI & Autonomy Solution

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

Crystal Rugged - RS1.542S18G Rugged 1.5U Server

Crystal Rugged - RS1.542S18G Rugged 1.5U Server

  • Rugged 1.5U, rack mounted 18” depth, light weight aluminum construction – 25-30 lbs.
  • Mounting interfaces can be adapted to fit existing rail installations, removable ears
  • 1 TB of memory
  • Easy access CMOS battery drawer in front
  • 4x USB 3.0, VGA 2x Gigabit LAN, IPMI
  • Versatility with four to six removable 2.5” SSD bays
  • Expandable with four full height slots
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Optional features:
  • Front I/O Serial Port
  • Fan Speed selection switch
  • Front access CMOS battery drawer

Crystal Rugged - RS112 Rugged 1U Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - RS112 Rugged 1U Server / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 15-21 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 20” depth
  • Expandable with one full-height, 3/4 length slot
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Versatility with two removable 3.5” drives or four removable 2.5” drive bays
  • CD/DVD/BD, R/W

Crystal Rugged - RS112PS18M Rugged 1U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - RS112PS18M Rugged 1U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

  • Ultra light weight carbon fiber chassis – 10.5-15 lbs.
  • Up to 32 GB of memory
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides or Jonathan® rails
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 18” depth, available with optional Mil-Circ I/O
  • Versatility with two (2) removable 3.5” drives or four (4) removable 2.5” drive bays
  • Expandable with one (1) PCIe x 16 slot
  • Leading edge Intel® LGA1151 Bridge CPU options
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - RS112S14 Rugged 1U Embedded Computer / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - RS112S14 Rugged 1U Embedded Computer / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 7 to 15 lbs.
  • Full processor performance to +55°C
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 14” depth
  • Versatility with two (2) or three (3) removable 2.5” sleds and/or two (2) internally fixed mount 2.5” SSD
  • Expandable with PCIe X16 slot
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - RS114PS18 1U Rugged Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - RS114PS18 1U Rugged Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

  •  Ultra light weight carbon fiber chassis – 12-14 lbs.
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides or Jonathan® rails
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 18” depth
  • Versatility with up to six (6) removable .5” drive bays
  • Expandable with one (1) slot
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - RS120F Rugged 1U Server

Crystal Rugged - RS120F Rugged 1U Server

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 18.25 lbs.
  • Easily mounted with Crystal Glides
  • Up to 1 TB of memory
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 21” depth
  • Expandable with one or two expansion slots
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - RS132L24 Rugged 1U Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged - RS132L24 Rugged 1U Server / Workstation

  • Light weight aluminum construction – 27 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
  • Up to 1 TB of memory
  • Rugged 1U, rack mounted 24” depth
  • Versatility with two removable 3.5” drives or four removable 2.5” drive bays
  • Expandable with two or three slots
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Crystal Rugged - RS202FM Rugged 2U Server

Crystal Rugged - RS202FM Rugged 2U Server

  • Light weight aluminum construction – under 25 lbs.
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, or Jonathan® rails
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • Rugged 2U, rack mounted 19” depth
  • Versatility with up to two 2.5” SSD’s in a single removable twin carrier sled
  • Internal expansion with MIL-CIRC I/O
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

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Discover sources of electrical energy waste, identify energy savings opportunities, and conduct load studies.
  • Key measurements: Automatically capture and log voltage, current, power, power factor, energy and associated values
  • Convenient instrument powering: You can power the instrument directly from the measured circuit instead of mains outlets
  • Highest safety rating in the industry: 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III rated for use at the service entrance and downstream


  • Six-phase power analyzer for developing frequency converters and lighting equipment
  • Features the highest bandwidth on the market
  • Measures voltage, current, and power harmonics up to the 40th harmonic
  • Features a simple user interface to ensure easy, intuitive operation
  • Offers a variety of standard configurations so users can choose the exact functionality required for their application


  • A powerful, easy-to-use calibrator that measures and sources functions to test and calibrate most temperature instruments
  • Displays input and output simultaneously on the easy-to-read dual display
  • Measures RTDs, thermocouples, ohms, and volts to test sensors and transmitters
  • Source/simulates thermocouples, RTDs, volts, and ohms to calibrate transmitters


  • 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

  • Rugged case and electronics
  • Large LCD displays CO levels from 0 to 1000 ppm
  • Bright back-light allows easy screen viewing under dim lighting conditions
  • Beeper triggers with increasing frequency as CO levels rise
  • MAX Hold function stores and displays the maximum CO level
  • Automatic sensor zeroing and self-test sequence upon start-up
  • CO level beeper can be silenced if desired
  • Automatic power-off after 20 minutes extends battery life
  • Easy to replace battery
  • Replaceable sensor extends tool life
  • C50 soft carrying case, battery and instruction sheet
  • Stabilized electrochemical CO specific sensor
  • Typical two year sensor life; one year calibration cycle
  • Battery life typical 500 hours with alkaline battery
  • Updated sensor