Crystal Group Announces Next Generation Rugged Rackmount Computer Line-Up with New Intel® Xeon® Processor Family (Skylake) Architecture

Crystal Group, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, announced today the redesign and integration of its rugged rack mount computer series with the latest Intel®Xeon® Scalable Processor Familypowered by Skylake.  The next generation of Crystal Group’s rugged rackmount products include a host of robust enhancements including a substantial jump in compute performance, greater scalability, increased security, and even more agility to adapt to changing technologies. The improved capabilities are critical in today’s rapid technology transformations.

“Translating evolving technology into direct benefits for our customers is one of our most important responsibilities to the market,” says Crystal Group’s Jim Shaw, Executive Vice President of Engineering. “We are taking full advantage of the new Xeon Scalable Processor architecture to build our next generation of rugged rack mount computers. These devices will deliver the most advanced solution, optimized to withstand tough conditions such as shock, vibration, extreme temperature, sand and dust under full CPU load”.

Crystal Group’s updated rugged rackmount computer product line with Intel® Xeon®Scalable Processing technology, utilizes multiple cores for dramatically enhanced processing capability, greater CPU and GPU performance, reduced power consumption and an improved power/performance ratio.

The new line of rugged rackmount computers is ideal for a variety of applications requiring high compute capability, reliability and performance in harsh environments including:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Communications
  • Monitoring & surveillance
  • Sensor fusion
  • Signal awareness
  • Situation analysis
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Video recording
The new Xeon class rugged computer line-up will join the company’s 6th and 7thGeneration  Core i7/i5/i3 equipped RE1218M and RE1312 rugged embedded computers, which are available now as part of Crystal Group’s broad range of rugged computer solutions.

Crystal Group’s next generation line-up of its rugged rack mounted products with the Xeon Scalable Processor technology will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Demonstration of Crystal Group’s next generation line-up of rugged rack mounted products will occur at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 9-11 in Washington D.C., booth #6514.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987.  Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.  Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards.  Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

Contact Information

Crystal Group Inc.

Hiawatha, IA,

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