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Crystal Group Unveils Rugged Embedded Powerhouse For Critical Infrastructure, Energy Applications

Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group’s new RE1012 Rugged Embedded Computer packs server-class performance in a compact, rugged embedded computing package.

San Antonio, Texas USA, January 23, 2018 – Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, is expanding its Rugged Embedded (RE) product line with the RE1012 Rugged Embedded Computer, debuting in booth #3228 at the DistribuTECH conference and exhibition, held January 23 through 25 in San Antonio, Texas. The reliable, feature-rich, configurable Crystal Group RE1012 is engineered with the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies, including Intel® chipsets and processors, stabilized in a compact, rugged enclosure to provide robust compute power over a long operational life in even the most extreme environments.

Crystal Group’s RE1012 Rugged Embedded Computer is designed and tested for electrical substation operations.

A pint-sized powerhouse, the high-performance RE1012 combines a six-core Intel Xeon® D-1528 processor, up to 128GB of ECC DDR4 RAM, two internal 2.5-inch SATA solid-state drive (SSD) bays and one internal m.2 SSD bay, and flexible I/O in a rugged package measuring just 2.4 x 16 x 11 inches and weighing 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg). Its innovative fan-less design employs passively cooled heat-pipe technology and has no moving parts, reducing noise and maintenance. The RE1012 can be panel or rack mounted and comes with a variety of power options for AC and DC inputs.

“Providing server-class performance in a compact, embedded footprint, our latest Rugged Embedded Computer, the RE1012, couples a six-core Intel Xeon processor with data storage capacity in a fully customizable, scalable system to meet both current and future requirements,” says Crystal Group EVP of Engineering, Jim Shaw. “The RE1012 is designed and tested with remote electrical substations in mind. Surge protection is built in and it is virtually maintenance free with top performance in harsh conditions including temperature extremes, high shock and vibration, and elements such as humidity, high altitudes, salt spray, and dust, to name a few.”

The Crystal Group RE1012 features high-quality components in a rugged enclosure billet-constructed from milled, strain-hardened aluminum. Crystal Group engineers its rugged and reliable RE1012 to withstand challenging applications, harsh conditions, and extreme environments, including even the most remote power substations. The RE1012 is designed and tested to meet or exceed IEC-61850, and IEEE 1613 standards, and comply with Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 5A992.

Crystal Group taps 30 years of experience engineering high-performance, rugged computer and electronics hardware to bring impressive compute power and data handling to some of the harshest environments of energy, military, aerospace, government, industrial, and commercial applications.

Visit Crystal Group in Booth #3228 at the DistribuTECH conference and exhibition to see the small but extremely capable RE1012 Rugged Embedded Computer in action and discuss your project needs. DistribuTECH 2018 is being held January 23 through 25 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901); are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards.

© 2018 Crystal Group Inc. All rights reserved. All marks are property of their respective owners. Design and specifications are subject to change.

Contact: Leslie George