HIAWATHA, Iowa, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, is unveiling its RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server, specifically engineered to meet modern military needs for high-performance, highly reliable computing in even extreme operating environments, at WEST 2018 Feb. 6-8 in San Diego, Calif.

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The all-new Crystal Group RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server is a modern, open-architecture system in an all-aluminum chassis with internal cross-braces and stabilized components to withstand high shock and vibration. Flexible and scalable, the RS1.533S18G is designed to meet current and future needs with dual Intel® processors, up to 512GB of DDR4 memory, up to nine removable solid-state disks (SSDs), and USB 3.0, audio, and Gigabit LAN interfaces.

«Crystal Group’s RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server is a modern, high-performance alternative to the U.S. Navy’s current combat and electronic warfare server employed in Virginia-class submarines,» says Robert Haag, vice president of sales and marketing for Crystal Group. «An immediate, cost-effective, drop-in replacement requiring no physical, electrical, or software modifications, the RS1.533S18G delivers improved reliability, greater weapon system availability, superior cooling, and a smaller integrated logistic support footprint to maintain operational readiness today and in the future.»

Crystal Group’s RS1.533S18G is designed, meticulously manufactured, and tested to provide a low-risk path for military technology insertion, sustainment, and modernization programs to improve mission uptime and system availability in the field and at the tactical edge. Measuring just 18 inches deep and weighing 25 to 30 pounds, the new rack-mount server can quickly and easily replace aging systems in 1.5U/1U configurations, including Q-70 Navy consoles on current and future Virginia-class submarines.

«Sustainment efforts needn’t be stunted by long lead times, reliability issues while underway, and dead-on-arrival units. Rugged, reliable hardware and services are needed to support the electronic warfare, sonar, combat, data-sharing, and other mission capabilities that are so critical to military readiness and mission success,» says Crystal Group’s Jim Shaw, executive vice president of engineering. «Crystal Group’s RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server is designed from the ground up to be more effective at fulfilling modern military needs. We attended the barge test in Rustburg, Virginia last November and witnessed the RS1.533S18G successfully operate through four shots under barge shock testing and pass.  It was impressive!» Shaw added.

Crystal Group is demonstrating the company’s new RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server, RACERugged Autonomous Computer Equipment, FORCE™ Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment, RCS7150-12 and RCS7450-24 Rugged Switches, as well as its popular RS255, RS2616S18, and RS378 Rugged Servers; RE1312, RE1401, and RE0412 Rugged Embedded Computers; and SE16 Sealed Embedded Computer in Booth #2022 at WEST 2018.

Crystal Group has a proven track record and reputation for providing quality products, services, and support, with its rugged hardware deployed on more than 500 military programs. Crystal Group has delivered more than 5,000 servers and critical system capabilities to the U.S. Navy via the Automated Digital Network System (ADNS), Integrated Shipboard Network System (ISNS), and more. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Integrated Logistics Support in Charleston, South Carolina, reports a considerably low Crystal Group hardware failure rate of approximately 1.6% and no dead-on-arrival (DOA) units to date, over a nine-year period. (Read more about deployments at this link.)

Visit Crystal Group in Booth #2022 at WEST 2018 to learn how the company’s rugged servers, switches, and embedded computers can meet your specific program requirements, today and for the future. WEST 2018, the sea service conference and exposition co-sponsored by Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), takes place Feb. 6-8 in San Diego, Calif.

About Crystal Group Inc.
Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial 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. crystalrugged.com

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


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