Two rugged computers introduced by Crystal Group for military unmanned vehicles ships, and aircraft

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 1 Sept. 2011. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the SS16 sealed server and the ACM1 autonomous computing module. The rugged military computers are for aerospace and defense shipboard, airborne, and land-based applications.

The SS16 sealed server is all-aluminum construction with gasketing to seal the server chassis from electromagnetic interference (EMI). Quick-locking military circular connectors provide I/O, and convection cooling enables the sealed server to operate in temperatures from -40 to 55 degrees Celsius. The 21-pound unit has immersion protection rated to IP68.

The ACM1 autonomous computing module offers the Intel Core i7 or Core i5 microprocessor i7/i5 architecture in an eight-pound package. The unit was designed to provide on-board processing and storage capabilities for unmanned or autonomous vehicles where weight and compute density are critical. The ACM1 consumes between 30 and 65 Watts of power, depending CPU and processing load.

For more information contact Crystal Group online at

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