Marine Corps picks Crystal servers for communication system

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 25 August 2005. Crystal Group Inc. is pleased to announce that 55 of their CIS100X servers are part of the Joint Enhanced Core Communications System (JECCS), recently adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and being built by EDO Corp.

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 25 August 2005. Crystal Group Inc. is pleased to announce that 55 of their CIS100X servers are part of the Joint Enhanced Core Communications System (JECCS), recently adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and being built by EDO Corp.

The CIS100X will be housed in an S-788 shelter, which is then mounted on an M1097 HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle). The HMMWV is a heavy
variant cargo and troop carrier used to transport equipment, materials, and/or personnel.

The JECCS system is a telecommunications system that allows deployed military personnel to establish voice, video, and data network connectivity when switching from land and sea. Its primary mission is to smooth out the transition period units experience when information is being switched from sea to land coordinates and vice versa.

The JECCS system will use Crystal's CIS100X mobile network server in the data networks.

Crystal Group utilizes their design and integration expertise to manufacture powerful, compact computers for mission critical applications. The company is known for superior levels of service, product quality and the innovative designs they offer. Crystal Group's servers offer unique and flexible design capabilities, in a form factor that met JECCS size requirements and is a product that meets or exceeds their customers' expectations.

"The JECCS program is another example of Crystal Group's solid reputation within the Military market," said Client Business Manager Oai "Y" Cavan. "We were sought out by EDO based on our ability to build a quality product that fits and meets USMC requirements and also due to our customer first mindset. Crystal Group is excited about being a part of this vital program that will aid our soldiers in mission critical situations."

Thanks to excellent sales and engineering teams at EDO Corp. and Crystal Group, Inc., the CIS100X will facilitate increased communications, which can save lives on the battlefield.

Crystal Group Inc., located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, manufactures powerful, compact computers that fit mission critical applications. Crystal excels at providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom-designed computer systems tailored to specific customer needs. Crystal has a complete line of rackmount computers including 1U, 2U, 4U and Crystal-unique form factors. Crystal also provides integration services that include configuration management and product life-cycle planning. For more information, see www.crystalpc.com.

EDO Corp., located in New York City, provides military products and professional services to the United States and allied governments, and their prime defense contractors. EDO focuses on systems and subsystems that are integral to the success of long-term military platforms. The company also has a number of commercial product lines. For more information, see www.edocorp.com.

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