Crystal Group, Intel partner on IoT offering for autonomous vehicle all-weather situations

To meet the growing demand for highly reliable technology on the Internet of Things (IoT), Crystal Group announced on Thursday the development of a rugged server able to withstand extreme temperature variations for commercial autonomous vehicles (AVs). The development of components capable of meeting thermal and other harsh environment standards required by AVs further establishes Crystal Group as a vendor in the growing AV market and the IoT space.

Crystal Group’s RS363S15F rugged 3U server is powered by Intel processors, and an example of an agile and rugged system with applications for the commercial AV market.

Already working in the technology of unmanned systems for the military, Crystal Group and Intel have been working with other technology companies and automotive OEMs as part of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance to build systems to support the entire driverless vehicle ecosystem.

Earlier this week, Crystal Group joined the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, reaffirming its commitment to delivering latest technology in rugged and reliable systems. Crystal Group and its line of ruggedized, field-tested products delivers IoT technologies and countless enterprise capabilities within reach of customers and applications in harsh environments – whether land, sea, air, or space – where traditional computer hardware would be destroyed.

The Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance is a global ecosystem of more than 500 industry leaders and more than 6,000 solutions – including Crystal Group servers, workstations, embedded computers, networking equipment, storage systems, and displays – helping to fuel IoT success.

From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 400+ global member companies of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance provide the performance, connectivity, manageability, and security developers need to create smart, connected systems.

Close collaboration with Intel and other partners enables alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions.

The RS363S15F Rugged 3U server provides high-performance computing and high-capacity data storage in a small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package with a depth under 15 inches (38.1 cm) to fit virtually any space. Several major automotive manufacturers have already selected this rugged and reliable server for use in autonomous vehicles.

The RS363S15F is ideal for a number of verticals, including automotive, aerospace and defense, government, industrial, Internet of Things, security, transportation, utility and power applications.

The off-the-shelf RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server is now available with an Intel Xeon processor and Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX), 1024GB of DDR4 memory, and support for a variety of popular firmware and operating systems, including Linux and Microsoft Windows. Crystal Group also designs and manufactures custom hardware systems for AV and other applications, tapping commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components from Intel, NVIDIA, and other companies.

Crystal Group is proud to be on the forefront of design and development for intelligent devices and analytics for the expanding AV market. As the world becomes more connected, real-time data processing becomes more complex and difficult. These connected systems are capable of gathering data from several sources, including rear view and dashboard video, vehicle telemetry, road conditions, and GPS location. Data gathered from these systems will be used to develop practical applications for autonomous vehicles.

“We’re incredibly excited about this collaboration with Intel and how it will transform our customer markets,” says Crystal Group president Scott Kongable. “The results from this Alliance will bring even higher value rugged solutions to our customers by providing more intelligent, efficient, and secure operation of connected technologies.”

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