Crystal Group Inc. announces a new 17 inch deep 1U server offering for rugged applications and OEM customization

1/27/2003 - When Crystal Group Inc. released its CS-100, a ruggedized 1U rackmount server for the telephony industry, requests began to come in for a modified version under 18" deep for mobile applications and to comply with Europe's ETSI standards. Recognizing this need, Crystal designed the CS-100S chassis as a compliment to its already significant line of rugged chassis products.

The CS-100S, at 17 inches deep, is an ideal fit for applications where shallow server depth and rugged construction are essential. The CS-100S features an all-steel faceplate design that is easily customizable for special OEM requirements. Locking rack slides or fixed mount rack ears are available for easy and secure installation and removal.

The CS-100S supports Crystal's entire line of PICMG-compliant single board computers, which currently offer up to dual processor performance in excess of 2.0 GHz, with faster variants being thermally certified all the time.

The CS-100S chassis hosts 2 full-length PCI or ISA peripheral cards of any type in addition to the single board computer, and offers 64 bit PCI bus options at 33 or 66 MHz speeds. An ample power supply capacity of 300 watts assures that power delivery is never an issue and power supply's are available in both AC and DC configurations. Multiple (4), easily removable high performance fans offer excellent cooling and Crystal provides complete thermal certification of all configurations delivered.

The CS-100S faceplate incorporates two USB interfaces as well as a CPU reset button and LED indicator for power. Additional indicators can be easily added or customized for OEM applications, as can faceplate branding and colors. Crystal specializes in OEM manufacturing with over 45 percent of Crystal chassis leaving the factory with OEM logos or modifications.

The CS-100S features a single hard drive, and options for CD-ROM or floppy drives. Special peripherals such as CD-RW or DVD drives can also be hosted-please contact your Crystal sales representative with your unique media requirements.

The CS-100S carries many international certifications including the CE mark, and Crystal will provide certification consultation for entry into difficult foreign markets.

Crystal Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer and integrator of carrier class rack-mounted servers, remote management systems, and associated rack systems. Incorporated in 1991, Crystal has been providing space efficient high availability computing architecture worldwide for over a decade. Crystal combines quality products and specialized services to provide customers with rock solid applications and a long-term vendor / partner relationships. For more information about Crystal Group Inc. products and services, visit

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