Crystal Group Powers Aculab's New 1U GroomerII Switching Engine

3/31/2003 - Crystal Group Inc. (Hiawatha, U.S.A) will provide the server for Aculab's recently released 1U version of GroomerII. Offering up to eight ports of E1 and T1 connectivity, the new 1U variant will provide a cost effective alternative for those who require all the functionality of the GroomerII 6U model, but whose system capacity is unlikely to exceed eight ports.

Network operators, service providers, alternative carriers and switching equipment vendors, as well as systems integrators, all need to support protocol conversion and call routing between a variety of otherwise incompatible network interfaces.

GroomerII is a flexible switching engine that can be readily customized for a variety of such application requirements, helping to reduce costs and generate revenue.

Aculab chose a 1U server from Crystal as the server platform for this GroomerII option. The server meets ETSI depth requirements at just 17" inches deep, provides both AC and DC power options, and is easy to install. Crystal will provide Aculab with tight configuration control and private labeling.

Chris Gravett, sales and marketing director at Aculab said, "Crystal were able to respond rapidly to our technical requirements and produced a custom 1U chassis on a very tight timescale. We were able to count on their staff as an extension to our project team."

About Crystal
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 provided 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 relationship. For more information about Crystal Group Inc. products and services, visit

About Aculab
Through a customer-focused approach to development, Aculab has produced a computer telephony (CT) product portfolio that satisfies the speech resource and global digital connectivity requirements of developers and system integrators. CT applications utilizing Aculab’s components can handle real-time telephony, through an extensive range of resources and signaling systems.

The evolution of Aculab’s generic API, to provide a consistent programming interface, reduces the integration time of a combination of technologies including text-to-speech (TTS), automatic speech recognition (ASR), conferencing and fax. Collectively through supporting a broad range of industry standards and operating systems, Aculab can provide the products needed when quality and performance cannot be compromised.

Aculab’s head office is located in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in the USA, Germany and Australia. Website:

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