Rugged compute where mission meets critical.

New Product:
Kite-Strike II Edge AI Mission Computer

The world's first MIL-SPEC rugged NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin mission computer. Small form factor SWaP-optimized embedded profile. Edge AI and sensor ingest. MOSA standards-based design.

Systel's hard-working employees at the Sugar Land office.

Capabilities

Robust in-house engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management, and support capabilities.

Featured Application:
AI & Autonomous

Enabling AI/ML and autonomous/uncrewed mission-critical applications with purpose-built rugged computing solutions.

A Message from the CEO, Vimal Kothari

Systel’s rebrand in 2022, including our new website, reflects our passionate focus and relentless commitment to enable our customers’ mission success.

The essence of our company is defined in our core values and I believe our brand tells the story of how a dedicated and determined company can consistently achieve breakthrough results by focusing on the essentials – Fanatical Customer Service, Absolute Ownership, Passion for Improvement, and Uncompromising Integrity.

At our core, we are a company of problem-solvers. We are always innovating and looking for the best possible solution to meet our customers’ mission needs. We strive to be your partner, whatever the mission and wherever it goes.

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Explore Our Products and Solutions

  • Embedded Computers
  • Rackmount Servers
  • Custom Solutions

Proudly Made in the USA

All of our products are manufactured in our headquarters in Sugar Land, TX. We are proud to support our customers’ missions with American-made solutions.

About Systel

With a solution-first approach to engineering, a delivery system built to work at the speed of need, and partnership in the extreme, Systel enables mission success with purpose-built rugged computing solutions.

The Systel Advantage

Here’s what you can expect when you partner with us.

Proven Record of Success

30+ years of experience providing complex and advanced computer technologies to defense and commercial sectors worldwide. Thousands of systems deployed on enduring and emerging vehicles and platforms.

Deep Engineering and Technical Expertise

Our engineering and technical teams bring decades of experience to bear on every design along with continual focus on next-gen technologies and roadmaps so we stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing environment.

Complete Program Management

We routinely support multi-year and multi-decade programs, actively managing configurations and obsolescence to ensure zero downtime and forward-looking upgrade paths. We provide end-to-end supply chain of custody with proactive and vetted supply chain management.

In-House Environmental Testing

We offer comprehensive built-to certifications and MIL-STD testing including in-house temperature and shock and vibration capabilities.

Agile Small Business

We are a small business. We’re designed flat in organization and fast in performance, which means rapid responses and no red tape. We understand agility isn’t an attribute, it’s a capability.

World-Class Quality Systems

We are AS9100D and ISO 9001 certified with a company-wide laser focus on quality and passion for improvement.

Robust Product Portfolio

Deep catalog of COTS mission-ready computing systems. Rich mix of actively managed standard products and base platforms and MCOTS and custom ground-up solutions.

Passionate Customer Support

Our mission is your mission and our support is unwavering. We are passionate about supporting our products for the lifetime of your programs. We’re always just a phone call or email away. Let us know how we can help!

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The computer is the most difficult part of the whole vehicle and the Systel machine has come through again and again.
Engineering Program Manager
Major Global Defense Contractor - Unmanned Ground Vehicles Program
We found Systel’s emphasis on military style ruggedness with proven capabilities along with previous certifications and robust life-cycle management to be very compelling. We were also very impressed by Systel's ability to act quickly to our RFP request with a comprehensive proposal.
Procurement Manager
Fortune 500 Advanced Technology and Research Defense Contractor - U.S. Marine Corps Program
Thanks for the great cooperation, it was a tight schedule but Systel really pulled through for us. We are looking forward to testing and deploying your computer on our UAV projects.
Project Lead
EU Defense Contractor - Autonomous Vehicle Program
We design and deliver equipment solutions for the global Oil & Gas industry. with deployed solutions in extreme environments around the globe. We chose Systel as our preferred partner for servers because of their high quality, environmental specifications, rigorous testing, well thought-out design and excellent customer support. In our experience Systel systems have excellent performance and stability. Systel has contributed to our success in all the customer projects where we have deployed their servers. We are very satisfied with the value that is delivered by Systel and look forward to partnering with Systel on future projects.
Principal Architect
Oil and Gas Equipment Manufacturer
We needed a vendor that could meet our rugged specs especially in terms of shock and vibration and we found that vendor in Systel. They have the shock and high velocity equipment that we need. To ensure the quality of Systel’s products before purchasing, we environmental tested (MIL-STD-810) Systel’s 4U rack mount computers in their transit case and the computers passed with flying colors. Today, we buy a variety of products from Systel including 4U rack mount computers (IPC44410) and 19" displays (FPD7192). Systel was our first choice in 2005, and we have been buying from them ever since.
Senior Test Engineer
Fortune 100 Defense Contractor

The Latest News and Insights from Systel

Rugged computers take on the shock and the heat

Designers of rugged embedded computing systems, laptop computers, and tablet computers balance the need to operate in harsh conditions, as well as meet growing requirements for open-systems standards.

Media Coverage
Systel’s 2022 Core Values Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2022 Core Values winners, recognized by their peers throughout the year and selected by our Leadership team for consistently embodying our core values and putting them into action in support of our customers' missions.

News
Group picture of Systel employees at the Sugar Land office.
Systel Certified by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

Systel is proud to be certified by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council.  We believe Systel's diversity contributes to our strength.  This belief is reflected in our immigrant founder and minority-rich executives, leadership, and staff.

News
Systel Announces Strategic OEM Partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Systel, Inc. has announced a strategic OEM partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), to offer rugged leading-edge computing technologies and solutions to defense and commercial enterprises for mission-critical applications in austere environments.

Press Release
MSTIC Reaches 300th Member Milestone with Systel

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) published news about the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Philadelphia Division-created Maritime Sustainment Technology Innovation Consortium (MSTIC) recently reaching its 300th member milestone with the membership addition of Systel.

News
Kite-Strike II Awarded Best in Show at AUSA 2022

Systel's Kite-Strike II embedded computer was awarded the 4-Star Best in Show Award by Military Embedded Systems at the 2022 Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference. Kite-Strike II received the highest level award in the Embedded Computing category.

News
Product of the Week: Kite-Strike II

Kite-Strike II has been named Product of the Week by Military Embedded Systems. Kite-Strike II is the world's first fully rugged NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin compute solution, providing next-gen performance and robust capabilities for edge AI and autonomous mission-critical applications. 

Media Coverage
AUSA 2022: Systel introduces Kite-Strike II fully rugged AI mission computer

Shephard Media covered the Kite-Strike II product launch at AUSA 2022 with editorial coverage on the performance and capabilities of the product which is purpose-built for demanding edge AI workloads in austere environments for force protection, computer vision, and autonomous mission-critical applications.

Media Coverage
Kite-Strike II Interview at AUSA 2022

Aneesh Kothari, VP Marketing at Systel, spoke with Tom Varcie of Military Embedded Systems at the AUSA 2022 conference about Kite-Strike II, the world's first MIL-SPEC rugged NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin compute solution. Tom got into the action, participating in the edge AI demonstration running live in the booth on Kite-Strike II.

Media Coverage, Video
Systel Launches Kite-Strike II Edge AI Mission Computer

Systel, an industry leader in rugged computing introduced Kite-Strike II at the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Kite-Strike II is a next-generation, fully rugged small form factor (SFF) embedded computing solution, providing a massive leap forward in edge-deployed AI compute technology and capabilities for unmanned and autonomous missions.

Press Release
Systel Welcomes New Buyers to Procurement Team

Systel welcomed Chris Rodriguez and Carey-Colleen "C-C" Doyle to the purchasing team; they bring procurement expertise to Systel and will help us continue to provide enhanced supply chain management to support our customers in these challenging times. 

News
Supply Chain Management in Challenging Times

Like everyone else in the industry, we consistently face supply chain headwinds. We have put in place several enhanced strategic supply chain management measures to insulate our customers against the effects of the shortages.

Blog
A Primer on Video Encoding

Whenever you watch a video – whether it is streamed over a network or downloaded onto a device – the chances are that the original files have been compressed and the file size shrunk to make it more manageable for the bandwidth and storage available to you at the time. This compression is known as video encoding and it is a hugely important process to ensure that video data can be stored and transmitted efficiently, even over constrained networks where bandwidth is limited.

Blog
Systel Joins Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium as 300th Member

MSTIC, established by The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), is pleased to announce the achievement of its milestone 300th member, Systel, Inc. located out of Sugar Land, Texas. Systel designs and manufactures rugged computing solutions purpose-built for mission-critical applications in austere environments.

Press Release
Systel Welcomes New Engineering Cohort

Systel welcomed a new cohort of engineers to the company in August, bringing mechanical and electrical design expertise and enhanced capabilities to the team and helping further the company's mission of enabling customer mission success with leading-edge rugged computing solutions.

News

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