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 continuously innovating and seeking the best possible solution to meet our customers’ mission needs. We strive to be your partner, whatever the mission and wherever it goes.
Explore Our Products and Solutions
- Embedded Computers
- Rackmount Servers
- Custom Solutions
Small-form-factor (SFF) mission computers providing significant performance and capabilities in a SWaP-optimized form factor. Standards-based military and industrial-grade rugged computing.
Fully configurable 1U-4U form factors with numerous options. COTS and M-COTS solutions with thousands of systems deployed worldwide.
Don’t see what you need? Contact us to discuss your custom project requirements. Low to no NRE, complete lifecycle support and program management.
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.
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 Latest News and Insights from Systel
5 Considerations When Buying a Rugged Computer
When it comes to working in demanding environments, professionals in defense and commercial industries require robust and reliable computing solutions. Enter rugged computers, purpose-built to withstand extreme conditions and deliver uninterrupted performance. Whether you find yourself navigating challenging terrains or working in demanding environments, we’ve curated a list of 5 considerations that will guide you towards making an informed decision.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Explained
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two terms that often go hand in hand, sparking both curiosity and confusion among the tech industry. While both are essential components of the modern tech landscape, it’s crucial to understand their fundamental differences. Let’s dive into the contrast between AI and ML and better understand how they contribute to shaping our world.
MIL-SPEC Rugged vs. Commercial Rugged Computer Hardware: What’s the Best Fit for Your Application?
From extreme weather conditions to high-pressure environments, numerous industries demand computing solutions that can withstand even the harshest situations. Enter rugged computer hardware. But did you know that not all rugged devices are created equal? The two major categories that dominate the market are MIL-SPEC rugged and commercial rugged devices. So, what sets them apart, and which one is right for your needs? Let's dive in.
What is AS9100?
We have been ISO9001 certified for many years, demonstrating our commitment to quality management, however, starting in 2021 we took it a step further by achieving certification to the more rigorous AS9100 aerospace quality standard.
A guide to the DoD’s Modular Open Systems Approach
The US Department of Defense has been pursuing an open systems approach for its technology acquisitions for several years now; successful implementation has major benefits for the warfighter and the taxpayer including reduced costs, accelerated development cycles, increased interoperability, and rapidly addressing emerging threats on the battlefield. In this blog post, we look at the DoD’s open systems initiatives under the MOSA umbrella and how technology suppliers such as Systel are ensuring compliance.
Nathan Kyle Promoted to Director of Design Engineering
Systel announced today that Nathan Kyle has been promoted to Director of Design Engineering. In his new role, Nathan will expand and leverage his ruggedized compute system design and leadership experience to drive new product development efforts to significantly enhance Systel’s key engineering performance indicators: Design for Quality, Design for Cost, and Design for Manufacturing while ensuring consistent on-time delivery to our customers. Nathan will be tasked with leading, optimizing, and choreographing all new product design efforts.
Brian Russell Promoted to Vice-President of Product
Systel announced today that Brian Russell has been promoted to Vice-President of Product. In his new role, Brian will lead and oversee Systel's Product team, driving the company's product vision and strategy, with a mandate to bring breakthrough innovation products to market and actively manage its embedded and rackmount product lines. Brian will also join Systel's Executive Leadership Team.
Product Testing: Proving Our Rugged Credentials
When investing in ruggedized computers for mission-critical applications, it’s important to know that they can withstand the extreme conditions they’ll face in the field. So how do companies such as Systel test their ruggedized embedded computers and rackmount solutions to ensure that, no matter what, they will perform when they’re needed the most?
Systel Quality Management
Implementing and adhering to a robust quality management system is an essential element of acquiring satisfied customers and maintaining a successful business - but that is not the end of it. A constant process of improving and refining the system itself, and of the company’s products and services, is essential to maintain top quality across the product line and a reliable, on-time delivery flow.
Embedded Systems – High Performance in Small Form Factors
Embedded computers are a combination of hardware and software that are designed to perform specific tasks, and as the name suggests they form part of – or are “embedded” into – wider mechanical or electrical systems.
Exploring the Possibilities of ChatGPT in Rugged Military AI Applications
ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot built on the GPT-3 large natural language model, has taken the world by storm since OpenAI launched it in November 2022. The underlying natural language model and technology powering ChatGPT has immense potential to revolutionize AI on the battlefield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get in touch with our team today to discuss your mission requirements.