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Rugged and reliable computers, purpose-built for mission success for defense and commercial deployments, installations, and integrations. COTS, MCOTS, and custom solutions. Standards-based and MOSA-aligned modular design and open architectures.

Purpose-Built for Mission Success

Our rugged computing solutions are designed and manufactured for continuous operation under the most extreme and austere environmental conditions on the planet. We have a 30+ year proven track record of excellence with tens of thousands of rugged computers successfully delivered and supported for defense and commercial enterprises worldwide.

Whether on a frac truck in west Texas or on an autonomous vehicle in Eastern Europe (and anywhere and everywhere in between), our rugged computing solutions are purpose-built to withstand any environment and support any mission.

We offer comprehensive ruggedization, designing, testing, and certifying to numerous environmental standards including:

  • MIL-STD-810H
  • MIL-STD-461G
  • MIL-STD-1275E
  • MIL-STD-704F
  • MIL-S-901D
  • MIL-DTL-901E
  • MIL-STD-167
  • DO-160G


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.

Embedded Computers

Small form factor (SFF) rugged embedded computing solutions. Fully rugged and sealed with wide operating temperature ranges. SWaP-optimized, edge computing, single LRU, sensor ingest, data fusion, AI and ML. Standards-based and MOSA-aligned.

Rackmount Servers

Fully configurable 1U-4U rack computers with half-rack width, short depth, and nonstandard custom layout options available. Maximum parallel processing CPU/GPU, large bandwidth ethernet networking, secure high-density/high-capacity storage, almost unlimited configuration and IO options. Standards-based and MOSA-aligned.

Custom Solutions

Can’t find what you need? Contact us to discuss your requirements / specifications and we’ll work with you on a ground-up custom solution to meet your exact needs. We’ve been designing and manufacturing custom solutions for 30+ years; it’s in our DNA! Our business isn’t charging outrageous NRE costs, it’s designing products. We pride ourselves on our ability to take on ground-up design projects and deliver reliable solutions to requirements and on time.

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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

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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.

US Army MOSA Effort
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.

Computers used in the operation and maintenance of UAVs.
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.

Aneesh Kothari speaks to the press about rugged embedded computing.
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

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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.

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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.

Group picture of Systel employees at the Sugar Land office.
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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.

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