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 TAA-compliant and manufactured in the USA 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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Let’s Talk!

Get in touch with our team today to discuss your mission requirements.