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Embedded Computers

Rugged and compact small form factor (SFF) embedded computing solutions, purpose-built for mission-critical applications in harsh environments. Bleeding edge technologies and robust capabilities. Standards-based and MOSA-aligned modular design and open architectures.

Mission Computing Without Limits

Our portfolio of small form factor (SFF) rugged embedded computer solutions elevate mission capability and power decisive advantage. We are laser-focused on the mission profiles of the markets and customers we serve. Our rugged embedded computers are purpose-built to meet your exacting technical, functional, environmental, SWaP, price, and support requirements.

Our embedded computer products and solutions solve complex and challenging problems in areas including AI and machine learning; autonomous vehicles; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); distributed networks;, electronic warfare (EW) and cyber warfare (CW); signals intelligence (SIGINT); force protection; unmanned aerial systems (UAS); counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS); unmanned ground vehicles (UGV);  and 5G and internet of things (IoT).

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Product Family

Byte Ultra-Compact

Ultra-small-form-factor (USFF) rugged embedded edge computers for highly constrained space claims and power budgets in austere environments.

Product Family

Strike Mission Computers

Strike first, Strike fast!

Small-form-factor (SFF) high-performance embedded computers (HPEC) for video processing mission-critical applications in austere environments.

  • Single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU)
  • Sensor ingest and data fusion
  • AI/ML
  • Fully rugged and sealed with extended operating temperatures
  • 500+ systems deployed to date for defense and commercial applications

Related News and Insights

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.

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

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.

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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.
Systel Certified by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

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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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