Rugged Systems

High performance edge computing

Maximum power - minimal size

HALF19® compact high performance servers

Expando has the capability to tailor its Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based designs to accommodate customer-specific Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWaP-C) requirements, thereby mitigating risks, reducing total cost of ownership and reducing delivery times.

The HALF19® series comprises rugged servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and workstations; all featuring 19”/2 air-cooled, high-performance aluminium construction. These products are meticulously designed to meet the stringent requirements of MIL-GRADE equipment such as MIL-STD 810, making them ideally suited for deployment in critical environments.

Resilience Meets Performance

Rugged high-performance servers, workstations and mission computers

These offerings include a line of rugged 19” Servers and Workstations with an aluminium construction, designed for applications that require a robust MIL-GRADE certified equipment suitable for operating in critical environments.

The 19” series of Servers and Workstations are based on the latest Intel® Xeon® and Core™ i7/i5/i3 architectures from Intel’s Embedded Roadmap.

Solutions based on previous generations are also available. Extreme Rugged Servers feature a milled aluminium chassis designed to provide for superior resistance and are equipped with optional MIL-grade connectors. Server versions are offered in single and dual socket architecture. Workstation versions go up to Intel® Xeon® W-series and Intel® Core™ i7. Available in 1U – 2U – 3U.

Furthermore we offer various high performance mission computers built for heavy edge workloads and multi-media applications. They are SWaP optimized and can also have a fanless design with no external airflow prescriptions.

The future of connectivity

Edge computing solutions

Expando can tailor designs and innovative edge computing modules and systems, including ruggedized servers, compute accelerators, expansion systems, storage with SAN, NAS and data recording. These products can be used for AI data set capture, training, and inference in the defense and other rugged environment applications.

Typical applications can be Command, Control and Communication solutions as well as other defense and aerospace applications.

The Expando solutions for armed forces could for example cover the following needs and we look forward to discussing specific needs to adapt to any specific situation.

Edge computing concepts:

Fixed installations:

For example HQ, Camp, simulations, highest performance.

Container mounted:

For example 20-foot container deployments, truck mounted or ground mounted with decent environmental conditions and high-performance needs.

Vehicle mounted:

Tactical servers in Tracked, Wheel, Boat, Air settings. 15g shock. Typically high performance HALF19®, 17” 19”.


Tactical servers mounted in environmental boxes and cases with need for higher ruggedness. Expando solutions could for example consist of “Datacenter in a briefcase” type of solution with very high performance featuring 28 cores, 240 TB storage in swappable drives.


30L backpack. Less performance. Typically rugged workstations and/or Laptop applications.

Want to learn more?

Should you have any queries, please get in touch with us. We will gladly provide detailed information on how our solutions can be tailored to suit your requirements.