The Leader in Rugged Computing

Core Systems is a premier manufacturer of best-in-class rugged computers and rugged displays. We design and manufacture all of our products in Poway, California. Our 60,000+ square foot facility features on-site engineering, metal fabrication, and system assembly along with a complete MIL-Spec testing Lab.

Core Systems is one of the only vertically integrated rugged computer manufacturers in the nation. Our diverse family of rugged products are deployed in ground vehicles, aircraft, and maritime installations worldwide.

Our innovative solutions are designed to thrive in some of the world’s harshest environments. Core Systems is headquartered in Poway, California with deep roots within the local defense community.

Our expert knowledge of rugged computing design allows us to provide our customers with purpose-driven products and enhanced ruggedization services.

Business Size: Certified Small (size standard)
DUNS: 780181058 / Cage Code: 4P5G1

What We Do

Core Systems is dedicated to the manufacturing of ultra-rugged and reliable products. The Core of the company is our talented engineering staff who are unmatched in the industry. The strength of our engineering team coupled with our onsite manufacturing/testing capability provides Core Systems’ customers with a measurable competitive advantage.

Core Systems designs and manufactures best-in-class industrial and military computing products. We design and manufacture each product at our facility then validate the finished product in our testing lab. We do not believe in the phrase “design to meet.” Results are binary, either the product passes or it fails testing. Every week we utilize our dedicated environmental, dynamics and EMI/EMC testing laboratory to validate our products to exact military specifications.

ISO 9001 Registered

Every product is manufactured and tested to strict Core quality standards. Core Systems believes in exceeding customer expectations and our dedication to excellence is exemplified throughout our product line. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses. The Core Systems staff works tirelessly to ensure that its products and services satisfy the customer’s quality requirements and comply with all regulations applicable to those products and services.


The Core Systems Engineering team are experts in small form factor mission computing, rugged LCD displays, and rugged rackmount computing and for quick turn applications. Our Standard COTS product line can be customized to meet specific program form factor or I/O requirements.


“Core Systems has provided SSC Pacific Code 523 with a complete design and custom production solution - Remote Navigation Control Station (Remote NCS) for the US Navy Navigation Sensor System Interface (NAVSSI) Block 4.2.2 and Block 4.2.3 systems. Core Systems has always delivered with reasonable lead times and on-time.”

Argon ST

“Core Systems has been a pleasure to work with. We peppered them with many questions during the early stages of our government contract, and they answered all our concerns and accommodated all our extra requests. We hope to continue using Core Systems for our future development efforts.”

Avaya Federal Solutions

I wanted to thank you and your team members there at Core Systems, supporting us throughout the US Navy Fleet. Let me state upfront that from the Avaya Federal Sales Leadership Team, we have seen our relationship with Core Systems grow from a supplier status to a real industry partner in the US Navy Shipboard arena.


Core Systems has quickly taken over as our lead ruggedized computer supplier. Their ability to quickly create custom systems and ruggedize them for extreme temperature, vibration, and other environmental conditions has allowed us to remain adaptable in meeting customer needs.

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Our Facility

Based out of Poway, California, all of our products are built in the United States. Rugged servers, LCDs, mission computers and more can be customized to your business needs.