Germane Systems
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Business Description

Germane Systems designs and manufactures COTS-based rugged high performance computers, servers, and storage systems for mission-critical military, aerospace, and industrial applications. Germane's products incorporate features designed to ensure the highest reliability and availability in extreme environments. For over 13 years Germane has been providing custom rugged computer systems to major Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine programs. Germane products meet or exceed MIL STD 810G, 910D, 167-1/2, 740-1 and 740-2. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company Germane Systems practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Germane Systems, a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), is located in Chantilly, Virginia and offers worldwide service and support. All Germane products are designed, tested and built in the USA.

Company Background

Germane Systems was founded in 1997 and operated as a home-based business building computers and providing training courses for major communication firms. Within 1 year the demand for Germane custom built computers had grown to the point where the company decided to focus solely on producing custom computers and servers for commercial, industrial and military clients. Early in 1999 continued growth resulted in Germane moving into their first commercial facility. Just 6 years later Germane moved into the current 60,000 square foot custom designed facility in Chantilly, Virginia.

Germane was selected early in 2002 to participate in the US Navy ARCI program to design and build custom ruggedized servers and storage systems for use on submarines, aircraft carriers and other Navy vessels. In the 10 years since Germane built their first COTS based server to meet the Navy’s rigorous environmental shock, vibration, temperature and air-flow requirements; Germane computers, servers and storage systems are found in military, industrial and harsh commercial environments throughout the world.

Unique Perspective

At Germane we recognize that our customers have unique needs that require that latest in technology, the ability to survive in harsh environments and need support for 7 years or more. Using Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) components enables us to deliver the latest technology at the earliest date. Working directly with industry leaders we are able to purchase COTS components from an embedded roadmap thus providing the long life cycle our customers require. Our computers, servers and storage systems are custom designed to meet the rigorous requirements of military standards (MIL-STD). However, each customer has a unique set of configuration needs so each system Germane builds is a custom configuration that is tested, at our facility, to ensure it meets or exceeds the shock, vibration and temperature requirements as well as the technical specifications. Germane’s designs continue to evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our customers. Today Germane’s rugged products include video capture systems, waterproof computers, vehicle mounted computers as well as rugged servers.  Germane is focused on our customers in all that we do - we live this out every day by delivering customized rugged computers, servers and storage systems that meet our customer’s needs.

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