The world's most capable, rugged and secure
industrial control system...

Introducing Bedrock OSA® Remote

  • Intrinsically-secure PLC and RTU control
  • 10 or 20 channels of universal I/O
  • Free IEC 61131-3 engineering software
  • -40ºC to +80ºC temperature range
  • Rugged, all-metal case 5.4 in x 8.9 in x 2.3 in
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February 23, 2021

OT for Resilience and Resilience for OT

The recent hacking incident at the Florida water utility brings the concept of resilience to the forefront, but it had […]

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January 19, 2021

Open Secure SCADA

How OPC UA and MQTT work with built-in cybersecurity to reduce costs and improve safety across your infrastructure

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December 18, 2020

Reducing Risk of Digital Infrastructure Project implementation

Digital transformation isn’t just for automating process operations. It is potentially changing the way that capital projects will be delivered, […]

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December 18, 2020

OT Cyber Security Standards for Open Industry

Like other automation standards, OT cyber security standards are evolving to accommodate technological and business changes. One OT cyber security […]

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November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020

Evolving to More Open, Secure and Integrated Automation

Bedrock Fellow Sam Galpin was one of 10 automation experts collaborating in the development of Automation World’s 2020 PRODUCT SELECTION […]

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October 20, 2020

Open Secure Automation Increases Efficiency over 50% at Remote Fracking Sites

Fracking uses highly pressurized water, mud and sand to fracture shale until it releases the oil or gas trapped within […]

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September 28, 2020

School of Bedrock Opens Virtual Doors for Free Open Secure Automation Training

Bedrock Automation virtual training center was already under construction when the pandemic hit and it is now online. Jack Black […]

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September 28, 2020

It’s a New World, Does Your Oil & Gas Flow Computer Know That?

The following is an excerpt from the recent Bedrock/Global Spec webinar It’s a New World, Does Your Oil & Gas […]

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July 31, 2020

Driving Costs out of Upstream Oil & Gas Operations with Open Secure Automation

A recent study from Rystad Energy Group estimates that automation and digitalization can save upstream operators $100 billion in the […]

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July 31, 2020

Limited Scalability Challenges ROI for Bolt-on OT Network Cyber Security

Writing in a recent issue of helpnetsecurity.com, SCADAfence CEO Elad Ben-Meir calls attention to a significant drawback of bolt-on industrial […]

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July 31, 2020

Is there life after $30 oil?

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) sets $37 a barrel as the best possible oil price by the end of 2020. […]

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June 25, 2020

New OT Cyber Security Training and Information Resources Now Available from Bedrock

Bedrock Automation is announcing that the OT cyber security resources developed over the past few months are now available for […]

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June 25, 2020

Cut the cards: Zero Trust in the Critical Infrastructure.

“Trust everyone — but cut the cards,”   is essentially the premise of Zero Trust cyber security. Zero Trust assumes that […]

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June 18, 2020

The Missing Link to ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’

In a recent Automation.com editorial, editor Bill Lydon calls for increased vendor compliance and certification to open interoperable programming standards. He writes: “Regardless […]

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June 5, 2020

Understanding IIoT Batteries and Power Protection at the Edge

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are evolving to deliver the high continuity needed in the digital age and battery technology is […]

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May 18, 2020

Bedrock Publishes Expanded Power Checklists

As part of the May 7, 2020 Automation.com / Bedrock Automation webinar entitled “Empowering Power for the Digital Age,” Bedrock […]

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April 28, 2020

Empowering Industrial Power for the Digital Age

Traditional industrial power supplies are ill-equipped to meet the demands of the digital age. While they were once designed as […]

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March 24, 2020

Bedrock Automation Updates Open Secure Automation Platform Specification

San Jose, Cal. – March 23, 2020 – Bedrock Automation has updated the platform specification covering its entire line of […]

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March 24, 2020

Remote Monitoring Comes of Age

Remote possibilities Companies with geographically dispersed operations, such as upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities, can benefit from the […]

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February 24, 2020

Review: The New Bedrock OSA +Flow Digital Flow Computer

Why I’m excited about the New OSA® +Flow solution from Bedrock Automation   Shawn Bellamy, G&C Optimization   Each year, […]

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February 24, 2020

Flow Computing Goes Digital

Small discrepancies in custody transfer calculation can make a big difference on the bottom line of an oil & gas […]

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February 13, 2020

VIDEO: Remote Bump-less Firmware Upgrades. Anytime. Anywhere.

For Automation World magazine, Bedrock Automation experts demonstrate how firmware updates to the Bedrock Open Secure Automation platform can be […]

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February 13, 2020

VIDEO: Digital Oil & Gas Flow Computing and Control up Close

At ARC Industry Forum 2020, Automation World asked Bedrock Automation founder and CEO Albert Rooyakkers to describe how the new […]

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January 27, 2020

Study Results: Midstream Automation Trends

Recent data collected in relation to the Future Midstream Automation Conference indicates that midstream companies are upping their spending on […]

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November 22, 2019

Cyber Security Insurance for Manufacturers

In response to the growing threats posed to U.S. industrial firms by data breaches, ransomware and other malicious cyber activity, […]

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October 30, 2019

Who needs IEC 61131?

In May of 2018, Control Design printed an interesting reader comment trail discussing the benefits of open computing. It consisted […]

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October 25, 2019

BEDROCK AUTOMATION AMONG TOP 20 INNOVATIVE CYBERSECURITY SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Bedrock Automation was named one of the Top 20 Innovative Cybersecurity Solution Providers in 2019 by EnterpriseTechSuccess magazine.   Read the […]

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September 19, 2019

Building on Bedrock – Your Foul Weather Friend

Although Bedrock is known for its unrivaled intrinsic cybersecurity, the following other intrinsic features can make it your best friend […]

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September 19, 2019

Weathering the storm

While the debate about the causes and treatments of climate change rages on, few people doubt that weather patterns are […]

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August 29, 2019

Well Site Teams Discuss Automation Plans

In the run-up to the forthcoming Future Well Site Automation Summit (Sept. 12, Houston) the organizers surveyed 120 automation leaders, […]

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August 29, 2019

Fast Track to Real-Time Monitoring

An August Storm Water Solutions story about how the City of Lynchburg, Virginia implemented a public information system, exemplifies the […]

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July 30, 2019

When IT and OT Meet, What Happens to Cyber Security?

Applying information technology (IT) to operational technology (OT) is essential to realizing the promise of industrial digitalization, but with it […]

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February 28, 2019

System Integrator Reviews Bedrock Technology

System engineer Evan Hewitt of Corso Systems recently published a technical review of Bedrock Open Secure Automation offering on his […]

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September 9, 2018

P&GJ Article: Securing Open SCADA Systems for Pipeline Operations

Traditional SCADA systems on which many pipeline operators rely for operational control are vulnerable in at least three main areas: […]

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September 9, 2018

Webinar Recording: Open and Secure SCADA: Efficient and Economical Control, Without the Risk

With our SCADA solutions partner, Induction Automation, Bedrock Automation recently presented the webinar that focused on how industrial organizations decrease their security […]

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July 18, 2018

Enhanced Security and Performance for Remote Site Automation

We asked one of our strategic high-tech distributors what was driving his customers’ strong interest in the Bedrock OSA® Remote. […]

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June 4, 2018

Why One Automation End User Chose Bedrock OSA® Remote

We asked one of the first people to order a Bedrock OSA® Remote what he was hoping to get from […]

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April 9, 2018

SECURE THE SYSTEM: Approaches to security for OPC UA SCADA systems

In his March feature for Water & Wastes Digest Chris Harlow explains how Open Secure Automation enables Secure OPC UA. […]

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March 20, 2018

Bedrock CEO Interviewed at ARC Forum 2018

Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock CEO was interviewed by Mark Sen Gupta at the ARC Forum in Orlando, Florida. Albert discusses the […]

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February 8, 2018

INSIDER January 2018

Walt Boyes, Editor and Publisher at The Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER, wrote a terrific article entitled “The Future […]

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February 2, 2018

The Quintessential Quality for Control Systems

ARC update on Bedrock Automation   ARC Advisory Group has just published its second report on Bedrock Automation’s progress in […]

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September 27, 2017

Industrial Control System Secure By Design

Gary Mintchell, a long standing, well-respected editorial force in Industrial Automation, met Bedrock’s CEO at the recent Inductive Automation conference […]

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July 20, 2017

Secure Power Supply and UPS Pass EMP Test

Bedrock Automation’s niche in the industrial control market has been made on building a unique, industrial strength, secure system that […]

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July 6, 2017

Next-Gen Controllers: Secure by Design

This Automation World article explores the challenges faced by other ICS vendors as they try to play catch up using […]

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May 18, 2017

Affordably Refreshing Your Water District’s Process Control Webinar (Previously Recorded)

Implementing Powerful, Open, and Secure SCADA on a Budget   Watch Albert Rooyakkers, CEO of Bedrock Automation, and Don Pearson, […]

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March 20, 2017

What Controller Fits Your Application?

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), distributed control systems (DCS), industrial PCs […]

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March 20, 2017

Standardizing Control System Programming with IEC 61131-3

Bedrock Engineering Manager Gary Pratt discusses the application flexibility of the IEC 61131-3 in this piece featured in Control Engineering […]

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February 7, 2017

Bedrock® Open Secure Automation™ Platform Upgrade Extends Intrinsic Cyber Security to Networks, IIoT and Third-Party Applications

San Jose, Calif. – February 7, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced newly upgraded control system firmware that extends its intrinsic […]

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February 1, 2017

20-Channel Discrete Output Module from Bedrock Automation Enables Secure, Software-Selectable Electronic Fusing, Latching and Fail-safe Shutdown

San Jose, Cal. – January 31, 2017 – Bedrock Automation, maker of the world’s first Open Secure Automation (OSA®) platform […]

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January 19, 2017

ARC View 2017

Bedrock Automation’s Intrinsic Cyber Defense Makes Cybersecurity Easier for End Users   “Bedrock Automation has been busy expanding its portfolio […]

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December 21, 2016

Bedrock Secure Power Supply Wins 2016 Breakthrough Product Award from Processing Magazine

San Jose, Calif. – December 20, 2016 – Processing magazine has named Bedrock Automation’s SPS.500 Power Supply as a Breakthrough […]

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December 21, 2016

The State of Cyber Security – 2017

A good summary article, enterprise focused, but some sound advice for ICS, including a great cyber security one-liner:  “Ask your […]

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December 20, 2016

Making a Difference for Arkansas Utilities

This short video highlights use case details from two recent Bedrock installations.   Featured in the video are Dee Brown, […]

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November 23, 2016

You Don’t have to be IoT-ish to Love Cybersecurity

You don’t have to be IoT-ish to love cybersecurity.  Maybe not loving security, but loving the feeling of being secure […]

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November 16, 2016

Shutting Down the Internet of Things and What Happens to the IIoT without Open Systems?

It’s always nice when industry insiders, that have followed this market for years, echo your “raison d’etre” in their own […]

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November 1, 2016

Bedrock Automation Extends Cyber Security to Industrial Serial Communications with the New Bedrock® SIOS.5 Serial I/O Module

San Jose, Cal. – Nov. 01, 2016 – Bedrock Automation has extended cyber security to serial communications with a new […]

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October 7, 2016

Bedrock’s IDE Used on Object Oriented Programming

Check out this article by Richard Jafrate using Bedrock’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) on object-oriented programming which is included in […]

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September 22, 2016

Bedrock Control System Provides Cyber Secure SCADA RTU Platform for Clarksville Light and Water

San Jose, Cal.  Sept. 21, 2016 — Bedrock Automation, today announced that Clarksville Light & Water (CLW), of Clarksville, Arkansas, […]

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September 13, 2016

New Intelligent and Cyber Secure Standalone Power Supply from Bedrock Automation

Built to Last a Lifetime and Deliver on the IIoT Promise   San Jose, Calif. – Sept 13, 2016 – […]

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August 25, 2016

ARC Weighs in on Our Tesla Coil Video

ARC Advisory Group’s “Manufacturing Operations Technology Viewpoints” blog has a nice write up about out Tesla Coil video, released on […]

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March 23, 2016

Arkansas Water Utility Upgrades to Cyber Secure Bedrock Universal Control System

San Jose, Cal. – March 23, 2016 – Bedrock Automation announced today that the Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System […]

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March 16, 2016

Bedrock CTO Interviewed at ARC Forum

Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock Co-Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering was interviewed by Mark Sen Gupta at the ARC Forum in […]

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January 31, 2016

The Bedrock® Control System Wins a 2015 Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year Award

San Jose, Calif. – The subscribers to Plant Engineering magazine have selected the Bedrock® industrial control system from Bedrock Automation […]

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January 28, 2016

Bedrock® Wins Processing Magazine Breakthrough Product Award

We are excited to announce that Processing Magazine has announced BedroockTM  is a Breakthrough Product 2015 award winner!   These “awards recognize products, […]

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January 22, 2016

Standalone Li-Ion UPS from Bedrock Automation Sets New Performance and Cyber Security Standard for Industrial Control System Backup

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation has introduced a cyber secure, standalone Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for industrial control system […]

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January 15, 2016

Coherent Technologies Joins Bedrock’s Systems Integration Network

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation announced that systems integration firm Coherent Technologies of Palestine, Texas has signed on to […]

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January 14, 2016

Lockheed Martin Awarded Next-Generation Refining and Chemical Facility Automation System Contract

This press release is big news with ExxonMobil awarding Lockheed Martin a contract to serve as the systems integrator in the […]

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January 8, 2016

Bedrock Automation Signs New Automation Solution Providers

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation has signed two new Automation Solution Providers (ASPs) to help meet growing demand for […]

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November 25, 2015

Bedrock Automation Introduces First-of-its-Kind Software Configurable 5-Channel Ethernet I/O Module with Embedded Cyber Security

San Jose, CA – Nov. 18, 2015 – With the introduction of the first software configurable 5-channel Ethernet I/O module, […]

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November 18, 2015

Bedrock Automation Introduces First Universal I/O Module with Embedded Cyber Security

San Jose, Cal. – Sept. 16, 2015 – Keeping with a commitment to deliver Simple, Scalable and Secure™ industrial automation, […]

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August 8, 2015

What Happens When UPS Fails

This report highlights what can happen when a UPS fails and brings down a new SCADA system.   The city […]

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August 6, 2015

Bedrock Article in Industrial Automation INSIDER

Walt Boyes wrote an excellent article on our production release of Bedrock® in his July 2015 issue of Industrial Automation INSIDER.     Two […]

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July 31, 2015

Lithium ION Batteries Come to UPS

Control magazine interviewed Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock’s CTO, VP of Engineering, regarding our new cyber secure lithium ion UPS.   Albert Rooyakkers, […]

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June 11, 2015

New Product Exclusive Article!

Please see our Product Exclusive article in this month’s Control Engineering magazine.   We are looking forward to production release […]

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June 2, 2015

Features Added to Our Automation Controller Product

We had a good meeting with Bill Lydon at the ARC Forum in Orlando to give him an update on […]

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March 27, 2015

Bedrock Releases 2nd in White Paper Series

San Jose, CA—March 27, 2015—Bedrock Automation announces the release of the second in a series of white papers on the […]

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March 23, 2015

Explaining Our Control System

In this video from the 2015 ARC Industry Forum, our CEO Bob Honor explains the features of Bedrock’s universal cyber […]

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February 19, 2015

ARC Industry Forum Wrap Up Thoughts

Thanks to the organizers of the ARC Forum as we had a great introduction to the leading End Users and […]

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February 19, 2015

Industrial Control Redesigned

Bedrock Automation has introduced a unique set of industrial control system products that could alter the way we think about […]

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January 21, 2015

Bedrock Automation Featured on Automation.com

This recent article in Automation.com by Bill Lydon on our CTO Albert Rooyakkers explains how our system is different and why […]

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January 21, 2015

The Need for Robust Security in Distributed Control Systems

A new Frost & Sullivan DCS report highlights the need for robust security features in future Distributed Control Systems.   […]

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December 17, 2014

Interoperability is Every Engineer’s Goal

The article below from Manufacturing Connection speaks to the need for interoperability standards:   Most of my research and conversations […]

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