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NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock Automation Wins Chemical Processing 2017 Vaaler Award for Bedrock Open Secure Automation Platform

October 12, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif., USA — October 12, 2017 — Bedrock Automation has won Chemical Processing magazine’s Vaaler Award for the Bedrock® Open Secure Automation™ system — the first universal industrial control system to be designed with intrinsic cyber security. Bedrock was one of only two winners in the prestigious award, which is offered only once every two years.
“We established the Vaaler Awards in 1964 to recognize products that promise significant improvement in chemical plant operations and economics. Our panel of impartial judges selected the Bedrock control system because it addresses both operational and economic issues by offering a system with cyber security built-in to its electronics. We congratulate the whole Bedrock team,” said Mark Rosenzweig, Chemical Processing’s Editor-In-Chief.
The award honors John C. Vaaler, chairman of Chemical Processing’s editorial board from 1961 until his death on 1963. This year’s judges represented engineering, safety and sustainability experts from some of the world’s leading chemical companies. They selected the Bedrock Open Secure Automation system, based on its technical significance, uniqueness and breadth of applicability.
Unlike mainstream automation control designers, whose systems are based on fundamental architectures implemented before cyber security was an issue, Bedrock designers started their cyber security solution with a clean sheet of paper. The resulting control and I/O architecture features a pin-less electromagnetic I/O backplane, deeply embedded cyber security and computational power surpassing conventional PLC, RTU or DCS systems.
“We are very honored to have been recognized for our efforts to bring a much needed, simple, scalable and secure control system to market. We are especially gratified to have been selected by a panel of judges representing some of the world’s most respected chemical companies,” said Bedrock Founder and CEO Albert Rooyakkers.
About Bedrock Automation
Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California, is the maker of Bedrock, the world’s most powerful and cyber secure automation platform. This Silicon Valley company has assembled the latest technologies and talents from both the automation and semiconductor industries to build an unprecedented automation solution for industrial control based on three prime directives: simplicity, scalability and security. The result is a system with a revolutionary electromagnetic backplane architecture and deeply embedded ICS cyber security, which delivers the highest levels of system performance, industrial cyber security and reliability at the lowest cost of ownership.
For more information, contact Bedrock Automation at +1-781-821-0280, send email to or visit

Media Contacts:

John Nero – Tiziani Whitmyre,; 781-793-9380.
Robert Bergman – Bedrock Automation,; 626-824-0404.

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