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NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock® Secure Power Supply and Secure Lithium UPS Pass Rigorous EMP Test Protocol

June 28, 2017 |  Press Releases

San Jose, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced that both its secure power supply (SPS.500) and lithium uninterruptible power supply (UPS.500) have achieved compliance with Military Standard 461 (MIL-STD-461E) and International Electrical Commission 61000 (IEC 61000) for electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resistance. This unique certification, which Bedrock Automation has also achieved on its flagship Bedrock® control system, means Bedrock users now have maximal assurance of process continuity during an EMP event.
“Bedrock is the first – and still the only – industrial control system to have received mil-spec level certification and we are now proud to announce that we have reached this unique milestone for our power supply and battery backup system as well. As the threat of an EMP event becomes increasingly understood, our users can have greater confidence that their operations will not be interrupted. This is the kind of comprehensive cyber protection that is essential for both performance and safety as global industry becomes increasingly digitized,” said Bedrock founder and CEO Albert Rooyakkers.
National Technical Systems, an independent military and industrial testing firm, conducted test RS105 for radiated susceptibility to a transient electromagnetic field. The power supplies were tested separately, each receiving repeated 50,000 V/m nanosecond EMP strikes that emulate the energy of a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP), as would be created by an atmospheric nuclear detonation. The Bedrock power supplies performed without error and without consequential damage during and after the test.
The SPS.500 Secure Power Supply provides characteristic Bedrock deep trust cyber security authentication and onboard intelligence for diagnostics and secure Ethernet communications, making it the ideal power component for IIoT applications. Encased in a NEMA 4X sealed aluminum enclosure, it provides single or redundant power, using 90-264 V AC main voltage 50/60 Hz input. Its output of up to 500 watts is software configurable, between 21 to 28 volts. Users of any PLC, SCADA RTU, PAC or DCS can retrofit to the new SPS.500 inside or outside enclosures, anywhere in a plant and in harsh environments
The UPS.500 uninterruptible power supply is designed to be the battery backup for the Bedrock OSA, but can be used to supply 24 V DC 12Ah of power to any industrial control system. An onboard secure microcontroller controls the Li-Ion polymer battery cell-by-cell, augmenting the high density, rapid charging, extreme temperature tolerance and extended life that characterizes Li-Ion technology. It is also protected by a sealed aluminum enclosure rated for IP66/67.
Combined with Bedrock revolutionary intrinsic cyber security, advanced anti-tamper housing and high environmental resistance standards compliance, the Bedrock control system is the most rugged, secure and dependable control system available for deployment in industrial control applications.
The SPS.500 certification document is available at The UPS.500 certification document is available at For more information about how Bedrock Automation has incorporated EMP protection into its intrinsic cyber defense, download the whitepaper: OSA White Paper, Chapter Two, Empowering Power and Chapter Three – Intrinsic Cyber Security Fundamentals at
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 cyber security, which delivers the highest levels of system performance, ICS cyber security and reliability at the lowest cost of ownership.
Media Contacts:
John Nero – Tiziani Whitmyre,; 781-793-9380.
Rob Bergman – Bedrock Automation,; 626-824-0404
Photo caption:
The UPS.500 lithium uninterruptible control system power supply is one of two products from Bedrock Automation to have achieved compliance with Military Standard 461 (MIL-STD-461E) and International Electrical Commission 61000 (IEC 61000) for electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resistance. Users now have maximal assurance of process continuity during an EMP event.

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