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NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock™ Secure UPS Takes Gold in Plant Engineering’s 2016 Product of the Year Program

May 11, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – May 11, 2017–Bedrock Automation, maker of the Bedrock Open Secure Automation™ system, announced today that the readers of Plant Engineering magazine have selected its UPS.500 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for top honors as the Gold Award Winner in the Energy Management category for the 2016 Product of the Year competition. The Bedrock UPS.500 is a cyber secure, standalone product that provides intelligent battery backup for industrial control systems, regardless of vendor.
 
“When we set out to design the simple, scalable, and secure platform we felt would be needed for the next generation of process automation, we knew that the cyber security protection had to be intrinsic, not only in the controller, but also in the I/O and power supplies. We are especially gratified that plant engineers have selected our UPS Product of the Year, because it acknowledges their recognition of the value we bring to an often-underestimated point of vulnerability,” said Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock founder and CEO.
 
The Bedrock™ UPS.500 features powerful onboard electronics that enhance the performance advantages of lithium ion (Li-Ion) polymer battery technology, manage Bedrock’s patented deep authentication cyber protection and enable secure Ethernet communications. A sealed NEMA4x aluminum housing provides protection from cyber tampering and enables use in the most extreme environments and challenging field installations.
 
“Each year our editors choose the new products we felt would offer plant engineers the greatest potential for improving plant operations, security and safety. From that field of more than one hundred entrants, readers select their favorites. Congratulations to this year’s winners,” said Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering Editor-in-Chief. The Bedrock UPS.500 received the most votes in the Energy Management category, earning it a gold award.
 
Plant Engineering is read by plant and maintenance engineers who design and manage plant maintenance systems and equipment. With its Product of the Year Program, the magazine has been celebrating product innovation for 29 years. This year’s finalists represented functions that spanned manufacturing operations and included entrants from around the world.
 
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 about Bedrock power management, download the second white paper in our Revolution series: Revolution – Chapter Two: Empowering Power , contact Bedrock Automation at +1-781-821-0280, or send email to info@bedrockautomation.com.

 
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