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Advanced Automation

NEWS RELEASE: Processing Magazine Names the Bedrock OSA® Remote a 2018 Breakthrough Product

January 10, 2019
Robert Bergman

SAN JOSE, CAL., USA — January 9, 2019—Processing magazine has recognized Bedrock OSA Remote as a 2018 Breakthrough Product. The controller blends PLC, RTU, and edge control; intrinsic cybersecurity; and universal I/O into a compact standalone module that is ideal for remote monitoring and control applications. This is Bedrock Automation’s third Processing Breakthrough Products award, having won in 2016 for its secure digital power supply and in 2015 for its Bedrock® OSA® System.
“Oil and gas, water and wastewater utilities and energy producers stand to benefit financially and operationally from the more intelligent and more open connectivity promised by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But with that openness comes greater vulnerability to cyber threats. Remotely-managed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) operations are especially vulnerable, and Bedrock offers a promising solution to this problem,” said Processing Editor-in-Chief Amy W. Richardson.
The Bedrock OSA® Remote addresses this with a control system that has public key infrastructure (PKI) functionality designed into its hardware. The PKI authenticated by Bedrock’s certificate authority uses advanced signing and encryption technology like that used to secure military, aerospace and online financial transactions. It is the same advanced technology that Bedrock Automation has built into all system and digital power products, but it is now available in a module that fits in the palm of the hand and is cost competitive with legacy PLCs and RTUs.
The deep cybersecurity comes at no incremental cost above the control technology, which with multicore ARM processors has more bandwidth to run edge control and analytical software than competing systems. Other differentiators include all metal construction with an operating temperature range from -40 to +80 degrees C, up to 20 channels of universal soft-selectable input/output (I/O), universal Ethernet and Serial communication ports, an embedded OPC UA server and free IEC 61131-3 engineering software.
Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock Automation CEO added “We are honored to have won our third Breakthrough Product Award and would like to thank Processing Magazine for this recognition. At Bedrock we are inventing new solutions to today’s toughest industrial challenges via Open Secure Automation. The OSA® Remote is the latest addition and we believe it will accelerate IIoT adoption, improving output and reliability while simultaneously lowering lifecycle costs.”
About Processing magazine
Processing magazine’s more than 70,000 subscribers are engineers, plant-operators and managers, in the worldwide process industries, including the chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. It instituted the Breakthrough Product awards to recognize each year’s most promising equipment, devices and other solutions for improving industrial productivity and sustaining infrastructure in process operations.
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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