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

January 31, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – The subscribers to Plant Engineering magazine have selected the Bedrock® industrial control system from Bedrock Automation as a 2015 Product of the Year winner. Introduced this past July, the Bedrock® system is the first industrial control system with deeply embedded cyber security and extreme automation performance.


“This recognition from Plant Engineering is a wonderful validation to our original technical mission to design a Simple, Scalable, Secure platform for the future. This commitment has led to our unique architecture, which includes a pinless electromagnetic backplane that significantly reduces vulnerability while also contributing to improvements in processing power and ease of use,” said Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock CTO and VP of Engineering.


Plant Engineering readers selected the Bedrock system as a winner in the “Automation & Controls” category in online voting during November and December of 2015.

“Each year we present our readers with a selection of the new products we feel offer the greatest potential for making manufacturing operations smarter, safer and more productive. From that field of more than hundred entrants, readers select their favorites,” said Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering Editor-in-Chief.


In addition to the embedded cyber security, Bedrock Automation believes that the Bedrock® system was especially appealing to plant engineers because it is the only system in the world that can scale for PLC, SCADA RTU or DCS applications, and all with fewer than a dozen part numbers. This cuts lifecycle costs by simplifying engineering, commissioning and maintenance.


“Our system designers went to great lengths to ensure that Bedrock was not only secure and had exemplary control performance, but also that it was easy to install and to maintain. As such we expected that it would appeal to plant engineers as well as control engineers, so we are especially pleased with the positive response from the Plant Engineering readers. We are grateful to the editors who selected us as finalists and to the subscribers who voted for us,” said Bedrock Automation President, Bob Honor.


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 27 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 cyber security, which delivers the highest levels of system performance, ICS cyber security and reliability at the lowest cost of ownership. For more information about Bedrock Automation, visit


Media Contacts:

John NeroTiziani Whitmyre,; 781-793-9380.

Robert Bergman – Bedrock Automation,; 626-824-0404.

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