SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bedrock Automation, maker of the Bedrock® Open Secure Automation (OSA®) system, has introduced a lower-cost and high-performance controller that combines PLC, RTU and edge control; intrinsic cyber security; and universal I/O into a compact standalone module that is ideal for remote monitoring and control applications. The Bedrock OSA® Remote is configured with the standard Bedrock IEC 61131-3 engineering tools, and features a wide operating temperature range, a hardened metal enclosure, and pricing below conventional mini PLCs or RTUs.
“Many users automating remote operations in public utilities, oil & gas, pipelines and other applications want the intrinsic security, software-defined I/O, open engineering software tools, and high performance of our Bedrock OSA system, but need fewer than 20 I/O and do not need the higher channel count and redundancy our backplane provides. For those applications we have packed our core Bedrock functionality into a unified small footprint. This drives the cost of engineering, implementing, operating and securing edge automation to record lows, reducing barriers to IIoT and Industry 4.0 business innovation,” said Bedrock Automation Founder and CEO, Albert Rooyakkers.
The Bedrock OSA Remote starting price of $2900 is just one way that Bedrock Automation is driving down the cost of PLC, RTU and edge control. Cyber security, universal I/O, small footprint, open connectivity, free engineering software, broad temperature operating range and sheer computing power also contribute in the following ways:
“Bedrock Automation recognizes that implementing open control solutions at the edge offers the potential to deliver tremendous financial benefits for end users by flattening automation hierarchies to eliminate much of the cost and effort it might otherwise take to maintain and operate those layers. But the company also recognizes that unless this openness is protected from cyber threats, all the elegance of open solutions could be for naught. Bedrock Automation’s OSA Remote is that company's solution for secure edge control in remote sites,” said Mark Sen Gupta, Director of Research, ARC Advisory Group.
Bedrock Automation is now accepting OSA Remote orders for delivery this summer. Introductory pricing starts at $2900 for the 10-channel OSA Remote R10 model and $3900 for the 20-channel OSA Remote R20 model. Industry leading cyber security protection and engineering software are standard with all Bedrock products.
For more information on OSA Remote visit at www.bedrockautomation.com/products/OSA-Remote
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 the automation, cyber security 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 new platform of automation called OSA®, Open Secure Automation, with a revolutionary electromagnetic backplane architecture and deeply embedded ICS cyber security to deliver the highest levels of system performance, cyber security and reliability at the lowest lifecycle cost. Build on Bedrock®!
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