Product News: Bedrock Automation adds more automation functionality

Jan. 20, 2022
Enhancements for secure SCADA, MQTT Sparkplug, universal ethernet, machine control and flow computing extend Open Secure Automation.

Bedrock Automation has released a software upgrade that makes it easier for automation users to configure and run open applications inside the secure OSA controllers, they claim. New firmware enhancements simplify and improve SCADA redundancy, enable TLS support for MQTT Sparkplug, expand universal EtherNet/IP capacity, simplify flow meter proving and assist in diagnosing large motors, per Bedrock.

“We developed OSA as a platform for secure, high-performance automation solutions and continue to enhance the software for that purpose. With this release, new and existing users can run more process and communications functionality across the Bedrock OSA platform, improving SCADA performance, flow computing, EtherNet/I/P networking, and even machine data acquisition,” said Bedrock founder,  CEO and CTO Albert Rooyakkers.

The new firmware affects functionality of the following Bedrock secure industrial-control systems and modules: the Bedrock OSA control system, which is built on a pin-less backplane and scalable to support thousands of I/O; the OSA Remote control system, which provides secure, high performance automation for applications requiring from 5 to 20 I/O; Universal Ethernet module (UE5), which encompasses Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP; and the OSA Remote +Flow measurement and control system, which integrates flow computing and process control in a single module.