Bedrock Automation Introduces First Universal I/O Module with Embedded Cyber Security

San Jose, CA – Keeping with a commitment to deliver Simple, Scalable and Secure industrial automation, Bedrock Automation introduces its 10-channel Secure Universal I/O Module, SIOU.10, for its revolutionary Bedrock control system. Every cyber secure channel of the Bedrock SIOU.10 is software programmable to receive field input or output signals for analog, discrete or pulse sensors and field actuators.

“Virtual marshalling via universal I/O is the new standard for control system engineering and optimal life cycle ownership. With deeply embedded cyber security, scalable redundancy and unprecedented technical specifications, our SIOU.10 module is ready to deliver on a new era of automation,” said Bedrock Automation CTO and Engineering VP, Albert Rooyakkers.

Where simplified engineering, lower TCO and cyber security come together

The Bedrock SIOU.10 combines the equivalent functionality of multiple I/O module types into a single, software programmable module; all while delivering embedded digital and physical cyber security.

The SIOU.10 plugs into the pinless Bedrock Electromagnetic Backplane Module Interconnect (BMI) along with the Secure Control and Communications (SCC) Module and Secure Power Modules (SPM). The unique pinless BMI forms a galvanic isolation barrier for each of the ten SIOU.10 channels and takes advantage of the Bedrock Black Fabric™ cyber security architecture. Unlike all other I/O modules available today, which are void of digital and physical cyber hardening, the SIOU.10 delivers deeply embedded cyber encryption and authentication from within. The benefits to the user include the highest levels of reliability, integrity and safety of any other available I/O module.

A new tier of software configurability

Each channel on the SIOU.10 module is software programmable to receive field input or output signals from analog, discrete or pulse sensors and actuators. SIOU.10 channels are software configured in the Bedrock Integrated Development Environment (IDE,) where the process engineer can build distributed control system (DCS), SCADA remote transfer unit (RTU) or programmable logic controller (PLC) functionality.

The power of 10

The Bedrock SIOU.10 Secure Universal I/O module includes the following unrivaled specifications:

Ten channels of I/O per module
Ten channels of software selectable 4-20mA analog input (AI) or analog output (AO)
Ten independent HART 7 modems
Ten additional integrated AIs to enable AO read back
Ten galvanically isolated and regulated 24VDC field power supplies
Ten software selectable discrete inputs (DIs) or discrete outputs (DOs)
Ten additional integrated DIs to enable discrete output DO read back
Ten 10 to 100kHz pulse inputs for pulse meters with software selectable filter and debounce time, frequency period and pulse accumulation
Galvanic isolation of over 1000 volts channel-to-channel (CTC) and channel-to-ground (CTG) on all ten channels
Single, Dual or Triple redundancy
+/- 0.015% of span accuracy for all analog input AI channels
Up to 48VDC DO switching 1 amp per channel, 10 amps per module
Embedded electronic fusing for every DO channel with software selectable backoff and retry
Software selectable NAMUR DI support
Voltage Monitor or Contact Sense DI with software selectable filter and debounce time per channel

Pricing and availability

The Bedrock SIOU.10 module is designed for users seeking maximum engineering and operational flexibility and cyber security in their industrial control systems. The SIOU.10 will be sales released October 1, 2015 at a list price of $3,000 USD through Bedrock’s growing network of system integrators and automation solution providers. Volume shipments will begin December 11, 2015.

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