- November 02, 2016
- Bedrock Automation
November 2, 2016 – Bedrock Automation has extended cyber security to serial communications with a SIOS.5 Serial I/O module for its Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) control system. The SIOS.5 has five channels, each supported by an independent cyber secure 32-bit ARM processor. Each channel is software-defined for RS-232, RS-485 or RS-422 communications, extending the range of industrial edge devices that can be secured by users of the Bedrock OSA. Combined with other software-defined I/O modules, Bedrock OSA is a system that delivers analog, discrete, digital, pulse, Ethernet and Serial data as intrinsically secure I/O.
Extending cyber security to serial communications results in improved reliability on a wide range of applications:
- RS-232 support enables secure communication with modems, gateways, printers, barcode readers, programmable devices and PC peripherals.
- RS-422 support with a single bus master for process automation (chemicals, brewing, paper mills), factory automation (autos, metal fabrication), HVAC, security, motor control, and motion control.
- RS-485 support for multi master bus/drivers.
- Mainstream protocols such as Modbus and ProfiBusDP.
Each of the SIOS.5 channels is independently configurable to support independent concurrent drivers. Five independent 32 bit ARM processors enable real-time performance of communications and control.