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News Release - May 2009

ISaGRAF 5 Open Programming on Kingfisher SCADA system RTUs with Secure DNP3 Authentication

Montreal, Canada, May 7, 2009 -- ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, the leading automation software technology partner, announced today that its flagship product ISaGRAF is the software of choice for CSE-Semaphore’s Kingfisher series of Advanced RTUs, which are now available with Secure DNP3 Authentication.

ISaGRAF 5 on Kingfisher RTUsSecure DNP3 authentication provides protection between master stations (i.e. control servers, HMIs) and remote stations (i.e. RTUs, PLCs) by verifying that both the master station and remote station are who they claim to be, to prevent attacks such as hijacking, spoofing, etc. Authentication ensures that messages arriving at the remote station come from the master station or another legitimate element in the SCADA system. The Keyed Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC) protocol used in the authentication process validates data integrity by using 3 components, including a shared key that only the sender and intended recipient have, so that only they calculate or authenticate the HMAC.

Secure DNP3 protocol authentication is one of several features in Semaphore's security initiative for its Kingfisher product line, which includes the Kingfisher PLUS+™ and G30 models. The Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 Series both fully embed the ISaGRAF 5 control software environment, making them the first RTUs to support both the IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 standards.

About ISaGRAF 5

ISaGRAF 5 is the world’s first commercially-available IEC 61499 automation software. It offers unparalleled functionality and benefits by incorporating both the IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 standards. Using ISaGRAF 5, any field device manufacturer has the ability to turn their equipment into an IEC 61499 product. For example, intelligent flow meters can act as a regulator and control a valve while being part of an integrated distributed control system.

This revolutionary automation software has won several prestigious awards, including the Control Engineering Editor’s Choice Award, Mesures Magazine’s technology award for innovative products, and the Leonard Grand Prize in Innovation award at the Automation Optimation tradeshow in Paris.

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About the Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 RTU

The Kingfisher RTUs provide many advanced SCADA system solutions features, including intelligent I/O and redundant configurations, as well as IEC 61131-3- and IEC 61499-compliant programming provided by the fully embedded ISaGRAF 5 control software environment.

The ability to apply the IEC 61499 standard is a powerful feature that will change the way applications with multiple resources and projects are designed and managed. With ISaGRAF 5, Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 RTU users have the ability to utilize the IEC 61499 standard to easily create distributed control applications. Function blocks for applications such as AGA flow calculations are provided in the comprehensive function block library.

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About ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company

ISaGRAF, a Rockwell Automation Company, with offices in Canada, the U.S., and France, is the world’s leading automation software partner.  The company’s flagship product ISaGRAF is fully compliant with both IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 industrial standards, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, and can be used to build a variety of automation products including embedded µcontrollers, PAC, PLC, DCS, RTU, CNC and motion controllers.  ISaGRAF sustains a high level of standardization, integration and communication within modern automation systems, resulting in high-end, real-time open control systems with crash-proof reliability, powerful performance and flexibility.

Learn more about Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK).