The "Open Safety protocol stack" is now available as an open-source software for download on Source Forge in the 1.4 version. Like the previous versions, the new distribution has a pre-certification from TÜV Rheinland to SIL 3 according to IEC 61508: 2010. Using the Open Safety stack significantly reduces development risk and development time. To further reduce costs, it is possible to run the Open Safety Configuration Manager (SCM) on non-secure hardware platforms.
This can be dispensed with a dedicated safety control. In addition, a version control was introduced: The user can determine with which version of the stack a component is running. A great support for developers is the new, clearly structured Integration Guide, which goes far beyond the previous manual and includes a step-by-step explanation of how to integrate the Open Safety protocol stack into a secure device. In addition, an extended parameterization was introduced. Manufacturers can now parameterize Open Safety components with their own tools.
With the new version, the Protocellstack has moved to Source Forge. The version 1.4 can be downloaded free of charge. The following companies already offer Open Safety system integration: HMS, Hilscher, Mesco, B & R, Embex, Wallner Automation and Systec.