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Bitronics Inspires Students Who Ask “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”

By NovaTech Published: Mar 07, 2014 Tags: Bitronics

Last year, middle school students in 16 public school districts in Pennsylvania were challenged with the question, “What’s so cool about manufacturing?” Their answer? Bitronics. As part of the Dream It. Do It. Pennsylvania campaign–the Lehigh Valley Skill Up program’s public platform providing insights and resources about manufacturing careers for students, parents, and educators–student teams…

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Online Ethernet Configuration

By NovaTech Published: Feb 24, 2014 EthConfig

Adding a new 8000 Series I/O drop or adding modules to an existing rack? Want to communicate with a new PLC in the plant or expand the amount of data transferred between the D/3 and a PLC? With changes made in v14.1, it is no longer necessary to reload PCMs to add or modify Ethernet…

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D/3 Version 14.1 Software Update

By NovaTech Published: Feb 24, 2014

The upcoming D/3® Maintenance Release, V14.1-2, incorporates all known patches to the system software from our last release and adds the following functionality: P1, P2, and P3 alarm integration into ProcessVision™ D/3 Keyboard horn and contacts support with ProcessVision Performance enhancements to ProcessVision System Status Added connection attempts parameter to the Modbus/TCP protocol for fault…

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NovaTech Process Analytics

By NovaTech Published: Feb 19, 2014

Let’s face it, we’d all like to have a better understanding of our enterprise and where we’re losing potential profits. In today’s economic environment, we’re all challenged to produce more with less. Therefore, the ability to measure, analyze, and constantly improve plant performance is critical to the success of any organization. Research shows that most…

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Addressing ISA/IEC-62443 Cyber Security

By NovaTech Published: Feb 19, 2014 Cyber Security Concept.

  ISA/IEC-62443 is a series of standards, technical reports, and related information that define procedures for implementing electronically secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). This guidance applies to end-users, system integrators, security practitioners, and control systems manufacturers responsible for manufacturing, designing, implementing, or managing industrial automation and control systems. A number of strategies may…

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DistribuTECH ’14 Preview

By NovaTech Published: Jan 08, 2014

Come visit us in Booth #1855 and see the latest in substation automation, distributed recording, and panel metering products that we have to offer, including: The OrionLXm The OrionLXm is the latest, and smallest, member of the OrionLX Family of Substation Automation Platforms. Half as wide as an OrionLX, the OrionLXm is designed for a wide range of substation automation…

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OrionLX Performs Distribution Automation Controls in Simulated High-Renewables Penetration Microgrid

By NovaTech Published: Nov 19, 2013 Tags: OrionLX

NovaTech announces its latest case study: Research Paper: Synchronized Real-Time Simulation of Distributed Networked Controls for a Power System Case Study By Abhishek Jain, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Masters Engineering student Abhishek Jain and his professors at the Colorado State University Energy and Engines Lab used an OrionLX to initiate fault isolation and restoration functions…

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OrionLX Honeypot as Deceptive Cyber Security Technology

By NovaTech Published: Nov 19, 2013 Tags: OrionLX

NovaTech announces its latest white paper: Research paper: Agent-based Optimization of Emulations of Network Server Applications in Honeypots By Yilun Zhao and Jeremy J. Blum, Member, IEEE The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg PennState Professor Jeremy Blum and his team used an OrionLX automation platform to create a “phantom” OrionLX which could be duplicated many hundreds of times on…

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NovaTech Process Solutions Division Headquarters Expands in Owings Mills

By NovaTech Published: Oct 21, 2013 Tags: Corporate

Towson, Maryland (October 16, 2013) – NovaTech, a technology firm that designs, manufactures and installs industrial process control and automation systems, has expanded to a larger facility in Owings Mills. Headquarters for the company’s Process Solutions division is now located on Cronhill Drive, providing the company’s 100 Owings Mills workers with more efficient, modern space….

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Wavewin Bitronics Device Manager Software

By NovaTech Published: Oct 01, 2013 Tags: 70 Series , Wavewin

Bitronics is offering a version of SoftStuf, Inc.’s  Wavewin Device Manager that works with Bitronics 70 Series Devices to automate and manage the retrieval of record files.  Versions are available to work with up to 50, up to 100, and up to 2000 70 Series IEDs. An evaluation copy of the software can be obtained…

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OrionLX Feature Update – OrionLX Text String Management

By NovaTech Published: Oct 01, 2013 Tags: OrionLX

A text string is an optional “point attribute” that can be assigned to any OrionLX database point (other point attributes include “value”, “min/max”, “online/offline status”, etc).  The OrionLX provides a rich set of features to: 1) Generate and capture text strings 2) Read, record and manipulate text strings 3) Annunciate text strings 1. OrionLX software…

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Did You Know?

By NovaTech Published: Oct 01, 2013 Tags: OrionLX

.pdf docs can be stored and viewed on an OrionLX. When equipped with the Multimedia Board (MMB) and VGA monitor, users can transfer .pdf files from a USB flash drive connected to USB2 or USB3 into OrionLX flash memory using the “File Manager” under “Accessories”. Users can view these files by accessing the “Document Viewer”…

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Microgrids Going Mainstream?

By NovaTech Published: Oct 01, 2013 Tags: M872 , OrionLX

  Thomas Edison’s original vision of a power grid consisted of a network of ubiquitous and independent DC power generation. Then along came the lower cost‐per‐kilowatt of Tesla and Westinghouse’s centralized AC grid, and the distributed model all but disappeared. Microgrids, the modern inheritors of Edison’s distributed generation topology, remained a “fringe” power application for…

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Video: New NERC CIP-10 and NERC CIP-11 Webinar Now Available

By NovaTech Published: Aug 22, 2013

On August 22nd, NovaTech held the latest webinar titled “Review of New NERC CIP-10 and NERC CIP-11”. Within the next two to three years, it is likely that two new NERC CIP requirements will go into effect: CIP-010-1: Cyber Security – Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments  CIP-011-1:  Cyber Security – Information Protection View this webinar…

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“Catalyst” Magazine Promotes NovaTech’s International Trade Relations

By NovaTech Published: Aug 08, 2013 PA Governor Magazine Cover

NovaTech recently had the opportunity to accompany Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, state officials, and representatives from 18 other Pennsylvania (PA) companies on a two-country, three-city trade mission to Brazil and Chile.  This mission was to explore new ways for PA businesses to expand the reach of their goods and services and help strengthen PA’s trade…

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Loss Compensation in 50 Series SCADA Meters webinar now available

By NovaTech Published: Jul 23, 2013

On July 23rd, NovaTech held the latest Bitronics webinar titled “Loss Compensation in 50 Series SCADA Meters”. View this webinar to learn more about Transformer and Line Loss Compensation now available on the Bitronics 50 Series panel meter. Topics to be covered include the following content: What is loss compensation? How would that be useful in…

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NERC CIP-007 Webinar Video Available Now!

By NovaTech Published: Jul 10, 2013

On July 2nd, NovaTech held the latest OrionLX webinar titled “Meeting NERC CIP-007 with OrionLX”. This webinar reviews the current requirements of NERC CIP-007 and how to address them using the OrionLX. Topics covered include an online review of OrionLX configurations, the impending changes related to NERC CIP-007-5 (Version5), as well as the following content: CIP-007…

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Did You Know – You can use Fast SER points in OrionLX SOE reports, and convert them to DNP3 points to send to SCADA.

By NovaTech Published: Jun 28, 2013 Tags: OrionLX , scada , TechTalk Summer 2013

You can use SEL® Fast SER points in OrionLX SOE (Sequence of Events) reports. “Fast SER” points are time-stamped discrete SER (Sequence of Events Recording) points generated by SEL® relays. When equipped with the SEL Master protocol, the OrionLX can capture theseFast SER points when they are automatically generated and sent out from the relay….

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LDAP Centralized and Remote Authentication for OrionLX

By NovaTech Published: Jun 27, 2013 Tags: TechTalk , TechTalk Summer 2013 OrionLX_LeftAngle

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. LDAP enables OrionLX user passwords and privileges to be set up on an enterprise server – instead of in the OrionLX – to simplify password management. Note that before LDAP can…

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