The OrionLX Substation Automation Platform is designed with a Linux operating system, more powerful processors for an expanded range of substation automation applications, and comprehensive Cyber-Security functions for meeting NERC CIP requirements. Configuration of the OrionLX – including the points read from IEDs, the points presented to SCADA, Math and Logic, and special functions for Sequence of Events, Alarm Annunciation and Distribution Automation – is accomplished using NovaTech Communications Director (NCD), the same license-free tool used to configure other Orion models. NCD eliminates nearly all register entry and typing by providing preconfigured pick lists for dozens of utility protocols and over 250 utility IEDs.
Direct VGA Video
A rugged VGA Touchscreen Monitor is available for the OrionLX. With the OrionLX and the Direct Video option, the substation HMI PC can be replaced with a secure VGA terminal, either Touchscreen or with USB mouse/keyboard, eliminating HMI-related security concerns.
High Performance CPU
The optional OrionLX High Performance CPU provides two to three times more speed and processing power than the standard OrionLX CPU. It is intended for larger automation applications, notably transmission substation applications with large SCADA databases, extensive math and logic, many webpages and encryption and other security features implemented.
IEC 61131-3 Advanced Math and Logic
The OrionLX Advanced Math and Logic functions can now be ordered with the five IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Orion IEC 61131-3 is fully integrated in the Orion NCD (NovaTech Communications Director) configuration software.
The OrionLX is available with IEC 61850 Client and GOOSE. With 61850, Orion “IED pick lists” become IED “CID” files. Points are simply dragged and dropped from a new expanding tree structure listing all available IED points. Selected 61850 IED points can be presented to any supported Slave protocol such as IEC 60870-5-101 or DNP3.
An OrionLX can be configured with wide-range redundant power supplies, a fiber optic Ethernet port, a Multimedia Board with VGA Video Output, and any combination of RS232, RS485, and Fiber communication cards.
Popular software options include “Cascaded Orion” to simplify the integration of multiple Orions, the ability to email alarms and SEL® event records, point aliasing, an open SQL Database for data archiving, “Relay Helper” to create SEL® relay picklists, “FileMover” to automatically send files to an FTP site, and many more.
The OrionLX Tile Annunciator is a web-based software-defined alarm annunciation product. The Tile Annunciator
webpages are served directly from an OrionLX automation platform and provide simplified setup, categorization
and viewing of active and acknowledged alarms in substation HMI and web-based SCADA applications.
Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd Congressional District of Kansas) presented NovaTech a letter of recognition from and an American flag that flew over the Capitol. This award was in recognition of shipping over 20,000 American manufactured products worldwide.
With the rapid adoption of the IEC 61850 standard by many US-based utilities, Distributed Event Recorders are becoming easier to create. Bruce’s presentation explains why the application of fault recorders could…
This video describes the key features of the NovaTech Identity Manager (NIM) and NovaTech Connection Manager (NCM) products. NIM is a Linux-based LDAP/IPA application for managing users and passwords for OrionLXs and Schweitzer relays to the latest NERC CIP Version 5 requirements.
OrionLX DNP3 communication port redundancy allows a SCADA master with multiple front end processors or communication paths to the OrionLX to poll over a secondary path without receiving duplicate events…
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Almost half of NovaTech’s business is in Systems and Services including web page design, panel design, math and logic development, Orion configuration, and onsite installation and commissioning. Mark Matassa explains how our engineers can work with you to reduce project execution time at the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Industry expert Bruce Muschlitz discusses the latest 61850 standards and applications, the components and performance of a PRP system, and the emerging role of Process Bus and Merging Units at the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a NERC CIP secure substation gateway. Orion connects to substation meters, event recorders, distributed I/O, protective relays and other substation IEDs using any combination of RS232, RS485, Fiber or Ethernet connections and over 30 available IED protocols.