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.