Fewer Boxes and Less Setup


Relay Integration, Automation, HMI, and NERC CIP Secure Gateway in One Easy to Use Box

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.

Key Features

Substation HMI

  • Pre-drawn Image Library provides graphics for  NovaTech products, IED faceplates, substation apparatus, and controls.
  • Multimedia Board adds VGA video port, third Ethernet port, audio port, and USB ports for keyboard and mouse.
  • WEBserver HMI requires only a browser, or the Multimedia VGA port to view standard and customized pages. License-free.
  • VGA Touchscreen Monitor is rugged and powered by the substation battery.

Math and Logic

  • IEC 61131-3 provides an international standard set of tolls for math and logic creation.

Relay Integration

  • Relay Helper automatically reads the SEL relay DNA and ID to create pick lists for new SEL relays.

Networking, Protocols, and Communication

  • PRP Redundant Ethernet supports the latest international standard for Ethernet redundancy.
  • IEC 61850 supports Client/Server and GOOSE publish/subscribe. Includes powerful “Model Builder” for the server.

Alarm Annunciation

  • Tile Annunciator enables a multiple-page alarm tile annunciator to be set up in a few minutes. Up to 24 pages with 60 alarms per page.

Front View

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SCADA Protocols IED Protocols Other Protocols
Betac/Getac ABB DPU IEC 61850
Conitel – 300/20×0 Allen Bradley DF1 FTP and sFTP
CDC – Type I and II Areva KITZ HTTP and HTTPS
Harris 5000 Areva Optimho NTP and SNTP
IEC 60870 Serial and TCP Basler DFPR PPP
L&G 8979 DNP3 Serial and IP SNMP
Modbus – Serial and TCP GE DLP SNTP
REDAC 70H GE Moisture Meter SSH
TejasV GridSense PAC telnet
DNP3 Serial and IP IEC 870-5-10 XML
SES-92 Keithley Meter Plus suite of other securityprotocols
Modbus Serial and TCP
PG&E 2179
SEL Fast Meter
SEL Fast Operate
TransData DTO

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  • NovaTech Utility Systems and Services

    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.

    March 18, 2016

  • 61850, PRP, and Merging

    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.

    March 18, 2016

  • SCADA in 20 Minutes

    Learn the steps to set up an OrionLX RTU, configure a Bitronics SCADA meter, build a WEBserver HMI (no PC required) and setup a WEBserver SCADA system.

    March 18, 2016

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