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  • NovaTech Orion I/O Application Note  

    NovaTech Orion I/O™ is an extension of the family of OrionLX™ Automation Platforms for substation automation and incorporates the same security features, software tools and “NCD” configuration as the OrionLX. It is a rack-mountable I/O assembly with four slots—A, B, C, and D—that can be filled with any combination of I/O cards: currently 16-Point Discrete Input Card,

    September 14, 2020

  • Distributed Combination I/O Datasheet  

    The rugged Distributed Combination I/O module (DCIO) provides eight isolated analog inputs – 300V dc channel-to-channel – as well as eight isolated discrete inputs and outputs.

    March 27, 2020

  • Orion Products Overview Brochure  

    The Orion Family of Substation Automation Platforms and I/O perform an expanding array of automation and security applications in electric utility substations, with minimal setup and maintenance. A single Orion can replace multiple legacy boxes in a substation, reducing hardware, design, wiring, and panel costs.

    February 21, 2019

  • Orion Automation Platform Features Update  

    The Orion Family now includes the new OrionLX+ plus the OrionLX CPX, OrionLXm and Orion I/O. All these Orions share the same firmware and configuration in NCD. The new features and enhancements described below are now available to simplify usage, expand application and reduce cost of ownership.

    January 10, 2019

  • Bitronics Manufacturing Capabilities  

    A deep and integrated knowledge of engineering, manufacturing, and quality processes – an expertise that can provide strategic value to specialty electronics manufacturers looking for a reliable printed circuit board design and assembly partner.

    November 2, 2018

  • TechTalk Summer 2018  

    D650 Master Display
    Bitronics M661P3 Pole Top Power Monitor
    Firmware 9.1 for Orion Family

    August 17, 2018

  • Orion Hot Active: Standby Redundancy  

    A Hot Active – Standby Redundancy capability is now available for the OrionLX and OrionLXm. This new design simplifies operation and diagnostics in multiple redundant substation automation and SCADA applications.

    April 10, 2018

  • OrionLX™ Datasheet  

    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.

    April 4, 2018

  • OrionLXm Automation Platform Datasheet  

    The OrionLXm is a physically smaller OrionLX™ designed for applications requiring fewer connections and less space; typically smaller distribution substations and OEM and pole-top RTU applications.

    March 29, 2018

  • TechTalk DistribuTECH 2018  

    DistribuTECH 2018 Exhibit Details:
    OrionLX Redundancy
    OrionLXm with Ethernet Switch and Fiber
    Bitronics Pole-Top Power Monitor
    Dual-Line Split Core
    RTU Panels on Display

    January 10, 2018

  • TechTalk Fall 2016  

    Product Update: Configuration Backup Manager
    New Pre-Drawn Image Library
    Quickly Add Automation to an Older E/M Relay Substation
    IEC 61850: More Than Just a Protocol

    November 3, 2016

  • TechTalk Summer 2016  

    New Bitronics PowerPlex II Discrete I/O and Serial Port
    NovaTech Utility Training Update
    IEC 61850 Server Support for the OrionLX

    July 22, 2016

  • TechTalk Spring 2016  

    SCADA Reporting Package
    Did You Know: The NEW Bitronics PowerPlex II Includes a Built-in Ethernet Switch
    878 Connector Video
    Bitronics M660 61850 Certification

    April 4, 2016

  • TechTalk Fall 2015  

    Tile Annunciator for OrionLX
    Redundant Ethernet for OrionLX
    NovaTech Attends Interoperability Demonstration for IEC 61850

    November 2, 2015

  • OrionLX Tile Annunciator  

    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.

    October 16, 2015

  • TechTalk Summer 2015  

    Technical Papers Covering IEC 61850
    Did You Know: A Spreadsheet of Alias Names can be Loaded into NCD
    Bitronics P33 Output Only Module
    Check Out the New I/O Selection Tool on NovaTech Website

    July 10, 2015

  • OrionLXm Discrete I/O Datasheet  

    A discrete I/O module is now available for the OrionLXm. This module offers 12 inputs in two groups of six, plus two Form A (NO) outputs and two Form C (NO/NC) outputs.

    January 23, 2015

  • Utility Services Overview Brochure  

    NovaTech has been successfully designing, delivering, and supporting utility systems and services for over 30 years.

    The Utility Systems and Services staff in Lenexa, Kansas includes project engineers, SCADA engineers, panel assemblers, software engineers, quality engineers and training instructors. The Lenexa staff works with other NovaTech locations – in Bethlehem, PA; Owings Mills, MD; Aiken, SC; Shelby, NC and Quezon City in the Philippines – to coordinate field installation and commissioning.

    October 24, 2014

  • OrionLX™ Relay Helper  

    NovaTech currently provides over 200 pre-engineered SEL® “point pick lists” (or “Default Files”) to simplify the process of selecting points from SEL® relays. When new SEL® relay model variations are introduced, NovaTech Engineering, or the user, creates a new Default File for that specific new relay model.

    February 21, 2012

  • OrionLX™ IEC 61131-3 Datasheet  

    The OrionLX can now be ordered with the five IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Background on IEC 61131-3 IEC 61131-3 is the international standard for programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and specifies the syntax, semantics and display for five languages:
    • Ladder Diagram (LD)
    • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
    • Structured Text (ST)
    • Instruction List (IL)
    • Sequential Function Chart (SFC)

    August 31, 2011

  • Orion DA-Master Datasheet  

    The Orion DA-Master is a NovaTech Orion with specialized software that allows it to function as an independent Master Controller in a single or multi-feeder, single or multi-substation Distribution Automation System.

    November 12, 2010

  • Orion Advanced Math and Logic Datasheet  

    Advanced Orion Math and Logic provides OrionLX users with a sophisticated logic engine for evolving OrionLX applications. This new logic editor allows users to access and manipulate data – not just data from IEDs, but data from the Orion SQL database and data from tables, arrays and strings. In addition, larger Orion math and logic configurations execute faster while imposing less burden on the OrionLX CPU.

    September 7, 2010

  • Distributed Discrete I/O Datasheet  

    The rugged NovaTech Distributed Discrete I/O Module (DDIO) can help reduce wiring and costs in substation monitoring and control applications. Its hardened design, small form factor, and distributed communications capability allow it to be installed virtually anywhere in the substation.

    August 2, 2010

  • Tucson Electric Substation Automation  

    A success story describing how NovaTech engineered a complete system, provided a factory acceptance test, on-site commissioning services and training at the Tucson Electric Power Co., Tucson, AZ. Rancho Vistoso Substation (one of six automated substations).

    October 23, 2008

  • Wisconsin Public Service Substation Automation  

    Five years ago, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) came to NovaTech looking for an improved automation solution for their substations. This success story describes how NovaTech offered the Orion5r Automation Platform and provided on-site training to get them started. Over a dozen WPS substations now share a common Orion-based design.

    October 23, 2008

  • Putting Your DA To The Test – A Success Story  

    Success story describing the technology of the DA system design, the simulated automation system tools, and the testing procedures that were used to place several independent and unique DA schemes in service at We Energies.

    April 1, 2008

  • Orion DA-Master™ 配电自动化控制器 (Chinese)  

    The Orion DA-Master is a NovaTech Orion with specialized software that allows it to function as an independent Master Controller in a single or multi-feeder, single or multi-substation Distribution Automation System.

    April 1, 2007

  • WEBserver SCADA for Electric Utilities Application Note  

    NovaTech produces a license-free, lower-cost SCADA solution for electric cooperatives and municipalities.
    This document summarizes the key features, the differences between traditional SCADA and WEBserver SCADA, security features, and customer examples.

    October 12, 2016

  • Bitronics D650 Master Display  

    The Bitronics D650 Master Display is designed to connect to substation IEDs to display measurement values resident in those IEDs.

    June 23, 2018

  • The NovaTech products for NERC CIP compliance address portions of the requirements of Version 5 of CIP-005, CIP-007, CIP-008, CIP-009, CIP-010 and CIP-011. Compliance for each area is summarized, and details on User Password Management and IED (Host) Password Management is provided in this document.

    July 15, 2016

  • NovaTech Substation Automation Solutions for IEC 61850  

    This document summarizes NovaTech OrionLX™ and Bitronics® products and solutions for IEC 61850. The focus is on how these products can be applied in electrical substations with both non-IEC 61850 legacy technology and the latest IEC 61850 technology.

    September 20, 2016

  • OrionLX+ Automation Platform Datasheet  

    The OrionLX+ adds new power and flexibility for larger, more challenging applications, plus adds features to simplify usage and reduce costs of ownership.

    February 15, 2019