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  • NovaTech Orion WEBserver SCADA & HMI

    The NovaTech Orion WEBserver uses open-source graphics development, a pre-defined library of faceplates, a tiled alarm annunciator and simple setup to provide small and medium-sized utilities with a robust, low-cost SCADA solution for substation monitoring.

    April 3, 2018

  • Hot Standby Redundancy in OrionLX and OrionLXm

    Hot standby redundancy allows continuous synchronization of substation data in two OrionLX or OrionLXms, providing additional reliability for critical substation automation and SCADA applications.

    April 3, 2018

  • NERC CIP Cyber Security Solutions

    Tripwire and NovaTech jointly present on security solution to meet the latest NERC CIP requirements including Access Management, Security Monitoring, Configuration Management, and Event Analysis.

    March 18, 2016

  • 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

  • NERC CIP Identity and Password Management Software

    This video describes the key features of the NovaTech Identity Manager (NIM) and NovaTech Connection Manager (NCM) products. NovaTech Identity Manager is a Linux LDAP/IPA application for managing users and passwords for OrionLXs and Schweitzer relays to the latest NERC CIP Version 5 requirements. NovaTech Connection Manager establishes a secure connection to OrionLXs and Schweitzer relays in the substation.

    April 29, 2015

  • Review of the New NERC CIP-10 and CIP-11 Webinar

    Within the next two to three years, it is likely that two new NERC CIP requirements will go into effect:
    1. CIP-010-1: Cyber Security – Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments
    2. CIP-011-1: Cyber Security – Information Protection
    This webinar was held on August 22, 2013. The presentation focuses on learning more about why these were created, where they will be required in the BES, and the latest solutions to address them.The webinar is hosted by Jeremy Anderson, Senior System Engineer. Prior to joining NovaTech, Jeremy designed and implemented a complete NERC CIP compliance system at a southwest US IOU.

    April 6, 2015

  • NERC CIP-007 Webinar

    This webinar, held on July 2nd, 2013, reviews the current requirements of NERC CIP-007 and how to address them using the OrionLX. Topics covered included an online review of OrionLX configurations, the impending changes related to NERC CIP-007-5 (Version5), as well as the following content:

    CIP-007 R2. Ports and Services
    CIP-007 R3. Security Patch Management
    CIP-007 R4. Malicious Software Prevention
    CIP-007 R5. Account Management
    CIP-007 R6. Security Status Monitoring
    CIP-007 R7. Disposal or Redeploymen

    April 6, 2015

  • OrionLXm Overview Webinar

    At less than one-half the size of an OrionLX, the OrionLXm delivers the same cyber security advancements, processing power, and software support as the OrionLX, in a form factor that’s ideal for smaller substation, pole-top, renewable energy, and OEM applications. It’s a pretty big deal.

    October 15, 2014

  • Substation Human Machine Interface

    The OrionLX can serve as a cost-effective HMI in the electric utility substation. Selected data from substation meters, event recorders, relays and other IEDs are accessed and used to animate HMI webpages.

    September 17, 2014

  • Shore Power

    The OrionLX or OrionLXm acts as a data and control hub in an innovative shore power substation solution by Cochran Marine.

    September 17, 2014

  • Sequence Of Events Recorder

    The OrionLX or LXm with the Alarm Archive Retentive software option can act as a substation Sequence of Events Recorder

    September 17, 2014

  • Protective Relay Communication Processor

    The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a protective relay communications processor by connecting to SEL, ABB, GE, Alstom/Areva, Basler, Beckwith, Siemens and other relays using RS232, RS485, Fiber or Ethernet and over 50 available protocols.

    September 17, 2014

  • Complete NERC CIP Solutions

    The NovaTech NERC CIP Password, Configuration and Remote Access Management system is part of an overall NERC CIP solution, which addresses the needs of Protective Relay Engineers, IT Security professionals, and NERC CIP Compliance Managers.

    September 17, 2014

  • Math and Logic Processor

    The OrionLX or OrionLXm can serve as a substation Math and Logic Processor. Data polled from attached IEDs – meters, event recorders, I/O, relays, breakers, etc – can be manipulated using the OrionLX internal Math and Logic Functions.

    September 17, 2014

  • Data Archival Appliance

    The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a Data Archive Appliance for remote substations without SCADA communication.

    September 17, 2014

  • NERC CIP Cyber Secure Gateway

    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.

    September 15, 2014

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 3)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 3 of 3)

    June 4, 2012

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 2)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 2 of 3)

    June 4, 2012

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 1)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 1 of 3)

    June 4, 2012

  • Overview of NERC CIP Cyber Security Functions

    The NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform facilitates NERC CIP compliance with strong passwords, remote authentication, firewall, encryption, and logging functions.

    May 16, 2012

  • Jean Bandy of NovaTech Discusses Technology Trends

    Jean Bandy, Vice President, Process Operations of NovaTech talks with Barry Young of ARC Advisory Group about technology trends, how they are helping customers with track & trace and alarm management tools, how their partnerships help customers, white listing and control systems. This video was recorded at ARC’s World Industry Forum 2012 in Orlando, FL.

    May 3, 2012

  • The First Twenty-Five Years of D/3

    The NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) is an open process automation system that controls a wide variety of industrial processes. This video, produced to commemorate its 25th anniversary, recounts its history with archival images and humorous employee anecdotes.

    April 19, 2012