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Datasheets

  • OrionLX™ Multimedia Board  

    An optional Multimedia Board is now available on the OrionLX. This new expansion module includes the following ports:
    a. 15-pin D-Shell VGA port.
    b. Third Ethernet port (ETH2)
    c. One audio port.
    d. Two USB ports (USB4 and USB5).

    October 2, 2017

  • NovaTech Orion I/O  

    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,

    August 16, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    June 9, 2014

  • 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.

    February 18, 2013

  • VGA Touchscreen Monitor for OrionLX  

    A rugged VGA Touchscreen Monitor is available for the OrionLX™. Features include:
    • Viewable area: 19”
    • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
    • Contrast ratio: 700:1
    • Viewing angle: V/H 80°/75°
    • Response time: 8ms
    • Pixel pitch: 0.294mm
    • Maximum resolution: 1280 x 1024
    • Input power: 125V or 48V dc
    • 19” Rack-Mount or Panel-Moun

    May 3, 2012

  • 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

  • High Performance OrionLX 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.

    January 2, 2012

  • NCD3 Upgrade Datasheet  

    This note summarizes new features in NCD3 and describes the procedure for obtaining / updating to NCD3.

    October 19, 2011

  • Orion NCD Datasheet  

    NovaTech Communications Director (NCD) is a powerful software package for programming the Orion family of Automation Platforms. Users are able to configure multiple protocols without the need for tedious programming or scripting.

    October 4, 2011

  • 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

  • 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.

    February 4, 2011

  • D/3® Alarm Management Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) includes a powerful and flexible Alarm Management capability that focuses the operator on the most critical portions of the process needing attention.

    December 20, 2010

  • D/3® System Configuration Datasheet: A4  

    Configuring the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) using D/3 Windows configuration utilities is easier than ever. Configuration is mostly a matter of selecting the appropriate options by checking boxes and selecting from pull-down lists.

    December 20, 2010

  • Orion Security Features Comparison Datasheet  

    The OrionLX/Orion5rL Automation Platforms are designed with access controls, intrusion protection and security logging to meet or exceed NERC CIP Cyber Security standards for critical cyber assets. The OrionLX/Orion5rL are designed to provide a migration path to upgrade the existing Orion5/Orion5r platforms to meet these new security requirements. Configuration conversions tools are provided to preserve engineering investments. This datasheet summarizes security features on the OrionLX/Orion5rL compared to the Orion5/Orion5r.

    December 17, 2010

  • 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

  • Orion5 Datasheet  

    The Orion5 Automation Platform interfaces with Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) using their legacy or industry standard protocols. Information is shared between IEDs, RTUs, PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, and SCADA masters. The Orion5 enables utility engineering, operations, planning personnel, neighboring utilities, state power pools and regional transmission groups to share critical information.

    October 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

  • Orion NCD Datasheet: A4  

    NovaTech Communications Director (NCD) is a powerful software package for programming the Orion family of Automation Platforms. Users are able to configure multiple protocols without the need for tedious programming or scripting.

    August 29, 2008

  • Orion NCD 配置软件 Datasheet (Chinese)  

    NovaTech Communications Director (NCD) is a powerful software package for programming the Orion family of Automation Platforms. Users are able to configure multiple protocols without the need for tedious programming or scripting.

    June 1, 2008

  • OrionLX™ 自动化平台 Datasheet (Chinese)  

    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.

    June 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

  • PRP Redundant Ethernet for OrionLX™  

    Parallel Redundancy Protocol or “PRP” is a field-upgradeable Ethernet network resilience solution available on the OrionLX with the High Performance “CPX” CPU. With PRP, Ethernet messages are transmitted over two parallel network paths. If either network fails, the message still gets through without delay. PRP is also protocol independent making it an excellent choice for enhancing existing automation designs.

    November 4, 2015

  • Orion I/O D20 Upgrade  

    The NovaTech Orion I/O is now available in factory pre-wired assemblies to replace D20 I/O modules. For D20 modules with DB25 or “Disconnect” style connectors, replacement can be accomplished without any re-wiring. For D20 I/O modules with “Barrier” or “Compression” style connectors, existing wires can be re-landed to the same terminal location.

    July 28, 2017