SCADA Systems

Secure Browser-Based SCADA Systems

Engineering, Documentation and Testing for Small to Mid-Sized Electric Utilities

We leverage the open standards, security and flexibility of our WEBserver HMI software to provide license-free SCADA functionality at a fraction of the cost of loading and maintaining PC-based SCADA software packages. For users with basic requirements for system visualization, alarm management, remote breaker control and limited data archival and trending, NovaTech can provide a complete SCADA system requiring only browser access from user PCs. In these systems, a local or remote OrionLX serves out standard and customized web pages. This browser-only design eliminates software maintenance and load issues on user PCs. NovaTech engineers can also design and commission a secure communication link between the OrionLX Webserver HMI and user PCs, including VPN and firewalls.

Services

Communications Design

  • Professional Project Manager assigned to all jobs
  • Database design and back-up
  • Configuration of alarms and fault record dissemination via email or file transfer
  • Set-up of reporting package, including reporting of peak loads

Security

  • Full security package to current NERC/CIP standards, including specific operator privileges for specific SCADA tasks, Encryption, Firewall, Strong passwords, and Logging of operator actions

Testing and Installation

  • Complete factory acceptance test and documentation package
  • Onsite point-to-point checkout with RTUs

Custom Screen Development

  • One-line diagram
  • IED Zoom Screens
  • Breaker, tap and cap controls screens
  • Communication diagnostics screens

Standard Screens

  • Tagging
  • Sequence of Events
  • Alarms
  • Trending

Support for Legacy NovaView Plus Systems

NovaTech can provide extensions and modifications to legacy NovaView Plus systems, including adding new RTUs, new users, new pages and new IEDs. Current and earlier software versions of NovaView Plus are maintained at our Lenexa engineering center.

  • TechTalk Summer 2017  

    Orion I/O Upgrade Assemblies for D20 I/O Modules
    South African Partnerships
    Split-Core CT Option in M872

    August 2, 2017

  • TechTalk Fall 2017  

    Bitronics Pole Top Power Monitor
    Orion Active-Standby Redundancy
    Orion I/O Update (new Model # Generator, and new video)
    NCD v3.31

    November 15, 2017

  • 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.

    December 6, 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

  • TechTalk Winter 2017  

    DistribuTECH 2017 Edition
    Orion I/O Advertisement Spotlight
    PRC-002 Compliance Literature

    January 10, 2017

  • 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

  • Additional Datasheets, Application Notes, Customer Success Stories and other documents in our documentation library

  • Bitronics 70 Series in Relay Upgrade Application

    This video shows how a Northwest utility uses the Bitronics M871 to captures a fault and provides key information to the utility. Features such as SCADA data, distance-to-fault, disturbance recording, etc., that weren’t present, can be made available from the M87x. Installing the Bitronics M871 to automate the distribution substation is a low-cost option to performing a relay upgrade or installing an expensive fault recorder.

    April 18, 2017

  • 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

  • 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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