Web-Based SCADA for Small Utilities

The OrionLX and LXm can be used to create a web-based SCADA system in either a centralized or distributed topology. In the centralized configuration, a single OrionLX polls existing RTUs at multiple substations, using any SCADA Master protocol or network connection. Using the OrionLX WEBserver options and Direct Video options, the centralized OrionLX serves out web pages for single-line diagrams, faceplates, trends and real-time data to a locally connected touchscreen HMI, or to remote computers and mobile devices using HTTPS. In the distributed topology, multiple OrionLX’s or LXm’s collect data at each substation and present web-based SCADA screens to multiple remote PCs or mobile clients.

 

Software for this Application

PostgreSQL

  • Open object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) used in the OrionLX to store SOE points, Alarms, Tags, and files in non-volatile Expanded Memory.

Security

  • Includes strong passwords, user privileges, firewall, key cryptography and security logging.

WEBserver XML

  • Includes XML protocol to transfer data into custom webpages. Also include Inkscape plug-ins to simplify point selection and for graphics libraries.

Protocols for this Application

HTTPs

  • Network application protocols for viewing and interacting with OrionLX webpages. HTTPS adds SSL-based security. The OrionLX is an HTTP / HTTPS server when others are viewing its standard and custom webpages; the OrionLX can also act as an HTTP / HTTPS client when ordered with the “Direct Video” VGA Multimedia Board which comes with a Midori browser.

Hardware for this Application

High Performance CPU

  • 1.33GHz. Includes 4GB Expanded Memory for Alarm-Archive Retentive (AAR) Software module.
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    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

    January 23, 2018 – January 25, 2018 San Antonio, Texas

    DistribuTECH 2018 – Booth #2135

    NovaTech will exhibit at the 2018 DistribuTECH in San Antonio, Texas from January 23 - 25. Please come visit us in Booth #2135 to see our latest product offerings.

  • 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

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