NovaTech chooses straton

NovaTech chooses the Straton IEC61131-3 Integrated Development Environment for the OrionLX range of product.

Houston, TX October 20, 2010 ' au2mation, a Texas-based automation product and service provider, announced today that NovaTech, LLC (Lenexa, KS) has selected COPA-DATA's STRATON® to provide an IEC61131-3 environment on their OrionLX Automation Platform.


STRATON® is the most flexible IEC-61131-3 environment on the market. From embedded solutions to soft logic, STRATON® is designed for OEMs, hardware and software manufacturers and is available as a full package or software components to suit a wide range of needs. Its flexibility and standards compatibility ensure simplicity of use and ease of integration with other vendor products.


Ray Wright, VP Marketing at NovaTech, said of the decision: 'We evaluated COPA-DATA's IEC61131-3 software along with offerings from other established suppliers. We selected STRATON® for the following reasons:

  • The ability to seamlessly integrate STRATON® into our existing OrionLX offline configuration tool
  • Proven runtime support in our OrionLX Linux platform
  • Software stability - no crashes or unexpected behavior were experienced during our thorough evaluation period
  • Licensing and commercial flexibility to meet our business model (escrow, one-time vs. unit payment models, terms, etc.)
  • Professional pre-sales support including on-site software demonstration and local single point of contact for coordination
  • Hands-on training to enable our design team to get a jump start on development


About NovaTech and Orion


NovaTech is a provider of process automation, electric power measurement, and substation automation and integration solutions with over 30 years of experience and more than 100,000 products and systems installed worldwide.
The NovaTech OrionLX Automation Platform, on which the STRATON® IEC61131-3 software will run, performs the role of multiple automation devices in the substation - RTU, HMI, PLC, Relay Communications Processor, DA Controller, SOE Recorder and Alarm Annunciator - leading to engineering and operations savings. The balance of versatility and ease-of-use have earned Orion the top spot in the 'Automation Processor market (2009 Newton Evans study) and 100 new utility customers in the past five years.


About au2mation


au2mation delivers business value to utility customers through the application of automation in a three step process ' supervize, analyze and optimize. To deliver this process au2mation provides consultancy, design, implementation, supply and support services using its own resources and in partnership with key alliances. au2mation is the North American representative for COPA-DATA and their range of products, tools and stacks that provide IEC61131-3 and related solutions.




Founded in 2002, COPA-DATA's mission is to provide software tools and components for embedded systems in the field of industrial control for customers that are looking for robustness, extreme quality, long term working relationships, compatibility assurance and full standards compliance. Focused on IEC 61131-3, COPA-DATA's technology is designed for all automation solutions, from machinery and controller manufacturers to system integrators and machine builders.