NovaTech chooses straton IEC 61850

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NovaTech chooses straton IEC 61850

NovaTech chooses the straton IEC 61850 Integrated Development Environment for the OrionLX range of product.

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

au2mation, a Texas-based automation product and service provider, announced today that NovaTech, LLC (Lenexa, KS) has selected COPA-DATA's IEC61850 communications stack for integration into it's product range.


In 2010 NovaTech purchased from au2mation the straton IEC 61131-3 solution and integrated into their Orion product. The agreement to use the complementary IEC61850 solution extends the relationship.


Ray Wright, VP Marketing at NovaTech, said of the decision: "We evaluated the COPA-DATA IEC61850 communications stack along with offerings from other established suppliers. We selected COPA-DATA for the following reasons:

  • Our previous experience with COPA-DATA product (IEC 61131-3 controller software) was favorable. The code was very stable and training and support first class. This important development stayed right on schedule from start to finish.
  • The modern, object-oriented COPA-DATA 61850 software stack was deemed more suitable than competitor offerings, and the stack could seamlessly integrate with our existing products.
  • au2mation and COPA-DATA could provide licensing and commercial flexibility to meet our business model, including a favorable arrangement to use code with other NovaTech companies
  • au2mation and COPA-DATA provided professional pre-sales support including on-site software demonstration and local single point of contact for coordination."




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.


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