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NovaTech selects COPALP’s STRATON for IEC61131-3 programming

October 26, 2010 – NovaTech (Lenexa, KS) selected COPALP’s STRATON to provide an IEC61131-3 environment on their OrionLX Automation Platform.

Ray Wright, VP Marketing at NovaTech, said of the decision: “We evaluated COPALP’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 is the North American representative for COPALP and their range of products, tools and stacks that provide IEC61131-3 and related solutions.

    About COPALP
    Founded in 2002, COPALP’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, COPALP’s technology is designed for all automation solutions, from machinery and controller manufacturers to system integrators and machine builders.
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