Orion Systems Principal Activities
Orion’s people have substantial backgrounds in the Master Systems Integration (MSI) of complex and mission-critical multi-vendor and multi-technology environments such as Port and Airport Operating Systems and their sub-systems, Railway terminals, Energy operations control rooms, Airport baggage handling systems, Security and Surveillance systems, Security Control Rooms, BMS systems and many others.
It often happens that technologies requiring to be integrated are not compatible for a variety of reasons; however Orion has the skills in-house to create protocols, API’s and software drivers that will make the integration possible.
Security has risen to the very top of the agenda in the Middle East and Africa, and we have the skills and experience to be able to engage at every level of the Security framework. From the design of complete Integrated Security Management Systems (ISMS) to the architecture of CCTV, VMS and Video Analytics surveillance systems for Safer Cities, to the specification and integration of the individual components of a Physical Security system – Access Control, Gate Management, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, and others.
Cyber security for Industrial Control Systems such as SCADA and PLC is also increasingly a focus of attention because many of these systems are vulnerable to cyber attack. Orion can perform a connection topology analysis and risk assessment and develop and deliver a programme to harden the security profile of key ICS environments, tailored to the needs and resources of the client organization.
Manufacturing Systems Software
Automated production-line operations have to run on software that is lean enough to enable synchronised commands to be executed by lasers and robots in milliseconds. Structured Programming achieves this goal. The adoption of common control systems development and management methodologies and standards by the different operations within the manufacturing process creates a homogeneous integrated environment that can deliver substantial benefits in operational efficiency and cost savings. Orion’s technical team has significant background and skills in automated production-line industrial manufacturing systems development.
Software Applications and Industrial Drivers
Many years of experience of successfully implementing complex integration projects in the field enable Orion’s Software Engineering teams to quickly and effectively create and deliver the highest-quality software drivers and applications for the integration of disparate industrial and commercial control systems and technologies, providing seamless real-time single-window situational awareness, alerting and control across the generally siloed environments of Facilities, Operations, Security and Enterprise Systems.
Specialist areas where our people have exceptional industrial software driver and systems integration applications expertise include PLC-based Systems, Distributed Control Systems, Building Management Systems, SCADA, CCTV and Access Control Systems, Physical Security Information Management Systems and Laser and Robotics Systems.
RFID and Wireless
RFID and Wireless systems – tags, readers, software and networks – are now a significant, robust, proven and core element of critical operational environments globally.
Orion has a long-standing appreciation of the value that wireless and RFID systems bring to so many varied projects, and has developed both its own in-house expertise and strategic partnerships with leading international technology and systems companies in the industry, enabling us to architect and deliver state-of-the art solutions – either stand-alone or integrated with client operational and business systems.
Orion is an ISO 9001 certified company.