Owning and operating an electricity distribution network of 800 square kilometers of diverse geography in central Canterbury, Orion NZ Ltd is focused on maintaining an uninterrupted, reliable power supply to the 200,000 customers connecting into their network.


Key challenges

Power distribution lines and substations are typically protected by protection relays to ensure that even under severe fault conditions the line and the equipment connected to that line is protected. This protection thereby minimizes the impact on end users from any power disruption.

Orion’s requirements for a teleprotection solution included:

  • Ultra-low latency and phase jitter to meet the design criteria for teleprotection circuits;
  • The ability to be installed acress difficult terrain – often in areas where stringent environmental standards would need to be met;
  • An approach which would not depend upon the installation of fiber or microwave links.



Mimomax Optimized Protection Variant (OPV) – a variant of the MIMO linking product family providing a guaranteed bandwidth serial interface with ultra-low latency and jitter.

Application: Teleprotection.

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Industries we work in

Our robust communication solutions are deployed across the globe in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations to support industrial infrastructure for Utility, Oil and Mining companies and to provide linking for Public Safety and Transport organisations. 

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