The community

TANGO Controls is an open-source community collaborating on the development of the TANGO control system framework eco-system.

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More than :

  • 150 active members
  • 500+ device classes
  • 3 Million lines of code
  • 1 000 downloads of the core
  • 25 international partners


Open Source

TANGO is an Open Source solution for SCADA and DCS. Open Source means you get all the source code under an Open Source free licence (LGPL and GPL). Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are typically industrial type systems using standard hardware. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are more flexible control systems used in more complex environments. Sardana is a good example of a TANGO based Beamline SCADA.



29th Tango Collaboration Meeting

Solaris (Krakow, Poland)

The next general assembly of the TANGO community will take place at the brand new Solaris synchrotron in Krakow (Poland).

The meeting will include a special training session on interactive development tools by JetBRAINS.

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TANGO community meetings

The TANGO community meetings take place each year alternately in one of the 15 institutes members of the TANGO consortium. 

They group together all the members of the community with the developers. They present the last technical progress and agree on the development strategy and roadmap

Last news


French students present TANGO


Today a group of French students studying for Licence Pro at the Lycee Gresivaudan Meylan close to Grenoble presented their understanding of TANGO Control systems after four afternoons learning and playing with TANGO. The result (in French) is available online.


Mobile Tango Software Development Kit


The Mobile Tango Software Development Kit (mTangoSDK) v. 1.0.1 is now officially released

Thanks to Igor Khokhriakov (Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht

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ELI TANGO workshop presentations online


The ELI TANGO workshop presentations are now available online.

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