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.

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  • amazon web services
  • Virtualbox



ICALEPCS 2017 Tango Workshop

This workshop will give a general overview of the TANGO control system framework and its different aspects including latest developments.

The following general topics will be covered:

  • General overview of Tango concepts
  • Latest developments
  • New features in tools
  • PyTango and ITango
  • RestApi & Cloud

The TANGO virtual machine will be used to demonstrate the following:

  • Designing a simple TANGO device server, developing the code, debugging and deploying it
  • Configuring properties, attribute properties, events, polling, archiving
  • Accessing it from generic clients.ATK, JDraw, Taurus, ITango, RestApi

The detailed workshop program is online at this Indico site:

Participants will receive instructions on how to install the TANGO Virtual Machine on their own laptop so they can follow the practical examples during the workshop. Due to the full programme only limited help can be provided during the workshop breaks. Participants are encouraged to install Tango and ask for help before the workshop and/or pair up with someone who has.

To register please refer to the ICALEPCS Workshop site.

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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