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.



TANGO Workshop at ICALEPCS 2015


A TANGO workshop will be held as part of the ICALEPCS 2015 conference in Melbourne.


The TANGO workshop will present the TANGO control system toolkit. The basics of TANGO and how to write a device server and client will be introduced. Then attendees will learn how to build graphical user interfaces using Taurus. An overview will be given of all the bindings to tools and languages which are available for TANGO. The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to the historical archiving system solutions, how to install and use them. The last session will be dedicated to advanced features in TANGO. The day will conclude with a question and answer discussion session.


  1. TANGO introduction to principles, guidelines and how to write a device server using the virtual box (90 minutes)
  2. Overview of TANGO tools on the virtual box (40 minutes)
  3. How to write client applications:
                    - Using Tango bindings : MATLAB , Labview
                    - Using Python
                    - Using Java
  4. Q&A session
  5. HDB/HDB++ presentation on how to install and configure (90 minutes)
  6. Advanced features of TANGO (60 minutes)
  7. Q&A session
Registration on the ICALEPCS 2015 registration page.
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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

Latest news


New release of Taurus 3.6.0 (Jul-15)


 The new release of Taurus is now available (source and windows installer).

Download if from PyPI here

To install from source, download the tarball, untar and run:
    % python install

The documentation is available here

The main improvements since taurus 3.4.0 (aka Jan15) are:
    - support of user creation/removal of custom external application
      launchers at run time (see #158)
    - support of LimaCCDs DS (see #175) and improvements in the codecs
    - taurusplot/trend uses the same order than the legend for exported
      data (see #161)
    - Fixed memory leaks in plots/trends (see #171)
    - fixed many bugs in TaurusPlot,  TaurusWheel,  TaurusImageDialog,
      and several other places
    - Docs: several improvements and made ReadTheDocs-compliant
For a detailed list of solved issues, see the  milestone-Jul15:  
You can also get the full log of commits, from your local git repo with:

    % git log 3.4.0..3.6.0

If you encounter problems installing or running this release, please
report them back to the taurus mailing list:

or put a ticket in the taurus project:



Zedboard TangoGateway @ Xilinx competition


A team of innovative young engineers from Grenoble have entered their Zedboard TangoGateway project to the Xilinx competition. Check out their project here and the video. Well done to Dino, Leo and Benjamin on going so far! We wish them good luck in the competition!


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