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

Latest news


SKA choose TANGO for the world's largest radio-telescope


SKA choose TANGO for controlling the future world's largest radio telescope.

11 member countries are the cornerstone of SKA and around 100 organisations across about 20 countries are participating in the design and development of the SKA.

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Tango at Open Hardware Algerie


TANGO was demonstrated at the recent Open Hardware Algerie meeting at the Université des Science Technique Houari Boumedien (USTHB) in Alger. It generated quite a lot of interest and who knows maybe in the future TANGO will be running some hardware in Algeria. Check out the Open Hardware Algerie page for more info.


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.

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