Latest news


31st TANGO meeting - FULLY BOOKED!


We remind you that the TANGO collaboration meeting will take place in Florence, hosted by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in the nice location of Convitto de La Calza, from June 6th to 8th.

All the seats have been taken - if you are still interested in attending then please follow the event via the online streaming. Details on how to follow the event online will be posted here as soon as they are known.

You can find the program here:


Read more


Tango 9.2.5a released

Announcement Release

The Tango kernel team is pleased to announce the release of Tango 9.2.5a. You can download the source distribution from the download section.

Read more


New release of Sardana 2.2.0 (Jan17)


The new Sardana release 2.2.0 (corresponding to the Jan17 milestone) is now available to download from PyPI (source and windows installer)

Read more


MARS City uses Tango


The MARS City project to simulate living on Mars has adopted Tango as their unifying protocol for connecting their devices. Read about it in the Testimonies section.

See all news

The community

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

Join now! to have full access to the forum and post questions. 

More than :

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

Kernel developers are powered by jetbrains.pngJetbrains


Fork me on GitHub

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.



31st Tango Collaboration meeting

Florence (Italy)

The next general assembly of the TANGO community will take place from the 6th of June 2017 2 PM to, 8th of June 2017 5:00 PM at Firenze (Italy) organized by the   Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory , a member of INAF (National Institute for AstroPhysics)

You can find detailed information on Venue, Registration and Abstract submission here

The draft summary agenda is:

  • 6th June 2017
    • 9:00 to 12:30  Tango steering committee meeting (restricted session)
    • 13:30 to 17:00 Tango Community meeting Plenary session 1
  • 7th of June
    • 9:00 to 12:30  Tango Community meeting Plenary session 2
    • 13:30 to 17:00 Tango Community meeting Plenary session 3
  • 8th of June
    • 9:00 to 12:30  Tango Community meeting Plenary session 4
    • 13:30 to 17:00 Closing session and Visit of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory


See all the events

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