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


ICALEPCS 2015 Abstracts deadline


The deadline for Abstracts for ICALEPCS 2015 conference on control systems for large and small physics experiments is the 1 March 2015. Don't forget to submit an abstract to this conference which will host a workshop on TANGO and where you can meet a number of TANGO Controls specialists. TANGO was officially "born" at the ICALEPCS series of conferences when it was first presented at the ICALEPCS 1999 conference.


New website goes live


Since last night the TANGO Controls Community website (this website!) has a new look :

It went live at 19:00. Thanks to everyone who made this new website happen! Now it is in the hands of the community to make it live! Please join us and use the forum, post news items, provide us with your feedback via the contact form.

Installing TANGO on Ubuntu 14.04 video


Installing TANGO on Ubuntu could not be easier! A new video (in French with English) sub-titles explains how to step by step:

Thank you to Mohamed Cherif Areour for this video!

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