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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.
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.
Registration on the ICALEPCS 2015 registration page.
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
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.
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.