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EPICS is developed as a public open source project. The source code is freely available according to the EPICS Open License.


EPICS was created through collaborative contributions from scientific facilities since a long time. It is the preferred choice for complex, large scale distributed control system applications.


The launch of EPICS 7 marks the biggest change of the EPICS code base for over 10 years. The new, feature-rich pvAccess protocol enables many new applications with unprecedented performance and capacity. Read more


The EPICS collaboration includes many dozens of projects, across disciplines, sizes and continents.

  • 2020-09-04
    EPICS Collaboration Meeting in October 2020

    The 2020 EPICS Collaboration Meeting will be held virtually in the week of 19-23 October 2020, organized by the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

    Check the meeting website for more details.

  • 2020-08-21
    Base Released

    Base- of the EPICS 7 release series is now available for download.
    Please visit the appropriate release page for details, and be sure to read the Release Notes.

  • 2019-11-19
    EPICS Codeathon 2020
    Developer meeting -

    An EPICS Codeathon will be held from February 11-14 2020 (i.e. Tuesday to Friday) at Diamond Light Source in the UK. We will spend 4 days fixing bugs, designing and developing new features and/or writing documentation.

    More information is available from the event page; instructions on registering will be published as soon as we [...]

Experimental Physics
and Industrial Control System

EPICS 7 – New Major Release

The new major release of EPICS Base expands the capabilities of EPICS beyond the well-established process control layer, familiar from EPICS 3.  To support scientific and other applications that need higher levels of abstraction, a powerful structured data system and an efficient data transfer protocol have been added. Read More

What is EPICS?

EPICS is a set of software tools and applications which provide a software infrastructure for use in building distributed control systems to operate devices such as Particle Accelerators, Large Experiments and major Telescopes. Such distributed control systems typically comprise tens or even hundreds of computers, networked together to allow communication between them and to provide control and feedback of the various parts of the device from a central control room, or even remotely over the internet. Read More