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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.

  • 2021-04-22
    EPICS Collaboration Meeting Summer 2021

    The Spring 2021 EPICS Collaboration Meeting will now take place from 6-9 July 2021, hosted by the Canadian Light Source.

    Register at the meeting website.

  • 2021-03-01
    Base 7.0.5 Released

    Base-7.0.5 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.

  • 2021-02-15
    EPICS online Codeathon March 2021
    Developer meeting -

    Registration is now open for the EPICS Collaboration online Codeathon and Documentathon, which will be held from March 8 to March 12, 2021.

    There will be a variety of projects for participants to work on, accommodating a range of technical skills and experience.

    Check the meeting website for more details.

Experimental Physics
and Industrial Control System

EPICS 7 – Latest Major Release

This 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