FREE AND OPEN SOURCE
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.
POWERFUL AND RELIABLE
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
PROJECTS USING EPICS
The EPICS collaboration includes many dozens of projects, across disciplines, sizes and continents.
- 2019-06-21June 2019 Meeting Presentations Available-
The presentations of the last Collaboration Meeting (held at ITER from 3-7 June 2019) are available for download: separately through the timetable or as packaged archives.
Check the meeting website for more details.
- 2018-12-17Base 7.0.2 Released-
- 2018-12-12Base 3.16.2 Released-
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