EPICS Key Visual

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.

DEVELOPED COLLABORATIVELY

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.

  • 2023-02-02
    EPICS Collaboration Meeting, Spring 2023
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    The Spring 2023 EPICS Collaboration Meeting will take place in-person from 24-28 April 2023, hosted by Fermilab in Batavia (near Chicago), Illinois, USA.

    More information will be available soon.

  • 2023-02-02
    EPICS Codeathon March 2023
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    Registration is open for the Spring 2023 EPICS Codeathon, which will be held in-person (remote participation possible) at Diamond from March 7 to March 10.

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

    Check both the meeting website and the Codeathon page for more details.

  • 2022-09-08
    Base 7.0.7 Released
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    Version 7.0.7 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.

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