1/Tango Control System

This document describes Tango, a control system framework. This RFC define the specification of a control system following the philosophy of Tango.

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This Specification is a free and open standard and is governed by the Digital Standards Organization’s Consensus-Oriented Specification System.

The key words “MUST”, “MUST NOT”, “REQUIRED”, “SHALL”, “SHALL NOT”, “SHOULD”, “SHOULD NOT”, “RECOMMENDED”, “MAY”, and “OPTIONAL” in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

Tango Specification

The TANGO control system is a device-oriented controls toolkit for controlling any kind of hardware or software and building SCADA systems.


Tango aims to

The software used in large facilities can be compared with the software for stock markets – huge amount of data must be displayed on the monitor in a real time and being processed and being saved in databases for post processing.

So, the toolkit was mainly developed for research facilities needs, but the idea and concept (philosophy) behind was to create a framework.

Additionally, it aims to:

  • Provide …

  • Be usable as …

  • Be compatible …

Use Cases

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