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EPICS (Experimental Physics Industrial Control System) is a set of software tools and applications originally developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and
Argonne National Laboratory for the purpose of building distributed control systems to operate devices such as
Particle Accelerators, Large Experiments, Telescopes, etc.
The basic components needed are the Operator Interface(OPI), Input Output Controller(IOC), and a Local
Area Network(LAN) which allows the OPI and IOC to communicate.
- Interfaces to instrumentation from data acquisition, supervisory control, and steady-state control through a table entry database.
- Operator interface to all control system parameters through interactive displays.
- Data logging through a table entry archiving file.
- Alarm management through a table entry alarm file.
- Sequential control through a state definition language with convenient database interface routines.
- Channel access routines for interfacing the control system data to data analysis, third party software packages, adaptive control algorithms and any other functions not provided in the control system.
Current Version: 3.13.2
License Type: http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/aboutLegal.php
Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
- Debian Package: No
- RedHat RPM Package: No
- Other Packages: No
DEC VMS, DEC OSF1, DIGITAL UNIX, HPUX, LINUX, SILICON GRAPHICS,
SOLARIS, SUN4, WINDOWS NT, WIN32
Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:
http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/mail.php for mailing list info
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