Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System
The following is a list of EPICS distributions - analagous to a Linux
distribution, these collections of EPICS software have been proven to work
together. It is much quicker to download and install a distribution than it
would be to obtain all of the individual pieces and install them separately.
Some distributions contain binaries from EPICS Base and/or various extensions,
others may comprise source code only.
synApps is a collection of record
types, device support, sequence programs and operator displays developed by the
BCDA group at APS for X-ray beamline control systems and distributed as source
Debian: The NSLS-II Controls
Package Repository at NSLS-II contains EPICS Base, RTEMS and CExp, EDM, DM2K
and a number of modules, tools and EPICS extensions built and packaged for use
with Debian Linux.
The ITER CODAC
Core System is the development and interface kit for plant instrumentation
and control systems at the international ITER project.
Oak Ridge have
created a CA Client installer for Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x) on Intel 32/64 bit,
which contains the Base client libraries along with EDM, a framework for
Objective-C, JCA/JNI, their WebCA plugin and the CAML software.
Windows Tools is a collection of EPICS libraries
and extensions programs, compiled and packaged with an installer for systems
running Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7). These are built using Hummingbird
Exceed but can run with other Windows X-servers.
disk image of 32-bit Scientific Linux 5.8 containing EPICS and a number of
extensions and modules is available from Creighton University. It contains
Base 18.104.22.168, Sequencer 2.1.12, Asyn 4-21, MEDM 3.1.7,
EDM 1.12.85, Probe 22.214.171.124, VDCT 2.6.1274 and
StripTool 126.96.36.199. Email
Jiro Fujita to obtain the account
name and password in order to use this image.
Hathaway TIS-4000 is a commercial SCADA
package that was based on an early version of EPICS. Under the original license
agreement with Tate/Hathaway, all enhancements to EPICS were to be provided back
to the EPICS community. Three different releases of TIS-4000 are now available;
the source for the latest of these can be browsed online.
Gabriele Carcassi has been pushing Java libraries that are useful to the
EPICS community (for example JCA, CAL, PVData, PVAccess, pvmanager etc.) to the
Maven central repository. No special setup is required; the group ID is