Taranta (Webjive until v.1.1.5) is a web application that allows a user to create a graphical user interface to interact with Tango devices. The interface may include a variety of charts, numerical indicators, dials, commands that can be used to monitor and to control devices. Very little knowledge of web technologies is needed.

With Taranta you can use your web browser to:

  • View a list of all Tango devices

  • View and modify device properties

  • View and execute device commands

  • Create dashboards for interacting with Tango devices.

Online demo

https://webjive-demo.maxiv.lu.se/demodb (log in with demo/demo).

Current version

This is version 1.3.1 of Taranta.

For developers

Usage of the source repository

  1. Clone the repository.

  2. Run

npm install
  1. Type

npm start

Minimum node version: 7.6 (introduced async/wait)

Verified working node version: 9.11.2 (currently used by the dockerfile)

Docker >= v18 and GNU Make must be installed.


Taranta was initially written by the KITS Group at MAX IV Laboratory. Since 2018 also SKA Teams are developing it.