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Windows Tools (formerly Win32 Extensions)

EPICS Windows Tools is a collection of EPICS Extension programs with some DLLS and command line channel access utility tools from EPICS base. They are built for systems running Microsoft Windows (9x, NT, 2000, XP, or 7) and are packaged as a Windows installer msi file. For execution they require a PC X server such as Hummingbird Exceed. The programs provided are:

    EPICS Extensions

  • adt.exe (Array Display Tool)
  • alh.exe (Alarm Handler)
  • histTool.exe (HistTool)
  • StripTool.exe (StripTool)
  • medm.exe (MEDM)
  • probe.exe (Probe)
  • sga.exe (GIF Animator)
  • EPICS Base command line channel access tools

  • caRepeater.exe (See Readme.txt)
  • ca_test.exe (Command-line test program)
  • caget.exe
  • cainfo.exe
  • caput.exe
  • excas.exe (example CA server)
  • caget.exe

Information about most of the above programs can be found in the Extensions area of this website. Look at the Application Developers Guide for the tools which are part of EPICS Base.


The Readme1.44.txt file provides information about this package.


The following releases are MicroSoft Installer (MSI) files. Double clicking the file should start the installation.

The following are Windows self-extracting executable archives.

The software can also be found in the Distributions Download section of this website.

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