The Pepperl+Fuchs R2000 Driver

This is the Doxygen documentation of a driver for the Pepperl+Fuchs OMD10M-R2000-B23 laser range finder.

The driver is based upon the widespread boost asio library (

The driver comes as a library, which contains the actual driver, and has additionally a ROS-Node interface to the Robot Operating System (, which can optionally be used.

Usage with ROS

The ROS package consists of the driver library and a node named r2000_node, which is linked to the library. This is the actual driver node.

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Quick Start

Set the IP-Address of the scanner in launch/gui_example.launch and run the following command:

roslaunch pepperl_fuchs_r2000 gui_example.launch

This starts RViz ( and the driver and you should see the measuring output of the scanner.

Basic usage without ROS

The basic usage of the driver library code (C++11 style) is as follows:

#include <pepperl_fuchs_r2000/r2000_driver.h> 

int main(int argc, char **argv)
  bool success;

  pepperl_fuchs::R2000Driver driver;
  success = driver.connect(""); // Replace IP 
  success = driver.setScanFrequency(35);     // Set scanner frequency in the range [10;50]
  success = driver.setSamplesPerScan(3600);  // Set samples per scan in the range [72,25200] (valid values are listed in manual)

  auto params = driver.getParameters();      // Get all parameter values as std::map<string, string>
  for( auto key_value : params )
  { Do something with the parameter values }

  success = driver.startCapturingUDP();      // Notice: startCapturingTCP() also exists

      pepperl_fuchs::ScanData  scandata = driver.getFullScan(); // Do something with:
      scandata.headers;                                         // headers,
      scandata.distance_data;                                   // distances and
      scandata.amplitude_data;                                  // amplitudes


Author(s): Denis Dillenberger
autogenerated on Mon Feb 28 2022 23:05:46