WELCOME! WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
R-EF GmbH is a research oriented company developing and
producing software engines for existing and future IT applications. The
EF in “R-EF” stands for “Development and Research” - in that order. Since the main
goal of research is to identify, understand, and solve problems, why not deal first
with the problems raised by our clients, partners, and our own development? Great
things can be discovered anywhere, if only one digs deep enough.
The R-EF website is partitioned in six main parts, as shown on
the navigation ‘hexacube’ © on the left. This hexagonal structure is a reminder
of R-EF’s two actual inventions, the “Tags for moving objects”, and the
“Secure Paper” (patents pending).
Our Company site informs you about who we are, what is our business
model, how you can invest on R-EF projects and their spin-offs, and how you can
become our partner. Furthermore, you can read our founder blogs (Anz\"atze")
under “The Si-villized Republic” entry.
The Research site contains several main research areas in which
we are actually involved. These are centered around ‘pragmatic’ machine learning
theory, also co-notated as ‘classification’ and some new data structures/algorithms
for associative memory. Next to come are some results in automated data extraction,
near optimal error correcting codes, and secure computing. This site also contains
the R-EF Journal, where we publish results of public interest. The first article
is about the “Storage Capacity of Visual Reference Tags”.
The Technology site explains some of the already available R-EF
technologies. These contain classification, search, database direct access, process
control, and visualization software engines. You can also download white papers
about the product features and application domain.
Recent and current Projects are listed here. These include some Reference
projects we developed in the past, like the “Seeing Scales” project with
Bizerba, some new developed projects like the “Reference Tags for Moving Objects”
and “Secure Paper”, as well as other projects under development. Investors
or potential partners interested in joining us can contact R-EF here.
The Products site describes our actual (and soon available) products.
R-EF products consist of SEDK’s (software engine developer’s kits) with a ‘universal’
API and wrapping a C++ library. The universal API uses only input and output strings
providing the engine functionalities and can be easily adapted to any programming
This site will be updated and extended regularly, while keeping constant its basic
structure. We are not requiring you to identify yourself in order to download papers,
software, or other content from it. However, we do require that certain R-EF content
be linked on your side to its original URL. We also ask you to refer to any of this
material via its original link on this site. The parts denoted by © are copyright
of R-EF, please contact us if you wish to use them. The design is the work of Peter
Rujan at PR-IMA Expose (www.prima-expose.de).