RAF Technology Revolutionary Pattern Recognition

RAF is the global leader in AI-driven pattern recognition, intelligent data extraction, and signature verification software for enterprise, government, and postal authorities.  RAF is the OCR solution of choice for customers in more than 30 countries because performance matters.
RAF is a Volaris Group company

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Validate Addresses

Quickly scan multiple letters, flats, and parcels to match recipient data with millions of records in our Smart Match directory.

Interpret Low Resolutions

Resolve errors for handwritten and poorly-printed characters to achieve validation and correction success.

Increase Read Rates

Dynamically detect and validate unique characters in any language with the lowest error rate on the market.

Reduce Reprocessing

Recognize names and addresses on first pass to eliminate costly reprocessing procedures.

Customer Support

Experience 24-hour personal customer and technical support when you need it.

Manage Inventory

Our solutions can recognize patterns on materials to support inventory management.

Faster Processing

Accelerate operations with OCR that quickly detects and validates any character in any language.

Custom Solutions

RAF works with customers to support their unique commercial warehouse needs.

Secure Authentication

Verify documents and character patterns faster to ensure material authenticity.

Detect Threats

Quickly process IDs, flag anomalies, and detect potential fraud or security threats.

Adaptive Learning

Our AI-driven OCR solutions get more accurate with every read.

Validate Signatures

Process registration forms and authenticate voter identities through signature verification.

Experience and Innovation Combined

About RAF Technology

Our flexible pattern recognition and optical character recognition (OCR) software solutions based on AI enable customers to more effectively process materials, capture relevant information, and verify data to increase productivity and grow revenues.

Founded in 1989, RAF Technology was acquired by Volaris Group in 2023.

15 Years Using Machine Learning for Product Development

30 Countries Using Our Solutions Internationally

98% Customer Retention

The RAF Guarantee

Are you in operations?

Operations managers can reduce re-reads and errors on the warehouse floor to streamline inbound and outbound sorting processes. Lessen machine and human error when verifying patterns and addresses at the highest speeds.

Are you an engineer?

Feel confident that RAF develops every product using AI and Machine Learning for continuous process improvement and future-focused pattern recognition solutions.

Are you a business leader?

Adaptable and cost-effective, RAF helps postal, government, and supply chain CXOs by improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and positively impacting revenue.

Products and Offerings

RAF uses AI to develop several products with a variety of address, pattern, and signature verification capabilities. Select a product mark below to learn more.
ePacket
The pattern recognition solution for complex ePackets streamlines cross border shipping.
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Argosy Post
Argosy Post resolves a wide range of print sizes, fonts, and print resolutions that cause problems for standard readers.
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Project Discovery
For new customers and pattern recognition use cases, we first meet with organization stakeholders to understand their needs.
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Parcel Vision
Parcel Vision enables OCR for different parcel shapes and sizes. Parcel Vision automatically identifies critical points of data to extract through omni-directional recognition.
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Smart Script
Smart Script uses innovative AI techniques, algorithms, and neural network technology to adapt and identify different handwriting styles from various countries.
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Smart Match
SmartMatch is a configurable multi-line textual fuzzy pattern matcher with a fully integrated, customizable directory.
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Smart Match-i
With Smart Match-i, the Smart Match international, we work with customers to build a separate unique directory for each new country.
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Argosy Mobile
Provides advanced data extraction and error detection through a mobile application powered by Smart Match's address verification directory.
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SigVerify
SigVerify's signature matching software automates scanning and validation for voting by mail, package signatures, and finance management.
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FAQs

Find answers to common questions about RAF.
Who is RAF Technology?

RAF Technology is the leading software provider of machine print and handwritten pattern recognition for the postal and parcel industry, and for a variety of commercial and government use cases worldwide.

Who can benefit from RAF?

For companies looking to upgrade their Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, RAF provides state-of-the-art, and cost-effective solutions to support many postal, commercial warehouse, and government use cases. Whether it's verifying hard-to-read machine-print or handwritten shipping labels, detecting and matching signatures, supporting ePacket distribution, leveraging advanced address learning, helping customers build their international address verification directories, or working with any sorting and visual equipment OEM, we've got you covered.

How do RAF software solutions work?

RAF’s omni-font OCR engine takes an individual character and determines what the character is within a certain confidence. RAF’s approach to dynamic character examination utilizes sophisticated algorithms that analyze each perspective character to accurately interpret data versus applying simpler and less accurate recognition techniques. It returns alternative characters in ambiguous cases. The software is scalable and versatile. For example, it can work with multiple cameras to capture images on any side of a box.

Why do companies depend on RAF Technology for their pattern recognition needs?

In one word, it’s Performance. Our pattern recognition software boasts the highest read rates in the industry.
• Unmatched speed and accuracy: When it comes to detecting and verifying even the most difficult-to-read machine print and handwritten characters, RAF is the leader with a proven 5% higher accuracy on average than our competitors. Let our software improve your processes and save valuable time.
• Versatility: Partners and postal authorities reduce deployment costs because RAF works with the equipment and operations hardware already in place. RAF solutions can be adapted to solution visual data recognition needs for any industry from pharmaceutical, to insurance, manufacturing, public sector, and retail.
• Trust: For 30 years, RAF has partnered with the industry’s top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for cameras, sorters, and conveyer belts to reduce sorting errors. RAF has 22 patents and is a trusted industry leader. Our customer service is quick, personable, and supportive.
• Advanced Address and Signature Learning: Developed using machine learning and adaptive intelligence, RAF software becomes more reliable with every read.
• Address Validation Directories: We use your data and our technology to build comprehensive address verification directories in almost any country to reduce the risk of undeliverable mail.

How can I integrate RAF Software?

RAF is equipment agnostic and works with what the customer may already have in place or with any new sorting devices, cameras, conveyer belts, or robots that they plan to deploy. RAF partners with top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and solution integrators in the industry.

What support is available?

RAF’s offers world-class, custom, and quick technical support. For custom or new solutions, our technical team provides planning, and proof of concept, and deployment services.

How can I get started?

Contact sales@raf.com for an assessment of your pattern recognition needs, or for a demo.

Latest Success Stories

See how RAF helps customers streamline their operations and save costs.
Croatian Post uses RAF OCR to deliver next-day service

The new automated parcel sorting machine and improved OCR empower Croatian Post to process 15,000 parcels per hour and sort 180,000 letters an hour.

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Latvia Post invests in new processing software from RAF and sorting equipment from BlueCrest

Latvia Post looks to RAF and BlueCrest to handle growing cross border e-commerce packets and to provision more accurate data.

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Now we provide increasingly fast, high-quality, and flexible services to our customers, both locally and internationally, thanks to RAF. This is just one of many steps in a far-reaching modernization and we do not intend stopping now.
Mārcis Vilcāns
Board Chairman, Latvia Post
RAF Technology’s OCR software worked with BlueCrest for our new, quicker, and more reliable sorting system. The new technology ensures timely delivery, even during our peak loads of 2.5 million mail items a day. I look forward to future cooperation with RAF.
Ivan Culo
CEO, Croation Post

Transforming Pattern Recognition Software

Join the ever growing list of OEM, speciality, and Solution Integrator partners depending on RAF for OCR, Smart Match directory, and Signature validation.

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