Company History

Silver Bullet History


Silver Bullet Technology software and solutions have come to serve as the de facto standard for financial institutions under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and founder Bryan Clark. Prior to founding Silver Bullet Technology, Clark was an item processing application developer for seven years. During that time, he developed OS/2-based CAR software using neural network technology.


Clark founded Silver Bullet Technology in 1997, and began providing contract application development services to companies in the item processing industry. Over the next two years, Silver Bullet made its mark by assisting in the design of NCR’s WiseIP interface, writing WiseIP software for NCR to drive 779X transports, and providing WiseIP training to NCR support group and resellers. During that time, Silver Bullet also collaborated with NCR and developed its first product— a 7780 simulator. That product, now known as IP Simulator™, is currently being used by most NCR resellers in the United States, making NCR Silver Bullet’s largest customer.


In 2000, Silver Bullet developed and released Ranger® for NCR and Unisys transports. Just one year later, Ranger was released for Panini S1 Vision series, SEAC RDS 6000 and 3000, and BancTec E-Series sorters.


Silver Bullet furthered industry knowledge in 2002 by releasing a report comparing CAR/LAR engines, and continued to release products throughout the year. Ranger was enhanced to support Panini MyVision X, 20 and 50 transports, and an advanced version of Bullet OCR was developed using a patented Silver Bullet technology. Most notably, Silver Bullet developed and released several brand new products. Sidewinder was introduced for A2iA, Parascript, IBM CAR/LAR, Orbograph, Mitek and Unisys SoftCAR+ engines. Silver Bullet partnered with Panini NA and CheckTech to create the reject repair product MICR Mend and MICR Patch. Silver Bullet also partnered with Unisys and Firstar/US Bank to develop Chameleon, a product that allows Unisys applications to run unchanged on non-Unisys transports.


Silver Bullet continues to provide critical tools, applications, and services to support check truncation in the United States. For the years ahead, Silver Bullet is working to ensure that all transports are sold with the Ranger interface.