The Universal Check Scanner Interface

Providing Check Scanner Independence

Ranger Transport API is a software tool that allows you to use virtually any item processing software with virtually any check scanning hardware. You are no longer limited to using one type of check scanner to run your item processing applications. Ranger gives you the flexibility to use check scanners manufactured by different vendors, without making any changes to your applications.

Ranger also includes a powerful feature called the pass through API, allowing the application developer to call the underlying scanner-specific interface to access unique hardware features.

Immediate support for multiple scanners with zero or minimal application changes

Freedom to use a universal check scanning language to drive almost any check scanner

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Helps you focus on higher priority projects instead of maintaining scanner interfaces

Knowledgeable, courteous, and responsive technical support team to assist with any issue

Detects image defects at the source through our Image Quality Analysis software

Supports every feature of every supported scanner

Reduces development time = Faster time to market

Results in a generic integration process while allowing for the unique features of each OEM’s native API

Benefits of Ranger

Saves You Time

Ranger Transport API serves as a universal interface and it is easy to learn and use. Ranger-based applications require no changes in order to support new check scanner hardware. Therefore, you save time in product development and you eliminate the need to staff programmers for each type of check scanner, resulting in a reduced time to market.

Reduces Maintenance Costs

Ranger handles scanner-specific programming differences. Thus, you have less source code to maintain.

Adds Value to Your Application

Ranger offers the check scanner portability and flexibility to your application. These are benefits that your customers are willing to pay for, increasing your revenue opportunity. It also allows you to compete more effectively with vendors of multi-scanner applications.

Saves You Money

Ranger saves you money by allowing you to focus on your strengths. As a check scanner vendor, you are a hardware expert and may view check scanner API software as a necessary evil. Since Ranger provides a powerful application development environment, you no longer need to compete on the basis of check scanner software features.

Moves Your Product

The development of an industry standard, such as Ranger, typically serves as a catalyst for increased hardware sales. Every manufacturer has seen their development units sit on the shelf waiting for potential resellers to port their applications to their proprietary API. With Ranger, your product moves.

Reduced Number of Development Units

With Ranger, you will see a reduction in the number of development units in the field. Ranger allows your product to plug into over 100 popular software applications. Typically, no development effort is required. Potential resellers can now use the Ranger check scanner simulator to port their applications. Once their application is up and running on Ranger, you can send out a development transport.

Provides Additional Value

Ranger gives you the ability to provide professional software tools to your resellers. We offer a rich set of development tools including a developer-oriented web site, ActiveX-based API, programming documentation, check scanner simulator, sample code, utilities, training classes, as well as email and phone support. You save even more money by letting Silver Bullet provide software technical support to application developers.

Saves You Money

With Ranger, you save money with new item processing systems by using existing check scanner hardware.

Facilitates Integration

Transports obtained through company acquisition can be integrated into existing item processing systems.

Scanner Independence

  • No waiting for added support to a new scanner
  • Ability to add support for new and improved check scanners without changing software
  • Increased quality and consistency of captured images and MICR data

Greater Control

Ranger gives you greater control over system configuration. It allows you to mix and match different types of item processing software with check scanner hardware.

More Information About Ranger

DLL Interface (Windows)

Direct access to the full Ranger core functionality without the ActiveX layer.

DYLIB Interface (Mac)

Direct access to the full Ranger core functionality.

ActiveX Interface

ActiveX technology allows Ranger to support a variety of development environments such as C++, C#, and Visual Basic.

Java (32-Bit)

Java Native Interface (JNI) technology allows access to full Ranger core functionality through a 32-Bit Java Virtual Machine.

Ranger’s browser-based solution allows you to use Ranger in all major web browsers!

Interface DLL (Windows) DYLIB (Mac) WebSocket JNI ActiveX
Name Ranger.dll Ranger.dylib Ranger Remote JRanger Ranger.ocx
Supported Language(s) C/C++ C# Visual Basic C/C++ JavaScript Java C/C++ C# Visual Basic
Supported Browser(s) N/A N/A Internet Explorer Edge Firefox Chrome Opera N/A Internet Explorer
Supported Operating System(s) Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 11 OSX Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 11 Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 11
Sample Application(s) Multiple Multiple Ranger HTML Sample JRanger Sample N/A
Requirements 32-Bit Binary HWND For Events 64-Bit Binary Callbacks HTML5 WebSocket Service Requires A Socket Connection 32-Bit JVM Java 1.6+ 32-Bit Binary

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