Burroughs Announces Patent Licensing Agreement with Silver Bullet

Aug 17, 2013, 15:30 ET from Burroughs, Inc.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. and PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Burroughs, Inc. and Silver Bullet have reached agreement for Burroughs to license its CAPI patent (6,546,396) for use in Silver Bullet's Ranger and follow on software product for use with tabletop scanners.  This license allows Silver Bullet to utilize Burroughs industry leading, patented software technology as part of its industry standard common programming interface for multiple scanners models across multiple scanner manufacturers. 

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"We are pleased to come to an agreement with Silver Bullet to facilitate the continued licensing of its Ranger software interface product to its current and future clients," says Alan Howard, CEO of Burroughs, Inc.  "Burroughs CAPI software has always been considered the industry leader in flexibility and feature content.  The superiority of the Ranger interface when incorporating Burroughs patented features provides a clear advantage to Silver Bullet customers."

"The licensing of the Burroughs patented features in the Ranger product provides our current and future customers the knowledge that they can utilize a variety of scanners throughout their enterprise in a fully legal manner," states Bryan Clark, CEO of Silver Bullet Technologies, Inc.  "This removes the potential legal challenges of obtaining license agreements for multiple scanner models and manufacturers across the enterprise that may be utilizing patented technologies.  Ranger solves this dilemma."

All new Silver Bullet Ranger licenses initiated after August 16, 2013 will be covered under this agreement, unless otherwise specified by Silver Bullet.  Specific financial royalty terms have not been made public.

About Burroughs
Burroughs, Inc. offers its customers access to world-class service, industry-leading technology, and overall support for a portfolio of technology related needs. Our vast portfolio consists of repeatable and custom solutions like the SmartSource® check and document scanners, SmartCash™ cash automation solutions; ATM products, ATM parts, enterprise servers, device performance management software, asset recovery, and supplies combined with implementation and maintenance services. The sales organization works through value-added resellers, distributors and directly with clients in more than 55 countries worldwide. Today, our focus on payment systems related technologies and services results in numerous efficiencies for anyone who processes check and cash transactions.  For more information, visit www.burroughs.com.

About Silver Bullet Technology, Inc.  
Pensacola, FL-based Silver Bullet Technology is the foremost expert in check scanner middle-ware software development. Silver Bullet's Ranger software makes check scanners and ATMs plug-and-play compatible with existing check scanning software applications. For more information, visit www.sbullet.com.

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