he National MS Society annual 757 FedEx Express Jet Pull.

National MS Society Annual Jet Pull

Our Automated Business team came together Sept 25th for the National MS Society annual 757 FedEx Express Jet Pull. We are excited to have raised $2,380 with a pull of 10.038 seconds! The funds raised for this event help to fund the critical research, programs and services that make a difference in the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis. We congratulate the Providence Fire Department as the 1st place winners with the winning time of 9.205 seconds raising $13,110! #msjetpull #nationalmssociety #FedEx

Mike Ardry President of ABS holding a keepsake from RI Invitational 2022 Bowling Tournament

ABS generously helped to support the RI Invitational 2022 Scratch Bowling Tournament

Automated Business Solutions generously supports the Rhode Island Invitational 2022 Scratch Bowling Tournament. Congratulations to this year’s winning team Bowlero Cranston, consisting of Jon Van Hees, Matt Janas, Timothy Giguere, Timothy Bernard Healey, Gian Papa, Ray Snow, Dion Baker, Randy Hagemoser, Tim Gagne and James Bessette – with team captain Greg White – won the 2022 Rhode Island Invitational held at Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket. Thank you John Papa and Rhode Invitational for our new personalized bowling ball souvenir. To learn more about the tournament you can visit their Facebook Page RI Invitational 2022 Scratch Tournament.

Providence Bruins

Automated’s 2021 Technology Summit

Thank you to all who joined us for the Automated Business Solutions Technology Summit 2021. This years Summit included a tribute to Alan Albergaria, our late President who was struck and killed by a drunk driver March 27th 2020. A total of $4165 in funds were raised to support #MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Thank you to the #ProvidenceBruins and Providence #DunkinDonutsCenter for making it a safe fun night. Please don’t forget to designate a driver!

Qualify your Business for Light Production Print!

Checklist for Light Production Printing Candidates

You’ve may have heard about light production printers but are not sure if one is right for your organization. This checklist is to help you determine whether this type of device is appropriate for your company. If you find yourself answering “yes” to these questions, you are encouraged to seek out more information from Automated Business Solutions about this technology.








Do you print high-quality color documents? Light production devices excel at printing in color, with support for Pantone color matching and compatibility with the G7 gray balance system developed by Idealliance. Support for various media types, such as heavier and coated paper stocks, adds to the quality of the output.

Do you print high volumes of material? Light production printers are robust machines equipped for printing large quantities of output. For example, they generally have a monthly duty cycle of 101,000 to 300,000 pages, and a paper capacity of at least 7,000 pages. These capabilities go well beyond those of a typical office printer.

Do you encounter tight deadlines? Having your own light production device can alleviate issues around meeting deadlines. Because the device is on site, you can quickly turn around last-minute print jobs to accommodate your needs or those of clients. When you outsource printing, however, you are at the mercy of the print service provider’s schedule.

Do you print confidential material? How sensitive is the material you print? For example, are you printing proprietary product designs, customer information, or strategy-filled presentations? If so, the benefits of conducting in-house printing are clear. By bypassing a print service provider, you are reducing the risk of the information falling into the wrong hands.

Do you requiring finishing? Do you print items requiring finishing, such as books, booklets, and directories? Might you require finishing capabilities going forward? Light production devices typically incorporate a variety of finishing features, including stapling, saddle stitching, hole punching, folding, trimming, and stacking.

Are you looking to save money? While light production devices are an investment, they can save organizations money over time. They have a lower cost per page compared to office-class devices, for example. Furthermore, gains in efficiency and client satisfaction resulting from light production technology can further strengthen balance sheets.

Conclusion: If you answered “yes” to some of the above questions, light production technology might be appropriate for your organization. You, your colleagues, and your clients can benefit from improvements around print quality, print volume capability, job flexibility, information confidentiality, and cost savings.

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Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer-Posted by Kate Johanns

The story of the Atanaoff-Berry Computer, or the ABC, has plenty of interesting twists—not the least of which is a March 19, 1972, court ruling pronouncing co-inventor John Vincent Atanasoff the rightful inventor of the electronic digital computer. Previously that title had gone to the inventors of the ENIAC, the first digital general-purpose computer. A judge in the case Honeywell v. Sperry Rand ruled that the basic idea of the ENIAC had been derived from Atanasoff’s work.

During his time at Iowa State College (now University), Atanasoff collaborated with electrical engineering student Clifford E. Berry to develop a faster computing machine—something he had desired since beginning a doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin. Throughout his studies in theoretical physics, Atanasoff sought a way to more quickly perform advanced calculations.

Map to modern computing

One night in 1937, a frustrated Atanasoff—seemingly out of ideas—hit the road with no destination in mind. He found himself 200 miles away at a roadhouse in Illinois, where he ordered a bourbon and outlined the basics of the ABC on the cocktail napkin. His advanced computing machine would rely on electricity, giving it speed; run on the binary system; use regenerative memory; and compute with direct logical action instead of enumeration.

He returned home with this framework in mind, and in 1939 received a $650 grant from Iowa State to work on his invention with Berry. They worked on perfecting the ABC until wartime jobs in defense took them away. The ABC patent process was not completed.

After the war, Atanasoff continued to hear that the ENIAC patent contained elements of his work on the ABC. In 1967, he agreed to cooperate with Honeywall as it challenged the patent, now owned by Sperry Rand.

In 1990, Atanasoff received the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush for his role in the early days of computing.






Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer

Automated Business Solution has been selected as a 2020 ENX Magazine Elite Dealer!

2020 Elite Dealer logo

TOLUCA LAKE, CA – November 1, 2020 — ENX Magazine announced that Automated Business Solutions was among the nation’s top office technology dealerships chosen this year as a 2020 Elite Dealer.


Automated Business Solutions was founded in 1992 by Alan Albergaria and Robert Maceroni, and is currently being led by Nicole Albergaria. Since their inception, the company has grown while maintaining the same personalized service. Today, we have a staff of over 80 employees, which includes 17 professionally trained technicians. Utilizing the skills that these technicians bring, Automated’s client base has grown to over 4,000, covering a wide array of industries and sizes. To learn more about our products, services, and support please contact Automated Business Solutions at 800.832.2729 or visit www.absne.com.

“We’re excited about receiving such a prestigious award from ENX Magazine,” said Mike Ardry, Executive Vice President of Automated Business Solutions. “Automated Business Solutions was built on the foundation of trust, fairness, and integrity in all that we do. We are a customer centric organization supported by an exceptional team of technology professionals all dedicated to exceeding customer expectations. This business philosophy has served us and our customers well.”
Each year, ENX Magazine judges Elite Dealer applicants on a number of criteria, from technical service excellence to marketing proficiency, growth initiatives, technology leadership, industry accolades and philanthropy. Those dealers chosen are profiled in the December issue of ENX Magazine.
“In a year of substantial challenges brought on by the pandemic, we have come to measure an Elite Dealer by its ability to pivot to the changing needs of its customer base,” said Susan Neimes, managing editor of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging. “Many of the honorees share a corporate culture that embraces a family atmosphere and stresses serving both clients and employees. Products and technology will always drive business, but customers respond favorably to a vendor that can serve their every need. I think this year’s list exemplifies that spirit.”


ENX Magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to the office technology and document imaging industry since 1994. Now in its 27th year, ENX Magazine continues to deliver exclusive editorial coverage on market opportunities and issues, news and trends, company profiles, new products, and industry insights. With a monthly circulation of more than 25,000 hard copies, ENX Magazine serves as a leading integrated resource that brings together industry people, products, and business concepts and strategies for office technology industry professionals.
The magazine also publishes ENX The Week in Imaging, a weekly e-newsletter that provides news, profiles, technology and business updates, along with blogs from some of the industry’s most prominent players.

Producing Attractive Marketing Materials with Light Production Technology

Companies reliant on printed marketing materials are encouraged to consider producing this output on a light production printer. These devices can provide superior print quality over office printing devices through their level of media support, color matching capability, and finishing features.

This blog post will discuss how using a light production printer can help organizations in each of these areas.

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Media support

Light production systems frequently support the use of heavier paper stocks as well as coated and uncoated stock. In some cases, media like plastic, window clings, magnets, postcards, and textured linen may also be supported.

This media flexibility enables organizations to really experiment with their marketing materials. By using a media type that is different from the norm, they can attempt to capture the attention of their audience to communicate the desired message.

A thicker piece of material may also communicate that the company is willing to go above and beyond to serve customers.

Color matching capability

Compared to office printers and copiers, light production devices provide better color matching, calibration, and control. Many companies are already familiar with color control and matching systems such as Pantone; standard raster image processing (RIP) controllers also provide better image quality compared to most office printers.

Color matching is highly important in marketing where corporate colors and branding can help customers identify and remember an offering. Consistent colors also reflects professionalism, an attribute that can go a long way in the mind of the customer.

Finishing features

Many high-end office systems provide some capabilities in this area, including stapling, saddle stitching, and hole-punching. Light production systems frequently go beyond this in offering booklet-making capability, sorting stackers, and an extended stacker for long print runs.

They also typically have finishers that can perform folding and trimming; create perfectly bound documents; and support third-party integration.

The ability of light production devices to perform these tasks adds complexity to the final product, making the act of reviewing the item a more memorable and even enjoyable experience.


By acquiring a light production printer, organizations can produce beautiful marketing materials in house through advanced capabilities around media support, color matching, and finishing. These machines are optimized for printing material that really stands out in the eye of the customer, helping you boost your chance for a potential sale, signup, or attendee—depending on your specific marketing goal.