AR Digital Latest News The latest news articles from AR Digital en-gb Copyright 2008, AR Digital Ltd. All rights reserved. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:57:16 GMT <![CDATA['Steeling' a march on print cost effectiveness, productivity and control. ]]> When it comes to the manufacture of steel storage for the office and home you won’t find better than Bisley.

Bisley is currently undergoing a major expansion programme and, for this successful company to further maximise its efficiency and costeffectiveness, there has been a need to tackle the company’s office and IT systems and that’s where local office equipment supplier, AR Digital came to the rescue.

Bisley’s steel cabinets are renowned worldwide but the range of products, manufactured at the Newport plant, is becoming increasingly diverse, and are no longer restricted to their familiar and traditional filing cabinets, but are now also designed to meet growing needs for contemporary home office storage space while recognising that commercial working environments are focussing increasingly on personal storage needs.

Mark Gauntlett is Bisley’s IT Systems Engineer based in Newport. His background in infrastructure management has enabled him to take control, almost single-handedly, of the powerful computer network at the production site. Mark also manages Bisley’s office printing and IT equipment; vital to the day-to-day running of the business.

Bisley’s Office Equipment Challenge

With high speed production comes the need for highly productive, reliable and cost effective office equipment and an impeccable service to maintain them.

Bisley’s copier/printer/scanner fleet now comprises 9 Olivetti A3 full colour multifunctional devices, installed by Newport-based AR Digital, to enable Bisley’s office-based staff to go about everyday business with total confidence and improved productivity. The models installed by AR Digital include 7 d-Color MF280 and 2 d-Color MF551 models.

These copy and print, in full colour at 28 ppm and 45 ppm, respectively. They also offer scanning capabilities and can provide fax functions. These models have replaced a variety of competitive models which have proven difficult to manage.

As Mark explained “When I joined Bisley, the document printing system I inherited was simply not delivering and made managing the company’s systems very difficult. They were always breaking down and expensive to run.
What is more, when they broke down we had to wait ages for engineers to come out to diagnose the problem then wait for them to return, sometimes days later, with the right parts. This was unacceptable for critical areas like the warehouse, for example, who need to print out reports of export loads, for up to 5 trucks every 2 hours”.

The AR Digital Solution

Fortunately, Mark received a card from AR Digital, introducing themselves and their range of office equipment, so he called the Managing Director, Rick Porazinski, to arrange a meeting.

AR Digital are a local Olivetti and Panasonic dealership who specialise in Print and Document Management Solutions, including multifunctional photocopiers, printers, scanners and document management software and are Olivetti’s “Best for Colour” representative in South Wales, qualified, at the highest level, to provide the best solutions and service to users of Olivetti’s high performance colour print and multi-functional product range.
Managing Director, Rick Porazinski, explained the AR Digital process, “We carried out a thorough cost calculation exercise and took a close look at each department’s requirements before we made any recommendations. We also realised Mark would need a transparent and easy to use control system, one he could trust and manage himself.”

A d-Color MF551 was installed, on trial for a month and the positive feedback was overwhelming. From the placing of the orders, to the installation, of the new fleet, took just 1 week. AR Digital spent a day and a half training the staff and a member of each department was allocated to be “in charge” of the machine. The marketing department is now able to produce its own high quality colour brochures, in-house, thanks to the d-Color MF280, which not only saves time but quite a lot of money, as they no longer need to outsource the printing; leaving the department enough budget to spend on promoting the vibrant Bisley range.

Mark Gauntlett, added, “I’m really impressed by the web-based interface link from the Olivetti machines to the network. It’s very simple to use, gives me a lot of information about print usage and I can check if there are any issues. Other manufacturers have a similar system but not as good as this”.

AR Digital’s own systems are updated every 20 minutes so they can see what each machine is doing. Mark Gauntlett explained how this impacts on Bisley;

“What I like is AR Digital’s engineer will turn up, with a couple of boxes under his arm, and then take the time to cast an eye over each department’s machine. The machines are so reliable, though, that there isn’t much for him to do with our fleet”.

Rick Porazinksi is delighted with the excellent working partnership between Bisley and AR Digital. “Bisley runs its operation on very clear and structured systems, as we do at AR Digital. What is more, with our technically advanced software expertise, we’re able to adapt and be on hand quickly.”

“The cost-saving alone on the Olivetti products was excellent. AR Digital was competitive on lease costs, we would spend much less on running costs and I could see where we would make huge energy cost reductions.”
Mark Gauntlett
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:17:24 GMT
<![CDATA[Dragons Warm To AR Digital ]]> When it comes to playing rugby Newport Gwent Dragons are in a different league, but when new office equipment was required at Rodney Parade, the Newport-based AR Digital team offered the right technological solutions needed to keep the Dragons ahead of the pack.
AR Digital Ltd have been appointed as the official suppliers of office equipment and multifunctional photocopiers to Newport Gwent Dragons. The company, led by father and son Rick and Alex Porazinski, has installed the latest remote monitoring software allowing service calls to be placed automatically and enabling remote diagnostics to be undertaken.
Rick Porazinski, AR Digital Ltd, said, “We are very pleased to have been chosen to provide a full document solution package to Newport Gwent Dragons. “The equipment installed not only boasts touch screen devices, which allow interaction in the same as with a smart phone or tablet, but also offers significant running and energy costs reductions.”
John Reid, Commercial manager, Newport Gwent Dragons, added, “We are a busy office and we needed a solution provider who was not only cost effective but also able to offer cutting edge technology.
“It’s also great we have been able to appoint AR Digital as a local team of professionals and who offered the competitive package we required and which suited us here at Newport Gwent Dragons.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:09:36 GMT
<![CDATA[A R Digital join the “Engage Partner Programme” for “Panasonic Toughbook” ]]>
Resellers who are part of the Engage Partner Programme will receive dedicated support and online product training.

With more than a 65 per cent share of the European rugged and durable notebook computer market - Toughbooks are changing the way organisations operate in the most challenging of environments. They give mobile professionals access to data and applications in places where it was never before possible, across many different sectors, including automotive, construction, defence, emergency services, healthcare, retail, telecoms and utilities.

Panasonic Toughbooks are designed to give mobile workers in challenging environments reliable and secure access to their data and applications. Toughbooks are designed to overcome the situations where traditional mobile PC’s fail including vibration, knocks, water, dust, disinfectants, sunlight, battery life and one-handed operation.

By giving workers access to IT in challenging environments, business processes, productivity and customer experience can be dramatically improved.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:27:09 GMT
<![CDATA[A R Digital sponsor Pontymister Under 9's Football Team ]]>
We wish them all the best. ]]>
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:31:30 GMT
<![CDATA[A R Digital Appointed as an Olivetti “Best for Colour” Dealer ]]>
To qualify as a Best for Colour dealer our technicians have had to attend and pass intensive training courses, to cover all aspects of the Olivetti range of colour MFP’s from the entry level, low volume machines right up to the very fast, high volume printing and finishing solutions.

We have a proven reputation for offering the best advice and guidance and pride ourselves on being able to save our customers time, effort and money and to work, closely with them, in partnership, for the long-term.

Simply the best. Best for Colour. ]]>
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:01:19 GMT
<![CDATA[A R Digital install File Stream Document Management at Llanwern High School ]]> Hartridge renames itself Llanwern High School and is about to move into new £25M state of the art buildings. Alongside this the school has purchased a File Stream Electronic Document Management System to capture and archive considerable present and past data records built up over the last forty years.

Compliance with both the  Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act demands that information is properly protected, secure from inappropriate disclosure, yet easily and rapidly available to authorized users.

Mr Peter Jenkins, the Headteacher, considers the following as the main benefits of installing the File Stream Document Management system: -

  • Considerable space has been saved because fewer filing cabinets are required.
  • Pupil records are more efficiently stored and can be retrieved easily.
  • Authorised members of staff have access to the records simultaneously, instead of having to track down paper files that might be in another staff member’s hands.
  • Paper records that were previously vulnerable to fire, flood or other disaster are now electronically backed up and safe from physical loss. 

The data is being scanned into the Filestream Electronic Document Management System using a Panasonic KV-S5055 high speed colour scanner and the first stage of the implementation will cover school pupil records, finance department records, staff addresses, purchase orders, etc.

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:17:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Introducing the New Leader in A4 Desktop Colour Printing ]]> The new Olivetti d-Color MF3000, 30ppm MFP is the leading market A4 printer / copier / scanner; offering standard fax, duplex, PCL and Postscript and is one of the most cost-effective full colour printers you can buy. With a warm-up time of just 45 seconds, so you can be up and running in minutes.
The d-Color MF3000 comes with a standard 1.5GB memory and a 120GB hard drive, making this one of the most powerful A4 desktop machines on the market. It is also PDF 1.7 compatible and provides gigabit Ethernet as standard, yet it is the most compact printer in its class.
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 17:25:06 GMT
<![CDATA[A R Digital sponsor Newport Gwent Dragons ]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:38:37 GMT <![CDATA[A R Digital awarded large contract at global manufacturer Bisley Office Furniture ]]> A R Digital, a regional office equipment dealership, have successfully competed against two national company’s, to be awarded with a large contract to supply Olivetti photocopiers at Bisley Office Furniture. The photocopying equipment will be
supplied to their two UK manufacturing sites at Newport
and Bisley.
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:05:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Cardiff law firm M&A Solicitors renews contract ]]> Stephen Berry, managing partner of M&A Solicitors LLP, left, and Rick Porazinski, managing director of A R Digital, right, concluding a deal that saw the Cardiff law firm renew their photocopier contract with them for a further 3 years. When M&A reviewed its current solution in August, the quality of service they had received over the previous 3 years, combined with the reliability of the product convinced the law firm to continue their relationship with A R Digital. ]]> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:33:26 GMT <![CDATA[Panasonic ranks highest in satisfying business users with colour multifunctional (MFP) copiers/printers ]]> ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:14:51 GMT <![CDATA[A.R.Digital awarded Panasonic Premier Authorised Dealer ]]> Recognised for it’s success with increased sales of the award winning colour multi-functional range of copiers, A.R.Digital gets awarded Panasonic Premier Authorised Dealer.
Panasonic launch their new range of award winning colour multi-functional copiers. To find out more go to 
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:33:33 GMT
<![CDATA[New Colour Multi-functional Copiers launched ]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:15:35 GMT <![CDATA[FILEstream V4. Is released ]]> Version 4 of FILEstream has been released. This substantial update includes the latest Fluent graphical user interface. To find out more go to ]]> Sun, 03 Feb 2008 01:23:50 GMT