Security Approved Degausser


The degausser is fast, taking as little as ten seconds to completely erase a cassette. It’s simple to use and provides a thoroughly effective and low cost means of degaussing DLT, DAT and other high coercivity tape. In addition to its NATO approval, it has been approved to CESG standard for restricted or less for the secure erasure and destruction of information and data stored on magnetic media up to TOP SECRET level.  This security degausser is approved by UK government and has met the CESG Degaussing Standard. The degausser is ideal for the security conscious, low volume operator who wants to have a professional low budget solution to eliminate magnetic media security risks.

This new Standard, which replaces the SEAP 8500 Degaussing Standard has two levels of degaussing:

Lower Level – for RESTRICTED and below.

Higher Level – for CONFIDENTIAL and above

Currently the degausser is approved at the Lower Level. This means any magnetic media (holding RESTRICTED or less) may be regarded as NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED after being degaussed.

Key Features:

  • High energy security degausser
  • Meets CESG Specifications
  • High energy
  • Simple to Operate
  • Compact, Table Top Design
  • Handles all Magnetic Media Formats
  • Up to 180 per hour throughput


This security degausser has been approved by the UK Government and meets the specified requirements of CESG Degausser Standard for the secure erasure and destruction of information and data stored on magnetic media up to the restricted and below level. Also meets German security approval DIN33858.

Power Supply: 220-240 VAC, 50Hz; 110-115 volts, 60Hz
Current Rating: 9 amps typ.
Media: Broadcast & Video Cassettes – All oxide and metal particle.
Reels: All formats up to 16″ Dia including 2″ Pancakes up to 16″ Dia.
Data: All computer backup cartridges, Computer Reels, Diskettes – single/boxed PC Hard Drives; Super DLT I, II,& III; Ultrium LTO 1, 2, 3 & 4; DLT IV-VSL; TK50, 70 & 85; 3480, 3490E, 3590, 3590E; 4mm & 8mm; Exabyte; Travan; QIC-DC6000, 2000
Erasure Depth: -75db on 1500 Oe tape; -90db on 750 Oe
Degaussing Force: 7000 gauss
Duty Cycle: Non-continuous/ 20% per hour
Throughput: 180 VHS cassettes per hour typ.
Controls: Mains On/OFF switch; Key switch
Indicators: Mains On/Off. Erase field.
Size: Height: 6 ” (150mm); Width: 16.5″ (420mm); Depth: 19 ” (480mm)
Weight: 77lbs (35kg)
NATO Numbers: 5836-99-591-3345 (50Hz) 5836-99-500-5299 (60Hz)