For volume erasure of high-density metal tapes and cassettes
the SV5000 performance will satisfy the requirements. Automatically
controlled by an electric eye the reels, disks or cassettes
are placed on the wide conveyor belt where they are transported
through the 4000 Gauss field.
Up to five thousand diskettes or five hundred VHS cassettes
can be erased per hour. The SV5000 has been specifically
designed to meet exacting performance criteria demanded
and expected by security operations requiring safe, effective
and secure management of their magnetic media.
The SV5000 degausser is UK government approved to the
CESG Degaussing Standard. 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 SV5000 is approved at the Lower Level.
This means any magnetic media (holding RESTRICTED or less)
may be regarded as NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED after being
The SV5000 degausser is subject to S(E)N 06/09. which
requires all the SEAP-approved degaussers to be retested
against the new CESG Degaussing Standard (at the Higher
Level). At this time, the testing standard is not yet
The SV5000 may still be used to degauss
magnetic media at CONFIDENTIAL and above, but the degaussed
media is subject to additional handling requirements (detailed
in S(E)N 06/09).