Security Engineered Machinery (SEM), distributor of Fujitsu Mag EraSURE solutions, worked with QSGI to identify Mag EraSURE as the ideal degaussing
technology to meet its customers' needs.
A statement by the Navy said: "With reductions in the number and weight of cables, HTS degaussing
systems projected for the LPD-17, LCS, CG(X), DDG-1000, and CVN-21 classes of ship will show an estimated 50%-80% reduction in total system weight and a reduced total ownership cost compared to the current system.
Because the HTS cables carry a much greater current density than copper, there is a potential 80 percent weight reduction over current copper-cable degaussing
Caption: ABOVE RIGHT: During the Second World War, many Allied merchant vessels travelled in convoys similar to the one pictured here in Nova Scotia's Bedford Basin Degaussing
Range in Halifax, 1942.
British boffins hit back at the mine threat by fitting the hulls of most large British ships with degaussing
There is a baffling array of terminology in this area, such as: cleaning, cleansing, clearing, degaussing
, deleting, destroying, erasing, formatting, overwriting, reformatting, sanitizing, shredding, squeezing, wiping and so on.
Mandanaro says that the Absolute Shredding is learning that more customers who have electronic media to be destroyed are looking at using a method called degaussing
process is designed to erase the tape magnetically back to a virgin state.
Some flash disk vendors provide data security features that do not require degaussing
or disk destruction to ensure that data is permanently erased.
Other basic computer security steps include regular virus protection, data backup, and degaussing
One interesting military version was the Ju 52/3mg6ms, which was fitted with a degaussing
ring and used to detonate mines from the air.
The parent document from which the various services derive acceptable degaussing
methods is the Specification for Magnetic Media Degaussers, L14-4-A, developed by the National Security Agency.