Paper Shredder exceeds NSA/CSS 02-01 security requirements.

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Exceeding government requirements for destruction of Top-Secret/Classified data, high security Model 344 accepts up to 8 sheets of paper at a time and reduces it to 0.8 x 2.5 mm particles. Electronically controlled safety flap in 10 ¼ in. feed opening prevents fingers from entering cutting area, while auto-reverse/shutdown system prevents paper jams. Unit also shuts down if 28 gal waste bin is full, door is ajar, or shredder has been idle for 30 minutes.

Original Press Release:

Ultra-Secure Paper Shredder Exceeds NSA/CSS 02-01 High-Security Requirements

WESTBORO, MA - Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) introduces the Model 344 High Security Paper Shredder, which dramatically exceeds current government requirements for the destruction of Top-Secret / Classified data. Already evaluated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and listed on the NSA/CSS 02-01 Evaluated Products List for high-security paper shredders, the Model 344 reduces paper to miniscule 0.8 mm x 2.5 mm particles that are up to 60% smaller than the shreds of competing units on the NSA EPL.

"We're calling this new machine a 'Level 8' shredder because it meets tomorrow's destruction requirements today," explains SEM President Andrew Kelleher. "With tighter requirements anticipated, we are pleased to offer a shredder so well engineered that it significantly surpasses the current NSA standard for high-security document destruction. Customers who purchase the Model 344 could be meeting the next standard before it is even written."

Easily maneuverable on heavy-duty casters, the Model 344 shredder weighs 106 lbs. and is 19½" wide, 18½" deep, and 36½" high. It accepts up to eight sheets of paper at a time. A built-in automatic cutting-head oiling system includes a one-gallon bottle of oil that can be mounted on either side or the back of the machine. The bottle is easily replaced, snapping into place with no pouring necessary.

To ensure optimum safety, an electronically controlled safety flap in the 10¼" feed opening prevents fingers and ties from entering the cutting area. An auto-reverse/shutdown system prevents paper jams. The unit also shuts down if the 28-gallon waste bin is full, the door is ajar, or the shredder has been idle for 30 minutes.

Other user-friendly features include Electronic Capacity Control, a feed meter and oil indicator to help prevent overfeeding and to show auto-oiling functionality. These are among the functions displayed on an illuminated, easy-to-read switch panel. The motor is protected against overheating, and the cabinet is insulated for noise reduction.

The start-up kit for the Model 344 includes a case of oil and a case of waste-collection bags. A one-year warranty covers all parts. This shredder is also available with an optional rugged case in a field deployment kit.

Founded in 1967, Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) is the world leader in data destruction solutions for all media, including both unique products and destruction services. ISO 14001 registered, SEM is the nation's largest direct supplier of data-destruction equipment, from office paper shredders to heavy-duty hard-drive shredders and disintegrators, and operates the largest secure destruction facility in the Northeast. More than 100 SEM authorized service centers are positioned to serve customers worldwide. The company's full-service engineering staff is the largest and most experienced in the industry, able to customize destruction systems for specific businesses or government agencies. Anticipating future needs and technologies, SEM also partners with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and the U.S. military to develop new products and systems for the destruction/recycling of electronic media.

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