High security combination shredders have become increasingly popular over the past few years. These shredders have the ability to destroy both optical media files and paper documents. Since sensitive information is no longer stored only on paper, it’s important to have a shredder that can handle destruction of data on all mediums. Whitaker Brothers line of optical media combo shredders offer a variety of shredders built specifically to handle data on all of these mediums.
High security combo shredders have the huge advantage of space saving compared to their paper only counterparts. At an average height of just under 40 inches, the combination shredders are the perfect size to locate in the corner of your office or SCIF. With an average weight of 124.8 lbs., any one of our combo shredders can be easily relocated through your office as necessary. Many of the models feature built in casters, which provide versatility and reliability. Having a shredder with the ability to shred multiple materials will save you time, space, and money.
There is a little bit of confusion from our customers when operating their combo shredders. Every shredder in Whitaker Brothers selection of combination shredders features separate shred slots for paper documents and optical media. Typically, the larger slot is used for paper, while the smaller slot is used for CDs and DVDs. This allows the residue to fall in different shred bins, so that the waste can be properly disposed of. The paper shred falls into the main shred bin, while CD and DVD shred falls into a secondary shred bin attached to the inside of the cabinet door.
Statistically, high security combo shredders do see a higher return and servicing rate at Whitaker Brothers due to confused employees inserting CDs and DVDs in the paper slot. Don’t let this deter you from purchasing a combo shredder, though. The benefits of combining your paper and optical media shredding into a single compact machine, save you time and money. High security combo shredders like the 36/6 feature slots with images of paper and digital medias next to their respective slots to help keep confusion at bay. Another perk of the 36/6 is that it is one of the only combo shredders approved by the NSA for Top Security and COMSEC destruction, destroying to shred level 6 / P-7. Optical media shredders have been requested for the past few years, and we only predict them to become more in demand in the coming years.
Considering a high security combo shredder? You can’t go wrong with the DCS 36/6. It’s NSA evaluated, can take 2,500 pieces per hour, has a large 13 inch throat size to accommodate many sizes of paper, and can come in 115 and 220 Voltages. Still not sure if it’s the right fit? Reach out to us, we love talking combo shredders. We’ll make sure to find the right machine for your application and budget.
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