Finally! An Inexpensive Solution for Erasing Digital Video Tape!

We get calls from digital video tape users on a daily basis, saying, “We only have a few tapes to erase. We can’t afford a big, expensive degausser.”

Until now, there was no degausser with enough power to erase digital video tape with a cost under $1,000. The degaussers that generated enough magnetic force to wipe the tape were large, heavy and expensive. Most light-volume users of this tape could not justify the high cost of a degausser which would properly erase their tape.

Data Devices is proud to introduce the solution: the Erase-O-Matic degausser. This amazing, patented, low-cost degausser will erase all forms of digital video tape, including DV, MiniDV, DVCPRO, DVCam and Digital Betacam.

Digital video tape has a more concentrated magnetic force rating than analog tape. For example, VHS tape has an Oersted rating of 650, while DVCAM tape has an Oersted rating of 1320 – more than twice as high. DVPRO is even higher, with an Oersted rating of 2200 – almost four times that of VHS.

These tapes are hard to erase. As a rule of thumb, the Gauss rating on the machine should be at least twice that of the Oersted rating of the tape in order to completely erase the media. So, while a hand-held degausser with a Gauss rating of 2300 will easily handle VHS tape, it will not erase DVPRO tape. DVPRO tape, with an Oersted rating of 2200, requires an eraser with a Gauss rating of no less than 4400 gauss.

The new Erase-O-Matic utilizes permanent magnets with a Gauss rating of 5500. It will easily erase all of your digital video tape, and it will erase many other types of magnetic tape that you might wish to reuse – including 4mm and 8mm, LTO-1, LTO-2 and others.

The really good news is it only costs $195.00 – a savings of hundreds of dollars over other comparable degaussing models that utilize power as opposed to permanent magnet technology. Now every user can afford one.

One of the special features of this unit is that it does not require electricity. The new permanent magnet patented design permits the machine to erase tape perfectly without any electric power source. Use it anywhere at any time. Ship it to friends. Share it with friends and colleagues. Take it on vacation with you.

If this modest investment still seems like ‘a little too much money for my one-time tape erasure needs,’ we offer the Erase-O-Matic as a rental unit for only $50.00 per week. It comes shipped in a heavy-duty, briefcase-style transportation case for easy use and shipment. Finish your tape erasing and send it back.

How easy is it to use? Simply slide your media through the slotted opening in the machine, turn the media over and slide it through again. The media is completely erased. It’s that easy.

Here’s what one of our first purchasers had to say about the machine:

“Your product came yesterday. This has to be one of the best investments I’ve ever made in 30 years in business. It works wonderfully, exactly as described. It takes a lot to impress me and I am REALLY impressed! Thanks again.”
Mike Feldman
Video Experience
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

The Erase-O-Matic is guaranteed to work or your money back. You will love it. We are that confident.

Please feel free to call us or email if you have any questions about finding the best degaussing solution for your media. We’re always happy to help you.

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