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Product Description

The Garner TS-1 Data EliminatorTM, an NSA Evaluated Products List High Security Degausser, utilizes Garner's proven solid-state technology to provide a 20,000 gauss erasing field ensuring complete hard drive and tape erasure of classified and "Top Secret" data in 45 seconds.

Garner's built-in magnetic field verification system along with onboard diagnostics, confirm the field strength of each and every erase cycle guaranteeing complete erasure every time. Further, the field strength is displayed numerically and graphically allowing the operator to perform periodic performance verification eliminating the need for a separate instrument to check the erasing force. Redundant error checking before, during and after each erase cycle ensures the TS-1 is performing in peak condition.

Compact and portable, the TS-1 can be easily transported to the location of the media for on-site erasure and de-classification.


TS-1 Features:

  • Listed on the National Security Agency's Evaluated
    Products List.

  • Erases perpendicular and longitudinal hard drives up to 5,000 Oersteds and magnetic tape media up to 2,800 Oersteds.

  • Alphanumeric LCD display provides easy to read
    erasure status, field strength, media counter and

  • Single pass, 45 second erasure.

  • Built-in magnetic field verification system guarantees complete erasure.

  • Quiet, table-top, office friendly operation.


    "Eliminate the risk of information loss of Top Secret data during transportation.

    Take the TS-1 degausser directly to the location of your media.

    Use the optional custom wheeled transport case 
    (Case-TS1) to get the TS-1 from location-to-location safely and securely.


    TS-1 Features and Capabilities:

    The TS-1 is the newest and most innovative product in the Garner line of degaussers. With 2 Tesla (20,000 gauss) of power, the TS-1 erases the highest coercivity magnetic media available today. The TS-1 erases 5,000 Oe hard drives (laptop, desktop and network up to 1" high) and up to 2,800 Oe high coercivity tape media, including all formats of LTO (1,2,3,4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 3590 Series, 8mm and more, all without any adapters. With a continuous duty rating (no cooling breaks necessary), quiet operation and a 45 second cycle time, the TS-1 offers a fast, cost effective erasing solution for Top Secret data. 

    TS-1 Operations:
    The TS-1 is exceptionally user-friendly. Simply place your media into the drawer of the TS-1 and push the "Erase" button. Within 45 seconds, the media is erased. Open the drawer and remove the media. It just doesn’t get any easier than that! 

    Safeguards built into the TS-1 check the stored power before each erase cycle ensuring complete erasure every time. In addition, a proprietary gauss sensor measures the erasing force in the coil at the time of discharge. If the electrical power or the erasing force is less than specification, the TS-1 will report an error message to the operator and not complete the cycle until the TS-1 meets both power and erasing force requirements. Messages on the LCD Display and lighted push buttons report the status of the TS-1 to the operator.

    Government Mandates:
As an NSA approved degausser, the TS-1 has been tested to and exceeded the most stringent requirements for complete erasure of magnetic media at the highest security levels including Top Secret. This approval meets all compliance standards for government mandates requiring complete elimination of information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal including:
  • NSA/CSS/DoD Top Secret

  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization

  • NIST SP 800-36

  • NIST SP 800-88

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)

  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)

  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)

  • California Senate Bill 1386 



Power Supply

(100-240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz.) Field Selectable.

Factory configured for 120 VAC unless specified on P.O.

Power Consumption

Under standby: 0.5A
While charging: 8.0A < 1 second
At the time of Erase: 0.5A

Degausser System

Capacitive Discharge

Duty Cycle


Erasure Time

45 second repetitive cycle

Magnetic Field

2.0 Tesla (20,000 gauss)



Erasing Area Size

1.0 in. (H) x 4.5 in. (W) x 6.75 in. (D)

Portability Features

Two 6" wide retractable machined alloy handles on each side.

Media Hard drives up to one inch high including full height, standard and laptop drives, tape cartridges including DLT, LTO, 3590 Series, 8mm and more.
Temperature 10°F - 112°F (-12°C - 45°C)
Humidity 10%H - 40%H (non-condensing)


TS-1: 144 lbs. (66 kg)    Shipping: 160 lbs. (73 kg)

Size: TS-1

TS-1: 21.5 x 17.5 x 19 in.  Shipping: 34 x 26 x 33 in.
(546 x 444 x 482 mm)                      (864 x 660 x 838 mm)


One Year Factory Warranty standard.
Extended Warranty available. 


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