New Cross Cut Media Shredder from Aleratec

The DVD/CD Shredder Plus XC

Prevent theft or unauthorized use of discarded DVDs, CDs, and Credit Cards

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 24, 2005 — Alera Technologies, Inc., developer
and manufacturer of Aleratec Advanced USB, DVD/CD duplicating, recording,
and digital imaging solutions is pleased to announce its new DVD/CD
Shredder Plus XC, the next generation media destruction device that cross
cuts DVDs, CDs, Credit Cards, and ATM Cards into small unusable bits,
permanently preventing unauthorized use and it is HIPAA compliant. Also, it
can shred 5 folded sheets of paper.

The DVD/CD Shredder Plus XC has auto start, auto stop, reverse operation
and is equipped with a slide out 3.5 Liter basket with a transparent window
to catch the pieces. It even comes with a brush to clean the basket.
Aleratec now has media shredder products based on three media destruction
technologies: cross cut, strip cut, and embossing.

“The concerns about security and identity theft are greater now than ever
before. With growing threats like business espionage and national security
issues, we are proud to offer our Prosumer Users a higher performance data
security tool. Our new DVD/CD Shredder Plus XC is compact and rugged, with
a powerful cross cut media destruction mechanism that renders DVDs, and CDs
unreadable and useless,” states Perry Solomon, President and CEO of Alera
Technologies. “Consider the damage that can be done and the cost incurred
by a critical DVD or CD falling into the wrong hands. Imagine thieves or
competitors getting important personal financial records, business customer
lists, an entire accounting system or more. The DVD/CD Shredder Plus XC
successfully provides the protection and peace of mind you need at a very
low cost.”

When information is stored on DVDs and CDs the amount of data and the
danger of loss is enormous. Failure to securely dispose of discs containing
sensitive data that has become partially obsolete has the potential to
destroy you and your business. A single CD holds the equivalent of
approximately 80 four-drawer cabinets of text data. One side of a single
DVD disc holds about 560 four-drawer cabinets filled with data, seven times
CD capacity.

Identity Theft and Fraud cost businesses $600 billion a year, according to
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Last year’s identity theft
losses to businesses and financial institutions totaled nearly $48 billion
and consumer victims reported $5 billion in out-of-pocket expenses
according to a survey released by the FTC.

Even when information is not considered confidential, it will be damaging
if it falls into the wrong hands. Most company trash contains a gold mine
of information and taking items or information from someone’s dumpster is
entirely legal. Recording data and information of all types on DVD and CD
discs is a growing practice and the problem of secure disposition of old
discs is growing faster. When DVDs and CDs are used to store data or back
up a system, usually all of the data on a subject is recorded.

The DVD/CD Shredder Plus XC is an exciting extension of the Aleratec Media
Shredder line and is the ideal security tool for corporate, government,
education, and consumer applications. With an improved Stylish Design and
Compact Size, it fits perfectly in the Office or Home. The DVD/CD Shredder
XC (Alera Technologies Part No. 240130, Ingram Micro SKU H12059) has a low
estimated street price of only $119.99.

Complete information is available at

The full line of Aleratec DVD and CD recording solutions, duplication
solutions, and accessories is featured at, AAFES, Adorama,, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy,, CDW, CompUSA, Global
Computer, Hewlett Packard, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Mac
Warehouse, Micro Center,, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall,
PC Nation, Quill, QVC, Sears, Target, Tech Depot, Wolfe’s,, and
Zones, in addition to other leading retailers. Government and Education
customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including
AAFES, CDW-G, CompuCom, Daly Computer, EnPointe, Fed Tek, GCI, GE IT
Solutions, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, Green Pages, GTSI, Horizon, Insight
Gov, Manchester, Northern NEF, PC Mall Gov, Pomeroy, Sarcom,, TIG
and Unisys. All products are available to resellers through Bell
Microproducts, DBL Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Ingram Micro Canada.
Complete information available at

More on Alera Technologies

Alera Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec
“Prosumers’ Choice” solutions for the USB, DVD and CD duplicating,
recording, and digital imaging markets. Exciting new Aleratec USB, DVD and
CD recording, duplicating and digital imaging solutions are establishing a
higher standard in the industry with professional strength solutions at
consumer prices that are exceptionally easy to use and understand, creating
the ultimate “out of box” product experience. Alera Technologies is
headquartered at 9140 Jordan Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311. For more
information visit E-mail Toll
Free Phone:
1-866-77-ALERA, Phone: 1-818-678-6900, or FAX: 1-818-475-5200.