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Intimus shredders are available all over the world, and in the United States Intimus machines are sold under the Martin Yale Industries name. Martin Yale Industries is based in Wabash, Indiana.

The Intimus line includes strip cut and cross-cut models for deskside, small office, and large office (such as "The Bull" departmental shredder) as well as industrial shredders and high-security shredders.

The Intimus industrial shredders include two-stage models that cross-cut and bale paper to the specifications of security level 4 ("commercially sensitive") or 5 ("top secret or classified") per DIN (German Institute for Standardization) standards. The company's high security level models shred to level 6, 0.8mm x 4mm, and are approved by the National Security Agency (NSA/CSS).

One of Intimus' specialty shredders, under the Martin Yale name, is the ScriptStroyer vial and label shredder, especially designed for pharmacies concerned about HIPAA laws. The ScriptStroyer is capable of shredding even adhesive-backed labels.

Other specialty shredders by Intimus include model 502CD, just for CDs, credit cards, and 3.5" floppy disks; a multimedia shredder that handles all of those plus DVDs, ZIP disks, 4mm DAT tapes, and more; and the PacMaster and PacMate warehouse shredders that convert empty corrugated cardboard boxes, newsprint, or computer printouts into packing material.

Since there are models for everyone from low-volume home users all the way up to government agencies, prices vary widely on Intimus shredders.

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