SOURCE: CRU

CRU

April 08, 2013 08:00 ET

CRU™ Changes Game in Forensic Digital Imaging

Unique WiebeTech® Ditto™ Forensic FieldStation Network- and Browser-Based Remote Configuration and Operation for Suspect Drive Preview, Cloning, and Imaging

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2013) - CRU, with its industry-leading WiebeTech line of forensics and eDiscovery products for digital data capture and digital investigation, announces the new CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, the first digital imaging device to be configured, administered, and operated over a network via computer, tablet, or smartphone. In addition, networked preview simplifies forensic acquisition to provide sophisticated remote examination of data sources so only pertinent data is acquired.

Government agencies, public organizations, and private companies concerned with conducting efficient cyber and digital investigations are able to do their work more efficiently while protecting their chain of custody. Ditto Forensic FieldStations can be deployed by non-forensics experts and administered and operated remotely by forensics specialists, saving time and money in data acquisition and transport.

"The Ditto Forensic FieldStation elevates the standard for digital data exploitation and data acquisition," said Randal Barber, President and CEO of CRU. "Everyone we've talked to is excited to have Ditto play a role in properly securing information to expedite eDiscovery and forensic investigations conducted by the law enforcement, government agency, military, and IT communities."

The Ditto Forensic FieldStation has standalone drive imaging features that require no host computer to acquire data from many types of sources and file systems residing on hard disk drives, network file shares, and media cards. Data sources can be cloned or imaged to disk or network location. Clones and images to two disks can happen as quickly as to a single disk. In addition, the Ditto unit can both clone and image in a single read of the source.

While the Ditto Forensic FieldStation creates new possibilities for investigative workflows, it easily integrates into existing processes, as well as with common forensic software such as Access Data's FTK® platform or Guidance Software's EnCase® suite of products.

Ditto administration provides role-based access, in which multiple users of the same Ditto unit are assigned unique profiles with appropriate user privileges and levels of access. In addition, automatic XML-based activity logs can be saved along with case information to track investigation activities.

In addition to its groundbreaking browser-based usage, the rugged and all-aluminum Ditto unit can be easily configured and operated from its straightforward menu system on the unit itself. The quiet, fan-free Ditto Forensic FieldStation has a night vision, lights-out mode to easily accommodate nighttime or other stealth data acquisition efforts.

Customers can invest in the Ditto Forensic FieldStation for the long term since new features and functions are added through firmware updates available from the CRU website, and new device interfaces can be incorporated with durable, slide-on metal modules.

The Ditto Forensic FieldStation is available immediately with a suggested retail price (SRP) of US$1,649, which includes a sturdy, customized Pelican carrying case, or at US$1,499 without the case. For more information, contact sales@cru-inc.com or visit www.cru-inc.com/ditto or www.cru-inc.com/dittovideos.

About CRU

Founded in 1986, CRU is a pioneer in data security, encryption and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with the Data Express®, DataHarbor™, CRU RTX®, RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTech® product lines of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema and business markets. CRU products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally.

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