CRU(TM) Changes Game in Forensic Digital Imaging

CRU(TM) Changes Game in Forensic Digital Imaging 
Unique WiebeTech(R) Ditto(TM) Forensic FieldStation Network- and
Browser-Based Remote Configuration and Operation for Suspect Drive
Preview, Cloning, and Imaging 
VANCOUVER, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  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
"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(R) platform or Guidance Software's EnCase(R) suite of
Ditto administration provides role-based acces
s, 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.
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About CRU  
Founded in 1986, CRU is a pioneer in data security, encryption and
data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort(R), along with
the Data Express(R), DataHarbor(TM), CRU RTX(R), RAX(R), ToughTech(R)
and WiebeTech(R) 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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