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CRU® Streamlines Digital Investigation with Logical Imaging

CRU WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation—Only Networkable Digital Imager to Selectively Acquire Key Evidence From Networks and Hard Drives

Vancouver, WA — September 15, 2014 — CRU announces the availability of the Logical Imaging feature for its rugged, silent, and reliable remote/network operable CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, which redefined forensic digital imaging. With Logical Imaging, digital investigators can discover and forensically image individual files, or a user-selectable collection of files, from hard drives and the NFS and Samba (SMB) network file systems found in corporate and other environments. Ditto allows digital investigations to be conducted locally or in another country via VPN. The Logical Imaging feature is available in Ditto units today, as well as to current Ditto customers as another in its series of free upgrades downloadable directly to the Ditto unit from

The Ditto Logical Imaging feature allows investigators to quickly list and navigate the folder and filenames contained on a hard drive or in a network file share, and select which directories and files to acquire. This saves hours, if not days, when evaluating potential employee misconduct, conducting criminal and civil investigations and other inquiries. When used with the Ditto Preview function, investigators can immediately identify the evidence they need.

“Government agencies and large corporations around the world have been using Ditto to make their digital investigations more efficient and cost-effective. Now the Logical Imaging feature in Ditto will transform the way corporate security and eDiscovery teams seek, acquire, and analyze digital data,” said Randal Barber, President and CEO of CRU.

"The Ditto Logical Imaging feature expedites acquisition of key evidence files whenever imaging a whole hard drive is impractical,” said Blazer Catzen, President of Catzen Forensics. “Ditto is a game-changing technology that organizations should add to their digital security and investigation workflows.”

The new firmware provides many other updates, including the ability for users to create a listing report of all files and folders on a network share or hard drive, including timestamp and per file hash. The complete list of enhancements is available at

Unique Online Demo

The remote networked capability native to Ditto lets investigators and others log into a publicly available Ditto Forensic FieldStation to try out logical imaging for themselves:

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CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation streamlines digital investigation.

About CRU

Founded in 1986, CRU® is a pioneer in data security, encryption, digital investigation, 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 transport 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.