- New Tableau TD3 is dramatically easier to use with a touch screen and with modules that snap together for quick configuration
- Gigabit Ethernet network interface allows preview and collection access to remote hard drives
Guidance Software Inc. announced the Tableau TD3 Forensic Imager, the industry's first modular, touch screen-driven forensic duplicator.
The TD3 wasl on display at the 2012 High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) annual conference in Hershey, Pa. The company presented four labs and three lectures.
The color touch screen on the TD3 makes it easier and faster to start collections or to view data. The wizard-driven UI uses touch gestures to select and initiate all TD3 functions. The TD3 also includes a pop-up software touch-screen keypad for convenient alphanumeric data entry, log review or network connection setup. The TD3 also supports a USB 2.0-connected physical keyboard.
The TD3 supports collecting data in a forensically sound, write-blocked manner and is capable of data collection from SATA, IDE, USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, SAS and FireWire storage drives. The modular design of the TD3 means new modules snap together without the need for bulky cables. For example, IDE and SAS devices can be imaged thru TDPX5 (IDE) and TDPX6 (SAS) expansion modules.
The TD3 also features a Gigabit Ethernet network interface that allows it to be used as a remote write-blocker to preview or collect data from a storage device located in a remote location. This feature can be used in lab environments, or between network-connected offices in the event that accessing data remotely is more convenient and safer than physically transporting storage devices.
Each TD3 forensic imager kit includes one TDS1 SATA drive enclosure, which directly connects to TD3 to form a stable and cable-free base.
The TD3 Forensic Imager, TDS1 SATA Enclosure, TDPX5 IDE Expansion Module and TDPX6 SAS Expansion Module are all available now.