BlackBag Technologies: BlackLight(R) 2013 R2 Software Release

BlackBag Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of forensics software and training solutions, today announced the immediate availability of BlackLight 2013 R2, a comprehensive iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X, and Windows forensic analysis tool. This latest release includes improved data search and processing speeds, and advanced evidence mapping and analysis features…New features include:

Customizable Resource Allocation – Increase or reduce the maximum number of core processors BlackLight utilizes according to task-based processing requirements.

Google Earth Evidence Mapping – Export embedded GPS metadata from multiple picture and video files to a single .kmz file to map, organize, and present evidence in Google Earth.

Apple Maps Support – Easily locate and analyze Google Maps and Apple Maps user settings, routes, searches, bookmarks, and dropped pins.

Enhanced Details View – Quickly obtain a snapshot overview of computer, phone, or tablet usage. Details view now provides automatic iPhone and iPad jailbreak detection, Bluetooth information, and extended hardware specifications.

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“During the second quarter of 2013, our development team focused on taking a robust, feature-rich forensic software solution and fine-tuning it by significantly boosting evidentiary data search and processing speeds,” said Drew Fahey, Vice President of Product Development. “BlackLight 2013 R2 leverages multi-core workstation capabilities even more efficiently, and allows examiners to manually set the maximum number of core processors BlackLight utilizes according to task-based processing requirements. The result is improved speed, performance, and overall product stability.”

BlackLight 2013 R2 also includes valuable new GPS evidence analysis and mapping features, including Apple Maps data processing and analysis, and enhanced Google Earth file format support.

“BlackBag was founded on a desire to do our part to improve forensic investigation efficiency and effectiveness, especially when it comes to protecting those who are most vulnerable,” said Derrick Donnelly, Chief Technology Officer. “As such, BlackLight 2013 R2 now includes Apple Maps user preference and activity analysis, and a GPS metadata export option that allows examiners to map and present picture and video geolocation evidence in Google Earth. Our hope is that these features will further facilitate investigation team collaborations, and help law enforcement locate at-risk individuals quickly.”

BlackLight® was developed by veteran digital forensics experts as a comprehensive forensics software tool to help investigators conduct forensic examinations on Mac OS X and Windows computers, and iPhone and iPad devices. BlackLight is designed with both novice and advanced users in mind, and features a clean interface, easy navigation, and powerful advanced features. The BlackLight graphical user interface (GUI) was specifically designed to provide forensic examiners with robust capabilities and an intuitive and elegant user experience throughout all phases of a digital forensic investigation.

For more information about BlackLight 2013 R2, please visit Visit the BlackBag Technologies blog at to learn more about Mac OS X, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch digital forensics and BlackBag Technologies forensics software and training solutions. To schedule an online or on-site demonstration, please contact sales [at] blackbagtech [dot] com.

About BlackBag Technologies

BlackBag Technologies, Inc. provides digital forensics software and training solutions, and select forensics services. BlackBag acknowledges the growing challenges faced by forensic examiners and legal professionals in the digital forensics field, and is dedicated to creating flexible and comprehensive tools capable of handling today’s massive data sets and complex technologies. BlackBag serves a wide range of clients, including federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as leading private sector security, legal, and personnel professionals. Visit for more information.


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