Mission-Critical Speed: A Special Operations Veteran’s Take On Ballistic Imager From Detego Global

When it comes to military intelligence, time is not just a factor; it’s what can make or break operations. Having spent years navigating the complexities of field-based intelligence-gathering missions, I’ve come to appreciate the significance of tools that operate in sync with the urgency and precision that’s paramount in our line of work.

Detego Global’s Ballistic Imager is a silent force multiplier that redefines rapid data extraction capabilities at the heart of covert military operations.

Swift and Discreet: The Ballistic Imager Advantage

Ballistic Imager’s globally patented technology enables forensic imaging speeds that are four times faster than the average, making it the go-to choice when time is of the essence.

Features Tailored for Tactical Excellence

  • Forensic Imaging at Unprecedented Speeds: In military operations, speed is not just an advantage; it’s survival. Ballistic Imager offers unparalleled forensic imaging speeds, enabling you to forensically secure 1TB in under eight minutes.
  • Non-Technical and User-Friendly: Simplicity is critical in high-stakes military operations where seconds count. With just 30 minutes of training, users with little to no experience in digital exploits can become fully operational. This exceptional accessibility is a game-changer that enables personnel to leverage digital intelligence regardless of their experience level. 
  • Versatility Across Operating Systems: Ballistic Imager leaves no room for compatibility issues. It can be deployed seamlessly on computers and laptops running Windows, Mac, or Linux, ensuring adaptability to diverse environments.
  • Blisteringly Fast Data Capture: Leveraging its globally patented technology, which splits the imaging process using multiple collectors and utilises all available ports, Ballistic Imager achieves lightning-fast data capture speeds, ensuring no precious moments are wasted.
  • Live or Boot Environments: The ability to extract data in both live and boot environments adds a layer of flexibility crucial in dynamic, ever-changing scenarios.
  • Secure Extraction with Validation: Ballistic Imager doesn’t compromise on security or authenticity. With MD5, SHA1, and SHA256 validation, the extracted data is forensically secure, meeting the highest standards of integrity.
  • Adaptive Deployment without Device Intrusion: Military operations demand adaptability. Ballistic Imager can be deployed without removing hard drives from target devices, ensuring minimal intrusion and maintaining the covert nature of operations.
  • Recovery of Deleted Data: Traces of deleted data often hold vital intelligence. Ballistic Imager’s ability to recover deleted data becomes a strategic asset when uncovering hidden trails.
  • Mobility by Design: The portable and compact nature of Ballistic Imager amplifies mobility, allowing operatives to move swiftly and discreetly.

Trusted by investigators in the military, law enforcement, and corporate sectors, Ballistic Imager has proven its mettle in combatting serious crimes. Whether tackling organised crime, terrorism, border security, or human trafficking, its accuracy and efficiency shine even in the most challenging conditions.

With Detego Global’s Ballistic Imager, military operatives can ensure that every extraction is swift and forensically secure.


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Written by Javis Olson (Sales Manager: North America)

Prior to joining Detego Global as the Sales Manager for North America, Javis was employed by SOCOM (the US Special Operations Command) as a DOMEX (Document and Media Exploitation) trainer based in Fort Bragg, NC.

In addition to his role at Detego Global, where he collaborates closely with clients from the law enforcement, military and corporate sectors to address their DFIR needs, Javis serves in the US Army Reserves. He holds the rank of sergeant first class, promotable to master sergeant.

During his 18 years of service in the military, he has been deployed to Afghanistan and Africa on multiple combat tours. Javis has also been deployed with the 3rd Special Forces Group and assisted various tier-one assets with electronic device forensics. He also ran an EAC lab in Nigeria, showcasing his expertise in this field.

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