The Mission Darkness™ BlockBox Lab offers the ultimate radio frequency (RF) shielding and hands-on accessibility for electronic device forensics investigations. The heavy-duty forensic analysis enclosure is designed specifically for investigating mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and additional small electronics while remaining shielded from RF signals. It has been lab tested and certified to shielding effectiveness standards IEEE 299-2006. The unit is constructed with conductive gloves for both hands to operate and interrogate devices inside (including touch screens), a transparent viewing window, LED array, AC power strip, and a filter with RJ45 ethernet and two USB ports for extracting data at high speeds, enabling forensic investigators to thoroughly analyze data on electronic devices while preventing any signal from reaching or leaving the device. The ability to keep devices charged indefinitely prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
The RJ45 port (along with other features) allows an operator to connect devices inside the faraday chamber to a local network internally, as well as connect to a charging source, computer, or data extraction tool externally. Alternative uses relate to mobile device testing, since the product can be used to create an isolated and controlled environment.
The BlockBox Lab is constructed of a durable outer aluminum casting with RF absorbent foam lining the inside walls offering extreme device protection. The enclosure completely isolates devices inside and blocks WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, and radio signals with >70dB average attenuation. Although designed for lab use, the light weight of the BlockBox Lab and strong side handles allow it to be transported to different locations. The comprehensive accessory kit includes a set of replacement gloves and replacement foam seals (since these items can wear out over time due to improper use or storage), which can be easily installed on-site without having to send the entire unit out for repair. The kit also comes with a Mission Darkness NeoLok Faraday Bag for Tablets with a magnetic closure, making it safe to use with conductive gloves in forensics investigations.
Large interior space – fits multiple cell phones, tablets, and similar size devices
Dual-sided shielded filter with two USB ports, one AC port, and one RJ45 ethernet port
Indefinite power capabilities to prevent lockout mode and reduce the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
Completely isolates devices – blocks WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, NFC, and radio signals with >70dB average attenuation
Built-in conductive gloves for left and right hands-on touch plus a set of replacement gloves
Angled isolated window on top for viewing devices
High-speed data extraction through USB ports
Shielded AC power strip for powering multiple devices internally – includes three universal power outlets and four USB outlets
LED array for illuminating interior space
RF absorbent foam liner on all interior sides
Replacement foam gasket seals with adhesive backing
Durable outer aluminum casting with black coating
Dual easy release latch system
Piston hinge gas filled cover strut
Temperature range: -10°C (+14°F) to +50°C (+122°F)
Two metal side handles for easy carry
Lab forensic analysis
State, local, federal, and military forensics
Mobile device testing and signal isolation
Anti-hacking, anti-tracking, and anti-spying assurance
EMP and CME protection
Use with data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab
Mission Darkness NeoLok Faraday Bag for Tablets (magnetic closure is safe to use with conductive gloves)
Unique serial number sticker
Two USB A male to A male cables
AC power cable
Set of replacement gloves
Set of replacement foam seals
External dimensions: 18″W x 12.75″H x 12″D
Internal usable dimensions: 16.75″W x 8.25″H x 10.75″D
Viewing window dimensions: 9.5″W x 3.5″H
Compatible with Faraday Bags
A user can safely transfer seized or collected devices from individual faraday bags to the BlockBox Lab while maintaining RF shielding. Once the lid is closed, the bag can be opened inside. Mission Darkness NeoLok faraday bags with a magnetic closure (like the tablet size bag included) are preferred for use with conductive gloves. Scroll down to see more details about using the BlockBox Lab as a Transfer Chamber.
Scientifically Proven Performance, Lab Tested and Certified
The BlockBox Lab has been tested and certified to meet shielding effectiveness standards IEEE 299-2006. The shielding effectiveness test was conducted by Keystone Compliance, a full-service regulatory compliance laboratory offering solutions for nearly all EMC/EMI, environmental, ISTA-certified package and ingress protection testing requirements. IEEE 299-2006 is the standard test method for measuring the effectiveness of electromagnetic shielding enclosures and materials. A properly-shielded device will effectively retain all RF energy in its faraday enclosure and keep all external RF isolated. The BlockBox Lab is advertised as an enclosure that can be used to isolate devices by blocking the frequency range most mobile devices and electronics transmit/operate within. To provide validation for this claim, the shielding effectiveness test measured how well the product shields frequencies between 1.5GHz to 40GHz. The positive test results provides authentication of its shielding abilities. The full test report and signal attenuation graph can be viewed here.
Use with Forensics Tools, Like Cellebrite and GrayKey
The BlockBox Lab is the premier multifunctional analysis enclosure in the BlockBox forensics series. It is regarded as an essential product in any forensics lab that conducts mobile device investigations. In additional to offering an isolated environment, the various filter ports allow a user to operate, charge, interrogate, and conduct triage on multiple devices. The ability to charge indefinitely prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc. The details below provide a basic overview of how to use the BlockBox Lab with a few forensics tools.
If a device arrives to the lab inside a faraday bag:
Place the closed faraday bag inside of the BlockBox Lab, along with any necessary extraction tools or cables, and close the lid. Open the bag using the conductive gloves and remove the device. Connect the device internally to the power outlet, extraction tool, etc. if desired.
If using with Cellebrite or related extraction tool:
Place the device inside of the powered BlockBox Lab and connect it to the USB filter internally using a compatible cable tip. Connect an extraction tool directly to the outer USB filter on the opposite side, then use as directed.
If using with GrayKey:
Make sure the outer filter cables are connected. Place the GrayKey unit inside of the powered lab and connect it to the inner RJ45 ethernet port, as well as the power outlet. Connect the device to GrayKey and use the tool as directed.
Part No: AP-MD-BBL-RJ45
** Please note: availability is limited.