MDI Field Tablet

Mobile Forensic Triage Field Tablet

With the Mobile Device Investigator® Field Tablet, you can quickly and easily collect evidence from iOS and Android devices, and perform mobile phone forensic analysis. The MDI Field Tablet is built for front-line police, sheriffs, school resource officers, field agents, and investigators Connect a suspect device via a USB port to quickly collect evidence and perform an advanced logical acquisition.

Field forensics for the Front Line - the software delivers results fast and the MDI Field Tablet is built on the lightweight Dell Latitude which makes this the best field forensic tool to deploy to field agents. 

ADF Mobile Device Investigator Field Tablet

Intro to MDI

The ADF mobile forensic field tablet allows for smartphone triage and empowers field agents to collect witness and suspect evidence on-scene. Investigators can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to quickly and easily collect and analyze evidence on mobile devices.

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MDI Field Tablet

Latitude 7230 Rugged Extreme Tablet

ADF's Mobile Device Investigator software comes preinstalled on the MDI Field Tablet with no dongle required. 

Scan unlocked iOS and Android devices (smartphones and tablets) for rapid collection to speed your investigations with the best mobile phone forensic software that features out-of-the-box or custom search profiles.

  • Screen Recording for Android and iOS Devices (up to Android 14 and iOS 16)
  • Screenshots: auto-scroll when taking screenshots of long pages on Android
  • Screenshot: support for the Developer Mode on iOS 16 and Android 14
  • Scan and acquisition support for iOS 16 and Android 14
  • Live Mobile Preview - start viewing phone content immediately without waiting for a backup or imaging to finish
  • Scan GrayKey images and present a comprehensive list of files and artifacts
  • Scan full mobile device acquisitions and detect keychain/keystore files (GrayKey, UFED)
  • Artifact collection are collected in parallel to accelerate their collection
  • Capture and organize screenshots of connected devices while navigating with automatic  processing to extract and index text for search, annotation, and reporting
  • Speed your scan by prioritizing keyword indexing in the viewer to save scan time
  • Recover call records, messages, saved contacts and calendar data
  • Recover Web browsers, browsing history, download history, search terms, form data, bookmarks and cache contents
  • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database
  • Recover WiFi connections, installed applications and Android user accounts
  • Recover pictures, videos, audio files, documents and user-defined file types
  • Recover database files and Property Lists for later review
  • Recover and process deleted partitions
  • Search for specific information using keywords, regular expressions, hash values and PhotoDNA
  • Scan Setup: define the time range of data collection, define collection per app in a Search Profile, and exclude folders from the scan
  • Scan Setup: deploy user-created Captures to the Collection Key when not using Search Profiles
  • Scan Setup: direct access to the new Capture screen
  • Scan: process logical images from the new data container
  • Image: create new log files for logical images
  • Image: use new and simplified data container to store Mac logical images (no more experimental AFF4-L)
  • Scan: add scan and acquisition support for iOS 16.x
  • Identify files or artifacts containing terms related to child exploitation
  • Categorize files that match Project VIC or CAID datasets in real-time (VICS 2.0)
  • Comprehensive advanced logical backup using default platform backup protocol, backup agent and media transfer protocol
  • iOS devices: Automatically encrypt backup to protect collected data
  • Acquire up to 4GB of data per minute

Quickly go through the recovered data with the powerful results viewer to explore gigabytes of information in minutes.

  • View chat conversations with bubbles to easily identify the senders and receivers with “Message Thread” hyperlink to select individual conversations
  • Easily navigate through the recovered files and artifacts
  • View all files and artifacts in a single timeline view
  • View all similar apps on a single standardized view for faster review
  • View recovered pictures in an easy to navigate and configurable gallery view
  • Quickly eliminate pictures that are not photographs
  • View videos using MDI's comprehensive video preview and frame extraction capabilities
  • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles and indecent pictures of children
  • View links between files of interest and user activities such as recently accessed files, downloaded files, attachments and more
  • View highlighted encrypted files in the scan summary
  • Viewer: ability to redact previews when exporting a report
  • Viewer: undock Frames panel tab
  • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters and more)
  • Leverage facial analysis age detection to quickly identify infants, toddlers, children, adults 
  • Add tags and comments to document your findings
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available

Easily create comprehensive reports to highlight your Mobile Device Forensics findings and select the format most suitable for your audience.

  • Precisely select which files and artifacts to export
  • Customize your report to show specific columns and redact pictures
  • Present information in a table or list
  • Include original files or previews only
  • HTML and PDF reporting options
  • Export to other forensics applications with VICS / Project VIC (JSON) or CSV formats
  • Share scan results with a portable standalone viewer

The Mobile Device Investigator Field Tablet Kit includes:

  • Dell Latitude 7230 Extreme Rugged Tablet licensed with Mobile Device Investigator® Software and with 12th generation Intel® i7 Core™, 16GB RAM, 1TB (or 2TB) SSD drive
  • One Portable Travel Case
  • USB cables for iOS
  • USB cables for Android
  • One USB-A to USB-C adapter
  • PelicanTM case
  • Software Maintenance and Support

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Tested for every condition

  • Drop-tested from up to 4 feet.
  • Temperatures up to 63°C/145°F are no sweat.
  • Works in -29ºC/-20ºF weather.
  • IP-65 rated for maximum protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.
  • Less than 2.8lbs/1.3kgs starting weight


Glove touch capable true 12" 16:10 aspect ratio screen with 13% more active screen area.

With the biggest screen area in a 12" fully-rugged tablet, and a 1200-nit direct-sunlight-viewable-display, everywhere outside can be your office.

Enhanced performance in the field

Give a boost to field performance with 12th Gen Intel® CPUs and handle even the most demanding field applications with NVMe SSDs up to 2TB, up to 32GB memory and integrated Intel® Iris® Xe graphics.

Experience faster transfer speeds, charging and video output over a single connection with two Thunderbolt 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports. And work without interruptions with a hot swappable 36 Whr battery.


Premium Keyboard | Active Pen | Rigid Tablet Handle | Shoulder Strap | Rotating Hand Strap

ADF Solutions digital forensic experts designed the Mobile Device Investigator (MDI) Certified User training to equip both technical and non-technical investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to use MDI to immediately extract conclusive intelligence and evidence from iOS and Android devices.

Course Length

8 Hours: Learners typically take approximately 8 hours to successfully complete the exercises and the final certification exam.

Course Outline

  • Mobile Device Investigator - Introduction and Installation
  • Connecting a Device and Instant Preview
  • Conducting a Scan and Capturing Mobile Screenshots
  • Case Study 1 - Navigating and Analysis
  • Case Study 2 - Hash Captures
  • Case Study 3 - Keywords
  • Case Study 4 - Identification and Embedded Files
  • Wrap-up and Final Exam Preparation
  • Final Exam


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"The quickness and user interface, as well as the ability to shape the triage and target certain types of investigations, have impressed everyone."

Computer Forensic Analyst

U.S. Federal Agency