DATE: 7 – 8 December, 2020
TIME: 0900 – 1630 Day One, 0900 – 1630 Day Two
LOCATION: Brockman Automotive Expert, Rhineland-Palatinate
COST: $100.00 US
All current iVe users are welcome to join this 2-day event featuring hands-on training, demonstrations and review of the 2020 newly released iVe Hardware and iVe Software. This is an exclusive opportunity to train on the most current technology, stay up to date on latest trends and best practices.
Additional details will be provided to all registered attendees.
Please submit a form for each attendee. We look forward to hosting you!
Release Date: August 2020
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a recording of the iVe v3.0 Release Webinar.
We will send it along as soon as it becomes available.
File Size: 769 MB
Notes for this Release:
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 3.0.
The release brings together all aspects of the iVe ecosystem and centralizes the vehicle forensic process. You now have the ability to securely access the contents of your collections wherever you are and easily collaborate with other investigators, prosecutors, and clients.
Additional Features & Enhancements
The iVe Software v3.0 adds support for additional Toyota vehicles. More specifically, the newly supported ECU is for Toyota’s hard drive systems manufactured from 2012-2015 and additional support for Uconnect 8.4N systems that feature the Version 5 GNM board.
Enhancements to the Ford SYNC generation 3 and BMW NBT data parsers have been made, as well as, minor bug fixes.
This .zip file contains all of the prerequisites, drivers and main application, and requires a valid, up-to-date license to decrypt the download file.
Due to the large number of files, we recommend you UNZIP the map packs onto an external hard drive or USB thumb drive.
Continental United States
Approx. ZIP file size: 24 GB
Approx. ZIP file size: 3.5 GB
Approx. ZIP file size: 20 GB
Approx. ZIP file size: 9 GB
If your region is not listed above, email email@example.com to put in a request.
Release Date: June 2020
File Size: 758 MB
Notes for the iVe 2.6.2 release:
With this software release, we are proud to announce that iVe users now have the ability to export directly to Cellebrite Physical Analyzer. This new functionality allows for data acquired from vehicle systems to be imported into a case within Physical Analyzer and examined alongside other data sources.
Cellebrite Physical Analyzer enables the examination of multiple data sources from the broadest range of digital devices, mobile applications, and cloud data. Integration efforts such as this further expand options for customers to be able to include vehicle data as part of fused multi-source analysis.
Notes for the iVe v2.6 release:
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 2.6.
This release adds support for additional Toyota vehicles, the majority of which fall between 2014-2015. However, many more supported Toyota vehicles between 2014-2017 are expected to be added to the vehicle lookup as they are confirmed.
The identification guide for Toyota Internal SD systems, accessible in iVe Software and iVe Mobile, serves as a helpful starting point in making a positive identification. That said, users who have a potentially supported Toyota system are urged to reach out to Berla Support. In that way we can assist with the identification process and, when applicable, add more supported Toyotas to our lookup based on your feedback.
Beginning with iVe version 2.6, users now have the ability to update their account information, and most importantly, this includes the option of changing one’s user ID/email address. This has long been a highly requested feature, and we are glad to announce its inclusion in the latest software version.
Parsing improvements have been made for Ford SYNC generation 3 and Hyundai-MIPS-Mobis systems. For users who have an active case with one of these ECUs, it may be worthwhile reparsing with iVe 2.6 in the potentiality that additional data can be parsed.
It should be noted that iVe’s UI now reflects timestamps differently if a user has applied an offset. When viewing such items in the ‘Content’ section, the timestamp type now reflects the value ‘Adjusted(offset name).’ Also, the timestamp confidence column will be blank due to an offset being in effect.
As per usual, several minor bug fixes round out the release.
Join us for our live 8-week “Vehicle Forensics Essentials” Series during which we will cover everything from basic vehicle forensic topics to in-depth subjects such as best practices, CANBus, GPS and advanced analytical techniques within iVe. This is a great opportunity for you to expand your knowledge of vehicle forensics and for members of your team to gain an understanding of how vehicle data can be used to drive investigations forward.
DATE: Every Wednesday and Friday, from 25 March – 15 May
TIME: 1200 – 1300 EDT
CEUs: 1 per session attended
NOTE: Recordings will be made available each week to accommodate on-demand learning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
Release Date: April 2020
File Size: 729 MB
Notes for this release:
iVe Software v2.6.1, features several performance improvements and minor bug fixes.
DATE: Techno Security Myrtle Beach, 2020, has been postponed. As details on the rescheduled date are released, we will update our calendar.
TIME: 0900 – 1630
LOCATION: Marriott Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
All current iVe users are welcome to join this 1-day event featuring hands-on training, demonstrations and review of the 2019 newly released iVe Hardware and iVe Software. This is an exclusive opportunity to train on the most current technology, stay up to date on latest trends and best practices.
This conference will be held the day before the 2020 Techno Security Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. Additional details will be provided, closer to the event, to all registered attendees. Also ask us about complimentary passes to Techno Security 2020 – Limited Availability.
Please submit a form for each attendee.
Release Date: January 2020
File Size: 856 MB
DATE: 18 March, 2020
TIME: 0900 – 1700
LOCATION: Radisson Blu Heathrow Hotel
All current iVe users are welcome to join this 1-day event featuring hands-on training, demonstrations and review of the latest releases of iVe Hardware and iVe Software. This is an exclusive opportunity to train on the most current technology, stay up to date on latest trends and best practices.
This conference will be held during the ICDDF Heathrow Conference in London, England. Registration is handled through ICDDF Coordinators. Attendance to ICDDF is required.
We look forward to hosting you on the 18th!
DATE: 12 March, 2020
LOCATION: Hilton Houston North
This conference will be held the day following the 2020 EDR Conference in Houston, TX. It will be led by Wes Vandiver, a leading expert in collision investigations and our current Director of Training here at Berla. Additional details will be provided, closer to the event, to all registered attendees. Space is limited, register early!
Please submit a form for each attendee. We look forward to hosting you on the 12th!
Release Date: October 2019
File Size: 809 MB
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 2.5.
This release adds support for newer Ford vehicles manufactured from 2018 to 2020, as well as a considerable number of FCA vehicles across multiple brands – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, and Maserati – manufactured between 2012 and 2019.
The most significant feature in this version is the ability to connect with other members of the iVe community. Whether you are using iVe Mobile or iVe Software, connections gives you the ability to establish a network of colleagues, customers, and contacts involved in vehicle investigations.
You can now share resources, vehicle lookups and collections summaries with anyone in your network. Resources such as system identification guides, removal walkthroughs and setup instructions can easily be shared with members of your network to help in the identification and acquisition process.
The case report has been completely redesigned in iVe version 2.5. This facelift includes a restyled cover page followed by a table of contents with clickable links to various sections of data types. The case report layout now features better use of overall space, and columns are hidden if they contain only blank cells. The ‘Additional Information’ section, for items that include such data, is now visually separated from the other fields. Also, each page of the case report now includes a footer with the page number.
Perhaps most importantly, the case report generation process has been made faster and more stable in iVe version 2.5, particularly when it comes to extremely large data sets.
Every system supported by iVe now has a summary. In it you will find information on acquisition times, acquisition types, and any key points or idiosyncrasies you might need to know.
In addition to several minor bug fixes and user interface improvements, you will notice updates have been made in data parsers for many the supported systems.
Release Date: August 2019
File Size: 748 MB
iVe Software v2.4.1, ushers in a new partnership with BlackBag Technologies. As a result of the partnership, iVe users now have the ability to export a file to a proprietary format that can be opened in BlackLight, BlackBag’s flagship forensic tool for analyzing Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS devices.
iVe Software v2.4.1 also includes a handful of improvements and bug fixes. Some fixes are OEM-specific, such as showing all timestamp confidence levels for Nissan 08IT systems or showing source files for the BMW NBT web history. Other changes affect vehicle cases across the board, such as the improved performance during the initial loading of content, and the way tags are displayed when switching between tag groups.
iVe Version 2.4 added support for many Honda and Acura vehicles made between 2013 and 2017 that feature hard drive navigation systems.
In addition, iVe 2.4 includes support for GM systems that have no model number on the label but which are effectively a variant of the GA-130. These systems, which are found in certain 2015-2017 vehicles, may now be acquired by selecting the GA-130 ECU in iVe. For further specifics on these systems, see the “Label” step in the identification guide for the GA-130.
This release also brings a few key changes to iVe’s user interface that are improvements from both a practical and aesthetic standpoint
Notifications in iVe now mirror those in iVe Mobile, and as such may include items such as release news, iVe tips and tricks, and upcoming Live Community Hangout dates. The notification center will continue to include messages that an acquisition has completed, and that search indexing has finished, and these will still be synced between iVe and iVe Mobile.
When logged in, clicking the user name in the upper right now brings up a dedicated pane with account information and license-specific hardware inventories for each iVe license assigned to the user.
As always, several minor bug fixes and user interface improvements round out the release.
Email email@example.com to request a USB Driver of your region’s map packs. If your region is not listed below, you can put in a request to our Support Team.
The provided USB Driver will allow you to access the files without unpacking the large ZIP files and downloading them onto your system.
With the USB Driver inserted, you can simply point iVe to the map pack files stored on the device.
Release Date: May 2018
File Size: 459 MB
The release of iVe 2.0 is more than just a software release, it is a user driven monumental move forward and brings investigators at all levels into the world of vehicle forensics. Along with the 2.0 iVe Software release, we are also releasing version 2.0 of the Mobile app and announcing the new 2.0 hardware kit. Here are the highlights for each of the tools in the ecosystem.
Release Date: February 2019
File Size: 670 MB
This release introduces support for a considerable number of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles manufactured from 2008 to 2017, as well as select Volkswagen vehicles dating back to 2010.
This release also brings some new features and improvements by customer request. The ‘Search’ section, which was radically revamped and improved in the iVe 2.0 release, has received a few refinements and tweaks to make it even sharper.
Between iVe 2.0 and 2.1 several changes have been implemented to improve data parsing in various supported systems. Several minor bug fixes and user interface improvements round out the release.
Release Date: June 2019
File Size: 718 MB
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 2.4.
This release adds support for many Honda and Acura vehicles made between 2013 and 2017 that feature hard drive navigation systems. Honda has long been one of the most requested OEMs for which to add support, and with iVe 2.4 we are glad to be able to comply with those customer requests.
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Release Date: April 2019
File Size: 692 MB
Notes for the 2.3 Release:
Release Date: March 2019
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 2.3
This release adds support for a considerable number of Lexus vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2016, Peugeot and Citroën manufactured between 2008 and 2018 as well as Lamborghini vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2015.
As for new software features, one of the main highlights for version 2.3 is the ability to add and adjust time offsets for items across the entire application. Whereas users could previously only adjust time offsets within the ‘Timeline’ section, offsets can now be adjusted in the ‘Content’ section grid. Any offsets that are applied will be clearly reflected in other sections of iVe as well as in exported reports (i.e., case reports and tag reports).
Another noteworthy additions to iVe version 2.3 is the ability to install map packs for offline mapping. Map packs will be made available by request to iVe users, and the packs can then be installed. Users are able to set the location of the map file cache, such as an attached USB drive. The option for using offline maps, another feature that has long been a frequent customer request, is designed to help in situations where analysis must be conducted offline completely, or when Wi-Fi connectivity may be unreliable.
The iVe v2.3 Release Webinar recording will be available to register to view within the next 48 hours.
Berla is pleased to announce the release of iVe version 2.3.
Release Date: January 2019
File Size: 655 MB
This release features significant expansion of iVe’s Mercedes-Benz coverage, adding support for many Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2018.
Version 2.2 also brings additional improvements to mapping. For one thing, the map source drop-down now offers Mapbox maps of several styles (i.e., Light, Dark, Normal, Satellite, and Satellite Hybrid). Users can still set up custom map tile servers, whether from OpenStreetMap or another source, by going to Tools > Mapping and saving the desired tile URL.
To go hand in hand with the new map styles, users now have the ability to customize the colors assigned to each data type. This can be particularly helpful in making data points easier to see on the map, depending on the type of map that is in effect. For instance, a lighter color may be ideal to use for data plotted on a dark map.
Any changes to color selection are saved automatically and will persist through restarts of the iVe application. It is also worth pointing out that the color selections are applied across the entire application, including the ‘Timeline’ section.
Release Date: December 2018
Release Date: September 2018
Version 2.0.3 includes a change for tracklog parsing in some newer Ford SYNC generation 3 systems. This is the lone change included in iVe version 2.0.3, but it can prove a significant one for investigations involving some newer Ford vehicles.
It is recommended that users update to the new version in order to fully take advantage of the above improvement.
Release Date: February 2018
File Size: 459 MB
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Release Date: June 2018
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Release Date: October 2018
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