The latest release of the iVe software brings new features and enhancements to the ‘Search’ section and user interface. As you may recall, ‘Search’ was reworked in software version 2.0, rendering it much more versatile for use in investigations. Version 2.1 builds on that by including a few additional capabilities.
‘Show in Tree’ Feature for Search Results and Timeline Items
First off, users can now right-click on a search result and choose ‘Show in Tree’ to have the software jump to where that result can be found in the ‘Content’ section so that users can see where the result is in context with other data. This has long been a frequently requested feature from customers.
A similar feature has been added to the ‘Timeline’ section as well. Users can click the new ‘Show in Tree’ button (i.e., the button at far right in the following screenshot) for a timeline item to jump to that item in the ‘Content’ section.
Search Results Include Additional Information Fields
The text search now includes values found in the ‘Additional Information’ fields for parsed items (e.g., devices, contacts, locations, etc. – any item displayed with a plus sign for expanding). The following screenshot shows an example of a text search result from ‘Additional Information’ fields.
Search Results Include Routes and Velocity Logs
Routes and velocity logs can now be included in search results as well. Routes will be returned if they contain any locations that are returned, or if a keyword is included in the route’s name or additional information. Velocity logs can be included in search results for a couple different reasons. The first reason would be that the velocity log has a velocity point with a string containing the search term. Alternatively, the log’s ‘Average Speed’ or ‘Additional Information’ fields may contain the search term.
‘Show in Google Maps’ Feature for Search Results
Finally, for any search result that includes GPS coordinates, a user may right-click the result and select ‘Show in Google Maps’ to view the coordinates in Google Maps. A separate window opens in the default web browser in order to display the location. This feature will only work for users that are connected to the internet as this feature is simply plotting the coordinates using the standard online Google map application.
Future iVe releases can be expected to include even more new features and vehicle support. In the meantime, keep sending us your feedback and requests.