Mission Darkness™ BlockBox Lab XL

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PLEASE NOTE: Current lead time is 2 weeks. This product does not qualify for free domestic shipping.

BULK PRICING: 20-50 units: $2,750ea, 50+ units: $2,700ea; contact us for a quote.

mission darkness blockbox lab xl version interrogate mobile devices shielded from rf signals

Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab XL

Forensic Analysis Enclosure for Operating Devices and Extracting Information While Shielded From RF Signals

SKU: MDFB-BBL-XL-RJ45

The Mission Darkness™ BlockBox Lab XL 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 devices such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, and similar size electronics while remaining shielded from RF signals. The extra large interior dimensions make it easy for operators to comfortably analyze devices, as well as transfer devices in and out of faraday bags inside of the shielded chamber.

It is constructed with a durable aluminum frame with RF absorbent foam lining the inside walls, conductive gloves for both hands to operate and interrogate devices inside (including touch screens), patented Gen 2 RF-FilterVu transparent viewing window, two LED arrays, power strip with four universal power ports and four USB ports, and a dual-sided shielded filter with RJ45 ethernet and two USB ports for extracting data at high speeds. The RJ45 port lets an operator 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. The combined features allows forensic investigators to thoroughly analyze data on 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 BlockBox Lab XL completely isolates devices inside and blocks WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, and radio signals. It has been lab tested and certified to shielding effectiveness standards IEEE 299-2006. Although designed for lab use, the light weight of the BlockBox Lab XL and strong side handles allow it to be transported to different locations. The comprehensive accessory kit includes a variety of high-quality cables, crystal clear acrylic phone organizer and shelf, set of replacement gloves and foam seals (since these items can wear out over time due to frequent/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 variety of Mission Darkness NeoLok Faraday Bags with a patented magnetic closure, making it safe to use with conductive gloves in forensics investigations.

Alternative uses for the BlockBox Lab XL relate to mobile device testing, since the product can be used to create an isolated and controlled environment. An additional RJ45 ethernet port can be installed if necessary (see details below). The BlockBox Lab XL can be purchased with a camera mount either internally or externally so that a camera can photograph or video evidence and device screens (select the preferred option from the drop-down menu). Read the blog post about the benefits of a faraday box with a mounted camera to learn more.


Video Demonstrations of the BlockBox Lab XL

Newest demonstration video comparing the standard model lab to the mounted webcam and tablet variation. The video highlights the newest product features including the deluxe accessories (published 2024).

Demonstration and product overview of the standard model lab (published 2021).


The lab comes equipped with two LED arrays, shielded filter, universal power strip, viewing window, and conductive gloves.

Digital forensics hard-sided analysis lab for device interrogation
Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab XL version fits laptops and mobile devices

The spacious interior allows users to comfortably operate devices inside, including laptops.


BlockBox Lab XL Features

  • Forensic Analysis Enclosure: Operate devices and extract information while shielded from RF signals
  • Certified Shielding: Meets IEEE 299-2006 shielding effectiveness standards
  • Extra-Large Interior Space: Fits multiple cell phones, tablets, laptops, and similar-sized devices
  • Dual-Sided Shielded Filter: Equipped with two USB ports, one AC port, and one RJ45 ethernet port
  • Power Strip: Powers multiple devices internally, with four universal power outlets and four USB outlets
  • High-Speed Data Extraction: Supports fast data transfer and connectivity for efficient analysis
  • Indefinite Power Capabilities: Prevents lockout mode and reduces passcode cracking time, maximizing data extraction with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
  • Complete RF Isolation: Blocks WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, NFC, and radio signals
  • Built-In Conductive Gloves: Includes gloves for left and right hands-on touch, plus a set of replacement gloves
  • Patented RF Shielded Window: Gen 2 RF-FilterVu transparent window for device viewing, offering 25% more clarity than the standard size BlockBox Lab window (Pat. US 11,943,907)
  • Interior Illumination: Two LED arrays provide ample lighting inside the enclosure
  • RF Absorbent Foam Liner: Lines all interior sides to enhance RF shielding
  • Durable Construction: Features a robust outer aluminum casting with a black coating
  • Replacement Foam Gasket Seals: Comes with adhesive-backed replacement seals
  • Comprehensive Charging Cable Kit: UL-certified kit compatible with popular device models
  • Optimized Internal Space: Separate clear phone organizer and shelf for better organization and screen visibility
  • Secure Closure System: Dual easy release latch system with a piston hinge gas-filled cover strut
  • Temperature Range: Operates effectively from +14°F (-10°C) to +122°F (+50°C)
  • Easy Transport: Equipped with two metal side handles for convenient carrying
  • Warranty and Support: One year product warranty and support included
  • Assembled in the USA: Designed and assembled by MOS Equipment
  • Standard Product SKU: MDFB-BBL-XL-RJ45 – additional camera mounting options available, see details below
  • Rental Availability: Available for rent; contact us for a quote
  • Bulk Discount Pricing: 20-50 units: $2,750ea, 50+ units: $2,700ea; contact us for a quote

Applications

  • Lab forensic analysis
  • State, local, federal, and military forensics
  • Mobile device/IOT testing and signal isolation
  • Anti-hacking, anti-tracking, and anti-spying assurance
  • Counter-surveillance
  • Faraday bag transfer chamber
  • EMP and CME protection
  • Use with data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.

Included Items

  • Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab XL
  • Multiple styles of Mission Darkness Faraday Bags (SKUs: MDFB-S-NW-M, MDFB-M-NW-M, MDFB-L-NW)
  • Four USB Cable Sets for internal connectivity (each set includes a universal angle USB A/M to A/M, lightning to USB, micro USB, USB-C, and USB extension)
  • Two straight USB A/M to A/M cables
  • Two ethernet cables
  • AC power cable
  • Set of replacement faraday gloves
  • Set of replacement foam seals
  • Crystal clear acrylic phone organizer - holds up to five devices in an upright position
  • Crystal clear acrylic organizer shelf
  • Two stylus pens
  • Unique serial number sticker
  • Instruction card
  • Additional add-on accessories are listed below; mounted camera product variations include additional components

Dimensions

  • External dimensions: 24”L x 18”W x 16.5”H (60.96cm x 45.72cm x 41.91cm)
  • Internal usable dimensions: 22.75”L x 17”W x 12.5”H (57.79cm x 43.18cm x 31.75cm)
  • RF-FilterVu window dimensions: 9.5"L x 3.5"W (24.13cm X 8.89cm)

Shielded Filter & Cable Details

The shielded filter installed through the box enables dual-sided device connectivity. The accessory kit includes all the necessary components for connecting to multiple devices. *If you are using your own cables (not the ones we provided), be aware that all cables used both within and outside of the analysis enclosure need to be SHIELDED to effectively block RF signals.

Customization & Upgrade Options

Contact us if you have customization requests or particular requirements that are not included in this product configuration. Some alterations may be possible, including adding an additional RJ45 ethernet port (+ $350) or external camera mount (+ $280). Additional add-on options are listed below. Let us know your requirements so we can quote you accordingly.

Compatible With Faraday Bags

A user can safely transfer seized or collected devices from individual faraday bags to the BlockBox Lab XL 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 bags included in the kit) are preferred for use with conductive gloves because they eliminate the risk of puncturing a glove with scissors (often used to cut a faraday bag open) or harsh Velcro (used in most standard faraday bag closures).

Scroll down to see more details about using the BlockBox Lab XL as a transfer chamber.


  • Easy release latch system ensures a tight RF seal
  • Built-in conductive gloves for operating touch screens
  • Interior view showing a device connected to a USB outlet
  • AC power strip includes four universal power outlets and four USB outlets
  • Dual-sided shielded filter with two USB ports, one AC port, and one RJ45 ethernet port
  • Patented Gen 2 RF-FilterVu slanted window on top for viewing devices

Product Variations With Mounted Cameras

The BlockBox Lab XL can be purchased with a camera mounted either internally or externally, depending on your device interrogation needs and budget. See the options below and read the blog post about the benefits to learn more.

Note that the product variation including the tablet can only be shipped domestically (throughout the United States). Contact us for international options.

External Camera Mount With or Without Camera

This variation includes a camera mount on the external side of the lid, with or without a Canon T6i camera. This allows users to photograph evidence and device screens through the shielded window.
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SKU: MDFB-BBL-XL-RJ45-CM
$3,080/Standard Model with External Camera Mount Only - *This configuration is available in the drop-down menu.
 
$3,880/Standard Model with External Camera Mount + Canon T6i Camera - *Contact us for a custom invoice if you require the recommended Canon T6i camera.

Webcam Mounted Internally and Connected Tablet Mounted Externally

This variation includes an Anker PowerConf C200 2K Webcam mounted internally to the lid, connected to a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet mounted externally to the lid. A shielded USB filter through the lid enables connectivity. The camera offers ultra-clear resolution from a wide field of view allowing users to view and record device interrogations. The Microsoft Surface Pro offers high-speed performance, giving you premium laptop power from a powerful tablet.
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SKU: MDFB-BBL-XL-RJ45-TAB
$4,800/Lab Variation with Mounted Microsoft Surface Tablet Pro & Anker Webcam
- *This configuration is available on a separate product page. It's advised against using untested tablets with the product due to compatibility issues. For bulk inquiries, we can test the compatibility of different tablets upon request.

BlockBox Lab XL with an nternal webcam and external tablet viewing screen

Watch the demonstration videos of the tablet mounted variation to view the capabilities and ease of use.


Additional Options

These additional options should be considered at the time of purchase, and are priced accordingly. Contact us to have them added to a custom invoice. For current customers of the BlockBox Lab XL, please contact us for specifics on option pricing.

Additional Filters

Additional USB, RJ45, or other filters can be added to the box.
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$ Inquire for Pricing

Additional Gloves and Seals Set

An additional set of gloves and seals are already included with each BlockBox Lab XL, but customers often purchase additional upfront to avoid hassle later.
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$200/Set of Gloves and Seals

Additional USB Cable Set

Four USB Cable Sets are already incuded with each BlockBox Lab XL. Each Cable Set includes: universal angle USB A/M to A/M, lightning to USB, micro USB, USB-C, and USB extension for connecting devices to the USB ports internally.
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$60/Cable Set

Expedited Lead Time

When expedited lead times are required, the customer can jump to the front of the production queue for an expedited fee.
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$210/Unit Expedited Lead Time

Extended One Year Warranty

The base product already includes a year warranty. Extended warranty offered at the per year price.
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$550/Year

Video Call Training Session

Two-hour video call training session with our staff. May be utilized in separate one-hour sessions if required.
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$290/Two Hours Video Call Training

Use With Forensics Tools, Like Cellebrite and GrayKey

The BlockBox Lab XL 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 BlcokBox Lab XL with a few forensics tools.

Mission Darkness BlockBox Lab with Rj45 shielded filter mobile device analysis digital forensics

If a Device Arrives to the Lab Inside a Faraday Bag:

    • Place the closed faraday bag inside of the BlockBox Lab XL, 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 XL and connect it to the USB filter internally using a compatible cable. 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.

*Note that particular instructions for use with digital forensics tools will depend on the specific tool itself and the scenario. Bulky forensics tools and cables can be placed underneath the crystal clear organizer shelf to optimize internal space. The crystal clear phone organizer can be placed on top of the shelf to further increase organization and screen visibility.


How to Use the BlockBox Lab XL as a Faraday Bag Transfer Chamber

If a device arrives to the police station, lab, etc. in a standard faraday bag, it can be transferred to a different or more specialized faraday bag, like the Mission Darkness Charge & Shield Faraday Bag (or visa versa), using the BlockBox Lab XL as an RF shielded transfer chamber.

    • Simply place both bags inside the BlockBox Lab XL, close the lid, and open the faraday bags internally using the conductive gloves. Once the device is transferred and properly sealed in the new bag, the lid can open, and the shielded device can be moved to another location.
    • This process ensures that the device is never exposed to RF signals and allows users to keep the BlockBox Lab XL vacant for subsequent investigations.
    • *When selecting faraday bags for your department, keep in mind that faraday bags with a NeoLok magnetic closure are preferred when being handled by conductive gloves.

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TK
08/15/2021
Tony K.
Good product

Good product

B
02/05/2020
Beau
Very effective

The signal blocking strength of this box is phenomenal. The window lets you see when signals are blocked - which happens immediately after a phone is introduced. There are two versions of the product, we went with the RJ-45 so we could put tools inside. Overall this is a very nice kit with extra items included.

P
05/21/2018
P.T.
Great quality RF shielding enclosure

My department is very satisfied with the BlockBox Lab. We've used other RF shielding boxes is the past which have worn down over time, then cost a ton to have parts replaced. We switched over because this product offers the same functionality AND includes replacement gloves and foam seals, which will extend the lifespan. We're able to charge, extract data, and interrogate devices while they remain shielded/isolated.