SIMTools Card Forensic Software




The SIMTools product range incorporates SIMIS – the original SIM Interrogation System, SIMIS – Mobile, SIMulate and SIMGen. This comprehensive range of products facilitates data recovery from GSM SIM and 3G USIM devices and aids third party tools in the recovery of data from mobile phones.

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Some of the most popular features of SIMIS 2G

Select Card Reader

Types of Card

Automatic detection of card type –

  • GSM 2G SIM

Watch List

The watch list is a feature that circumvents some, post data recovery, database searches. The watch list allows the entry of up to 10 ‘most interesting numbers’.

With the watch list loaded, SIMIS will ‘watch’ all card data as it is recovered and should a mobile number be retrieved that appears in the watch list an alarm is sounded and a visual warning is presented to the examiner.



SIMIS provides an Archive facility to allow easy review of the reports associated with previously read cards.

Within this aspect of the application, the examiner may review the report data, verify the hashes against the HTML data files and make duplicates of reports.


Overview of SIMIS 3G Features

  • Forensically safe – no facility for the modification of system or user data held on the SIM card.
  • Correctly handles PIN and PUK entry under controlled conditions.
  • Builds a database with unique file references for each SIM Card.
  • Search-able database with appropriate index categories.
  • Facility to read data from the SIMIS Mobile card interrogation unit.
  • Presents data in a printable format for reports.
  • Provides commented RAW data in a standard format for use in third party applications.

The Search Engine

The SIMIS3G database search engine, allows comprehensive searches to be made across all SIM cards data that have been interrogated. Searches can be carried out across the entire database, or can be narrowed down to things like a specific case reference, or a specific mobile number.

A typical search would allow the operator to enter a mobile phone number and identify if that number was held in the ADN of any card previously interrogated – potentially opening up new lines of inquiry in investigations, or linking suspected criminals and networks together.

What you get

The SIMIS package is flexible, with a range of options available to suit your needs. Typically a SIMIS package consists of:

  • PC based software application
  • PC/SC Smart Card Reader (USB or Serial)
  • Mini-Sim Adapter
  • USB License Key

There is also the option to use a PC Card (PCMCIA) Reader for laptops and notebooks.


SIMIS Mobile, SIM reading on the move.
The SIMIS Mobile reader allows SIM cards to be read whilst away from the SIMIS software installation. SIMIS Mobile extracts and stores the essential contents of up to 8 GSM SIM cards.

The SIM card data can viewed via the large 128X64 graphic display, then transferred to real GSM SIM cards,creating a backup of the essential data on a real sim card for reading in any SIM reading application at a later date. Transfer cards can be erased and re-used and additional transfer cards are available as required.

The mobile unit is palm size, powered by 2 AAA cells, and supplied with 8 data transfer cards (data storage cards). The 64×128 pixel LCD displays an intuitive menu to guide the user through reading, browsing and saving recovered data. Work in the field or covert operation is aided by simple three button operation (excluding PIN entry and on/off). PIN and PUK entry are catered for.

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