erasing sensitive & personal data from mobile devices

        New smart portable equipment launched by Singapore company


Data Terminator – a Singapore data sanitization company, launched MoDE Kit™ at the 2022 GovWare Conference & Exhibition (October) in Singapore. This smart equipment developed and manufactured in Singapore has the capabilities of thoroughly wiping data from mobile devices.

MoDE KIT™ is the first portable mobile device data erasure equipment and is 100% developed and made in Singapore.This make it ideal for the government sector, corporations, financial institutions, and any industry that requires regular removal of highly sensitive data and personal records in their mobile devices such as mobile phones, iPad, tablets.

MoDE KIT™ completes data erasure in 15 to 20 minutes for 8 mobile phones, or a combination of both mobile phones and tablets, simultaneously. It comes with a one-year service warranty, and pre-installed with Cyber Security Agency’s approved Singapore Common Criteria certified erasure software-Securaze Mobile.

                                           MoDE Kit™


With more and more businesses suffering from data breaches and with an increase in scale, frequency, or sophistication of these attempts, safe and secure data erasure has become even more pressing today.

Traditional methods such as deleting and reformatting the local storage of a mobile device, or ‘resetting to factory settings’ do not completely remove data. The MoDE KIT™ is not limited by the capabilities of the laptop or PC that the mobile devices are connected to, meaning that wiping data from devices can be done more efficiently, thoroughly, and in a shorter time.  

Data erasure ensures sensitive information and even the OS on the mobile device is completely wiped out and rendered unrecoverable while allowing the devices to be reused, putting a halt to the throwaway culture, and allowing companies to save on replacement devices. Data Terminator aims to encourage corporations to prolong the lifetime and re-use of devices and reduce e-waste.

In 2019 alone, 48.6 million tons (53.6 million metric tonnes) of e-waste was reported. Mobile devices contributed to approximately half of the total amount of e-waste produced by corporations, adversely affecting the environment while exposing sensitive data to criminal exploitation.

Data Terminator is a recognised leader in data sanitization in Singapore and the region with over 15 years of industry experience.The company in collaboration with A*STAR’s Innovation Factory @ SIMTech, took two years to conceptualise, develop and build the innovative MoDE KIT™. The MoDE KIT™ has 8 slots for mobile devices, and hence, possesses the capability of erasing data from 8 mobile phones, or a combination of both mobile phones and tablets, simultaneously. It is  user-friendly with its one-touch screen.

Mr Donald Wee, founder and CEO of Data Terminator, explained “New mobile devices are launched every year and as consumers pursue the latest models, the life cycle of phones and tablets has become shorter. Cyber security has also become a pressing issue. Hence, we feel that there is an unprecedented opportunity for our services and equipment in the market. With MoDE KIT™’s versatile and secure data erasure system, we can safely wipe out data, including sensitive personal information, comply with current privacy regulations, and assist companies to be more sustainable, or allow us to donate the devices to the underprivileged.”



Source: Data Terminator Pte Ltd