Cargo examination systems will integrate multiple sensors because
single sensor systems can be defeated. Trials with multiple sensors
have also resulted in both increased inspection accuracy and throughput.
The traditional integration point for multiple sensor outputs is paper.
Cargo inspection analysts must evaluate a file folder containing many
interrelated pieces of paper within minutes. File folders with paper
have proven to be an obsolete medium for complex data presentation.
A computer-based system, ExamFolder Technology Integrator uses an
open architecture to receive input from multiple sensors treating
each input data set as a document. Documents from any sensor, even
those yet to be developed, can be collected, structured, and displayed
to the analyst. The documents include, but are not limited to: digital
data, imagery, video and digitized voice. The system structures the
documents for scrutinizing manifested cargo, shipper, shipping agent,
carrier, broker, forwarder and consignee histories. This reduces pressure
on the analyst for timely completion of the inspection. The ExamFolder
Technology Integrator is an efficient, sensor-vendor independent,
computer screen-based, cargo inspection system providing meaningful
information to the cargo analyst.