Introducing CORSYS

Ports & Borders Insight

I was thrilled to launch CORSYS – our new secure, cloud-based, digital ecosystem – at the World Customs Organization’s Global Technology and Innovation Forum in Tokyo at the end of October.

The result of much voice-of-customer engagement, collaboration and team work, CORSYS is set to bring about a digitally transformed step change in security operations, beginning with security operations at ports and borders. As a large-scale enterprise platform, it enables a customs administration to control its entire security operation from a single, secure, one-world window.  Delivered “as a service”, this open platform delivers significant capabilities including full use of the World Customs Organization’s unified X-ray file format from any NII cargo-inspection device, while also exploiting multiple data sources to build self-learning intelligence from big data – all required to drive operational efficiency through the clever use of streaming metrics and intelligent dashboards. It has been developed as the central “command centre” for your security operation and provides a robust “app store” environment to all customers to purchase tools and applications from both Smiths and third-party suppliers.

Designed to be fully hardware-agnostic, CORSYS systematically gathers information on every single container, creating on an electronic “case” to help customs administrators generate an intelligent risk profile for each container arriving at a port, helping to determine if any additional inspection is required. CORSYS helps to improve operations by identifying high-risk containers that require additional inspection – significant reducing unnecessary, intrusive, time-confusing manual screening.

The CORSYS team has been working closely with Microsoft and Hitachi to create an intelligent system that can be controlled from a single location and give ports and border authorities the ability to tailor systems to meet their unique needs.

There are several different applications a user can access to enhance their operations:

  • The PROFILER uses machine-learning algorithms to determine the most efficient way to physically inspect targets – be that non-intrusive inspection (such as X-ray scanning), canine inspection or de-stuffing (unloading) the container.
  • ANALYSER+ enhances the ability to recognise threats and contraband, by utilizing our advanced iCmore automatic threat-recognition tools such as iCmore Cigarettes and iCmore Weapons tools.
  • DECISION CENTRE & DASHBOARD applications allow officers to monitor the entire flow of their security operations from a single window.

Tim Norton