CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2005--Global ePoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEPT - News) a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that its aviation division, AirWorks, has received purchase orders this week worth a total of approximately $1 million from a variety of airlines, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and aircraft leasing companies. The orders received this week are for Airworks’ system installation kits and Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems (CDSS).
"The orders we received this week represent an acceleration of a trend that has been developing over the past 6 months," remarked Ricky Frick, President of AirWorks. "We are continuing to see an increase in our average daily level of installation kit building for our core U.S. customers every month, along with increasing requests for solution-providing systems. The recent FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is also helping to drive airlines to engage us for a wide range of solutions." "With rising fuel prices and increasing passenger enplanements, airlines are increasingly subcontracting to suppliers like AirWorks, which carries a Parts Manufacturing Approval from the FAA. In addition, aircraft leasing companies increasingly are ordering systems such as our CDSS directly from us rather than including these systems as options on aircraft orders," added Frick. "Since leasing companies rarely employ large technical staffs, they must rely on integration, installation, and certification companies like AirWorks to accomplish these deliveries. This has helped several of our product lines, including CDSS, and we believe it will continue to be a growth driver going forward."
AirWorks is one of three vendors identified by the Federal Aviation Administration in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of September 21, 2005 as acceptable suppliers of commercial aircraft flight deck door monitoring systems. This rulemaking proposes to require commercial aircraft to be fitted with such systems as an anti-terrorism measure.
About Global ePoint’s Aviation Division
The Company’s Aviation division contains Global AirWorks, whose primary communications and security products include the Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS), a digital electronic "flight bag" of all flight and on-board manuals and records for pilots and a Laptop Computer Power System for passengers and flight crews. AirWorks customers include airline major OEMs, such as AT&T Aviation, BAE Systems, In-flight Phone, L3 Communications, and Rockwell Collins; all major U.S. airlines; and all major international carriers, including ATA, Air China, Bombardier, Finnair, Varig, KLM, Lufthansa, and Cathay Pacific. AirWorks holds more than 40 supplemental type certificates (STC) certifying AirWorks as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved manufacturer and installer for a range of interior equipment and systems for a variety of commercial aircraft flying worldwide.
About Global ePoint, Inc.
Global ePoint’s growth catalyst, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of digital video surveillance systems for the law enforcement, military, aviation and homeland security markets. On the cutting edge of digital technology and seeking to expand its product line, Global ePoint is developing new compression technologies and next-generation, secure network digital video systems and servers for a wide range of new markets, concentrating primarily on security and homeland defense applications. As a solid recurring revenue stream, the Company also manufactures customized computing systems for industrial, business and consumer markets, as well as other specialized electronic products and systems. Complete vertical integration -- from design and manufacturing to sales and distribution -- allows the Company to capture efficiencies and maintain cost advantages in these growing markets, particularly homeland security. For more information, please visit http://www.globalepoint.com
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