CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2005--Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT - News), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, commercial and industrial markets, announced today that the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) of Mexico has mandated the use of cockpit door video surveillance on all passenger carrying aircraft under Mexican registration beginning February 1, 2006. Separately, Global ePoint’s aviation division, Global AirWorks, has also received formal validation of its Cockpit Door Surveillance Sys tem (CDSS) from the DGAC. AirWorks anticipates that Mexican installations will begin in the first quarter 2006.
"Both of these events are very significant for Global ePoint. With its mandate, Mexico joins a growing list of countries around the world to require cockpit door surveillance. As this list grows, it becomes increasingly likely that all of the world’s airlines will install CDSS systems due to the global nature of air travel as well as the need for consistency between nations," stated Ricky Frick, President of AirWorks. "In addition, we are honored to receive a formal validation of our technology from the DGAC, which adds an important nation to a list that already includes the US, Germany, and England."
AirWorks has already completed demonstrations of its systems to every Mexican airline, which have included discussions of hardware operation and features, installation, operating history with other airlines, reliability and service options. "These demonstrations gave us the opportunity to emphasize our manufacturing and installation capabilities," added Frick. "Since airlines maximize revenue by minimizing each airplane’s out-of-service time, it’s extremely important for us to quickly deliver and install a quality product. Unlike other manufacturers, our system has been designed for quick installation, which we can complete during the overnight layover of an aircraft."
AirWorks is currently the only video surveillance system provider that deploys teams worldwide to complete installations overnight, thereby providing airlines with the added advantage of not interrupting normal schedules. Since its inception in 1994, AirWorks has completed over 8,000 aircraft cabin and cockpit modifications.
About Global ePoint, Inc.
Global ePoint designs, manufactures, sells and distributes digital video surveillance systems for the law enforcement, military, aviation and homeland security markets. On the cutting edge of digital technology, 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. 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
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, whether all of the world’s airlines will install CDSS systems. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, whether and when government mandates are implemented and individual decisions on the part of the world's airlines to install CDSS systems. For a discussion of these and other factors that may cause actual events or results to differ from those projected, please refer to the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB, as well as other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.
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