CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 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 its Aviation Division's Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) is the only acceptable means of compliance with the DGAC’s recently promulgated advisory requiring such systems to be installed in all passenger aircraft. The advisory, Finalizar El Cumplimiento Norma 13.2 (to finalize compliance of regulation 13.2), dated December 1, 2005, is now applicable to all airlines operating within the Mexican airspace. The DGAC has adopted in full the recommendation by the ICAO annex on cockpit and security for the installation of visual means of compliance by way of CDSS and cabin discreet warning systems by which Flight Attendants can electronically notify cockpit crews of suspicious behavior.
AirWorks’ CDSS system, which has already received Supplemental Type Certificate approvals from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, is the only accepted means of compliance and the only system approved for installation. The official document also provides Mexican registered carriers with the contact information for AirWorks.
The mandate is effective February 1, 2006 with a 90-day installation period. The mandate applies to: a) All aircraft operating with more than 30 passenger seats; b) All aircraft with domestic tail numbers operating in Mexican airspace; and c) All aircraft with foreign tail numbers operating in Mexican airspace.
"The official acknowledgement by the DGAC of the suitability and superiority of our CDSS system validates our efforts, investments, and continuing work with the world’s airlines and operators to provide a system that meets or exceeds the requirements of every aircraft regulatory agency in the world," stated Ricky Frick, President of AirWorks. "With the short compliance period, which requires installation within 90 days, we have made preparations to be able to install all systems within the compliance period."
"AirWorks personnel have already met with every affected Mexican airline to demonstrate the features and operating requirements of the system and have already begun training the maintenance/engineering and flight operations personnel at these airlines," added Frick. "We are very honored that the DGAC has recognized the unique features of the AirWorks system, including its total turnkey concept from design through certification, manufacturing and installation, and has selected AirWorks’ technology as the acceptable means of compliance with this mandate to ensure the safety of cockpit and cabin crews as well as the flying public."
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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