California Police Department Selects Global ePoint's Perpetual Digital's Video Surveillance System for Jail and Administrative Offices

Purchase Marks Product's Initial Sale in Law Enforcement and Prison Markets

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2005--Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEPT - News), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, military, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, announced today that a California Police Department has placed an order for the Perpetual Digital's video surveillance systems. Perpetual Digital is part of Global ePoint's Digital Technology division.

The order represents an initial deployment of an integrated video surveillance system, featuring Perpetual Digital's Digital Video Recorder (DVR) system, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, and Perpetual Digital's BridgeMax video archival system. The robust video surveillance system provides high resolution video, video input up to 32 cameras, internal storage capability of 600 GB, advanced search capability, remote monitoring, network integration, password protection, and custom configuration per camera. The BridgeMax storage system will provide additional video surveillance archival storage of up to two years.

For law enforcement departments the need for digital video surveillance is fueled by the necessity to monitor and record their operations, which includes inmate activity, booking, and other police activities. "A key concern for the police departments in the United States is the liability issue, specifically in relation to the handling of prisoners. This is a growing market because they are beginning to realize the benefits of digital video surveillance, which includes increased storage capacity and higher resolution imaging," remarked Mr. Edelman.

This order marks the initial entry into the law enforcement and prison market for the Perpetual Digital product line, which was just launched in January of 2005. In addition to this market, Perpetual Digital security solutions have also developed market solutions and landed opportunities for the retail, banking, and restaurant markets.

About Perpetual Digital                                                                     

Global ePoint's Digital Technology Division develops and provides a range of next-generation digital video and audio recording solutions for applications in the security industry. Currently consisting of Perpetual Digital and Sequent Technology product lines, the Digital division's products are making analog tape-based systems obsolete by providing digital technology solutions to enable the real-time capture, playback, communication, computer-based archive, search and recall of high-quality digital video. Perpetual Digital products provide a range of security and surveillance capabilities, including point-of-sale digital video transaction recording equipment and a range of other commercial security solutions for professional alarm providers and integrators. Sequent Technologies products provide proprietary digital video systems for a range of law enforcement, defense, access security and public safety markets. Its products enable the video transmission, indexing and archiving systems from anywhere using existing wireless cellular networks.

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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