CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2005--Global ePoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEPT - News), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, announced today that its AirWorks division unveiled two new product lines of In Flight Entertainment and Cockpit Door Surveillance System at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) annual convention which was held in Hamburg Germany September 20-23, 2005.
The WAEA is the premier event for the latest technology in In Flight Entertainment and Passenger enhancements for the airline community. More than 250 airlines from around the world were represented. AirWorks unveiled its new In Flight Entertainment Retrofit Package which replaces the older technology Projector and CRT systems. AirWorks displayed its new 10.2 17 inch wide screen, and the 32 inch bulkhead LCD. Providing the content was the new AirWorks digital video and audio file server. Though AirWorks has already announced the kickoff customer for this product line, this was the first opportunity for the entire industry to review this system and the cost savings in fuel, quality viewing, and ease of installation package.
"Without question, the highest level of attention came to AirWorks’ newest technology advancement and patent pending integration of the new bulkhead in flight entertainment monitors with covert cameras installed within the monitor bezels," said Ricky Frick, President of AirWorks. "Through wireless transmission the flight attendant can send a signal directly to the screen, alerting the cockpit of a potential security situation and the cockpit crew has instant viewing of the entire cabin area for the purpose of monitoring the event or providing surveillance for suspicious behavior. Though our 16 camera CDSS system had already set the standard for on board surveillance, our new release in Hamburg has not only provided the airlines with even a more cost effective solution but also technology that we will continue to expand upon."
"The acceptance and response by the numerous airlines that attended the demonstrations of our new IFE solutions, Electronic Flight Bag, Class I, II and III and our integrated IFE monitors not only drew airlines from around the world but additionally aviation magazines, press, and other trade show representatives. The interest by the aviation community was stronger than anticipated. Our expectations of penetrating new markets is higher than ever," added Frick.
AirWorks additionally unveiled its new Passenger Entertainment Appliance AirPlay. AirPlay is a portable hand-held device that has a 80GB hard drive for storing via an encrypted format up to 50 long-play movies, games, and hours of music for passenger enjoyment. Originally designed for the low cost, low frills carrier, the attention by the larger long-haul carriers for business class, first class, trains, and other public transportation was overwhelming.
Many of the new AirWorks products lines can be viewed at www.airworksinc.com by accessing "Product" on the web site.
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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