CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 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 Digital Technology Division has successfully deployed an order from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for Sequent Ranger 350i, mobile digital video surveillance systems.
The systems provide a complete end-to-end video surveillance solution; from in-vehicle front-end surveillance to a back-end server for video data management. A key feature for the Sequent Solution is the wireless, hands free video transfer capability that provides the tamper-proof evidence that substantiates law enforcement legal cases.
The CPD is the second largest police department in the United States, and has 2,000 police vehicles. The CPD is utilizing the Sequent Ranger system to deliver streaming video surveillance wirelessly from mobile surveillance vehicles that can be deployed any where in the city.
The Ranger 350i is an in-vehicle video surveillance system combining unique video streaming capability with Global ePoint’s specialized cameras, to provide the Chicago Police Department with visual information that previously was unavailable for fighting crime. The Systems are currently deployed in police vehicles operating in the city of Chicago and surrounding areas.
The Ranger’s video streaming capabilities are currently integrated into the Chicago Police Department's internal Internet. This allows police headquarters to share information with police officers already deployed in the field and other municipal departments.
The Ranger is currently used in various vehicle platforms ranging from a police modified ambulance utilizing a 60 ft. retractable mast for traffic monitoring and special event monitoring, and to allow officials visual access to major incidents. Global ePoint's video streaming capabilities are also used in covert pickup trucks for monitoring high crime areas among offices in different districts.
"This order is significant as it represents a large, high-profile Police Department deploying our security technology," said Toresa Lou CEO of Global ePoint. "This deployment will enhance our marketing efforts with other police departments and federal agencies engaged in law enforcement. This System allows information to be shared among departments on a real-time basis. We look forward to assisting the Chicago Police Department in further deployment of these systems throughout the organization."
About Global ePoint’s Digital Technology Division
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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