|Global ePoint’s AirWorks Division Receives 60-Plane Order from Air Berlin for Installation of CDSS Onboard Aircraft Surveillance Systems
|Order Follows Completion of 42 Systems for Carrier, Underscores Global ePoint Leadership in Airline Industry Security
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Dec. 3, 2004 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEPT – News), an innovator in homeland security solutions in aviation, law enforcement and high–volume contract manufacturing, announced today that leading European air carrier Air Berlin has exercised its option to install the Company’s video–based Cockpit Door Surveillance System technology in 60 additional aircraft. The announcement was made by Ricky Frick, president of Global ePoint’s AirWorks division.
|About Air Berlin
Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest air carrier, flies routes between Europe’s major cities, as well as the most popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean coast, in the Canary Islands and in North Africa. Air Berlin aircraft are among the industry’s newest and best–equipped, with an average age of less than three years.
|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 www.globalepoint.com.