Global ePoint Extends Leadership in Burgeoning X–Ray Scanning Technology with $5 Million in New Purchase Orders

Largest U.S. Makers of X–Ray Security Equipment Award Contracts as Industry Expands Beyond Airports to New Markets

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 16, 2005 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEPT – News), an innovator of homeland security solutions in aviation, law enforcement and high–volume contract manufacturing, has announced new contracts totaling $5 million for advanced computer control technology for conventional x–ray security systems used in airports and other venues. The announcement was made by Global ePoint CEO Toresa Lou.

The newly–announced $5 million in purchase orders represents orders for computer control equipment from the two largest U.S. makers of conventional x–ray security scanning devices. Global ePoint, through its Contract Manufacturing division, is a leading provider of the computer technology used to control x–ray scanning equipment in airports and other public and private settings. The Company provides the majority of all such advanced computer technology.

The sales reflect recent growth in the x–ray scanning security industry, which has lately extended beyond its traditional foothold in airport security. Prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, conventional x–ray scanning security equipment was used primarily at airports. Since 9/11, x–ray security measures have expanded into courtrooms, prisons, schools, stadiums, cruise ships, office buildings, ports and border crossings.

"The x–ray security equipment industry has undergone strong growth in recent years. As the leading maker of computer control systems for these devices, Global ePoint has positioned itself to grow in concert with that worldwide demand," said Ms. Lou. "X-ray security scanning systems have long been one of the first lines of defense in security for the air transportation industry, but the post-9/11 environment has brought about substantial new growth in the airport–based portion of the business. Now, these same concerns about public safety and the threat of terrorism have opened up entirely new markets for Global ePoint’s x–ray control computer technology and homeland security solutions."

Global ePoint is scheduled to fulfill the new orders throughout 2005. The $5 million total orders were placed by the industry’s largest manufacturers of airport x–ray security equipment.

Global ePoint offers a range of advanced homeland security solutions and electronics products through its three operating divisions. The Company’s Aviation division is a leading worldwide provider of video–based cockpit security and passenger seating electronics products for the air transportation industry. Global ePoint’s Digital Technology division offers a range of next-generation digital video-based surveillance equipment for law enforcement and the commercial and industrial sectors.

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 For more investor–specific information, please visit

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