Global ePoint’s Airworks Unit Receives an Order From GE Captial Aviation Services for its Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 31, 2005 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEPT – News), an innovative developer and manufacturer of homeland security solutions in aviation, law enforcement, financial, retail, and industrial markets, has announced that GE Capital Aviation Service (GECAS), the world’s most experienced aircraft leasing company, has ordered the Airworks Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) to be installed on eight AirBus A320 aircraft.

GE Capital Aviation Service (GECAS) is the world’s most experienced aircraft leasing company, serving 190 customers in more than 60 countries. GECAS currently services a fleet of nearly 1100 owned and managed aircraft worldwide, with more than 700 additional planes on order or on option from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer and Fairchild–Dornier. Aircraft types include narrowbodies, widebodies, regional jets and cargo aircraft.

"The CDSS order from GECAS reaffirms our position as a leading provider of in flight security surveillance systems," commented Ricky Frick, President of GEPT’s Aviation Division. "Our cutting–edge CDSS solution has required significant time and resources, and we look forward to the continuing growth and development of the product line." Airworks has obtained supplemental type certificates (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the CDSS solution to retrofit all Airbus and most Boeing aircraft.

The Airworks Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) delivers a state–of–the–art security surveillance system providing an effective tool for pilots and crew members to assess potential safety incidents for an immediate response. In case scenarios such as a cargo fire, hijacking, terrorist, or air rage, the pilot or crew can quickly detect and assess the incident to determine an effective response.

The Aviation division’s primary communications and security products include Airworks’ cockpit door surveillance systems (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. Global ePoint»s Aviation division customers include AT&T Aviation, BAE Systems, Inflight 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. The Aviation Division holds more than 40 supplemental type certificates (STC) certifying them 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.

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

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