Global ePoint AirWorks Division Receives Lufthansa CDSS Reorder

Introduces Digital Video Recorder System Upgrade

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 11, 2005 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEPT – News) today announced that Lufthansa Airlines has ordered additional installations of the Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) manufactured by the company’s AirWorks Division for several aircraft in their fleet, as well as for Flight Training Simulators.

Global ePoint — an innovative developer and manufacturer of homeland security solutions for aviation and law enforcement as well as financial, retail and industrial applications — notes the special significance of both this reorder and its ongoing relationship with Lufthansa Airlines.

The AirWorks Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) was introduced shortly after September 11, 2001 as a means for flight crews to visually survey and monitor situations all throughout an aircraft — before take–off, during flight and after landing — without having to leave the secure cockpit environment. The system utilizes up to 16 mini–cameras and touch–control LCD inter–active monitor screens to quickly detect, assess and manage in–flight security — whether in response to smoke in the cargo hold or an attendant’s call from the passenger cabin.

"The very first CDSS System installed on a commercial airliner was for Lufthansa shortly after 9/ October 2002," recalls AirWorks Division President, Ricky Frick, "and this reorder underscores the ongoing confidence and continued reliance of our flagship customer."

Lufthansa Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, the world’s leading non–U.S. based passenger airline (based upon the number passengers boarded in 2004; according to published reports from ATW Magazine) and ranks eighth in the world among all airlines (based upon Revenue Passenger Kilometers — RPKs).

The Lufthansa Airlines CDSS reorder will be installed on seven Boeing 737–300s, two Boeing 737–500s, three Airbus A330s, one Airbus A340 — with two additional CDSS installed in Pilot Training Flight Simulators for the Airbus A330 and A340.

"Lufthansa was instrumental in the introduction of this critical technology to the commercial airline industry," notes Frick, "and the continued use sends a clear message as to Lufthansa’s total commitment to up–to–the–minute technology that ensures optimum in–flight safety and the extreme value of CDSS in day–to–day operations."

To–date, AirWorks has installed Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems in over 800 aircraft for numerous airlines worldwide. The company has also just introduced a Digital Video Recorder upgrade that broadens the value and usage for all CDSS installations. The addition of Digital Video Recording allows real–time viewing as well as remote viewing, recording, a computer–based archive — with immediate search, review and recall — all in state–of–the–art high–resolution digital imagery.

One highly–anticipated application for the new DVR enhancement adds automatic camera coverage and video documentation to the loading and unloading of aircraft cargo by outside contract handlers and suppliers. Resulting damage to aircraft has always been an issue and an area of dispute difficult to document. Now, with the new DVR upgrade, when cargo doors open, both cameras and Digital Video Recorders are automatically activated — and data archived aboard the aircraft provides immediate reference to determine how damage occurred and who is responsible.

"This latest application of CDSS system as a risk management tool is just one more example of the adaptive nature of this innovative technology," adds Frick. "Ensuring passenger safety and documenting cabin activity for later review and possible use in litigation is another."

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.

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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