Global ePoint’s Aviation Division Receives Order from FinnAir

Company to Supply Laptop power on Up to 12 MD–11’s

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 29, 2005 — Global ePoint (NASDAQ: GEPT – News) announced today that its Aviation Division, AirWorks, has received an order from FinnAir to reconfigure the passenger seating of 6 MD–11’s with in seat power systems (ISPS), also known as laptop power systems. FinnAir is reconfiguring its 6 MD–11 aircraft with new Sicma 1403 Majesty Seats. AirWorks will supply the entire In Seat Power Wiring, Seat to Seat Cabling, and under a new European Temporary Guidance Leaflet, an in–use LED adjacent to the existing reading light notifying the crew that the in–seat power is being used. Additionally, FinnAir plans to add 6 more MD–11’s to their fleet by the summer requiring delivery of 6 additional aircraft in seat power systems.

The company’s relationship with FinnAir dates back to 1997. AirWorks personnel worked closely with FinnAir to finish the design review held at the Sicma facility in France resulting in the final design, prototype configurations and customer approvals. AirWorks will immediately ship an additional ISPS to Sicma for incorporation into the demonstration seats.

The state of the art laptop power system allows passengers to plug laptops directly into their seat, eliminating the need for self contained battery power and/or carrying extra batteries on long flights. AirWorks currently owns Supplemental Type Certificates for the Primex and Page Aerospace ISPS systems and Parts Manufacturing Approval under the Federal Aviation Administration for the manufacturing of the applicable components. These Supplemental Type Certificates cover the MD–11, 767, 727 and DC–10 aircraft models.

"During the replacement of passenger seating or reconfiguring the aircraft cabin interior, it can be more cost effective for the carrier to replace the In–Seat Power wiring and cabling which provides us with a recurring source of revenue," stated Ricky Frick President of AirWorks. "Many of our customers replace the interior cabling during C Checks, which are required every 3,000 flight hours or annually. When removing the aircraft interior for scheduled maintenance, some carriers find it more cost effective and easier to remove the old cabling and replace it with a new cabling ship set rather than attempt to reinstall the existing cabling.

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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