Global ePoint Aviation Division Introduces New Class III Electronic Flight Bag System

New System on Boeing 777 Trans–Atlantic operation Expected to Save 308,000 Pounds of Fuel Annually

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 6, 2005 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT – News) a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced a new enhanced version of the AirWorks "Electronic Flight Bag" system. The system was introduced at the 22nd Annual International Aircraft Cabin Safety Symposium in Brussels, Belgium recently. AirWorks is a division of Global ePoint.

The new Electronic Flight Bag Class III system represents the latest offering in state–of–the–art digital electronics – with full digital video recording and Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) integrated into a dual redundant server. This new product meets all regulations of the requirements in Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems and provides airlines with a key Risk Management Tool to combat in–flight "air rage" and damage to the cargo loading and unloading area during transit.

The Electronic Flight Bag Class III helps airlines off–set the high cost of fuel with bonus fuel savings achieved by eliminating heavy manuals and numerous paper requirements. The utilization of the Electronic Flight Bag Class III on a Boeing 777 Trans–Atlantic operation ETOPS flight saves an estimated 308,000 pounds in fuel burn annually. AirWorks has also incorporated the ARINC 429 digital bus of the aircraft within the units as well, providing the ability to determine taxi position which additionally serves as a mode for fuel savings.

While meeting all regulatory requirements of Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems, this new combination of full navigation, charts, digitaltized manuals, weight and balance and performance data in a common digital server as well, provides still more immediate and additional savings in operational and labor costs for airlines.

The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) have now also adopted JAR OPS requirement 1.125, – which states, "either pilot must have the ability to observe any person requiring entry into the cockpit and monitor for suspicious Behavior." As a result, the European market, including Eastern Europe and surrounding countries, will now be required to have a surveillance system to monitor activity.

"AirWorks has positioned itself clearly as the dominant leader in certification of each and every model type of Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, and other manufacturer’s models of aircraft affected," said AirWorks President, Ricky Frick. "As the JAA along with the FAA are the world’s two largest regulatory agencies throughout the commercial arena in aviation, it is now only a matter of time before all commercial airlines are required to provide a method of surveillance and monitoring of the cabin area of the aircraft. Our CDSS provides a unique solution to the emerging regulations."

One example of a leading airline adopting the Company’s system was Lufthansa Technik, which entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Global ePoint for navigational and performance software.

"During the recent Cabin and Cockpit Safety Symposium in Brussels we not only had the opportunity to discuss our Cockpit Door Surveillance System with many of the airlines of world, but also to unveil our latest product," Frick added. "The new fully integrated Electronic Flight Bag incorporates surveillance, risk management, cockpit enhancement and fuel savings methods in one solution."

Mr. Frick was a featured speaker at the Paris Air Show, addressing the General Assembly with a presentation on "In–flight Surveillance Systems: New Technologies and Their Impact on Cabin Safety & Security." He also hosted two in–depth workshops demonstrating the company’s revolutionary CDSS, its development, growth and future as it pertains to aircraft cabin surveillance and risk management.

The presentation will be repeated at the upcoming Flight Safety Conference in London scheduled for November 2005. Those not able to attend either of the Brussels or London Conferences can also see Mr. Frick’s entire live presentation by visiting the Company’s Web site

The Company’s Aviation Division includes 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 designs, manufactures and markets security products and systems for the aviation, military, law enforcement and industrial markets. Its contract manufacturing abilities not only provide a cost–advantage in the production of leading security technology products but also a steady stream of reliable revenue to help fund its expansion in to high growth, high technology markets related to security. Its vertical integration allows it to maintain superior operating efficiencies and to provide cost-advantaged products. For more information please see

Subject to the completion of definitive agreements to acquire Astrophysics, the Global ePoint intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proxy statement, and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed acquisition. Investors and security holders are advised to read the proxy statement regarding the proposed acquisition, if and when available, because it will contain important information. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement, if and when available, and other documents filed by the company at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site at The proxy statement and such other documents may be obtained, if and when available, from the company by directing such request to Global ePoint, Inc. 339 S. Cheryl Lane, City of Industry, California 91789, Attention: Investor Relations. A description of any interests that any of Global ePoint’s directors and executive officers have in the proposed acquisition is included in a Current Report on Form 8–K filed with the SEC on June 3, 2005 and will be available in the proxy statement.

This news release contains forward–looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward–looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to the integration of the Company's recently acquired operations; market acceptance of the Company’s products; delays in the introduction of new products; production and/or quality control problems; further approvals of regulatory authorities and the denial, suspension or revocation of certifications and licenses by governmental authorities; and the Company’s ability to obtain capital as and when needed. For a discussion of these and other factors which may cause actual events or results to differ from those projected, please refer to the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10–KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10–QSB, as well as other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward–looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

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