Global ePoint Awarded Order for 500 Digital Video Surveillance Cameras by Largest Liquor Store Chain in Florida

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 17, 2006 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT – News), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, government, and commercial / industrial markets, today announced that its digital technology division has received an order for over 500 digital video surveillance cameras from the largest liquor store chain in the state of Florida.

The products offer high resolution images with 560 TV Lines and vari-focal, auto IRIS high-end features. They also come with special designs which blend into a retailer’s store location in order to offer surveillance in an unobtrusive manner.

"This order reflects the growing demand from large retailers for our line of fixed video surveillance solutions," commented Stuart Unger, Director of Sales for Global ePoint’s Digital Technology Division. "The retail industry is regarded as the second largest market for electronic security products, according to security trade publications. This order represents a significant event in expanding the use of our security solutions. A competitive advantage for Global ePoint is the depth of the Perpetual Digital product line, which provides the flexibility to offer the video surveillance that best fits our customer's requirements."

Global ePoint designs, manufactures, sells and distributes digital video surveillance systems for the law enforcement, military, aviation and homeland security markets. On the cutting edge of digital technology, 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. 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

This news release contains forward–looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s anticipated future revenues and profitability, statements about expected government regulatory actions, whether the Company gains traction in surveillance markets, whether its markets will become growth catalysts for Global ePoint and whether Tops achieves its target of generating $8 million in revenue over the next 12 months. 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, potential delays in the enactment of government regulations, such as FAA mandates concerning flight deck door surveillance systems, or changes in anticipated regulations, or financial distress in the airline industry, all of which could negatively impact the Company's sales to the airline industry, Global ePoint’s success in capturing market share in these markets. For a discussion of these and other factors that 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.

Global ePoint, Inc.
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