Global ePoint’s Acquisition Candidate, Tops Digital Security’s Video Surveillance Systems Selected by Leading Regional Homebuilder

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 24, 2006 — Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT - News), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, government, and commercial / industrial markets, announced today that Tops Digital Security (Tops), a provider of large enterprise video surveillance systems that are designed primarily for high quality video capture and central monitoring security operation, has been selected by a leading regional homebuilder. The California based homebuilder has installed the systems for its corporate offices. Global ePoint recently entered into an agreement to acquire the assets, including intellectual property and customer base, of Tops.

Tops can also provide CCTV digital security systems as part of the security package with all new homes built. The systems are integrated into the homes along with low voltage wiring for burglar, telephone and multimedia into new homes, allowing home owners to monitor homes from anywhere in the world via the internet. In addition, with built-in motion detection features in Tops’ digital video recorders, they also have the ability to receive early notification in the event that someone enters their property. This also provides law enforcement with third party verification further enhancing security.

"We believe that Tops’ video surveillance systems significantly enhance our suite of security products," said Toresa Lou, Global ePoint’s CEO. "We already are the leading provider of Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems in the aviation market, recently received our first order from an airport for a digital surveillance system and our seeing growing interest from police departments in our digital surveillance products. With the acquisition of Tops, we expect to be able to offer a security product that provides a unique solution for the consumer market. In addition to opportunities to offer our products to homebuilders seeking an advantage in marketing homes to potential buyers, Tops’ systems offer attractive solutions to rapidly growing vertical markets such as gaming or museums."

The Tops system is a total integrated solution that provides D1 CIF quality video recording capability, the highest level available, along with the front-end surveillance cameras, fiber optic cabling, and the command center application to network and control the hundreds of cameras in a high-security level project such as is used in museums, casino gaming and government installations. The Tops’ solution has proprietary video surveillance technology that efficiently integrates the ability to capture D1 quality video while maintaining a secure and fast system for recording, monitoring, managing, and archiving video surveillance.

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

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, whether the Company gains traction in surveillance markets, whether its markets will become growth catalysts for Global ePoint, whether Tops achieves its target of generating $8 million in revenue over the next 12 months and whether the Company is able to complete the acquisition. 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, 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.

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