Global ePoint Signs Leading Communications Company to Distribute Video Surveillance Products

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 3, 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 it has signed a distributor agreement with Chicago-based Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) as a national distributor of the Company's Perpetual Digital and Sequent Mobile product lines.

Founded in 1972, CSC is one of the nation’s largest value-added distributors of low voltage network infrastructure and industrial wire and cable products. Through a network of 29 branch locations throughout the United States, CSC has the ability to find innovative ways to help customers move their data, which is a core competency of their organization. CSC provides solutions that are ideal for many vertical markets including government, education and private enterprise applications. Global ePoint believes that CSC will play a significant role in increasing sales of its Perpetual Digital and Sequent Mobile product lines.

"The Perpetual and Sequent products provide CSC with next-generation security surveillance solutions that have the built-in flexibility and robust feature set that our customers require, and they are more cost-efficient than other products available in the security market today," commented Shelby Beard, CSC’s Low Voltage Business Manager. "Additionally, the technology permits an open-ended architecture that can easily expand to accommodate new technology as it develops and as needs increase," continued Mr. Beard.

"By forming a relationship with a leading distributor like CSC that delivers nationwide coverage, we expect to significantly expand sales of our product lines. This alliance comes at a time when the industry is up against extraordinary pressures to protect and deliver fast results, making it advantageous to institutions and security professionals everywhere," said Stuart Unger, Director of Sales for the Company’s Digital Technology Division.

Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) is a value-added nationwide stocking distributor of cabling, connectivity and ancillary products needed for the construction and maintenance of advanced voice, data and video networks, security, fire and life safety and a multitude of other low voltage infrastructure appl

With 29 locations throughout the United States, CSC provides its Private Network, Government, Low Voltage System Integrators, and Public Network customers with immediate access to products from its market-based, local inventory and promises delivery of in-stock items within twenty-four hours. CSC operates under a decentralized business model and recognizes the power of local relationships and specific market requirements. Branch managers are empowered to make key business decisions, which positively impacts the flow of its customers’ business.

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.
John Price
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CEOcast, Inc. for Global ePoint
Ed Lewis