Global ePoint Signs Latin American Distribution Agreement for Digital Security Products

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT - News), a leading manufacturer of digital surveillance and mobile technologies, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Suntech Group Corp. to distribute its Perpetual Digital products in Latin America. The Perpetual line of digital video surveillance security products, including a wide variety of cameras and LCD monitors, targets the commercial and industrial market sectors. Suntech provides bi-lingual sales support throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has its main offices in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.

The agreement includes Suntech in a network of wholesale distribution partnerships established by the Digital Technology Division to sell and co-market digital video surveillance systems to dealers, installers, and integrators. Suntech will distribute all Perpetual Digital products, including the complete line of PC-based and embedded digital video recorder (DVR) systems. Market-specific solutions, such as the Point-of-Sale (POS) DVR and ATM DVR for the retail and banking industries respectively, will also be included. A key part of the partnership will be joint collaboration on their Security Warrior Partner program. The program creates comprehensive CCTV training courses for Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking integrators and installers who have difficulty working with manufacturers' products due to the language barrier.

"This agreement significantly extends our distribution capabilities throughout Latin America and expands our territory reach to 30 countries including Mexico and Central America," said Stuart Unger, Director of Sales for the Company's Digital Technology Division. "Suntech is well known for educating and providing technical support to their Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking customers and will greatly enhance our ability to increase market share in these regions. Their extensive network of sales people works on innovative ways to assist customers with their solution requirements and our technology will be their first go-to technology. We look forward to mutually capitalizing on multi-level opportunities in the future."

"We are pleased to add Perpetual Digital's innovative line of security products to our product offering," said Adhir J. Uzcategui, General Manager of Suntech Group Corp. "Together, Suntech and Global ePoint will be strategically and effectively responding to one of the most urgent needs in Latin America -- improved CCTV training and cost effective, quality CCTV products offered with value added service and, critically important in Latin America, highly competitive pricing."

Founded in 2002, Suntech Group operates in 30 countries and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Suntech delivers some of the top brands and the highest quality security products and services to 55,000 integrators, distributors and installers in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking customers in the Americas. The Suntech Group's holdings include majority and minority interests that may be held directly or indirectly through partnerships, joint ventures or alliances.

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 commercial 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 are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. 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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