CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. - Global ePoint, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEPT), a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, and commercial / industrial markets, today announced that its digital surveillance system has been chosen by the Laughlin/Bullhead City International Airport, which serves a tri-state area centered on southern Nevada. The order will be Global ePoint's first-ever airport installation.
Commenting on the order, Global ePoint CEO Toresa Lou said, "This order carries significance for Global ePoint far beyond its size. Since we plan an aggressive program to pursue opportunities at airports around the world, it will be very helpful to have a working installation that will showcase the advantages of our system, and as such, this installation opens the door to a very large market worldwide." According to the US Department of Transportation, there are more than 5,000 airports in the US that are used by public passengers, and many times that number worldwide. "This is clearly a multi-billion dollar market," said Ms. Lou, "where our products are very well suited and where we have a good opportunity to take a major portion of this market."
"In partnership with John Paskell, Executive Director of the Mojave County Airport Authority, we reviewed the systems that were applicable to airport applications, and concluded that Global ePoint's technology has a number of remarkable features and offers the best performance and value," said Chris Chatwin of University Lock Company, a systems integration firm. "In restricted areas, for example, we can set the system to notify us when any movement takes place and to automatically record that event. Further, the notification can go beyond the video monitoring screens to notify wireless devices that security personnel may carry, such as cell phones, two-way radios, pagers, and hand-held email units. Also, when reviewing recordings, we can zero in on portions of the image area, create a list of the exact times that movement took place, and replay any or all of those events."
Beyond airport surveillance, Global ePoint is also targeting other applications of its digital video technology. "Our surveillance systems have been installed in passenger aircraft, police cars and first responder vehicles, police stations and prisons, banks, retail outlets, restaurants and other commercial applications," added Ms. Lou, "because the same advantages our technology brings to airports are also relevant in these settings".