SOURCE: First Capital International, Inc.

May 04, 2006 10:05 ET

VIP Systems™ Announces New Anti-Terrorist Marine Testing Event

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- First Capital International, Inc. (OTC BB: FCAI), the Designer and Manufacturer of its prepackaged VIP Systems™ (, a state-of-the-art Video Surveillance Security Solution, announced today that the Company will proceed with the long awaited, second round of testing for its new state-of-the-art marine anti-terrorist technology. This second Demonstration will take place on the 11th of May 2006 at the Port of Houston.

The Company reports that its anti-terrorist Solution will be installed and conducted on one of the U.S. Merchant Marine ships at the Port of Houston operated by Croweley International for the U.S. Department of Transportation. This event is hosted by the Port of Houston Authority with the keynote speaker from the US Department of Homeland Security. VIP Systems™ technology will allow the ship to be viewed from a remote, central U.S. Port control location via satellite through SkyPort International, Inc., and utilizing the state-of-the-art DefendIR cameras provided by Digital Infrared Imaging (a subsidiary of ICX, Inc.). The System will allow the control location to turn-off the ship's engines and thereby disabling it, in the event of a terrorist take-over of the ship.

All commands will be given through SkyPort International, Inc.'s secure satellite link which gives the ability to see the marine vessel at any time, at any place in the world and the technology gives the ability to remotely control the ship from a central location.

"We believe that this event will be a new step forward for the protection plans and strategy our ports and borders and will play an important role in promoting new technologies to protect our borders and international commerce against potential terrorist attacks," said Alex Genin -- CEO and President of the Company. He went on to further state: "We firmly believe that this demonstration will clearly show a method which is ready today and will serve as effective protection against any terrorist attempts to disrupt the rapidly developing shipments of LNG products worldwide."

Mr. Roger Klotz, President & CEO of SkyPort International, Inc., said: "This System will open new capabilities in defending the worldwide shipments of LNG products and we are proud to be a part of this new Technology Solution."

Mr. Chris Peterson, Commercial Sales Director of Digital Infrared Imaging, Inc., said: "We are delighted to support this event. This Demonstration clearly shows the importance of solid preventative measures developed today which will avoid any terrorist attempts to take over any shipments of LNG or similar products, and provide safety for our ports."

About SkyPort International, Inc.

SkyPort International, Inc.,, founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Houston, Texas is one of the leading industry providers of secure, private, broadband satellite-based, Global-area Network for Oil and Gas Companies, the Military and Governmental Agencies.

About Digital Infrared Imaging, Inc.

Digital Infrared Imaging, Inc., is a division of ICX, Inc. (, and is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art infrared camera technology in the United States. The Company's products combine both CCD and infrared technologies and are considered one of the best in their class. DII's products are widely used in both Military and commercial Applications.

About First Capital International, Inc.

First Capital International, Inc. ( is a rapidly expanding International Technology company with its headquarters in Houston, Texas. The Company has developed a unique Video-Surveillance Solution for Commercial/Industrial enterprises and for Marine Security Applications (Patent pending). The Company is actively marketing a newly developed video surveillance system with Active Control features for both commercial and industrial applications.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition to those factors already discussed, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are, among others, fiscal operating strategy and the availability of financing.

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