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First Capital Intl. Inc. Announces Testing of Anti-Terrorist Technology


HOUSTON, TX -- 01/13/2005 -- First Capital International, Inc. (OTC BB: FCAI), the Designer and Manufacturer of its prepackaged VIP Systems™ ( -- a state-of-the-art Video Surveillance, Security and anti-terrorist system -- announced today that the Company is beginning the second phase of testing of its new technology.

The Pilot Project was successfully tested at the Port of Houston on the ship the “Cape Texas” belonging to the MARAD (U.S. Maritime Administration). During this Pilot Project, the Company demonstrated the System’s full anti-terrorist, Video capabilities for the Hazardous Cargo Marine Transportation System -- including oil and LNG products.

The second phase of the Pilot Project will consist of testing at the MARAD ship utilizing new, state-of-the-art 1.3m satellite dish with VIP Systems™ Video teleconferencing/Video surveillance option. This will enable Central Command to see the situation on the ship in “real-time” while also having a Video teleconference with the Captain of the ship -- all at a fraction of today’s cost.

At the same time, the Company is launching 2 more test sites providing Video teleconferencing/Video surveillance in “real-time” for commercial Applications covering Europe, Africa and Latin America.

“This anti-terrorist technology will open new possibilities which will drastically improve Security within the Maritime communities,” said Alex Genin -- President and CEO for the Company. Mr. Genin went on to further state: “With the new LNG terminals being planned and built in the United States, our Technology can play an important role in transforming highly explosive cargo -- a tempt for many terrorist groups -- into a safeguarded environment against such factions.”

“This new technology can have a substantial effect on shipping insurance cost and financial benefits for ship owners and customers alike,” said Mr. James Gooch, VP of Technology for the Company.

Additionally, the Company is planning to aggressively market its new technology to Governmental Agencies and commercial industries at the beginning of 2005.

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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