Vertical Computer Systems Enters RealNetworks RealPartner Program TheChinaBridge.Com to Offer Enhanced Audio and Video Media

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY) announced today that it has entered the RealNetworks (Nasdaq:RNWK) RealPartner program. RealNetworks recognizes that success in today's rapidly changing world of the Internet and enterprise IT depends on building a world-class team of systems integrators capable of delivering the end-to-end media delivery and e-commerce solutions that businesses demand. As a member of the RealPartner program RealNetworks will support Vertical Computer Systems with products, tools, technical support, education, marketing and sales programs, and help Vertical Computer Systems to build solutions around the best-of-breed media delivery technologies in the industry. As a value added reseller, Vertical Computer Systems receives access to VAR Web, free RealNetworks software, and technical and sales support. Additionally, Vertical Computer Systems' is eligible to be listed in the RealPartner program search directory. Currently, RealNetworks provides streaming audio and video programming on Vertical Computer Systems' Chinese portal,, enabling users to explore and search Chinese and American, live and archived audio and video programming on the World Wide Web via RealPlayer.

Richard Wade, President, stated, "We are focused on becoming a leading Asian Internet provider of entertainment, news, music and video content. Our joining the RealNetworks Partner Program is part of our commitment to deliver our users superior audio and video content."

About RealNetworks RealNetworks, Inc., based in Seattle, is the recognized leader in media delivery on the Internet. It develops and markets software products and services designed to enable users of personal comp3/4rience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks consumer software on the Internet at All RealNetworks systems and corporate information is located on the Internet at

RealNetworks continues to maintain a strong leadership share of the streaming media market. As of January 2000, there are more than 95 million unique users of RealPlayer and more than 85% of all streaming media Web pages on the Internet use industry leading RealAudio(R), RealVideo(R), RealFlash(TM), RealText(R) or RealPix(TM), and more than 350,000 hours of live RealAudio and RealVideo programming are available each week (

NOTE: RealNetworks, RealPlayer, RealSystem, RealJukebox, RealAudio, RealVideo, RealText and RealPix are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. RealFlash is a trademark of RealNetworks and MacroMedia, Inc. MacroMedia and Flash are registered trademarks of MacroMedia, Inc. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multi-lingual portal provider, and e- commerce solutions company, based in the United States. The Company provides a full range of Internet services that include building e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally, distributing content via its multi-lingual portal network (; and Internet services ( Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Externet World, Inc., the Company provides online shopping services ( and proprietary online gaming software ( Vertical Computer Systems is committed to building e-commerce communities on the Internet in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ from those discussed. This material is information only, and is not an offer or solicitation.

SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.