LOS ANGELES, CA., January 22, 2001 - Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VCSY), today announced the achievement of a series of scheduled milestones, initiatives and site developments for the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary Globalfare.com, Inc. Globalfare is dedicated to providing the largest selection of discounted travel products for the online traveler.
Globalfare's newly structured website has seen the incorporation of a host of new user-friendly features, including an integrated consolidator and "published fares" online booking engine for air, hotel and car rentals. Globalfare is continuing to develop its GlobalShopper travel features utilizing the powerful search engine capabilities of Emily™, VCSY's powerful proprietary XML-based suite of software solutions. GlobalShopper accepts a customer request for fare comparisons and simultaneously searches both published and discount fare databases worldwide, thus eliminating the time and frustration of visiting a number of different travel websites. The site is expanding to offer many other travel-friendly services such as free e-mail, an up-to-the-minute travel bulletin board and an online personal organizer designed for travelers.
Year 2000 saw a number of other exciting acquisitions and partnerships for Globalfare:
"We have always believed that Globalfare is a very important strategic building block for this Company," commented Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. "The synergy that exists between Globalfare and VCSY through our growing number of Home Country Gateways (HCGs) offers tremendous upside potential for VCSY. It is through partnerships and acquisitions such as Globalfare.com that we are confident of delivering very real customer benefits to the worldwide online community."
"These constant improvements to Globalfare.com highlight our strategy of participating in and securing a significant share of the online travel market. We are aiming to capitalize on the sector's explosive growth by aligning ourselves with leading partners around the world. We believe that our online travel expertise and market savvy combined with our partners' strong brands and understanding of local customer needs is a winning combination. We are committed to delivering the highest quality product resulting in great deals for our customers," added David Scott, CEO of Globalfare.com, Inc.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Globalfare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. The Company is an E-commerce B2C and B2B outlet whose goal is to seek out and promote travel products from across the USA and around the World that represents the best value in terms of price, quality and selection. Globalfare also offers a point of presence on the web for travelers looking for the best buys available for travel within a relatively short time frame and for those who are looking to plan the trip of their dreams during the coming year. Globalfare's goal is to become the world's most complete online travel service, and offer a comprehensive range of best-buy travel products; excellent hotels to suit all budgets; and superb travel insurance at reasonable costs, all with instant confirmation and the convenience of credit card payment.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of web-based multilingual gateways, developer of proprietary software, and e-commerce solutions. The Company is based in the United States. VCSY's products and services, technology and distribution channels complement each other and are supported by its e-commerce business model, the Home Country Gateway (HCG). Utilizing its growing global network of online HCGs, the Company offers B2B, B2G and B2C solutions through its wide range of accessible resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world.
At present, VCSY has five HCGs in operation: www.TheIndiaBridge.com, www.TheWorldBridge.com, www.TheUSBridge.com,www.TheBrazilBridge.com and www.TheChinaBridge.com, and anticipates other HCG partnerships to be completed. VCSY also acquired www.Globalfare.com - a complete online travel information center, www.globalfare.com. The company is also developing the Emily™ Framework (www.emilysolutions.com ), a programming language that enables the creation of websites that use the XML standard and intercommunicate via XML and HTTP. Also, VCSY offers a free, easy and personalized email service for all Web users (www.thepostmaster.net). For more information, visit the company's website at www.vcsy.com
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the company's ability to integrate and market the EmilyTM software, the market reception to VCSY'S new products, the potential benefits to customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP users and other factors over which VCSY may have little or no control such as those described in the company's filings with the SEC.