LOS ANGELES, CA, February 5, 2001 - Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VCSY) today announced that it will expand its ongoing radio promotion campaign and sweepstakes in the U.S. for its www.TheUSBridge.com Web site.
This campaign is designed to brand www.TheUSBridge.com and to convey its functionality and user-friendliness to millions of listeners spanning a broad consumer demographic. It began initially in the New York City, Memphis, and Houston markets on January 22, 2001. Other markets have included Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Providence to date, and shortly will include San Diego, Boston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Portland, Buffalo, and Baltimore. Sweepstakes Qualifying Prizes are theUSBridge.com travel kits, and Grand Prize winners will be awarded V-Tech Helio PDAs.
"We are excited to bring the unique features of 'theUSBridge.com' to a market of millions of U.S. Web users who will appreciate its ease of use and intelligent functionality. The markets we have chosen represent a good cross-section of the www.TheUSBridge.com audience in the United States, allowing us to target the technically savvy adult crowd," commented Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
"With this campaign, we are hoping to duplicate in U.S. markets the success of our promotion in India of our www.TheIndiaBridge.com Web site," continued Mr. Wade. "Each of our Home Country Gateways (HCGs) has exciting capabilities to offer the Internet user, especially the user who is ready for more sophisticated and dynamic Web content and features."
Through February, the new radio promotion campaign will run in major United States radio markets, with a planned total of 30 markets, to brand, market and educate the public on the advantages of www.TheUSBridge.com, which include:
The campaign is being coordinated through Hollywood-based specialist promotion agency Entertainment Marketing Group (EMG)"
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.