Vertical Computer Systems Acquires Web Technology Company EMILY Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Mar 7, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board : VCSY) announced today that it has acquired Emily Solutions, a web technology company (Emily). Emily Solution's "The Emily Framework" consists of executable programs, files, configuration data and documentation needed to create websites that intercommunicate via XML and HTTP. The Emily Framework is intended to be an engineering package comparable to other web development tools such as Allaire Cold Fusion or Microsoft Frontpage. The primary component of Emily is MLE (Markup Language Executive), a programming language that already runs on WindowsNT, Linux and several UNIX platforms. The MLE Emily Solution is intended to be both a complement and possibly an alternative to Java on the server side. Emily implements XML explicitly designed for server-to-server communication. (XML is the industry- endorsed format for business-to-business communication.) Luiz Valdetaro, Vertical's Chief Technology Officer, stated, "The Emily Framework should allow Vertical to integrate its international portal linkage without the need for a centralized database."

Richard Wade, Vertical president, stated, "In conjunction with the acquisition of Emily Solutions, we have commenced a 90-day program entitled The Emily Development Project, which contains three primary goals: first, to develop the Emily system into a mature software that embodies requirements useful to Vertical in its internal development of its International portals and websites, second, to develop Emily into a deliverable software product that can be sold by Vertical to other website developers and programmers thereby capturing market share for XML and Dynamic website creation, and third, to develop a website which can explain and demonstrate the Emily platform to third parties."

Emily Solutions was acquired for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

Additionally, Vertical Computer Systems has retained Jeff Davison, the developer of The Emily Solutions platform, as a consultant. Furthermore, Jeff Davison is the developer of both SNMX Scripting language and Ace-SNMP, owned and offered by Diversified Data Resources, Inc., and also SNMP-NMS that is offered by Scientific Atlantic, Inc. Jeff Davison has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University.

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.

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SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.