Vertical Computer Systems Announces Official Launch Of The Brazil Bridge For April 22, 2000

LOS ANGELES, Mar 29, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC:VCSY) announced today the official release date for the launch of its second multi-lingual / multi-national portal - will be April 22, 2000. The Portuguese language portal will offer Brazilian web surfers a proprietary internet search engine written with Vertical Computer System's proprietary MLE (Emily) Markup Language Executive, free e-mail, electronic shopping, online chat, news, sports, online radio and a business center. This search engine will incorporate multiple web crawlers to keep the site up-to-date, and will include the ability to suggest URLs and categories. The site will recognize returning visitors and allow them to continuously customize their search options and strategies. In addition to performing HTML-based queries, the Brazil Bridge will be XML enabled, allowing XML parsers, such as the Emily program or other standard parsers, to make queries and obtain the results in XML format. This provides a unique and powerful programmatic interface to the search engine.

Richard Wade, Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. President stated, "We are pleased to announce the release of the new Portuguese language portal on April 22, 2000. This launch date for the Brazilian portal coincides with the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil. Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is proud and honored to take part in this joyous Brazilian anniversary."

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is presently combining forces with its Brazilian partners, Zap Quote S.A., to finalize the development of the Brazilian portal.

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.