Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. To Develop Wireless Broadcast Applications For Business With Brazilian Partner, Zap Quote, S.A.

LOS ANGELES, Apr 3, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC:VCSY) announced today that it has signed an agreement with its Brazilian partner, Zap Quote, S.A., to develop businesses utilizing Zap Quote, S.A. proprietary wireless broadcast technology in all countries outside of South America.

Richard Wade, Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. President stated, "Zap Quote's wireless broadcasting technology is perfectly suited for those countries without fully developed communication infrastructures. This represents another product that Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. can offer to its potential in-country partners. Additionally, we anticipate that the wireless broadcasting technology will be integrated with Vertical's international portal expansion, thereby creating a competitive advantage. Our partnership with Zap Quote, S.A. will enable Vertical to continue to increase our presence and market share in the explosive international B2B arena."

One of the first actual applications of the wireless broadcasting technology, currently provide by Zap Quote, S.A., is to provide real time financial data to banks, brokers and travel agencies at very competitive prices. One future Internet application would be for an individual to make a request via Vertical's portal, the request being broadcast to a targeted community of service providers. Once the `best' solution is identified, the answer is relayed back to the originator of the request.

About Zap Quote, S.A. Zap Quote, S.A. was established in 1985 and has used its proprietary technology to become the fastest growing company for financial news and information based in Brazil. Supplemental news for Zap Quote S.A. is provided by a staff of journalists with offices in many major cities in Brazil. Zap Quote, S.A. also has a major position in providing back office software to many of Brazil's major financial institutions.

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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