Vertical Computer Systems Forms OptVision Research to Develop Fiber Optics Technology

Fort Worth, TX, April 26, 2006 - Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) announced today that the company has formed OptVision Research, Inc. (OptVision Research), a Texas corporation. OptVision Research will research and develop applications of a USPTO patent (No. 6,718,103) for an invention for "Transmission of Images over a Single Filament Fiber Optic Cable" that was issued to VCSY. This patent is in a theoretical stage and is intended to be used for transmitting images on fiber optics that might improve in orders of magnitude today's capacity of fiber optics to transmit images and data.

"Vertical created OptVision Research in order to apply for federal grants and obtain financing to develop this fiber optics technology," stated Richard Wade, President and CEO of VCSY.

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Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath(r), which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlash, ResponseFlash, NewsFlash, and the Emily XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. Information on Vertical and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

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