Vertical Computer Systems Inc. Appoints Chief Software Officer; Jeff Davidson Leads Development of Emily, Vertical Computer's Proprietary Software

LOS ANGELES, Jun 6, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE)- Vertical Computer Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VCSY), a leading multilingual portal provider, software developer and e-commerce solutions company, today announced that it has appointed Jeff Davidson as chief software officer.

Davidson will direct the development of VCSY's proprietary Markup Language Executive (MLE) software, known as Emily. Emily is a programming language that allows Web-page builders to design Web sites that intercommunicate via XML and HTTP.

Davidson designed and invented the Emily scripting language and framework. He has been acting as a consultant to VCSY since the purchase of Emily Solutions technology in March 2000 and began working for VCSY as a full-time employee on June 1, 2000.

Davidson is a professional engineer, certified in electrical and electronic engineering, with 20 years of Internet software and product development. He is the author of various software products, including the popular SNMX scripting language for network management and automation, offered by Diversified Data Resources, currently downloaded by more than 50,000 sites worldwide.

Additionally, Davidson is the author of the ACE-SNMP Web-based management system, also offered by Diversified Data Resources, and SNMP-NMS network management system offered by Scientific Atlanta Inc.

As well as consulting on various commercial projects, Davidson has worked on various large-scale government software systems, including contract work on military simulation and training software for Lockheed Martin, flight simulators and trainers for Ferranti International Defense Systems, and the network management system for the NASA Space Shuttle Launch Facility.

Davidson graduated with high honors from California State University, Los Angeles.

"The development of Emily is an important component of our growth strategy, and we are especially pleased to have Jeff join our team on a full-time basis. Being that Jeff designed and invented the Emily scripting language and framework, he is the ideal person to lead its development," said VCSY President Richard Wade.

"The Emily Framework will allow VCSY to integrate its international portal linkage without the need for a centralized database. Jeff will finalize the development of Emily into a commercial software product and build a Web site which can explain and demonstrate the Emily platform to third parties.

"Furthermore, we have retained Lyon & Lyon, one of the top law firms in the nation specializing in intellectual property, to ensure maximum protection for VCSY's intellectual properties, including Emily," added Wade.

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 ( The company is also a leading developer of proprietary software for the Internet, including the Emily(TM) (MLE) Framework, a programming language that enables the creation of Web sites that intercommunicate via XML and HTTP, and online gaming software ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at