Vertical Computer Systems Inc. Announces Beta Release of Its Initial XML-based Products. XML Catalog Enabler Agent and XML Database Agent Now in Beta Test Phase

LOS ANGELES -- (BusinessWire) -- Aug. 3, 2000--Vertical Computer Systems Inc. (OTC BB:VCSY - news) today announced the official beta release of two of its MLE (Markup Language Executive) Solutions Suite products: the XML Catalog Enabler Agent and the XML Database Agent.

The XML Catalog Enabler Agent is directed toward B2B e-commerce applications, and the XML Database Agent is directed mainly toward internal operations of organizations.

Both products enable advanced interoperability in B2B, B2G and B2C e-commerce. They are server-based tools that allow data to be fetched from an SQL relational database via http. Both work on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux. The XML Catalog Enabler Agent will enable vendors to enter the e-procurement business quickly via XML.

``The beginning of this beta test is a significant milestone for VCSY and demonstrates our commitment to the support and development of XML-based solutions. Interoperability is a key benefit of using XML for communications and data exchange, and we believe that these two products represent a significant step toward that,'' said VCSY's President Richard Wade.

``The general availability for these two products is scheduled for Sept. 30, 2000. There is an accelerated trend toward the use of XML as a key technology of e-commerce, and we are very excited to participate in laying the groundwork by allowing developers to rapidly build and deliver XML-based Web services today,'' stated Luiz Valdetaro, VCSY's chief technology officer. ``Furthermore, we developed these XML-enabler agents with the user in mind; they are Web-based, simple to set up, easy to use and low cost.''

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems Inc. is a leading multi-lingual portal provider, software developer and e-commerce solutions company based in the U.S. The company provides a full range of Internet services that include building e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally, distributing content via multi-lingual portal networks ( ( and e-mail services (

VCSY also acquired -- a one-stop Internet travel center, which can be visited at 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 use the XML standard and intercommunicate via XML and HTTP, and online gaming software ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at