Vertical Computer Systems Inc. Announces Official Launch of; Site Will be Central Location for Company's Global Network of Home Country Gateways

LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sept. 11, 2000 -- Vertical Computer Systems Inc. (OTC BB: VCSY) today announced that the official launch date of will be Nov. 15, 2000.

The new site will create a focal point of entry for the Company's growing global network of online Home Country Gateways.

The company is building an international network of multi-lingual portals through which its services, technology and content can be distributed to businesses, governments and consumers. Vertical Computer Systems Inc.'s products and services, technology and distribution channels complement each other and are supported by its e-commerce business model, the Home Country Gateways (HCG). These gateways are developed in selected countries using local partners who provide country-specific expertise, capital and/or content.

At present, Vertical Computer Systems Inc. has two Home Country Gateways in operation, The China Bridge and The Brazil Bridge. A third gateway, the US Bridge, is set to launch on Oct. 7, 2000. The Home Country Gateways allow users, through Vertical Computer Systems Inc.'s global alliances and proprietary state-of-the-art technology, unique access to a wide range of resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world.

The World Bridge has been designed to function as a virtual mother ship for the company's expanding roster of satellite gateways. Previously, dialing in separate domain names was the only means of facilitating transfer from one HCG to another and failed to capture the unique global nature of the Vertical Computer Systems Inc. sites.

With the advent of, users will be able to enjoy the benefits of seamless transfer from one global gateway to another. The World Bridge offers web users a search engine written with Vertical Computer Systems Inc.'s proprietary Emily(TM)Markup Language Executive and a unique set of XML-based software communication tools that enable advanced platform interoperability.

"We are excited about this new addition to our online family," said Richard Wade, president of VCSY. "Our mission is to create a sophisticated network of global online destinations and foster a sense of unity and community among our users worldwide. We are confident that The World Bridge will offer a communication platform that provides an unprecedented level of inter-connectivity between our next-generation gateways."

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