LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oct. 10, 2000--Vertical Computer Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VCSY) today announced the official launch of its third Home Country Gateway (HCG) -- theUSBridge.com.
This follows VCSY's launch of theChinaBridge.com and theBrazilBridge.com earlier this year. Concurrently, VCSY has upgraded theChinaBridge.com and theBrazilBridge.com to offer consistency in the general design as well as the products and services offered.
The company's e-commerce strategy is on target to further develop a series of successful Home Country Gateways (HCGs) worldwide in alliance with its partners in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The English-language Gateway, theUSBridge.com, will offer many efficient, effective and user-friendly services; a powerful search engine written with VCSY's proprietary Markup Language Executive (Emily), a free e-mail system powered by proprietary technology (PointMail), improved online chat rooms and informative forums, latest worldwide news, innovative multi-player online games, a one-stop travel planner, and a personal information manager powered by WebAddressBook, a Web-based mobile ``virtual office'' for individuals and businesses.
Two key functions, which are unique to theUSBridge.com, are the Switch Bridge and the Context Search. The Switch Bridge feature allows users to freely search in different countries, switching back and forth between all existing Bridges. Current Switch Bridge options are available for Brazil, China and the U.S.A. The Context Search is a powerful function utilizing VCSY's Emily technology which performs a search within the context of a specific subject that a user is inquiring about.
Richard Wade, president of Vertical Computer Systems Inc., stated: ``The launch of theUSBridge.com is a major step in our expansion program. It continues the trend of the establishment of Home Country Gateways so that we have the mechanism to distribute available products, services and technology to huge potential audiences worldwide. Furthermore, we anticipate theUSBridge.com to be a revenue-generator for the company.''
``We believe we have created one of the most specific and user-friendly search engines available today using VCSY's Emily technology. Our advanced search technology provides users with the most current real time information. We are also continually improving the functionality of our Bridges and are incorporating `best-in-their-class' systems, such as WebAddressBook, to attract and retain visitors and ultimately consumers,'' added Luiz Valdetaro, VCSY's chief technology officer.
Vertical Computer Systems Inc. is a leading multi-lingual Gateway provider, software developer and e-commerce solutions company based in the United States. VCSY's products and services, technology and distribution channels complement each other and are supported by its e-commerce business model, the Home Country Gateway (HCG). Utilizing its growing global network of online HCGs, the Company offers B2B, B2G and B2C solutions through its wide range of accessible resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world. At present, VCSY has three HCGs in operation; www.theusbridge.com, www.thebrazilbridge.com, www.thechinabridge.com, and anticipates other HCG partnerships to be completed.
VCSY also acquired Globalfare.com -- a complete online travel information center, www.globalfare.com.. The company is also developing the Emily(TM) Framework (www.emilysolutions.com), a programming language that enables the creation of Web sites that use the XML standard and intercommunicate via XML and HTTP. Also, VCSY offers a free, easy and personalized e-mail service for all Web users (www.thepostmaster.net). For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.vcsy.com.