Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. Announces Launch Date of and for Nov. 15; Company Also Initiates Major Redesign Of To Leverage Increased Marketing Momentum

LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nov. 10, 2000 -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: VCSY), a leading provider of Web-based multi-lingual gateways and e-business solutions, and developer of proprietary software, today announced that the company will officially launch and, and also unveil its newly reconstructed, on Nov. 15.

The company has made the strategic decision to revamp the look and the feel of and other Home Country Gateway (HCG) Web sites to reflect the increasing momentum being generated by VCSY's ongoing marketing activities. Redesigning HCGs is the first of a series of aggressive marketing initiatives that the company will commence during the month of November. The unique design concepts are the result of an extensive creative process undertaken by Vertical Computer Systems and Avenel Alliance, which provides strategic planning, marketing and business development services for VCSY's HCGs. To create this new look for the and other HCGs, VCSY has retained the services of, a creative Web site designer. The alliance has produced a host of new features designed to increase user-friendliness and loyalty.

Richard Wade, president of Vertical Computer Systems, commented, ``As an emerging technology company, we are all too aware of our obligations in maintaining the push towards developing innovative, leading-edge gateways. There is a natural synergy in our relationship with Avenel Alliance, which has successfully initiated its first marketing plan for VCSY for customer acquisition with each of our Home Country Gateway partnerships.

``This move increases our ability to penetrate new markets and complements our existing efforts,'' Wade continued. ``Ultimately, we believe that this will enable us to rapidly increase traffic across the HCG network, showcase our unique products and services, and facilitate our end goal of positively impacting revenue streams.''

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems 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 five HCGs in operation:,,,,, and anticipates other HCG partnerships to be completed. VCSY also acquired -- a complete online travel information center, The company is also developing the Emily(TM) Framework (, 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 ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at

This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the company's ability to integrate information from other countries, new product acceptance, and those described in the company's filings with the SEC.