Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. Launches Two New Sites, and the upgraded welcome the online global community

LOS ANGELES, CA., November 16, 2000 – Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY), today announced the official launch of,, and unveiled the redesigned site.

The Company has been gearing up for the launch with an increasingly high-profile marketing and promotions drive. With the final completion of the new-look Home Country Gateways (HCGs), the Company intends to implement the full range of marketing and advertising campaigns that have been drawn up in conjunction with strategic partners Avenel and Entertainment Marketing Group (EMG).

Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., expressed his excitement at the new look and feel of the Home Country Gateways, calling the re-launch “a red letter day for the Company,” and urging the many VCSY supporters and shareholders to log-on and experience the revamped HCGs, powered by VCSY’s cutting-edge Emily™ technology.

A long list of advanced user-friendly features have been incorporated into the family of Bridges, all thanks to the pioneering relationships that VCSY has established with companies such as Webbe, Inc., an innovative designer of communication applications for the Internet. Webbe is a downloadable integrated client application that bundles a host of functions and enables them to appear on the user’s screen as a virtual remote control. Some of the features now available on the gateways through Webbe are:

    • Instant Foreign Language Chat
    • ENotes - Instant electronic yellow notes
    • ELinks - Instant electronic green notes that link to other web pages
    • EMinders - Instant blue notes that remind users of the important things in life such as Birthdays
    • File transfer - Drag and drop files of any size
    • Portal Links - To all theWorldBridge Pages

With the successful launch completed, the Company intends to incorporate the new design work and features into both and and all future members of the Home Country Gateway family.

"We have come a long way in the last few months," reflected Wade. "We exist in a supremely competitive and challenging environment and realize the importance of continuing to evolve and innovate. In redesigning our premier web destinations, we wanted to showcase the capabilities of our suite of software solutions. We believe that we are now positioned to continue with our strategic plan involving penetrating international markets using our HCG network and global partners, thereby creating a platform to distribute our products and services, and technology."

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.