5Barz International, Inc. (BARZ) Conquers the Wireless Dead Zone

DreamTeamGroup Blog | June 26, 2014

There is nothing more annoying to a cell phone user than ending up in a location where one has a consistently weak signal leading to barely audible conversations and continuously dropped calls. A geography that includes hills, mountains, and valleys or any number of certain physical structures can all significantly impact a cellular phone’s full network coverage. 5Barz International Inc. conquers this wireless dead zone. The company incorporates multiple patented technologies to create a highly engineered, single-piece, plug and play device called 5Barz Network Extender that strengthens weak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices.

One current class of products in the market designed to improve poor cell reception involves what are called repeaters, also called cell phone boosters, which depend on at least a weak cell tower signal to amplify and rebroadcast. Many repeaters have multiple parts, starting with an antenna that you place as close as possible to the strongest cell tower signal, which is typically found near a window or even outdoors or on the roof. The antenna transmits signals over a cable connected to an amplifier, which boosts the signal and retransmits it indoors. However, this lacks portability as one has to deal with an external antenna and an extension of coaxial cable. Repeater kits can be purchased at specialty electronics retailers for prices that range anywhere from $150 to $600.

The other main technology to boost cell phone signals is a class of products referred to as femtocells. Femtocells connect directly into a broadband Internet access port, and so the mobile phone carrier is now requiring the broadband carrier to provide good service. As that is not always the case, there may be degradation of quality. Also, a femtocell can only be used at the address where it is registered. To enforce that restriction, the FCC stipulates that all femtocells must be equipped with GPS receivers, and that they either must be placed close enough to a window to receive GPS signals directly or must be connected to a GPS antenna that can pick up the signals. Many U.S. wireless services offer their own femtocell based network extenders at an initial price plus a monthly subscription fee. As a result, critics complain about having to pay for a service that essentially delivers what the wireless network is supposed to have provided all along.

T-Mobile has a slightly different approach in that phones that support Wi-Fi calling use what is referred to as Unified Mobile Access (UMA) technology to route calls over Wi-Fi hotspots. T-Mobile notes that this helps with calls made through any hotspot that its phones can access, and not just at a single location. Like the femtocell technology based products, this will not work for phones from other carriers.

5Barz International’s Network Extender is the size of a paperback book, doesn’t have the messy cable and antenna of repeaters, doesn’t require handoff to the Internet, and is fully portable. The product has a compact, fully integrated antenna which is used for both outgoing and incoming signals. Such compact antenna configurations could lead to a parasitic feedback which leads to a noisy signal and echo. 5Barz International’s patented smart signal processing technology achieves echo cancellation. The 5Barz International Network Extender supports all radio frequencies and spectrums, and currently supports multiple bands including 2G and 3G. 5Barz is expected to have their product support 4G cellular within the next 6 months.

5Barz International, Inc. has recently announced a partnership with the global supply chain management company, Flextronics, a world-class iconic manufacturer for high volume production, allowing the company to extend their reach and connect with more customers and channels in several regions. As more of our communication and media consumption shifts to mobile networks, people will demand strong cell phone signals to be able to deliver those services. Cisco Systems this week predicted that in 2018 there will be nearly three networked devices per person on Earth and mobile devices will generate more than 60% of Internet traffic. 5Barz International Inc. is well positioned to take advantage of this trend.


5Barz Taps David Kovacs for Corporate Development

June 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO– 5BARz International, Inc. (OTCQB: BARZ) (www.5BARz.com ) (“5BARz” or “the Company”), a technology leader in the cellular network extender industry, today announced the appointment of David Kovacs to its growing Corporate Development efforts around the world.

Mr. Kovacs is currently Head of Research and Learning for the Americas for Fitch Learning (Fitch Ratings). Prior to Fitch, Kovacs was a Managing Director at The Hinduja Group, one of the largest diversified finance groups in the world with over $50 billion under management, where he spearheaded the group’s technology investments, strategic relationships and corporate development activities.

5Barz CEO Daniel Bland stated, “We are excited to have David join the 5Barz team in the capacity of growing our corporate and business development activities worldwide. David has proven to be a highly resourceful senior executive. His experience coupled with his relationships and knowledge make him a great fit for our growing corporate and business development efforts. With our global expansion strategy now well underway, David is a significant asset to us in reaching our goal of distributing our technology in every country around the world.”

“I am pleased and honored to join 5Barz as they are one of the most exciting technology companies in telecom today. I look forward to working closely with the extraordinary team they are building around the world in order to fulfill their global vision, leverage their exemplary technology and help fuel growth and long-term performance through relationships, innovation and relentless focus. It is a very exciting time to be joining the Company,” said David Kovacs.

Prior to Hinduja, Mr. Kovacs held various investment banking and private equity roles at bulge bracket firms. He currently holds various executive level advisory roles with both public and private companies. In addition, he continues to lecture at many of the leading investment banks, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and government agencies, including: the Securities & Exchange Commission, New York City Controller Office, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, RBC, RBS, Lazard, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank.

About 5BARz International Inc.

The 5BARz International Inc. business is focused on the global commercialization of a patented product technology branded under the name 5BARz™. 5BARz™ is a cellular network infrastructure device for use in the small office, home or for when users are mobile. 5BARz™ incorporates a patented technology to create a highly engineered, single-piece, plug ‘n play unit that strengthens weak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices. 5BARz™ represents a key solution for cellular network operators in providing clear, high quality signal for their subscribers with a growing need for high quality connectivity. 5BARz International Inc.’s shares are publicly traded on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol BARZ.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties relating to product development, marketing, market acceptance, future capital requirements, and competition in general that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
IRTH Communications
Robert Haag, 866-976-4784
Integra Consulting Group, LLC
Jeremy Roe, 925-262-8305
Media Contact:
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Mike Paffmann, 646-430-5162

Source: 5BARz International, Inc.

Released June 18, 2014