SOURCE: Innova Holdings, Inc.

October 06, 2005 13:25 ET

Innova Holdings, Inc. Appointed as Value-Added Reseller for Barrett Technology Inc.

FORT MYERS, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 6, 2005 -- Innova Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: IVHG), an automation technology company providing hardware and software systems-based solutions to the service, personal, and industrial robotic markets, announces that Innova Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries have been appointed as a value-added reseller (VAR) by Barrett Technologies® Inc. (Cambridge, MA).

Barrett Technology is the technology leader for high-performance manipulators for robotics research and emerging applications requiring superior adaptability, programmability, and dexterity. Its product line includes the BarrettHand™, which is a multi-fingered programmable grasper, and the WAM™ Arm, which is listed in the Guinness 2000 Book of World Records as the world's most advanced robotic arm. In 2003, Barrett Technology founder, William T. Townsend, received the prestigious Joseph F. Engelberger Award for Technology Development. Barrett Technologies has worked with NASA , the medical community, manufacturers, and the military.

"Being a VAR for Barrett Technologies provides us the ability to integrate the BarrettHand and the WAM Arm into the systems we develop for a wide variety of applications," said Walter Weisel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innova Holdings, Inc. "These advanced mechanisms provide the unique functionality required for applications in the key markets we serve -- Military, Homeland Security, Space, Industrial and others."

Innova Holdings, Inc. has two subsidiaries, each focusing on different market sectors. Innova Robotics, Inc. focuses on the Military, Homeland Security, Space, Medical, Eldercare and other segments. Robotic Workspace Technologies, Inc. (RWT) focuses on the broad industrial and manufacturing market. Both of these subsidiaries leverage the patented products, technology, and robotics expertise of RWT, which represents more than 130 man-years of experience and know-how in robotic applications. Additionally, both companies will continue to develop strategic relationships with system integrators and third-party developers to assure a leadership position in the emerging service robot sector.

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