SOURCE: Innova Holdings, Inc.

July 10, 2006 07:00 ET

Innova Holdings CEO to Be Speaker at FBI National Academy Associates Florida State Conference

Chairman and CEO, Walter K. Weisel, Will Update Law Enforcement Professionals on Potential Benefits of Using Unmanned Tactical Vehicles in the Field

FORT MYERS, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 --Innova Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: IVHG), a robotics technology firm providing software and hardware systems to the service, personal, and industrial robots markets, announced today that Walter K. Weisel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been invited to address the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates Annual Training Conference on Monday, July 31, 2006, at Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Weisel will discuss emerging technologies associated with robotics and in particular how unmanned ground vehicles are increasingly playing a major role in law-enforcement operations. He will highlight real-world situations where law enforcement has benefited from robotics, citing several local and state agencies around the country, as well as the military, that are using remote-controlled unmanned vehicles.

"Law enforcement and other first-responder agencies are beginning to see the value of these new technologies, particularly in life-and-death situations like explosive ordinance discovery and disposal, surveillance in hazardous situations, search-and-rescue and other tactical matters," said Mr. Weisel. "Through our subsidiaries, Innova Robotics and CoroWare, and in partnership with Mesa Robotics, we are committed to working closely with such agencies to develop unmanned ground vehicle hardware and software systems."

As an example, the rugged, flexible, and versatile Matilda unmanned ground vehicle from Mesa Robotics has proven itself in the harshest of terrains and circumstances -- from the global war on terrorism to tracking down criminals in hostile situations in the United States. Matilda will be "live" on stage as part of Mr. Weisel's presentation, and will be on display throughout the conference.

"These annual training events are critical in keeping law enforcement executives updated on current issues," said Dennis Duffala, a retired colonel from the Lee County Sheriff's Office and a Florida Chapter representative. "We look forward to Mr. Weisel sharing his expertise."

Duffala expects some 200 attendees from local, state and federal agencies throughout Florida, as well as vendors, to attend the four-day event. This year's conference theme is Critical Incident Management. Speakers include an active-duty U.S. Army colonel who will discuss the military's response to Hurricane Katrina; instructors from the FBI's Critical Incident Unit; and a security expert from the National Football League who will discuss security at major sporting events since September 11, 2001.

About Innova Holdings, Inc.

Fort Myers, Fla.-based Innova Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: IVHG), through its subsidiaries, provides hardware and software systems-based solutions to the military, service, personal and industrial robots markets. The robotics and automation technology company is chartered to continue expanding its growing suite of technologies through acquisitions and growth. Its founder, Chairman and CEO Walter K. Weisel, is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the robotics industry. The company's wholly owned subsidiaries are Robotic Workspace Technologies Inc. (RWT™), Innova Robotics Inc., and CoroWare. To learn more, visit us online at

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