|Courtesy Elliott Museum|
The Elliott Museum was originally founded in 1961 by Stuart resident, Harmon Elliott, as a tribute to his father Sterling Elliott, a prolific inventor that inspired the museum's theme of innovation. The new Elliott Museum will provide expanded galleries, studio space, as well as a 50-seat theatre, cafe, archival library, and flexible space for up to 500 people.
A major new exhibition in the Elliott Museum will connect post-1900 American culture with the rise in motor vehicle technology by displaying 55 vehicles in a robotic parking system supplied by Boomerang. This is the first automated parking system ever installed in a museum and will require the integration of a large touch screen display to control the multi-media content in this interactive exhibit. Each car will be brought down from its storage space to a custom turntable that will rotate the vehicle as part of a multi-media exhibit featuring local and national news headlines, inventions, art and entertainment spanning more than seven decades.
James McCormick, who serves as interim Vice President of The Historical Society of Martin County stated, "We are very happy to have found a U.S. supplier of automated parking technology in Boomerang to help us install this one-of-a-kind museum exhibit."
Mark Patterson, who serves as CEO of Boomerang Systems, Inc. stated, "We are excited to be a part of this innovative project because it uses our robotic parking technology, which we believe is important to the future of automobile use in America, to tell the story of the automobile's historical importance to our country."
ABOUT BOOMERANG SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, with research, design, testing and production facilities in Logan, UT, Boomerang Systems, Inc. ( www.boomerangsystems.com) is in the business of selling, designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing and supporting its own line of fully automated parking systems and fully automated self-storage systems.
The Company is the developer and sole provider of the Boomerang RoboticValet™ automated parking system which differs from legacy automated parking systems in that it transports vehicles on a flat solid concrete slab without the use of a rail or track.
Prior to starting Boomerang in 2006, the Company's founding principals started S&S Worldwide, which has grown to become the largest manufacturer of thrill rides in the USA with installations in 31 countries worldwide.