Recent News & Editorials

Below you’ll find our most recent comprehensive reporting from a variety of publications about Liquid Automation and our Projects.

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The Liquid Automation Team has won 1 CEDIA Award for our work at Auckland City Council.

The award presented was for:

  • Best Documentation

Automation AwardIt has now been 11 out of 12 years that we have received an award in this category.


The Liquid Automation Team has won 2 CEDIA 2018 awards for our work on the 145 foot Sailing Yacht Hemisphere, a 5 man refit located in Cospicua, Malta.

The awards presented were for:

  • Best Marine, Auto, Aircraft
  • Technology Meets Design

This marks a huge milestone for us, as it has now been 10 years in a row that we have won the Best Marine Category! Click on the link below to read the Article.

MAY 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured in the June 2018 Issue of “Widescreen Custom home and Theater Design” Magazine out of the USA for our work on the award winning Melbourne home theater . A special thank you to Wavetrain Theaters who we worked with on this project.  Click on the link below to read the Article.

February 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured on the CEDIA website - an article written about the project for which we won Best Integrated Home (level 4), Best Media Room (level 3) and Best Documentation in August 2017. Click here to read the article.



44.2m (145ft)

Refit location: Cospicua, Malta

On-board Hemisphere there is Crestron control of the Audio/Visual system, Security System, Blinds and Lutron Lighting in the following locations: Solon, Aft Deck, Guest Cabins, Fly bridge, Captain’s Cabin, Galley and Crew Mess. This runs on our enterprise grade Wi-Fi network throughout, with a robust backbone of HP layer 3 switches.

The system allows users to select from a large selection of Audio and Video sources instantly with no switching delay, including zone specific and global sources. Enjoy Wi-Fi internet across the boat and multiple media streaming devices for uses to play content from their own devices.

Remote access allows troubleshooting and resolution of any issues if they arise. Engineers at Liquid Automation will also receive email alerts of temperature events, if any equipment in the AV system goes offline or if equipment responds abnormally.



Crestron — with multiple processors and 7x touch panels and 3x in-wall touch panels.

Separate VLAN’s for separating Control, Guest, Crew and Media traffic across the network, managed Wi-Fi to allow users to walk around the boat freely without dropping off Wi-Fi.

Audio Video Server

There are 8 Kaleidescape high definition movie/music players with 32TB of usable storage at launch. These 8 players will be distributed to 9 audio/video zones and 3 audio only zones.


At the heart of the Video distribution is a 32×32 Crestron Digital Media Matrix, providing 27 inputs of audio and video, and 10 outputs to local devices.

The available sources include 2x 4th gen Apple TV’s, 2 Chromecast’s, 8x Kaleidescape Players, Oppo Blu-ray Player, Game Console, Local HDMI input in the TV room, Local AUX input in the Solon, Bluetooth receiver in the Galley, CCTV grid, 2x Satellite TV Decoders and Navigation.

If a source is in use, the touch panel will display which zone is currently using that source and remove control of that device until the original user turns off their zone or changes source.


Two security cameras on the Aft deck, two in the Engine Room and one Colour PTZ / Thermal camera on the mast. Live indication of deck sensors, PIR trips and door/hatch open/close status’s are on touch panels in the crew areas of the boat.


Conversion of entire lighting control system from a legacy system to new a Lutron QS system. Halogen and incandescent light fittings throughout the vessel were replaced with LED equivalents and transformers. All lighting scenes were reconfigured to allow for new LED’s and their different dimming characteristics. The new Lutron QS system allows for control of all lights from an easy to use iPad or iPhone app, giving the crew a quick way to control individual circuits or whole areas for maintenance or troubleshooting purposes.