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.

Commercial Project

Hoyts Chadstone – Melbourne, Australia

Hoyts Chadstone is one of Hoyts’ largest complexes, boasting 13 Screens including 2 Extreme screens. Hoyts have revolutionised the Cinema experience with its creatively designed entry and food & beverage areas which bring a whole new experience to the journey of watching a movie.

Liquid Automation designed, supplied and installed a fully automated lighting control system to accommodate all the creative needs of the complex. From the automated cinema lighting cues that enhance the in-cinema experience, to the creative lighting scenes in the front of house areas that bring the complex to life. Lutron Lighting’s intelligent and robust control system makes life simple for the day to day operation of these cinemas.


Lighting Control

A Lutron Homeworks QS system was used to provide 400 circuits of controlled lighting. Lutron is the perfect solution to use in a location such as a cinema, as it is robust, reliable and provides large energy savings, which is especially advantageous for such a large commercial space.

Custom Features Include:

  • Day and Night scenes for the front of house areas that adjust light levels based on time of day to maximise lighting effects. These can also be triggered manually via a master keypad.
  • Special lighting scenes that can be manually triggered to make certain areas pop-out for unique events.
  • Full integration to the cinema projection systems to receive cues that trigger cinema lighting scenes including House Up, House Down, and Trailers lighting levels.
  • Secured “key-switches” local to each cinema that when activated, turn all room lights to full for cleaners. The system is even smart enough that if a key-switch is left on and it receives a lighting cue from the projection system, it overrides the key-switch to turn cleaning lights off ready for the next movie.
  • Integration to the commercial fire systems so as in the event of a fire all lights turn on full, and commands are sent to cinema projectors, equipment and background music systems to shut down for added protection and safety of the public.
  • Remote support for access to the systems on site for easy programming changes or troubleshooting.

Audio Distribution

Liquid Automation also provided the installation of the background audio system. There are 122 ceiling and wall speakers throughout the complex, along with 3 AV Racks that our installers fit off and commissioned.

Hoyts Cinema Complex Chadstone