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.


M/Y The Beast – In Progress

39.5m (129.59ft)

Build Location: Palmerston North

The system we have designed for The Beast, will allow guests and crew to select from a number of various audio and video sources, via touch panels across the boat.

This will be complimented by a robust Wi-Fi network to allow highly reliable wireless internet and network access for guests and crew.



Comprised of a Crestron Series-3 processor and a 16×16 Digital Media Matrix, the system will provide reliable control and instant switching of the numerous audio and video sources to the displays and speakers across the boat.

There will be a mix of Crestron touch panels and iPad mini’s, providing a control interface for users to interact with to select their desired source.

The back end will be managed by a couple of enterprise grade network switches and a managed Ruckus Wi-Fi system.


The Beast has no shortage of sources that will become available to guests and crew on-board.

In total there will be 14 video sources, 2 network sources and 11 sources of audio running through a Crestron Audio Distribution Amp.


Comprising of ten high resolution IP cameras across the boat including a rugged PTZ on the mast, there will be ample coverage for the captain and crew to keep tabs on the exterior for security while in transit or docked.