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

Mercury Energy Head Office

Mighty River Power

Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand

Liquid Automation has provided a Fiber networked solution for AV distribution and control.



5 x Crestron 6” colour LCD touch panels.


8 x 8 Crestron Fiber Digital Media Matrix with a 12.5Gbps back-plane for handling HDMI, HDCP, 1080P content delivery.


4 x 55″ LED screens

4 x 1080P Projector screens

2 x MySky HDi Sat TV decoders

5 x Bluray players

Video Conference

Polycom with Crestron 2-way control. An address book is available on the touch panel allowing for easy one step dialing.

Digital Signage

3 x 55″ LED TV screens showing in-house advertising and content via the Digital Media solution.


Crestron tuners are used, allowing full Radio broadcast info, text and signal strength to come up directly on the touch panels. This shows the artist and song name along with the station info when broadcast.

Partitioned Areas

On the first floor there are three separate areas separated by two large partitions.

Zone One: Full Boardroom complete with video conferencing, motorized screen, projector, Blu-ray player, mic input, digital/analog laptop inputs, a local PC and recessed in-ceiling speakers.

Zone Two:  55” LED screen with motorized screen, projector, mic input and recessed in-ceiling speakers.

Zone Three:  55” LED screen with recessed in-ceiling speakers.

The partition tracks have sensors fitted so that the zones may be automatically linked when the partitions are opened. This provides the user with an extremely simple to use interface on the touch panels.

Training Areas

2 x computer training rooms each with a projector, Blu-ray player, mic input, digital/analog laptop inputs, a local PC and recessed in-ceiling speakers.


  • System is integrated with the building alarm system to turn off all the AV equipment once the alarm is set. Once the alarm is disarmed then preset monitors around the building will turn on. This saves on energy and bulb life.
  • Digital Media laptop inputs will sense and convert VGA, display port, and DVI signals to HDMI for high definition digital distribution.
  • Digital Media also allows for quick switching between multiple HDCP HDMI inputs.
  • Fiber optic solution allows a reliable high bandwidth signal path over long distances, with the benefit of being immune to electrical and RF interference.
  • Local mouse and keyboard control automatically switches between local PCs and laptops when the associated source is selected on the touch panel.
  • Crestron network is completely isolated from the corporate network.