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 Rocinante

78.5m (257 ft)

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Liquid Automation completed a large, systematic overhaul of the boat lighting, blind control & CCTV systems.


Lighting Control

Due to Lutron discontinuing the originally installed Lighting and window treatment control. All control hardware needed to be replaced and a complete reprogramming of the system was required.

The Programing part of this job was massive with Lighting circuits and window treatments maxing out 10 Lutron processors and each button having two modes between anchor and cruising modes.

Because there were 20+ crew living and working onboard the changeover had to be done in stages, this is so the staff could use the original system outside of working hours until the project was fully commissioned. Once the programming had been signed off then the old system was permanently taken out and the new products installed permanently. 

CCTV System

The entire system was changed from 2 separate analog systems into one large Avigilon IP solution utilizing 32 cameras from long-range PTZ to realtime 360-degree cameras and fixed angle.

These can be all monitored from six separate dedicated monitoring stations throughout the ship utilizing up to 3 x 2k monitors.