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

Queenstown Sofitel Five Star Hotel


Queenstown, New Zealand

High specification audio/video and Hotel services control system.



Intuitive LCD wireless touch screen remotes.


32-50″ flat screens in main areas, water proof 15-20″ LCD screens above the spa baths. For the audio, each room has a full Dolby digital surround sound system including a subwoofer.


  • Ordering and selecting movies from in house movie server.
  • Ordering and selecting meals from on-screen graphics.
  • Check out local ski areas and ski reports.
  • Select between the different rates for either wireless or wall mounted jack high speed internet data.
  • Play a local DVD/CD or watch free to air TV.
  • Select a movie from the movie server then lay back in the spa bath relax and watch.
  • Checkout hotel services.
  • On screen help menus.

Customer Reference

Perron Group Ltd were pleased to be associated with Liquid Automation on the Sofitel Queenstown project. The two companies were introduced by Philips when Perron had requested specialist input in programming of in-room touchscreen remotes for the interactive entertainment systems. While Liquid Automation provided excellent and innovative assisitance in this area, Perron soon realised their input could have been far more wide ranging had the companies been introduced earlier.

As it stands, Perron felt the services provided by Liquid Automation (which started with remote programming and eventually included audits of installed equipment) exceeded their brief and Perron have stated their preference in future to utilise the particular skill Liquid Automation can provide much earlier in the design process to ensure their projects in this high-tech age make to most of the products that are on the market. The skill in project managing the design of building systems to allow full interaction and common control systems is often overlooked by engaging design consultants separately instead of looking at the user interface first and designing away from this.

As a developer of quality residential and commercial properties Perron see the future in providing modern and easy-to-use systems will be an advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.

Steve Vaughan
Development Design Manager
Perron Developments Ltd