Recent News & Editorials

Below you’ll find our most recent comprehensive reporting from a variety of publications about Liquid Automation and our Projects.

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.

September & October 2017

Through September and October, Liquid Automation had a team of 5 working in Valletta, Malta, on the world's largest sailing catamaran. The team did a refit of a system that was installed in 2007, which includes upgrades of the entire AV System, CCTV, Network and Lighting Control.


Liquid Automation is proud to announce that we won 5 awards at the 2017 Asia Pacific Cedia Awards held in Melbourne, Australia. The 5 awards were for the following categories:

Thanks to all the staff involved in these projects. Click each award category above to take you to the project we won the award for!

Cedia Professionals: Liquid Automation

See the CEDIA Asia Pacific Award winner’s page here.

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