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Recent News & Editorials

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


AUGUST 2018

Liquid Automation Team has won Two CEDIA 2018 awards for their work on the 145 foot Sailing Yacht Hemisphere, a 5 man refit located in Cospicua, Malta.
The awards presented where for:208 CEDIA AWARDS

  • 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.

MARINE PROJECT

M/Y Corroboree

22.53m (110 ft)

Location: Coomera, QLD, Australia

Crestron control of Audio/Video system for Owner’s Cabin, Saloon, Guest Cabins 1-4, Pilot House, Fly Bridge Forward, Fly Bridge Aft, Aft Deck, Swim Platform, Crew Mess/Galley. As well as Avigilon CCTV, Enterprise grade Wifi and IP networking solution.

THE SYSTEM:

Corroboree is a long range motor yacht designed to provide a comfortable living and entertaining environment. As well as being a home away from home, the vessel will also play host to a number of charter guests. This required a system as discrete and simple to use as possible without compromising any features or functionality.

In order to achieve discretion, the majority of equipment is completely hidden from plain view leaving only the bare minimum in sight.  TVs in major areas are hidden and automated so that they appear only when video sources are selected. This discretion works to ensure that the comforts of a home environment are maximised.

The custom designed user interface ensures that guests are able to easily access a range of great entertainment and navigation options with little to no knowledge of the system’s technical operation.

HD video distribution is done via a Digital Media Matrix.  The DM is linked to give the boat access to the mast camera, navigation as well as the ship’s entertainment systems. Content is transported throughout the boat via fibre in order to provide optical isolation from any potential interference as is common in high-density cabling environments such as a boat.

A central Kaleidescape server housing 32TB of storage ensures endless hours of audio visual entertainment distributed throughout the vessel.  Guests have access to the mast camera which allows a full 360 degree view of the vessels surroundings in day, night and thermal modes.  The owner can take control over guests.

A remote access PC and network monitoring appliance have been incorporated into the system.  Full drawings and documentation have been provided to the vessel also.  This allows remote system monitoring and servicing worldwide.

Control

Crestron Control with 8 iPad Mini’s housed in iPort sleeves with inductive charging and a dedicated Crestron in-wall touch panel in the bridge.

Audio Video Server

There are 4 Kaleidescape high definition movie/music players with 32TB of usable storage at launch. These 4 players will be distributed to 9 audio/video zones and 3 audio only zones.

Audio

Saloon Theatre: Yamaha AV Receiver powering 5x in-ceiling Sonance speakers with 2x Velodyne subwoofers.

Audio distribution to the rest of the boat is over a Crestron Sonnex system through to a range of in-wall and in-ceiling Sonance speakers.

Visual

16×16 Crestron Digital Media solution distributed over fibre to a range of Samsung screens.

Security

9 fixed Avigilon micro dome high definition cameras.

1 Bosch MIC 7000 PTZ mast camera.

Features

•Intelligent source switching – each source has feedback to all other zones if it is in use and in what zone. If in use, then the next user can view, though not control, until the original user has selected another source.

•Ability to view navigation information such as radar and chart plotter or WASP sonar from all video locations.

•Mast camera distributed at 1920×1080 and controllable from all video zones with crew lockout for navigation purposes.

•All cameras are available to be viewed and have playback control from anywhere in the world either over GSM, SAT or a shore internet connection. Viewing and control can be done either from a mobile device or computer.

•The Crestron system will email Liquid engineers of temperature events, as well as any faults to the Crestron amps or issues with the AV system.

•Pre-loaded IR codes for worldwide satellite decoders.  This allows for simple switching between different decoders around the world.

•Crestron program changes can be downloaded to the boat anywhere in the world with access via satellite.

•Crestron FM tuner – this allows for all radio broadcast text (RDS/RDBS) to be displayed on the remote controls. For example; Station name, Frequency, Track name and Artist. Please note:  Text is only available in locations where radio info is broadcast.