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Liq­uid Au­to­ma­tion

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This stun­ning yacht in­te­gra­tion — which the CEDIA judges sim­ply call “a beau­ti­ful project” — is a retro­fit of the world’s largest cata­ma­ran. In ad­di­tion to the usual chal­lenges pre­sented by ma­rine retrofits, such as work­ing in ex­ist­ing (and usu­ally in­cred­i­bly tight) rack spa­ces and en­sur­ing that the gear was weath­er­tight, Liq­uid Au­to­ma­tion had a to­tal of 11 weeks to com­plete the job. The first five were spent plan­ning the project, then the fi­nal six to wrap up the in­te­gra­tion. Not to men­tion the yacht be­ing moored in Malta — a mere 18,000km from Liq­uid Au­to­ma­tion’s New Zealand HQ.

Nine zones of AV and four au­dio-only zones are fea­tured in the ship’s en­ter­tain­ment up­grades, with room for later ex­pand­abil­ity and en­hance­ments. Ad­di­tion­ally, Liq­uid Au­to­ma­tion notes that “As this ves­sel is ca­pa­ble of world­wide travel, the satel­lite TV de­coders are de­signed to be swapped out as the ves­sel moves to new lo­ca­tions.” The client also needed re­mote mon­i­tor­ing for the ves­sel, a com­plete over­haul of the light­ing sys­tems, a ro­bust wired and wire­less net­work with five sep­a­rate VLANs, and cli­mate con­trol that can han­dle draw­ing hu­mid­ity away from the racks.

Lastly, a big com­po­nent of a yacht such as this is se­cu­rity: “We in­stalled cus­tom Pana­sonic PTZ Cameras to the ex­te­rior and fixed wide-an­gled cameras in the engi­neer­ing spa­ces. The cameras have full con­trol from the crew touch pan­els only,” says the in­te­gra­tion team.

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