Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell is the President and Chief Visionary of Linked2Software, a cloud-based building automation and equipment monitoring company. A Veteran U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor and Graduate of Ga. Tech in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Richard has been in the AV and software industries for 20+ years. Richard received the first U.S. Patent awarded for Video Conferencing Integration in 1996. He speaks and writes regularly about industry topics ranging from Green-AV to IoT and cloud computing. He serves on the InfoComm Foundation Board of Directors and IoT Steering Committee. In the past he has also served on InfoComm Membership Committee, InfoComm Independent Programmers Council, and as a member of InfoComm 100.

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Editor’s Note: The following is a difficult post to read. It is not about technology; it is about suicide. I am posting it here because it’s …

IC17: AV Start-Up Showcase Big Hit

IC17: AV Start-Up Showcase Big Hit

When the IC-2015 show opened at 9 a.m. I recall that it was several hours before the first show attendee came wondering into the Showcase, and well after lunch …

Acquisitions in AV: What Really Happens

Acquisitions in AV: What Really Happens

My companies have been acquired twice and I have attempted numerous acquisitions. While I don’t have the experience of an investment banker like GE or …

InfoComm Nurtures Entrepreneurs

InfoComm Nurtures Entrepreneurs

The AV industry relies heavily on new technology, but until recently it was not a very good parent when it came to supporting its young innovators creating the …

Building Automation 301: Room Scheduling

Building Automation 301: Room Scheduling

Your meeting space needs have grown past the capabilities of the Yellow Sticky Note on the door, and you are looking into how you might effectively manage the …

HoloLens: AV’s Killer App

HoloLens: AV’s Killer App

If you haven’t heard of HoloLens you need to see this Microsoft announcement. HoloLens is more than Google Glass in that it presents 3D images overlaid …

Universal Classroom Design

I’ve seen thousands of automated classrooms. Take away 10 percent of these as super exotic for law schools and medical schools and what’s left are pretty …