BridgeComm Appoints Chief Scientist

BridgeComm, Inc., a provider of optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, has announced that Paul Searcy has been appointed as the company´s chief scientist, the company said.

With more than three decades of expertise in complex optical systems and free-space communication technologies, Searcy will help BridgeComm develop its OWC solutions in both the commercial and government sectors, including mesh networks supported by managed optical communications array (MOCA) technology.

Searcy joined BridgeComm in August 2017 as its principal research and development engineer. His career has spanned numerous key roles over 31 years in the optical communications systems field. Searcy served 15 years as vice president of research and development at Meadowlark Optics–a designer, developer and manufacturer of optical polarization systems and components–developing new product lines and metrology tools.

Previously, he worked in optical engineering positions for companies such as Picolight, Displaytech and ThermoTrex. Searcy earned his master´s degree in non-mechanical beam steering and optically addressed spatial light modulation at University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as a board member for the Colorado Photonics Industry Association.

BridgeComm, Inc. is a provider of optical wireless communications solutions and services. Using a wireless technology offering rapid point-to-point and point to multi-point data transmissions via beams of light, BridgeComm supports a number of applications. More information can be found at