SECURE, OPTICAL WIRELESS
BridgeComm Appoints Mike Mabry as New Technical Program Director
Former Lockheed Martin chief engineer joins optical wireless communications pioneer to lead global expansion in the commercial and government sectors
DENVER (May 07, 2020)—BridgeComm, Inc., a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, today announced that Mike Mabry has joined the company as technical program director. Bringing over two decades of expertise in the system design and application of communications and multi-node interoperability technologies, Mike will help BridgeComm respond to the growing demand for its OWC solutions in both the commercial and government sectors.
“At a time when layoffs and sluggish growth define the current economic climate amid COVID-19, we are fortunate to not only experience continuous expansion but also attract top industry experts like Mike,” says BridgeComm CTO, Rizwan Parvez. “A highly trusted engineer for multiple domestic and foreign airborne and ground intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) development, his technical skills are unparalleled. We couldn’t be happier to bring him on board.”
Mike launched his career in the US Air Force as a communications engineer and has worked through several companies including ARINC—a major provider of transport communications and systems engineering solutions in aviation, airports, defense, government, healthcare, networks, security and transportation—before joining Lockheed Martin. Over a span of 15 years, he served in key positions including: chief architect and systems engineer; airborne reconnaissance program chief engineer and architect; and principal engineer and R&D principal investigator. In addition to leading two major R&D initiatives to advance a broad range of airborne and ground multi-intelligence capabilities touching all aspects of the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination cycle, he conducted exploratory engineering and concept development for new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) business opportunities.
“For an OWC innovator like BridgeComm, there are a wide range of new opportunities to support terrestrial networks and 5G connectivity and applications, as well as airborne lasercom for prominent applications such as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, in-flight entertainment and backhaul,” says Mike. “I am ready for a new challenge with a company that’s innovating and disrupting the global communications market as quickly as it’s growing.”
BridgeComm is developing a global network of optical ground stations designed to support complementary fixed and mobile terminals that provide high-bandwidth, high-security solutions for unique applications. A wireless technology offering rapid point-to-point data transmissions via beams of light that connect from one telescope to another using low-power, safe, infrared lasers in the terahertz spectrum, OWC holds tremendous potential to augment RF, fiber and mmWave technologies and extend the capabilities of the terrestrial fiber grid-particularly in hard-to-access environments and in areas where cell towers do not currently exist.
BridgeComm, Inc. is a global leader in 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. Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) can augment RF, fiber and mmWave technologies to support applications ranging from space communications, terrestrial networks including 5G connectivity, and airborne missions. Through a global network of optical ground stations designed to support complementary fixed and mobile terminals, the company provides support for space and airborne programs. More information can be found at www.bridgecomminc.com
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