Renowned Fiber Optics Laser Transmission Pioneer Extends Training Contract with BDI DataLynk, LLC.

BDI DataLynk is pleased to announce that Peter H. Morcombe, pioneer fiber optics engineer, has extended his contract for two more years as FOA Master Instructor. Mr. Morcombe has over 24 years experience in high tech telecommunications and computers. He had responsibility for more than 500 projects in 18 countries, including the 140 Mbps fiber optic link from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK to Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK in 1977. Additionally, Peter was project manager for the 1980 ME29 computer project and the Duke University Free Electron Laser. He spent 4 years developing lasers and picosecond streak cameras. His fiber optics experience includes the manufacture of fiber, fiber optic cable, terminal equipment, and complete systems installation. He designed and implemented the very first Fiber to the Home project in Milton Keynes, England. Most importantly, Peter worked with many of the early fiber optic pioneers including Dr. Charles Kao and David Payne in the design and development of the early fiber optic systems.

Further, Mr. Morcombe contributed to the development of the fibers used in TAT-8, the first long-haul submarine fiber optic system. Additionally he was responsible for many terrestrial fiber optics projects. For several years, Peter was Chief R & D Engineer at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory in Durham, NC. His teaching experience includes “Fiber To The Home” and many specialist courses in fiber theory and technology. Peter’s professional memberships include FOA, IEE, IEEE and LEOS (Lasers & Electro-Optics Society). Peter has a Master of Arts with Honors from Cambridge University in Electrical Engineering and Physics. In addition, he was awarded a scholarship in physics by Pembroke College, Cambridge and an industrial scholarship by GEC Ltd. He is Certified as a Master Instructor by the Fiber Optics Association.

BDI DataLynk, LLC is an Austin based company providing standards-based fiber optics network infrastructure training programs. Programs are sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).

For more information on the BDI DataLynk, LLC training programs and current class schedules, visit the web site at or call 512-785-9024.