Talking Points

Marker buoys on the ocean

Submarine Cables – A Brief History

In 1866, a transatlantic telegraph cable was laid between Valentia Island, Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada, and the first messages were exchanged. The transmissions took several hours to cross the ocean – but this was at a time when communications would have taken days by ship. The cable was built at Greenwich, by the Telegraph Construction […]

Visiting NI Days London

Two of our engineers recently attended the National Instruments Days exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. The QEII Conference Centre is located in a spectacular part of London, providing frequent glimpses of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; however, on the 29th November, the action was indoors. NI Days […]

Bluetooth Low Energy and the One True Grit Challenge

On a stormy Sunday at the end of March, three of our engineers embarked on the One True Grit challenge, under the Fun Run 5km category. With rain, 40mph wind gusts, and an astonishing amount of mud, the fun factor was debatable, but with a great sense of humour, teamwork, and some helping hands, we […]

Embedded World 2015

Recently, a number of LeoTel engineers attended Embedded World 2015, an international showcase of the latest in embedded technologies, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. It is a large and busy show, and each year we take a mental “shopping list” of technologies which are applicable to current or upcoming projects, or areas of interest, and […]

LED Panel Meter Software / Welcome to the House of Terror

Once again Stevenage Old Town was host to the Charter Fair, and the House of Terror became the novel frontage of the LeoTel offices for another year. The granting of the charter dates back to 1281, and, in its 733rd year, formed an unusual backdrop to our engineering recruitment campaign, with sinister scratchings and the […]

A Bespoke LED Panel Meter

A requirement for a digital panel meter cropped up for one of our projects. Although a standard 4-digit voltmeter would have sufficed, the customer was keen that the display should show a number corresponding to degrees of rotation (0 to 30˚) for an input range of 0V to 10V. The number of degrees of rotation […]

Fundraising in Maritime Greenwich

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (Greenwich) hold an annual Fun Day in partnership with their suppliers to raise funds for local Greenwich charities. The theme for this year was the international spirit of the World Cup and football, and the car park by the Thames was ringed with national flags, stalls and amusements for employees and guests […]

The New LeoTel Website Goes Live

Our much-needed website upgrade is now live, with thanks to the team at Digital Results and photographer Casey Gutteridge  for helping to make this happen. A surprising amount of interest was generated when we took the opportunity to photograph a local manhole cover for one of our case studies – namely the sight of three […]