[time-nuts] 5370B on eBay, carrier phase tracking GPS receiver

michael taylor mctylr at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 15:36:07 EST 2007

On 2/19/07, Dr Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> Hej Magnus
> Magnus Danielson wrote:
> >>
> >> An interesting product originating from Mitel (Mike and Terry's
> >> lawnmowers later became MITEL - according to their local rep about 20
> >> odd years ago)

Michael Copland and Terence "Terry" Matthews
These guys are/were also involved with Nortel, Newbridge Networks, and Corel.

> Fuller version is that the later Mitel founders worked for another
> telecoms (Bell??) company when they left, they were restrained from
> setting up in the same business area for a couple of years so they setup
> a business selling lawnmowers until the restraint period expired. Then
> the name of their telecoms startup, (MITEL) was derived from the name of
> their interim lawnmower business.

AFAIK they met at Nortel (aka Northern Telecom, Nortel Networks) and
left. I don't know about any lawnmower business though.

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