Technical Affairs Manager
Joseph Roy is brother, son and grandson of watchmakers. He graduated from ESEO (Ecole Supérieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest - Angers/France) and after 2 years spent in Ivory Coast as INSET teacher (Institut National Supérieur de l'Enseignement Technique) in Yamoussoukro as part of cooperation, he joined BODET in Trémentines as an engineer. He then became responsible for R&D (Hardware and Software) and then recently moved to a position of Technical Affairs and External Relations Manager. BODET is a French family group created in 1868 and manages for 5 generations time in all its forms. BODET is a member of France Horlogerie and has been mandated by this organisation for 14 years to ensure the maintenance of the pilot timetables located in the TDF center in Allouis. Joseph was appointed by BODET to carry out this task. This large-wave broadcast on the 162kHz frequency named ALS162 is, with the talking clock, one of the only two means of broadcasting the French Legal Time throughout the metropolitan territory. This diffusion is controlled remotely by the French Time Frequency Laboratory (Besançon and the Paris Observatory). Thus the equipment is guaranteed to have an hour traced, reliable and accurate.