Ed Biller

Ed Biller

Ed Biller is the editorial director for RF Globalnet, Photonics Online, and Med Device Online, in addition to penning articles for each site and working with VertMarkets' vendor partners to produce insightful content. Prior to joining VertMarkets in 2015, Ed worked as a reporter for the Butler Eagle in Butler, Pa., and as a writer/editor for Dick Jones Communications, a niche public relations firm serving higher education institutions. He holds a B.A. in journalism from Penn State University, where he was a columnist for The Daily Collegian. As editorial director, Ed forms partnerships with subject matter experts (SMEs) across the medical device, RF/microwave, and optics/photonics industries, providing them the means and the editorial support to share their insights, experiences, and best practices among professionals involved in the development, manufacture, and regulatory navigation of technologies in these spaces. As editor for RF Gllobalnet and Photonics Online, Ed writes editorial and articles for each site, both under my own byline and as a content writer for each site's vendor partners. He also oversaw editorial production of the Electronics Group's annual publication, Electronic Military & Defense between 2015 and its final printing in 2018. Connect with Ed on LinkedIn or email him at ebiller@vertmarkets.com

ARTICLES BY ED BILLER

Threading The Needle: In The Field, Precision Is Everything
Threading The Needle: In The Field, Precision Is Everything In this eighth edition of Electronic Military & Defense, we look at both the critical importance of military precision — in the literal sense — and a few of the technologies enabling warfighters to achieve the desired level of exactitude.  Continue Reading...
What’s Needed To Take Wearables To The Next Level?
What’s Needed To Take Wearables To The Next Level? At IMS 2018 in Philadelphia last month, a panel of experts from our industry, academia, and the U.S. military discussed what’s needed to make the next generation of wearable technology more viable for all markets.  Continue Reading...
IMS 2018’s 5G Summit Examines Wireless Networks, Spectrum Policy, Autonomous Driving
IMS 2018’s 5G Summit Examines Wireless Networks, Spectrum Policy, Autonomous Driving Much like the 2017 event, this month’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2018 (IMS) was abuzz with talk of 5G applications, rollouts, and developments. But nowhere was that focus more singular than Monday’s (June 12) 5G summit, whose speaker lineup looked like a connectivity all-star roster.  Continue Reading...
Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships
Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.  Continue Reading...
Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?
Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions? How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?  Continue Reading...
Keeping Warfighters “In The Know”
Keeping Warfighters “In The Know” Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. The days of shock-and-awe warfare have given way to a more subtle, quick-and-precise strike mentality enabled by almost unimaginable amounts of battlefield data. Reconnaissance balloons have become unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), advanced aiming optics are preferred to iron gun sights, and “bigger” no longer is equated with “better,” but more often is associated with “power...  Continue Reading...
Location, Location, Location: How Trade Show Settings Are Built For (Your) Success
Location, Location, Location: How Trade Show Settings Are Built For (Your) Success Each potential trade show location comes with its own unique pros and cons for show attendees and exhibitors, as well as the entity organizing the event.   Continue Reading...
IMS 2017 Night Life: Plenary Session & 5G Executive Forum
IMS 2017 Night Life: Plenary Session & 5G Executive Forum Some of the most fascinating discussions at IMS2017 occurred after show hours, when several of the RF and microwave community’s top players gave a peek behind the curtain at their own work and shared their thoughts on the industry's future.  Continue Reading...
Continuing Education At IMS 2017
Continuing Education At IMS 2017 Every year, the International Microwave Symposium provides ample opportunity to further one’s industry and technological knowledge. Let's look at some of the educational events that shaped IMS 2017, as well as the rationale behind starting or continuing those initiatives.   Continue Reading...
How Far Away Are Non-Lethal, Weaponized EMPs?
How Far Away Are Non-Lethal, Weaponized EMPs? An non-lethal electromagnetic pulse would be invaluable on the modern battlefield, crippling an enemy while minimizing civilian casualties. But just how vulnerable is the United States to such an attack, and far away are weaponized EMPs from effective, affordable deployment?   Continue Reading...
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