Ed Biller

Ed Biller

Ed Biller is the editorial director for RF Globalnet, Photonics Online, and Med Device Online. He previously has served as the editor for both RF Globalnet and Photonics Online. 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.

ARTICLES BY ED BILLER

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...
RFID Innovation Proves Technology Is Never Too Mature For A “Growth Spurt”
RFID Innovation Proves Technology Is Never Too Mature For A “Growth Spurt” Miniaturization across numerous components, ever-improving computing capability, and novel power sources are just a few of the advances enabling RFID creators and users to employ the technology for previously unheard-of applications.  Continue Reading...
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