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Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs ...

Doug Sayer, Co-Founder of Premier Technology, joins us for episode 8 of Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs (ae2). In the episode, Doug teaches us about the importance of specialized knowledge, a burning desire, and having an enormous stomach for risk when starting a new business.

  • Dec 1, 2020 10:21:00 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

Using Software Measurements to Ensure ...

This blog post outlines of how Hiller Measurements is (or in some cases, is planning to) implement “Quality at Speed” in the software organization, as well as a description of exactly what that means. Some of these ideas have come from various books over the years, others are my own. I’m not going to attribute all of them individually but let me know if you find something particularly brilliant and I’ll figure out which of the books it came from.

  • Nov 9, 2020 3:50:35 PM |
  • Christopher Stryker

Hiller Measurements Announces Benoit ...

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Benoit (Ben) Cloutier, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hiller Measurements. Cloutier comes to Hiller with an impressive resume of past corporate leadership across the aerospace ecosystem. His combination of leadership and financial expertise make him a great asset to Hiller Measurements as we are experiencing large-scale growth, significant new project awards, and expansion with the recent opening of a new 41,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Dripping Springs, Texas.

  • Nov 2, 2020 8:07:00 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

Introducing Hiller Product Reviews

Back in the 1970s, I’m told IBM came up with a slogan you may have heard of: “No one got fired for buying an IBM computer.”

Hmmmm, I wonder if that was really true. I sure don’t see any IBM computers anymore (Lenovo is a Chinese company these days). Regardless, that was a strong message back then. In effect, it said “You’re safe if you buy an IBM. You won’t regret it. There’s no hidden surprises.” Which, when buying something as significant as a computer back then, was a reassuring message.

  • Oct 23, 2020 11:30:05 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs ...

Episode 7 of Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs (ae2) introduces us to Douglas Ferguson, author of Beyond the Prototype and President of Voltage Control, a workshop agency that helps companies look past their current design processes.

  • Oct 13, 2020 10:51:25 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

Hiller Measurements Named in $66M Award ...

Hiller Measurements today announced we were awarded a $66,300,000 combined firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the Marine Corps Automatic Test Systems program, alongside two other companies. The contract will be used for the design and development of test program sets (TPS) and automatic test systems (ATS). This news follows the opening of our 41,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Dripping Springs, Texas, which allows us to design, manufacture, and support the development of large-scale mission-critical test systems, assemblies, and instrumentation.

  • Sep 28, 2020 9:02:00 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

An Overview of Floating Point Equality

As software engineers, particularly in the test and measurement industry, the singular purpose for many of our programs is determining whether a given DUT has passed or failed. How do we do this? Well, we measure things: voltages, currents, resistances, temperatures… the list goes on and on. But the measurements themselves aren’t sufficient. We need some form limits to compare them to. Is Vout >= 3.0 V and <= 5.0 V?

  • Aug 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM |
  • Christopher Stryker

Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs ...

Like many teenage boys in the 1980’s, when Daniel Robinson saw Top Gun, he had visions of one day becoming a real-life Maverick, flying planes at mach speeds. Unlike most Top Gun fans, Robinson actually turned that dream into a career that led to the creation of Red 6, a company that is now revolutionizing air combat training through advancements it’s made in augmented reality.

  • Aug 20, 2020 1:17:48 PM |
  • Jeff Olsen

Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs ...

Episode 5 of Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs (ae2) is a special one. In this episode, we have a conversation with our own founder, Paul Hiller, about how Hiller Measurements came to be.

  • Aug 11, 2020 8:50:41 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

The Truth Succeeds on its Own Merit

What is an acceptable level of risk you are willing to take? Would you consider base jumping for the first time? Or are you like me and only interested in binge watching others do it on YouTube? Last year, did you fly on commercial airlines, and if so, did that make you nervous? How about today, while we search for a “new normal” due to COVID-19?

  • Jul 29, 2020 11:47:00 AM |
  • Jeff Olsen

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